March 3, 2013 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be. The GOP nominee tells "Fox News Sunday" that he knew his campaign was in trouble when exit polls... more »
January 14, 2013 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem." The former Joints Chief of Staff chairman who twice endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that in recent years there's been "a significant shift to the... more »
April 13, 2012 6:16 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans are choosing more delegates for the Republican National Convention this summer, and Democrats are starting a state assembly of their own. The GOP meets in groups by congressional district on Friday afternoon in Denver. They'll each pick three delegates for the Republican National Convention and... more »
March 3, 2012 11:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has won a double-digit victory in Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses. It's his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the run-up to the 10-state Super Tuesday contests next week. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are battling for second... more »
February 8, 2012 12:38 AM
Mitt Romney is now leaded in the Colorado caucus with 37 percent.
With 53 percent of precincts reporting, Mitt Romney leads with 7,507 votes (37 percent), and Rick Santorum has slipped to second with 7,178 votes (35 percent). Newt Gingrich is in third right now with 14 percent of... more »
February 6, 2012 7:20 AM
DENVER (AP) - Three of four Republican candidates for president are in Colorado, trying to pin down support in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all had Colorado stops on their agendas Monday. Only Ron Paul had no announced plans to hold a campaign event here.... more »
February 4, 2012 9:33 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Mitt Romney is making his first campaign stop of 2012 in Colorado Springs. Romney has been a frequent visitor to Colorado for fundraisers, but Saturday's campaign stop at a Colorado Springs business is Romney's first campaign stop seeking caucus support. Republicans hold precinct caucuses on... more »
February 2, 2012 7:23 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Newt Gingrich says he believes "we should care about the very poor," unlike GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. Touring a Las Vegas manufacturing plant on Thursday, Gingrich tried to draw contrasts with Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Gingrich said Romney and Obama think all the... more »
February 2, 2012 7:20 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney for president -- saying Romney is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love." The reality show host and real estate mogul appeared with Romney and his wife today at the Las... more »
January 31, 2012 8:13 PM
Half of the GOP field left the sunshine state to come here.
Ron Paul spent time in Fort Collins and Denver earlier today before heading south to energize his supporters in Colorado Springs. During a brief stop at the Colorado Springs Airport, Paul told supporters that if he were... more »
January 29, 2012 2:23 PM
MIAMI (AP) - With a new poll showing him trailing by 15 points, Newt Gingrich is slamming Mitt Romney for "carpet-bombing" his record. An NBC/Marist poll showed Romney with support from 42 percent of likely voters in Tuesday's Florida primary, with Gingrich slipping to 27 percent. A barrage of attacks... more »
January 25, 2012 2:25 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans want to eliminate local restrictions they say stifle the sale of beetle-killed timber. But groups representing local governments say there are no such restrictions.
That's calling into question the validity of one of the centerpieces of the GOP's jobs package this year. Republican Speaker... more »
January 23, 2012 12:22 PM
Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) announced today he will not attend tomorrow's State of the Union address.
Congressman Lamborn made the decision because he does not support the policies of President Barack Obama.
News 5 is interviewing Lamborn this evening and will have more on the decision tonight. more »
January 21, 2012 10:41 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Republicans established their presidential primary more than three decades ago as way to raise the state's national political profile. They succeeded beyond their imagination.
Ever since 1980, when Ronald Reagan won the first South Carolina Republican primary, every GOP candidate who has won... more »
January 16, 2012 11:30 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the GOP primary there, Huntsman decided to quit the race and... more »
January 16, 2012 11:28 AM
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney.
Huntsman said the former Massachusetts governor gives the Republican Party its best shot at defeating President Barack Obama in the November general election.
After staking his candidacy... more »
December 3, 2011 3:58 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The once-bursting 2012 Republican presidential field is narrowing to a choice between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Republican voters have one month before casting the first votes to winnow it to one.
Romney and Gingrich offer striking contrasts... more »
November 27, 2011 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain acknowledges slipping from the top tier of candidates while addressing accusations of sexual harassment and confusion about his policy stands. The Georgia businessman insists his campaign is sound and supporters remain onboard what he calls the "Cain train." Cain has denied the... more »
November 13, 2011 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican co-chair of a committee in charge of slashing the nation's deficit on Sunday called deliberations a "roller coaster ride" and gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel's Thanksgiving deadline.
Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling told CNN's "State of the Union"... more »
November 11, 2011 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says rival Herman Cain has handled the sexual harassment allegations against him well so far. But Gingrich is unsure what would happen if more accusations surface. Gingrich, a former GOP House speaker, says Cain seems to have satisfied most people so far... more »
November 10, 2011 12:55 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Republican presidential contender Rick Perry will laugh about his debate performance with David Letterman. The Texas governor is scheduled to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday to talk about his brain freeze a day earlier on stage with his GOP rivals. He... more »
November 5, 2011 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Election Day is one year away, so what's the best way to describe the Republican presidential race? Unsettled would seem appropriate. But even with that uncertainty, the race's contours are taking shape. For one, the 2012 campaign is almost certain to be a close and grinding contest.... more »
October 21, 2011 8:01 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two more debates among the Republican presidential candidates have been scheduled in Iowa in December, just weeks before the state's leadoff caucuses. Fox News, with the Iowa Republican Party, has set Dec. 15 for its debate, to be held in Sioux City at the Sioux... more »
October 16, 2011 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential hopeful and pizza executive Herman Cain says he "won't be a flavor of the week" and his sudden climb to the top of GOP presidential polls will last. A recent spate of polls showed Cain joining Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in the top GOP tier.... more »
October 14, 2011 12:02 PM
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Jon Huntsman is boycotting next week's Republican presidential debate in Nevada. The former Utah governor and other candidates say Nevada has unfairly shifted the date of its presidential caucuses. But Huntsman becomes the first to announce plans to skip next Tuesday's nationally-televised GOP debate in protest.... more »
September 21, 2011 11:36 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is raising new questions in Florida about his rival Rick Perry's position on Social Security. Romney said at a Miami town hall-style meeting that Perry's proposal to have states run the retirement system won't work.
Romney asks what would happen if some... more »
September 18, 2011 6:28 PM
DENVER (AP) - Republican party officials say they want a Congressional ethics investigation into a television ad that features President Barack Obama's speech on the House floor.
The Denver Post reports Sunday on its political blog that the Republican National Lawyers Association told the paper the ad violates House... more »
September 18, 2011 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the upcoming presidential election is the GOP's to lose. Graham says President Barack Obama has done "everything he knows how" to beat himself and that people have little confidence in Obama's policies because they aren't working. When it comes to who should... more »
September 9, 2011 6:11 PM
Hot on the campaign trail Mitt Romney is back in Colorado today where he faces a significant challenge from another GOP Candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
While Romney easily won in the Colorado Republican caucuses in 2008, Perry seems to be making ground in the race. For now it... more »
September 7, 2011 4:42 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has left the wildfires raging in his home state and arrived in California for a Republican presidential debate. Perry suspended his campaign Sunday as his state battles a series of still-raging wildfires that have destroyed more 1,000 homes. He left Texas again... more »
September 3, 2011 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals.... more »
August 13, 2011 11:03 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is opening a second front in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry's trip to South Carolina to declare his candidacy for the GOP presidential nod draws attention from the Iowa Straw Poll and jolts the field of candidates already competing.... more »
August 13, 2011 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are using their weekly address to criticize President Barack Obama on the economy, particularly government regulations.
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says the regulations are overly burdensome and therefore discouraging businesses from expanding and hiring. He says "Clearly, the policies of this administration are not... more »
August 10, 2011 3:53 PM
ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says President Barack Obama's previous job as a community organizer didn't prepare him for the job. And the Republican presidential candidate says Iowa shouldn't repeat the mistake of voting for another charismatic politician who lacks experience. That was an obvious reference... more »
August 7, 2011 6:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for President Barack Obama to respond to Republicans in what he calls "a very powerful way" during the upcoming presidential election.
Brown says the Republicans are gearing up to destroy Obama during the campaign, and he says that, in response,... more »
August 6, 2011 3:49 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - White House officials say President Barack Obama will host a rural economic forum on August 16 at a community college in northeast Iowa.
The Democratic president and members of his cabinet plan to visit Northeast Iowa Area Community College in Peosta, as part of... more »
July 23, 2011 7:00 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nine Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot for the Iowa Straw Poll, a party fundraiser where thousands of GOP activists weigh in on the presidential field.
It's considered an early indicator of support in the state with the nation's leadoff presidential caucuses.... more »
July 16, 2011 6:30 PM
PELLA, Iowa (AP) - It's no wonder that Republican presidential candidates are divided over whether to increase the federal borrowing limit.
GOP voters are, too.
Fiscal hard-liners in early-voting states say they won't back someone who supports raising the debt ceiling under any condition. They say the debate... more »
July 11, 2011 8:02 PM
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run.
New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his... more »
June 10, 2011 7:33 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Aides to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney say he won't compete in the Iowa Republican Straw Poll in August, an event he spent more than $1 million to win four years ago.
Gearing up for the straw poll would divert time and money from... more »
June 6, 2011 4:40 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska on Friday will release more than 24,000 pages of emails sent and received by Sarah Palin during her first 21 months as governor.
Media organizations and individuals made records requests for the emails in an effort to learn more about Palin... more »
June 4, 2011 5:11 PM
GORHAM, N.H. (AP) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is mapping out a 2012 presidential campaign that skips early-voting Iowa to focus on New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.
He's not yet an announced GOP candidate for 2012, but he sure sounded like it in an Associated Press interview... more »
June 4, 2011 2:35 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The troubled Larimer County Republican Party has more bad news as it tries to rectify campaign finance errors made last year. State elections officials notified the party Friday of another fine of almost $15,000 for failing to report a campaign donation.
That's on top... more »
June 1, 2011 8:09 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - GOP strategist Karl Rove is headed to Colorado for Republican fundraisers in Denver and Colorado Springs.
The former White House advisor is in Colorado Wednesday. He's a good choice for Republican money-raisers. Rove's American Crossroads advocacy group is among the nation's top-spending political interest... more »
May 31, 2011 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling Barack Obama "one of the most ineffective presidents" he's ever seen, and says he can beat him next year.
Romney tells NBC in an interview that while Obama wasn't responsible for the recession he inherited, "he made things worse.... more »
March 26, 2011 5:41 PM
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Republican Party in Colorado has chosen its legal counsel, Ryan Call, as its new party chairman with just one round of voting.
The Denver Post reports Call needed 138 votes to win in the first round and received 166.6 votes during balloting Saturday... more »
March 13, 2011 3:19 PM
LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) - Secretary of State records show the Otero County Republican Party faces about $50,800 in fines for not filing any campaign finance reports in 2010.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Sunday that the fines against the Otero County Republican Central Committee in southeastern Colorado are... more »
January 13, 2011 10:35 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will help lead a Republican group's efforts to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters in preparation for the 2012 presidential election.
The new Hispanic Action Network is part of a growing number of Republican organizations reaching out to Hispanics and... more »
January 12, 2011 8:08 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans are vowing not to abandon their principles after taking control of the House after six years of Democratic rule.
Today, when 100 state lawmakers take their oaths of office, Democrats will control the Senate and Republicans will control the House. With the controlling party... more »
January 1, 2011 10:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the new Republican lawmakers arriving in Washington says her party is in a good position to "change business-as-usual in Washington."
Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht) of New Hampshire says Republicans will be focusing on cutting spending and helping businesses grow and hire.
She delivered... more »
November 14, 2010 2:40 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Republican Bob Boswell has conceded the state House District 50 race to incumbent Democrat Jim Riesberg nearly two weeks after the election.
Riesberg leads Boswell by about 300 votes, although a final vote tally hasn't been completed. Boswell told the Greeley Tribune Saturday that it... more »
October 18, 2010 9:13 AM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has touted his business experience running telecommunications and credit reporting companies, says he filed personal bankruptcy 20 years ago.
According to The Denver Post, Maes filed bankruptcy in 1989 when he was 29 years old and single. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes... more »
October 1, 2010 5:43 PM
American Constitution candidate for governor Tom Tancredo has won another string of endorsements from high profile Colorado Republicans.
Last week Tancredo ads began featuring former Congressman Bob Beauprez endorsing Tancredo over Republican Dan Maes.
Friday former 5th District Congressman Joel Hefley added his name to the list of... more »
September 28, 2010 2:40 PM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released personnel files showing his boss knew that he was investigating a gambling ring and meeting with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Maes provided his termination letter from 1985 to The Associated Press. In it, Liberal, Kansas Police Chief Richard Kistner told Maes... more »
September 23, 2010 2:41 PM
The GOP released a document today which they say they'll use a playbook if Americans return control of the House to them. "This is a pledge and Republicans are making this with one voice," said 5th District Rep. Doug Lamborn.
The Pledge to American includes a promise to repeal... more »
September 23, 2010 12:44 PM
Want to know what Republicans would do if they win control of the House?
No need to guess any longer. House Republicans were at a hardware store in suburban Virgina Wednesday to roll out a 21-page policy agenda.
Their "Pledge to America" pulls together familiar proposals to slash... more »
September 21, 2010 6:49 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is reporting that he raised only $14,000 the past two weeks, leaving political analysts wondering how he can continue to the November election.
Tom Tancredo, who bolted from the Republican Party to run on the American Constitution Party ticket, reported... more »
September 9, 2010 6:20 PM
DENVER (AP) - The campaign treasurer for embattled Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has resigned three weeks into the job.
Maes' campaign confirmed Thursday that treasurer Bob Balink has quit as volunteer treasurer. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says that Balink resigned because of a long commute from El Paso... more »
September 7, 2010 8:28 AM
GOP leaders are blasting President Barack Obama's long-term jobs proposal, saying the $50 billion plan would only raise federal spending that's already in excess.
Obama unveiled the plan Monday at a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, proposing the billions be spent on roads, railways and runways.
Administration officials... more »
September 3, 2010 6:08 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Friday afternoon he will not drop out of the race.
In a statement released before 4 p.m. Maes said he has given it thought over several days. "After speaking with, and hearing from, numerous Coloradans - from former Senators to family farmers -... more »
September 2, 2010 5:54 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes says he's standing by his claims about his work in law enforcement and urging his supporters to keep up the fight.
Maes made the comments on his Facebook page on Thursday, a day after media reports raised questions about his... more »
September 2, 2010 12:19 PM
DENVER (AP) - The campaign of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is facing more problems.
Former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown withdrew his support for Maes Wednesday after reading about inconsistencies in Maes' police background in Kansas. Meanwhile, The Denver Post reports that former congressman Bob Beauprez says Maes... more »
August 18, 2010 1:29 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has rejected an offer from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor's race and let the Republican Party pick a new candidate.
State Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said he delivered the offer to Maes on Wednesday... more »
August 16, 2010 8:22 AM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes spent the weekend choosing a running mate.
Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes was interviewing four or five candidates, and he will have an announcement early in the week. The deadline for choosing a running mate under state law is Tuesday.
Democratic candidate John... more »