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R. Paul, Rubio top CPAC straw poll

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Rand Paul edged Marco Rubio in a 2016 presidential race straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington Saturday.
Gov. Christie not among CPAC speakers

Gov. Christie not among CPAC speakers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- More than two dozen Republicans, including 2012 U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney, are to speak at the Conservative Political Action Committee convention.

Santorum argues gun control on 'This Week'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Rick Santorum said Sunday Republicans should "stick to their guns" when debating U.S. President Barack Obama's gun control legislation.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Poll finds voters nationally like Christie

TEANECK, N.J., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads a short list of potential Republican presidential nominees in 2016, a poll released Tuesday indicated.
Biz lobby backs Akin; McCaskill spends $7M

Biz lobby backs Akin; McCaskill spends $7M

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin's campaign to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., was endorsed by a business lobbying group, while McCaskill's campaign spent nearly $7 million.
Santorum books 'Late Show' visit

Santorum books 'Late Show' visit

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is to make his first appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York next week, CBS said.
Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says he has a "clear path to victory" against incumbent Sen. Clare McCaskill, who he said was less "ladylike" than she had been in 2006.
Ann Romney to GOP critics: 'Stop it'

Ann Romney to GOP critics: 'Stop it'

CLIVE, Iowa, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Republicans who are criticizing Mitt Romney should "stop it" and realize "how lucky we are" he is the presidential nominee, Ann Romney told an Iowa interviewer.
Santorum: Romney will keep dream alive

Santorum: Romney will keep dream alive

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- President Obama's policies have morphed dreams of freedom and opportunity into a "nightmare" of dependency, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Tuesday.
GOP convention nominates Romney

GOP convention nominates Romney

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney Tuesday became the Republican nominee for U.S. president at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

GOP convention to finish Thursday night

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Republican officials say party delegates will get Mitt Romney nominated and wrap up business by Thursday night in Tampa, Fla., despite Tropical Storm Isaac.
Romney to be nominated as Isaac rains on RNC

Romney to be nominated as Isaac rains on RNC

The quadrennial Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla., features a rock-star line-up to invigorate the crowd as Mitt Romney prepares to convince voters "A Better Future" is within their grasp with him as president.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Ron Paul convention delegates deal cut

Ron Paul convention delegates deal cut

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ron Paul's presidential campaign manager said Tuesday a deal was struck with Republican Party leaders to seat 20 more Paul delegates at the national convention.

Santorum: Medicare debate to run into Nov.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Rick Santorum predicted Medicare would become a leading issue in the November election.
Rubio to introduce Romney at convention

Rubio to introduce Romney at convention

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has been tapped to introduce Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's presidential standard bearer at its convention in Tampa.
More speakers announced for GOP convention

More speakers announced for GOP convention

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee said it has added former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to the list of convention speakers.
Ron Paul supporters take on Louisiana GOP

Ron Paul supporters take on Louisiana GOP

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Ron Paul's supporters in Louisiana filed a challenge to the state's Republican delegation to the national convention, sparking insults from both sides.
Romney lookalike finds new career

Romney lookalike finds new career

OGUNQUIT, Mass., July 17 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man bearing a resemblance to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he hopes to make a new career as an impersonator.
Santorum to attend Romney office opening

Santorum to attend Romney office opening

GREENSBURG, Pa., July 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum says he'll attend the opening of a Pennsylvania campaign office for his ex-rival, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Utah conducts last primaries before parties' big dances

Utah conducts last primaries before parties' big dances

The primary/caucus season draws to a close Tuesday as Utah voters head to the polls to vote in their party preference elections.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
White House sees post-election compromises

White House sees post-election compromises

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- A senior adviser to President Obama said winning the November election could lead to a thaw in the partisan deadlock in Congress.
Santorum 'not anxious' to get VP nod

Santorum 'not anxious' to get VP nod

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday he would consider a call to be vice president -- if he got one -- but he's not "anxious to get back involved" right now.

Varilek to face Noem in S.D. House race

PIERRE, S.D., June 5 (UPI) -- Matt Varilek, an ex-aide to U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, won South Dakota's Democratic primary for the state's lone U.S. House seat, election results Tuesday showed.
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