A new Republican political action committee that can accept unlimited campaign donations will be “laser-focused” on preserving the party’s House majority in the 2012 elections, said a former senator helping oversee the effort.
Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, pressed this week as to whether he is distancing himself from his party’s presidential nominee, avoided a direct answer, saying he and Mitt Romney are “two different people.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee should say whether it provided several hundred thousand dollars for a last-minute ad buy benefiting Missouri Republican Todd Akin’s campaign, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director Guy Cecil said.
Todd Akin is regaining Republican support for his bid to oust Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri after refusing to quit the race over his remark that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.
Senate Republicans sent their top campaign lawyer to advise Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski about the state’s count of absentee ballots as the Libertarian Party considered endorsing her if she loses the party primary.
Redistricting obliterated his House seat serving central Iowa. Still, Republican Representative Tom Latham has something going for him: a 4-1 cash edge in his re- election race against Democratic Representative Leonard Boswell in a merged district.
Hewlett-Packard Co. and Oracle Corp. failed to reach a settlement during a two-day pause in a trial over claims the database maker broke a contract by discontinuing software for some Hewlett-Packard servers, a person familiar with the matter said.