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.
A National Australia Bank Ltd. trader and an employee of the nation’s statistics bureau have been arrested and charged, accused of colluding to illegally profit from insider trading on government economic data.
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.
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.”
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.
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.