• GOP primary May 8, 2022 3:49 am

    James Myles Wins Virginia's 11th District GOP Primary

    The rain did not stop a steady stream of Republican voters in Virginia from heading out to the polls, and tonight we have a winner.

  • Donald Trump June 29, 2019 1:24 am

    Round 2 of Democratic Debate Is Party's Most-Watched Ever

    NBC says round two of the Democratic presidential debate was the party’s most-watched ever. Based on Nielsen figures out Friday, the event including early front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders averaged 18.1 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. That topped the previous Democratic debate audience high of 15.5 million for an October 2015 event, which included eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Donald Trump June 21, 2019 12:22 am

    Alabama's Roy Moore Roy Moore Running for Senate Despite Discouragement From GOP

    Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten Commandments, Moore is aiming for an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones,...

  • Virginia May 5, 2019 12:30 pm

    Prince William County Board Chair Election Set With Republicans Choosing Right-Wing Candidate

    The race to fill the open chairmanship of Prince William County’s county board is set, with Republicans nominating accountant John Gray over longtime county supervisor Martin E. Nohe.

  • Donald Trump August 15, 2018 10:47 am

    Kansas Governor Concedes to Kobach in Tight GOP Primary

    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat after a review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas counties failed to find enough votes for him to overcome a...

  • Donald Trump August 15, 2018 2:52 pm

    Primary Night: Dems Pick ‘Firsts,' GOP Votes With Trump

    Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress....

  • Donald Trump August 9, 2018 5:27 pm

    Kansas Democrats Smell Opening in Close GOP Governor's Race

    Out-of-power Kansas Democrats smelled opportunity Wednesday in the tight, unsettled GOP primary race for governor between Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a close political ally of President Donald Trump and a conservative lightning rod who alienates even some Republicans.

  • Donald Trump July 10, 2018 12:45 pm

    Trump Court Pick Aimed at Cementing Legacy: Analysis

    With fanfare befitting the nation’s pre-eminent showman, President Donald Trump on Monday poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington’s balance of power toward conservatives and remake the federal judiciary for generations to come. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is the latest milestone in what has been an 18-month, top-to-bottom remaking the federal bench, the...

  • Donald Trump June 27, 2018 3:46 am

    Mitt Romney Wins GOP Primary in Utah Senate Race

    Republican voters in the U.S. Senate primary in Utah were deciding Tuesday between Mitt Romney and a state lawmaker who kept him from getting the GOP nomination at the party’s convention as the former presidential candidate looks to restart his political career.

  • Donald Trump June 13, 2018 1:49 pm

    Dennis Hof, Nevada's Most Famous Pimp, Wins GOP Primary

    Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He’ll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly...

  • Donald Trump April 21, 2018 11:03 am

    Haley's Response: ‘I Don't Get Confused' Draws Notice

    The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes. Haley’s rejoinder to a putdown from a close Trump adviser about message confusion — she declared that “I...

  • Reporter March 19, 2018 8:27 pm

    Russian Election Assault Poses Quandary for 2018 Campaigns

    Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. Real-time monitoring of social media for malicious internet bot activity. This is the new reality for candidates running in 2018, scared of email hacks and elaborate misinformation schemes like the ones Russia used to disrupt the 2016 campaign. And many candidates say they’re concerned they can’t rely on Congress or the White House for advice, or...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2017 8:02 pm

    UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Reprimanded For Political Tweet

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been reprimanded for violating a law limiting government employees’ political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate. Last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel notified Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington it had issued a warning letter to the former South Carolina governor but would pursue no further action. A...

  • Donald Trump September 30, 2017 5:48 am

    GOP Unsure How to Deal With Voters Angry Over Health Care

    Republicans face a big problem following the collapse of their latest push to repeal the Obama health care law: Their own voters are angry and don’t trust them. Right now, they don’t know what to do about it. That’s trouble for a party preparing to defend its House and Senate majorities in 2018 midterm elections that look riskier than most...

  • Donald Trump September 27, 2017 10:53 am

    Firebrand Roy Moore Wins Alabama GOP Senate Primary, Defeating Trump-Backed Incumbent

    Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by both President Donald Trump and deep-pocketed allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. In an upset certain to rock the GOP establishment, Moore clinched a nearly 10-point victory over Sen. Luther Strange to take the GOP nomination for the seat previously...

  • NBC September 26, 2017 3:34 pm

    Strange, Moore Look to GOP Runoff in Ala. Senate Race

    Alabama Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore spoke to supporters in August after the Republican primary race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.

  • Donald Trump July 11, 2017 10:32 pm

    House Panel Unveils $1.6B Plan for Building US-Mexico Wall

    A House panel Tuesday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill. The move by the House Appropriations Committee again puts the Trump administration and its allies on Capitol Hill on a collision course with Democrats who oppose the wall and succeeded in blocking a request...

  • Donald Trump April 18, 2016 10:41 pm

    Trump Hits 40 Percent Support in National Poll, But Cruz Close Behind

    Donald Trump has extended his support in the 2016 presidential race among Republican primary voters to a record 40 percent as the field has narrowed, but he is still locked in a tight battle with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows. Trump gets the support of 40 percent of Republican primary voters, while Sen. Ted...

  • Donald Trump January 14, 2016 11:00 am

    Ruling Expected on Bid to Block GOP Primary Loyalty Pledge

    A federal judge is expected to rule on a petition by Donald Trump supporters to block the use of a party affiliation statement in Virginia’s Republican presidential primary.

  • The Associated Press March 3, 2015 8:56 pm

    Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.

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