The Wisconsin GOP is suing to force the state agency overseeing the recall of Governor Walker to verify the petition signatures. The agency chief says safeguards already exist.
Nine Wisconsin senators are targets of recall elections, some of which got under way Tuesday. If Democrats pick up seats, it would signal a voter backlash against GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his tough stance toward labor unions.
Wisconsin state Senate Republicans took the extraordinary – and possibly illegal – step of rushing a vote that stripped unions of collective bargaining power.
Wisconsin standoff: As Gov. Scott Walker ratchets up the stakes, preparing to lay off 1,500 state workers to win the battle against the unions, he may be losing the war of public opinion.
Wisconsin voters went decidedly red in the 2010 midterm elections, while Reince Priebus presided over the state Republican Party. As new RNC chair, he appears eager to embrace tea party activists.
Reince Priebus was elected Friday to lead the Republican National Committee. Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, Priebus replaces the controversial Michael Steele.
The Republican National Committee votes Friday on the chairmanship. As this term of Michael Steele draws to a close, the Republican Party is $20 million in debt.
Michael Steele faces strong opposition in his bid to be reelected as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). At a debate Monday, his four opponents accused him of mismanagement.