A Mississippi Republican primary race that became a proxy battle for a larger internal struggle over the party’s future will go to another round, with a veteran U.S. senator facing a Tea Party-aligned challenger in a June 24 runoff.
The Tea Party scored a victory in Nebraska’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, a win that groups tied to the limited-government movement are banking will boost momentum heading into the heart of the 2014 nomination calendar.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers from Virginia warned of “grave consequences” for their state in a letter last month opposing automatic federal spending cuts. They urged the president and congressional leaders to take “immediate action to avert the devastating impacts.”
Most Republican U.S. Senators seeking re-election next year face primary challenges, underscoring differences in tone and ideology within the party as it seeks to wrest control of the chamber from the Democrats.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing to release a more detailed plan to overhaul the tax code soon, said a person who attended a policy roundtable event with Romney in Washington yesterday.