Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gillespie, Ayers Tapped To Head Up RNC Transition Effort

Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has tasked two veteran party operatives to oversee the transition period following the ouster of former chairman Michael Steele last week. Ed Gillespie, a former RNC chairman, will serve as the chairman of the transition … Continued

Court Orders West Virginia Special Election This Year

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the state must hold a special election for governor by Nov. 15 — a year after Sen. Joe Manchin (D) left and acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) was sworn in. The decision, … Continued

CNN Poll: 50% Favor Repealing Health Care Law

Just hours before the House of Representatives is scheduled to begin debate on repealing the nation’s new health care law, a new national poll indicates that given the same choice lawmakers will face between repealing the whole measure or keeping … Continued

Rubio Undecided On Joining Tea Party Caucus

What is the benefit of joining the caucus? What if the tea party gains a negative reputation within the Republican Party in the next year? Joining the Senate Tea Party Caucus doesn’t seem beneficial to a GOP superstar like Rubio. … Continued

Sources: Steele Took Deal For Endorsement

Not surprising from Steele: Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele dropped his bid for a second term on Friday after being offered a lucrative deal in exchange for his endorsement, sources on the committee tell The Hotline. Steele dropped out of … Continued

Reince Priebus’s Tea Party Tightrope

Will Priebus’s tea part roots offend big GOP donors? We hope not. Reince Priebus faces many challenges in taking over the Republican National Committee, but among the trickiest will be building support from the anti-establishment tea party without offending big … Continued