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Rare San Francisco Republicans Are Objects of Desire

Alan Burradell walks his rat terrier, Django, around San Francisco in a red, white and blue Donald Trump dog sweater. Across town, Tom Canaday sports a Ted Cruz button as he calls neighbors from a rent-controlled apartment urging them to support the conservative Texas senator. Both men, outliers in one of the most liberal U.S.

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy selected as new House majority leader

WASHINGTON –  In a GOP leadership shuffle, Republican lawmakers voted Thursday for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor as House majority leader after Cantor’s unexpected primary defeat last week.  McCarthy, a fourth-term lawmaker who had held the No. 3 GOP position, was elected by secret ballot.  “America is struggling,” he said after

Tea Party appears poised for big victories in Texas run-offs

 Texas conservatives are hoping to win two major Republican run-off elections on Tuesday, for lieutenant governor and attorney general, underscoring the Tea Party’s enduring influence in the state. Those two races were left undecided after no single candidate crossed the 50 percent threshold in the March 4 Republican primary, setting the stage for what has

Tea Party faces uphill battle in latest round of U.S. Republican primaries

 Voters in six states will choose candidates on Tuesday for some of November’s top congressional election races, including another round of crucial U.S. Senate primaries between the Republican establishment and Tea Party favorites in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon. Tea Party candidates are fighting an uphill battle in all three U.S. Senate contests, which could be

Republicans roar for Tea Party candidate at California convention

 California Republicans wrapped up their annual state convention on Sunday with a roar of approval for a charismatic Tea Party-backed candidate seeking to unseat popular Democratic Governor Jerry Brown as he vies for an unprecedented fourth term. Tim Donnelly, a Southern California state assemblyman who made his name as a leader for the anti-illegal immigration

Republicans gain momentum in close fight for U.S. Senate

 Eight months before the November 4 elections, Republicans have expanded the number of competitive races for U.S. Senate seats and have a growing chance of gaining control of that chamber and stalling Democratic President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda. Public dissatisfaction with the president, concerns about his healthcare overhaul and a sluggish economy, and a series