GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard
In a story June 30, 2021, about a billionaire Republican donor who is paying $1 million to help defray the cost of deploying the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the spokesman for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Another campaign? C-SPAN to air Iowa speech by Pompeo
(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)NEW YORK – From the point of view of C-SPAN, the 2024 presidential campaign begins this Friday. The network is sending its cameras to suburban Des Moines, Iowa, to tape former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to a breakfast meeting of the Westside Conservative Club. Iowa traditionally holds the nation's first presidential caucuses, and it's never too early for potential candidates to let themselves be known. Believe it or not, C-SPAN has actually begun a presidential campaign cycle even earlier. In February 2005, the network aired speeches by Republican Mitt Romney in South Carolina and Democrat John Edwards in New Hampshire.
Dana Loesch, seeking Limbaugh fans, dislikes 'angry radio'
FILE - Dana Loesch, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. Radio America announced Tuesday that it had signed Loesch to a multi-year contract extension. She's been doing a show in the same afternoon time slot that Limbaugh occupied since 2014, and is now on about 200 radio stations. On her show, which airs in nearly 200 radio stations, Loesch said she didn't want listeners to feel like they're being lectured to or yelled at. AdRadio America says it has added a handful of stations for Loesch since Limbaugh's death.
Gov. DeSantis’ rise to national prominence amid the pandemic
Ron DeSantis was hailed as a breakout star and potential presidential candidate in 2024. DeSantis, a Trump ally, was also the only Republican to reach double digits (21%) in another CPAC straw poll that included Trump. A Mason-Dixon poll released Tuesday found more than half of registered Florida voters support Ron DeSantis’ performance as the state’s governor. The poll shows that statewide, 53% of respondents approve of how DeSantis is handling his job, 42% disapprove and 5% were undecided. Binder said although it’s the highest approval rating DeSantis has had in a while, it’s not necessarily surprising.
Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss
3 House Republican, who has faced tremendous backlash in Wyoming for saying Trump should no longer play a role in the party or headline the event. “We’ll see what he says, but our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying at CPAC,” she told reporters. “We have the Republican Party. McConnell has since said he would “absolutely” support Trump if he were the GOP nominee in 2024. Trump hinted at the effort Sunday, voicing his commitment to helping elect Republicans and calling on attendees to join him.
Trump calls for GOP unity, says he won’t start another party
3 House Republican, who has faced tremendous backlash in Wyoming for saying Trump should no longer play a role in the party or headline the event. “We’ll see what he says, but our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying at CPAC,” she told reporters. Though Trump has flirted with the the idea of creating a third party, he pledged Sunday to remain part of “our beloved" GOP. “We have the Republican Party. McConnell has since said he would “absolutely” support Trump if he were the GOP nominee in 2024.
Trump the dominant force at conservative conference
A conference attendee takes a selfie photo in front of a statue of former president Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)WASHINGTON – A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump as speakers declared their fealty to the former president and attendees posed for selfies with a golden statue of his likeness. Trump on Sunday will be making his first post-presidential appearance at the conference, and aides say he will use the speech to reassert his power. “If we do, we will lose the working base that President Trump so animated. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., lit into Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. “And I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party.”
Conservative gathering to feature Trump's false fraud claims
Trump himself is headlining the three-day session in a Sunday speech that will be his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Jan. 20. Trump has been keeping a relatively low profile since he moved from the White House to Palm Beach a month ago. “I think the broader point will be: Here's where the Republican Party and conservative movement and the America First movement goes from here," said senior Trump adviser Jason Miller. Here we’ll see the president address the fact that the only divide in the Republican Party is between the elites and the conservative grassroots in the party." “In opposition, when you don’t have the White House, there are many more voices that lead the party,” Cotton said in an interview.
Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport in Dalton, Ga. Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON – Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. AdTrump has a long history with CPAC, which played a key role in his emergence as a political force.
Fox Business cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' after a decade
FILE - Lou Dobbs, with Fox News, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), on Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. Fox Business Networks Lou Dobbs Tonight has been canceled. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)LOS ANGELES – Fox Business Network's “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” whose host has trumpeted unfounded assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election, has been canceled. In a previous statement, Fox News said it would "vigorously defend against this meritless lawsuit in court.”AdThe replacement for “Lou Dobbs Tonight” will be announced soon, Fox News said. An interim show, “Fox Business Tonight,” will air starting 5 p.m. Eastern Monday with rotating hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman and repeat at 7 p.m. EST.
Herman Cain is mourned, celebrated at his funeral in Atlanta
Attendees leave a public viewing for Herman Cain, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Atlanta. Cain “made his mark on this world" and his life will be celebrated for years to come, the Rev. “The most important decision that Herman Cain ever made was to accept Jesus as his savior." A longtime Republican, Cain was “a fierce advocate for conservative principles across the board,” Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tweeted. “Herman Cain has won the victory," he said.