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Republican Primary

Back in GOP, LaNasa to run for NC Senate

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Justin LaNasa is back in the Republican Party and running for office again. He switched back to the GOP in July, according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, and today filed to run for the 9th District NC Senate seat Thom Goolsby is leaving. Full story...
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White, Rouzer trade barbs during House Majority Leader Cantor’s visit

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video With the primary election just a few months away Woody White and David Rouzer are hitting the campaign trail, and Rouzer is bringing in a heavy hitter from Washington to help generate interest. Full story...
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Santorum quits presidential campaign

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Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Full story...
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Gingrich hopes NC is springboard to open convention

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video Newt Gingrich clearly has no plans to get out of the presidential race. When a reporter pointed this out after a rally at UNC Wilmington Wednesday, Gingrich said, "I want to commend you. You're the first reporter to state the obvious." Full story...
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NC governor candidate McCrory respects Romney

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The leading Republican candidate for North Carolina governor says it's time for Republicans to focus on defeating President Barack Obama - rather than upon each other - after Mitt Romney swept three presidential primaries earlier this week. Full story...
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Rubio: 'I'm not going to be vice president'

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Republican Mitt Romney will win the White House, but not with Rubio on the ticket. Full story...
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Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Wilmington Wednesday

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The Republican race for the White House comes to North Carolina tomorrow, as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds a rally at UNCW, according to his deputy press secretary. The event is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Full story...
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Romney says he's no Etch A Sketch, is conservative

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Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is trying to shake accusations that he's an inconsistent conservative after a top adviser compared him to an Etch A Sketch toy. Full story...
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Romney pushes GOP presidential race toward a close

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Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, having defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. Full story...
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Santorum: Convention would give me GOP nomination

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Rick Santorum says he believes he would get the Republican presidential nomination if that race lasts until the GOP nominating convention. Full story...
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NC Republicans could see contested prez primary

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North Carolina Republicans are looking more likely to get their chance to help choose a presidential nominee after Super Tuesday failed to materialize as the clincher for front-runner Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Wash. caucuses last GOP stop before Super Tuesday

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The last test for Republican presidential contenders before Super Tuesday next week is Washington, a solidly Democratic state known for its mountain ranges, good coffee and independent-minded voters. Full story...
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Judges to weigh request to delay NC primary

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Three judges will decide whether those who sued over Republican-drawn boundaries for legislative and congressional districts are likely enough to win their case that North Carolina's primary should be delayed for two months. Full story...
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Undecided SC Republicans: Iowa outcome will not be factor in primary vote

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video The outcome of the Iowa caucuses is supposed to be a big predictor of how the rest of the country will vote. With South Carolina being the first southern state to vote, we crossed the border to see if tomorrow's results will have any affect on how Palmetto State Republicans vote. Full story...
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SC GOP sets presidential primary date, trumps Fla.

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South Carolina Republicans will hold their first-in-the-South presidential primary on Jan. 21 to trump Florida's rule-breaking jump ahead in the party's calendar. Full story...
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