When the 112th Congress convenes Jan. 5, many familiar faces will be gone from the Capitol's hallways, replaced by newcomers sent by angry voters eager to shake up Washington, D.C.
The incoming class of freshmen lawmakers is enormous by historical standards, and mostly Republican. Of the 435 House members, 96 were newly elected Nov. 2 and 87 of them are Republicans. Read More
The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to allow two new Republican members to join.
Caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee said Tuesday that the group would do nothing to prevent Reps.-elect Tim Scott of South Carolina or Allen West of Florida from becoming members, even though the rest of the group are Democrats. Read More
Last night’s primaries had a theme, it was a theme of victory for conservative candidates. It was also a night in which establishment endorsements and old party names were no help. Read More
The Club for Growth has announced its stake in tonight’s South Carolina runoff elections: more than $700,000 to aid candidates in two of the state’s open congressional districts: Tim Scott and Jeff Duncan. If they win the primary runoff, both will likely be seated in Congress. Scott would be the first black Republican congressman since J.C. Watts retired. Read More
Elections across the country have taken a different turn this election this year. Well established GOP candidates with traditional GOP values are getting ousted by non-traditional candidates supported by grassroots groups such as 'Tea Party' activists. In Utah, incumbent Sen. Read More
The results will start appearing here soon. Again, keep an eye on Rep. Bob Inglis, R, in his primary against Trey Gowdy, and also on whether Nikki Haley, R, can win a majority and take the GOP gubernatorial nomination outright.
Governor results are coming in here. Read More