Latest U.S. Republican Party News

Arizona Republicans pick former Trump official to lead party

Jan. 28, 2023 21:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades. DeWit replaces firebrand...

Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

Jan. 28, 2023 15:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ... at least not yet. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, a...

Chris Ager elected chair of New Hampshire Republican Party

Jan. 28, 2023 15:08 PM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Chris Ager was elected chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party on Saturday after promising to take a bolder approach in defining the party. Ager, a Republican National Committee member, defeated another longtime GOP activist, Lou Gargiulo. He said he...

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles

Jan. 28, 2023 09:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Divided...

Inside McCarthy's House: Famous friends and hard realities

Jan. 28, 2023 08:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost forgotten slice of marbled real estate at the Capitol, the Kevin McCarthy era is taking shape in Congress. It was here that the new House speaker was chatting last week with Donald Trump Jr. on the former president’s son’s podcast, their laughter...

Republicans confront bitter divide; no clear path forward

Jan. 28, 2023 01:02 AM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Ronna McDaniel has become the longest serving leader of the Republican National Committee since the Civil War. But now, she must confront a modern-day civil war within the GOP. Frustrated Republicans from state capitals to Capitol Hill to the luxury...

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in fierce campaign

Jan. 27, 2023 17:55 PM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel,...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Michigan Democrats pass over $1 billion in spending

Jan. 27, 2023 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature will set aside $200 million out of about $1 billion in spending for a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula, while also setting aside more money for the state's economic development fund. The legislation, which was passed late Thursday...

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in leadership vote

Jan. 27, 2023 15:46 PM EST

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel, whom Donald Trump tapped as...