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Former RNC head, Bush aide Ed Gillespie to seek Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ed Gillespie, an adviser to President George W. Bush, announced he would seek the Republican nomination to challenge freshman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Thursday.
GOP down-ballot group pledges $6M to help field 200 diverse candidates

GOP down-ballot group pledges $6M to help field 200 diverse candidates

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Republican activists said they have committed $6 million to find 200 diverse candidates and elect 75 new office-holders in the 2013-2014 U.S. election cycle.
Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The real loser last week on Election Day appears to be Karl Rove, who now has to explain to his shadowy billionaire donors how he spent hundreds of millions of dollars in "independent" expenditures on Mitt Romney's behalf and came up a cropper.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Romney adviser: Battleground map expanded

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- David Plouffe, senior adviser to the president, Sunday rapped Republican nominee Mitt Romney for "traveling in the state he's not going to win," Pennsylvania.
Karl Rove wearing the big boy pants

Karl Rove wearing the big boy pants

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The public and the media are largely ignoring the phenomenon but hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it in secret money, are driving the the final negative days of the U.S. presidential election, and in this arena, Karl Rove is wearing the big boy pants.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Obama, Romney slug it out in 2nd debate

Obama, Romney slug it out in 2nd debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama came out swinging Tuesday against Republican challenger Mitt Romney in their second debate at Hofstra University in New York.

Aide: Obama serious on diplomat security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A senior Obama adviser said there were legitimate security concerns within the politically charged furor over the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
Romney changes tack in challenging Obama

Romney changes tack in challenging Obama

DENVER, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting away from hitting U.S. President Barack Obama on the economy and focusing on other issues, aides said.

Romney broadens message

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is moving his campaign away from economic issues, a senior adviser said Monday.

Obama aide: Medicare 'cut' wasn't a cut

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- One of President Obama's advisers said the supposed cuts the administration made to Medicare was actually the result of savings made through new efficiencies.
Romney calls Obama campaign a 'disgrace'

Romney calls Obama campaign a 'disgrace'

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney said U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign was a "disgrace" to the presidency and an Obama aide said Romney's criticism "seemed unhinged."

Romney aide says vote is still about Obama

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will continue to target President Obama's record, a senior campaign adviser said Sunday.
Romney: Obama campaign based on dishonesty

Romney: Obama campaign based on dishonesty

BOSTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney charged U.S. President Obama is running a campaign "based on falsehood and dishonesty" as Romney passed on suggestions he release more tax returns.
Citizens United -- My how the money rolls in

Citizens United -- My how the money rolls in

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Secret corporate money continues to swamp the American political process in the wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. FCC, evoking the words of an old folk song: "My father makes counterfeit money, My granny makes bathtub gin, My sister sells kisses to sailors, And oh how the money rolls in."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
The high court's most political ruling

The high court's most political ruling

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week slapped down Montana's restrictions on corporate political contributions in a ruling that shows the court at its most divided -- and at its most political.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
GOP groups to spend $1B by Election Day

GOP groups to spend $1B by Election Day

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Republican third-party groups plan to spend about $1 billion to help the GOP win the White House and take control of Congress, officials said.
2012 election drowning in secret money

2012 election drowning in secret money

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The 2012 elections are awash in secret money, with donors accountable to no one, while the national media sleeps and few voters seem to care.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Romney to hammer home economy views

Romney to hammer home economy views

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- One of Mitt Romney's senior aides said Sunday the stark differences between Romney and U.S. President Obama will come into focus once the primaries were over.

Former RNC head joins Romney campaign

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie joined GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign as a volunteer strategist, Romney aides said.

Tea Party still seen as a factor in 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A panel of political analysts said the Tea Party was still alive and kicking as 2011 drew to a close and would remain a significant force in U.S. politics.
New GOP group allows anonymous donations

New GOP group allows anonymous donations

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Republican strategists Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie have launched a new group that allows U.S. Republicans to give anonymously to discredit Democrats.
White House: NBC News 'deceitful'

White House: NBC News 'deceitful'

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The White House Monday accused NBC News of selectively editing U.S. President George W. Bush's comments about administration policy on Iran.
Report: Bush's last year to be busy

Report: Bush's last year to be busy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's last year in the White House has significant political challenges, The Washington Post said Wednesday.

Jolie discusses orphans' plight

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and adoption advocate Angelina Jolie used the formal launch of Global Action for Children to talk of the plight of orphans in developing countries.

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