Defining battles in a Republican Party feud will play out during the next month in primaries that will help determine control of the U.S. Senate and shape the party’s priorities before the 2016 presidential campaign.
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.
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.
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.
The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as inflation pressures abate, delivering a bigger-than-forecast reduction that sent the local dollar and bond yields tumbling.
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin called the state’s legislature into an emergency July 15 session to decide whether to hold a special election this year to pick a successor to late Senator Robert Byrd .