President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager denied that he or others directed Hillary Clinton to pounce on Republican Sarah Palin as a vice presidential nominee designed purely to appeal to women, rebutting a claim in Clinton’s new memoir “Hard Choices.”
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran awaits his political fate tonight as voters cast ballots in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Republican runoff, a race that drew millions of dollars of spending from Tea Party and business groups.
Idaho Republican Raul Labrador’s bid for the No. 2 leadership spot in the U.S. House of Representatives, while facing long odds, gives the Tea Party movement what it wanted -- a candidate to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader.
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.
Tea Party-aligned Chris McDaniel battled longtime incumbent Thad Cochran for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Mississippi in a race that remained too close to call with most ballots counted as of early today.