Republican Party

Lawrence J. Tabas
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Jim Melwert
July 12, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party has a new chairman. Lawrence Tabas will take over the Pa. GOP in a deal that was struck on the eve of what was expected to be a contentious vote for either Tabas or Bernie Comfort. As part of the deal, Comfort will remain vice-chair...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Jim Melwert
July 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 2 1/2 weeks after the former Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman resigned after getting caught up in an alleged sexting scandal, Pennsylvania’s GOP leaders are meeting in Hershey this weekend to vote for a new chair-person. Typically, the Pennsylvania GOP...
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In this March 15, 2018 file photo, Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier, R-Mission Hills, speaks during a debate at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan.
Mitchell Willetts/AP Photo, File
January 31, 2019 - 8:00 am
By Mike Catalini, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats' gains in state legislatures didn't end with last November's elections. Over the past two months, as lawmakers were sworn in and this year's statehouse sessions got underway, Republicans in California, Kansas and New Jersey switched...
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Rick Loughery
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Jim Melwert
January 29, 2019 - 3:49 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It may not have the cachet of a presidential or congressional election year, but two new party leaders in suburban Philadelphia counties are hoping they can stem the “blue wave” in 2019’s local elections to keep counties under Republican control. Tom McGarrigle...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, photo, mechanic Terry Rose talks about the government shutdown at his business in Fort Hancock, Texas.
Eric Gay/AP Photo
January 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
By Will Weissert, Associated Press FORT HANCOCK, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump didn't carry many parts of Texas' heavily Democratic areas along the border with Mexico, but he won remote Hudspeth County thanks to people like Terry Rose. And the 71-year-old mechanic saw the longest shutdown in U.S...
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In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File
November 08, 2018 - 7:39 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the...
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Republican Scott Wagner is running for Pennsylvania governor.
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Ian Bush
September 18, 2018 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Republican Scott Wagner, who is in Philadelphia Tuesday, is unveiling his plan to help struggling urban areas. In the state senator's campaign for Pennsylvania's next governor, one of his tenets is criminal justice reform — and he had some fighting words for the city'...
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In this June 23, 2017 file photo, former President George W. Bush speaks during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
September 12, 2018 - 7:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is quietly helping boost Republican candidates in places where President Donald Trump has struggled. In so doing, the former two-term president is raising his profile, ever so slightly, in the national politics he eschewed for years. On...
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Chris Christie pauses during a Town Hall meeting at Gilchrist Metal Company during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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August 29, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz, and others with ties to the Republican Party were paid by Malaysian fugitive Jho Low with laundered funds. Low is a...
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As flags fly at half-staff at the Arizona Capitol in memory of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, television crews broadcast live Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix.
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
August 27, 2018 - 7:57 am
By Melissa Daniels and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's death in office has handed Arizona's governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement...
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