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Several state lawmakers face challenges in the March 18 primary election because of high-profile votes for cutting state worker retirement benefits or legalizing gay marriage.
The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.
A group of Republicans has come out in support of marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the conservative values of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
Texas is holding the nation’s first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next big battleground on the electoral map.
The Republican leadership in the General Assembly has kept tight control of its election-year agenda, ensuring some of the more controversial bills have not reached the floor for a vote.
If President Barack Obama and Democrats have their way, voters will see this year’s midterm elections as a stark choice: Republicans pushing failed policies from a bygone era versus Democrats advocating for freedom and opportunity for all Americans.
As Gov. Jan Brewer approached the podium and read a carefully worded statement on her veto of a bill that would’ve let businesses refuse service to gays, she found herself in the familiar territory: the national spotlight.
Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing.
With Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona’s recent decision to veto a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gays, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott says he would veto anti-gay legislation.
One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week. Never one to embrace logic, she was presented with a bill that a logical person would simply reject.