Republican Party (USA)

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The Republican Party, also often called Grand Old Party (GOP) is one of the two major political parties in the United States of America. It was founded in 1854. The party is often considered center-right and generally reflects American conservatism in the political spectrum of the US.

As of 2010, the Republican Party holds a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, and a minority of seats in the Senate. The party holds the majority of governorships, as well as the majority of state legislatures, and control of one chamber in five states.

Republican Party
Chairperson Reince Priebus
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell
House Leader John Boehner (Speaker), Eric Cantor (Majority Leader)
Founded 1854
Headquarters 310 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Seats in Senate 47/100
Seats in House 240/435
Governorships 29/50

The Republican Party (US) Presidential Primaries, 2012 will be held in 2012 to determine the GOP nominated candidate for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Republican Party Timeline

June 2011

June 27: Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa is surprised by the Des Moines Register poll that was released over the weekend which showed that Michele Bachmann is very close to Mitt Romney at a second place. However, he said that the Iowa caucus is in February and a lot could change between now and then.

“I think nationally (Romney) is the favorite. I think the surprising thing was how strong Michele Bachmann was. But you know, polls are a snapshot in time and this is very early in the process. So a lot of things could change between now and caucus night.”

June 23: In a recent poll by Public Policy Polling, Mitt Romney is enjoying a double digit lead for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2012 election.

Mitt Romney - 27%
Sarah Palin - 17%
Michele Bachmann - 17%
Herman Cain - 10%
Newt Gingrich - 8%
Ron Paul - 7%
Tim Pawlenty - 4%
Jon Huntsman - 2%

Michele Bachmann who just received 7% support in poll this March moved to a joint second spot after gaining 10 points.

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