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RNC’s New Program Seeking New Followers

RNC’s New Program Seeking New Followers

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The “GO” in GOP now stands for “Growth and Opportunity.”Republicans, still stung by losing the White House in November as well as failing to capture the Senate, are ready, willing and able to hear what Americans ha…

Reince Priebus Seeks Return as RNC Chairman

Reince Priebus Seeks Return as RNC Chairman

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON ) — Reince Priebus will run for another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee.A source close to Priebus’ chairmanship campaign confirmed his decision to ABC News.The RNC selects its chairman ev…

Marco Rubio Calls Romney’s I-Wish-I-Were-Latino Comment ‘a Joke’

Marco Rubio Calls Romney’s I-Wish-I-Were-Latino Comment ‘a Joke’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Mitt Romney’s I-wish-I-were-Latino comment, which came to light in a leaked videotape this week, a “joke.”“I t…

RNC Raises $35 Million, Breaks August Fundraising Record

RNC Raises $35 Million, Breaks August Fundraising Record

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee raised more than $35.6 million in August, marking the best August on record for the RNC, a spokesperson with the committee confirms to ABC News.Both the RNC and the campaigns will …

Clint Eastwood Explains Empty-Chair Speech

Clint Eastwood Explains Empty-Chair Speech

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In his first interview since the infamous invisible Obama empty chair routine that transfixed the Republican National Convention last month, Clint Eastwood says the Romney campaign didn’t know what he was g…

Obama Still ‘a Huge Clint Eastwood Fan’ After Ribbing

Obama Still ‘a Huge Clint Eastwood Fan’ After Ribbing

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — President Barack Obama says the ribbing Clint Eastwood gave him at the Republican National Convention last week doesn’t mean he won’t watch his movies.“I am a huge Clint Eastwood fan,” th…

Sen. Marco Rubio to Introduce Romney on Closing Night of Convention

Sen. Marco Rubio to Introduce Romney on Closing Night of Convention

US Senate(NEW YORK) — When he takes the convention stage Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the GOP’s rising Latino stars, will not only introduce Mitt Romney on the evening he formally accepts his party’s nomination, but offer a glimpse of wher…

Paul Ryan Thrills Republicans, Telling Them ‘Let’s Get This Done’

Paul Ryan Thrills Republicans, Telling Them ‘Let’s Get This Done’

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(TAMPA) — Entering the Republican National Convention to ebullient cheers, Rep. Paul Ryan stepped confidently into the national spotlight as his party’s vice presidential nominee and promised that he and Mitt Romney w…

Condoleezza Rice Hits Obama on Foreign Policy

Condoleezza Rice Hits Obama on Foreign Policy

STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages(TAMPA, Fla.) — Condoleezza Rice never addressed President Obama by name, but the former secretary of state delivered a sharp rejection of his foreign policy Wednesday night, charging that the White House had forsaken past an…

Love at the RNC: Wedding Proposal Happens on Stage

Love at the RNC: Wedding Proposal Happens on Stage

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — It looks as if Ann Romney’s message from Tuesday night — that this is about love — struck a chord.  Bradley Thompson, 32, proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Laura Bowman, on the stage of …

Love at the RNC: Wedding Proposal Happens on Stage

Love at the RNC: Wedding Proposal Happens on Stage

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — It looks as if Ann Romney’s message from Tuesday night — that this is about love — struck a chord.  Bradley Thompson, 32, proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Laura Bowman, on the stage of …

Michelle Obama Tunes Out RNC, Tells Voters to Tune In

Michelle Obama Tunes Out RNC, Tells Voters to Tune In

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — First lady Michelle Obama said she has not watched any of the 2012 Republican National Convention; aides to her husband, President Obama, said he hasn’t either.But Michelle Obama told Late Show host David L…

Rand Paul to Campaign for Romney While Dad Won’t Endorse

Rand Paul to Campaign for Romney While Dad Won’t Endorse

United States Senate(TAMPA, Fla.) — Former GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul has declined to endorse Mitt Romney, but his son Sen. Rand Paul will soon hit the campaign trail to support the newly-minted Republican nominee.“We are hoping to…

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — At 42, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has risen so far so fast that his party’s signature economic policy bears his name.Wednesday night, as he accepts the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan will tr…

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — At 42, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has risen so far so fast that his party’s signature economic policy bears his name.Wednesday night, as he accepts the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan will tr…

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — At 42, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has risen so far so fast that his party’s signature economic policy bears his name.Wednesday night, as he accepts the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan will tr…

Jeb Bush on RNC: George W. ‘Is Smart to Stay Away’

Jeb Bush on RNC: George W. ‘Is Smart to Stay Away’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — In a Republican convention that has yet to prominently acknowledge the party’s last president, George W. Bush, Bush’s brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, hinted to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer…

Jeb Bush on RNC: George W. ‘Is Smart to Stay Away’

Jeb Bush on RNC: George W. ‘Is Smart to Stay Away’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — In a Republican convention that has yet to prominently acknowledge the party’s last president, George W. Bush, Bush’s brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, hinted to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer…

Jeb Bush on RNC: George W. ‘Is Smart to Stay Away’

Jeb Bush on RNC: George W. ‘Is Smart to Stay Away’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — In a Republican convention that has yet to prominently acknowledge the party’s last president, George W. Bush, Bush’s brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, hinted to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer…

Susana Martinez: RNC Rising Star to Introduce Paul Ryan

Susana Martinez: RNC Rising Star to Introduce Paul Ryan

Office of the Governor, New Mexico(TAMPA, Fla.) — If you don’t live in New Mexico, you probably aren’t familiar with Gov. Susana Martinez — but Republicans are hoping that will soon change.Martinez, 53, will be introducing vice presidential nominee P…

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