Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.
Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday picked up the backing of the Republican Party of Texas' chairman, who is stepping down from his role to take a position as a national senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican's presidential campaign-in-waiting
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.
Gov. Gary Herbert used his sixth annual State of the State address Wednesday night to call on Utah lawmakers to approve his Medicaid expansion plan and ensure the state protects religious rights in the upcoming legislative session.
Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questioned Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.
A decision to ban openly carried weapons in the House and Senate public viewing areas also applies to the public hearing rooms at the Capitol's legislative office buildings, officials from both chambers told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being "bought and paid for" by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential Democratic opponent.
Gov. Brian Sandoval's Republican PAC, casinos and a gun control group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the top five entities that donated to Nevada state races during the 2014 election cycle, the Center for Public Integrity said Wednesday.
The Republican Governors Association and its Democratic counterpart were the dominant players in making donations to pay for state-level elections in 2014. The two groups often served as pass-throughs for billionaires, unions and corporations seeking influence in statehouses nationwide.