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Jeff Flake’s Next Act: Biden Ambassador Nominee
Diplomacy
Jeff Flake’s Next Act: Biden Ambassador Nominee
2021-07-14 18:47:27
by Dan McCue

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who backed President Joe Biden over his own party’s nominee, President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, is now Biden’s nominee to be the United States’ next ambassador to Turkey. Flake is the... Read More

Missouri to End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits
Employment
Missouri to End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits
2021-05-11 19:27:04
by TWN Staff

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday he is ending participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs to address workforce shortages across the state. Parson, a Republican, said they will end at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. "From conversations... Read More

Portman Won't Run for Reelection, Cites Partisanship
Political News
Portman Won't Run for Reelection, Cites Partisanship
2021-01-25 19:53:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who has been trying to walk a political tightrope since the House impeached former President Donald Trump last week, revealed Monday morning that he will not seek re-election to a third term in 2022.... Read More

Kinzinger First Republican Lawmaker to Support Removing Trump From Office
Congress
Kinzinger First Republican Lawmaker to Support Removing Trump From Office
2021-01-07 20:37:03
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — United States Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., on Thursday became the first GOP lawmaker to call for the invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.  Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment allows... Read More

Lamar Alexander Bids Farewell After 18 Years in the Senate
U.S. Senate
Lamar Alexander Bids Farewell After 18 Years in the Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander's farewell speech to the chamber in which he's served for 18 years — and was a staffer decades earlier — was a reminder to colleagues of why the retiring Tennessee Republican was such a popular and effective public figure. Alexander's... Read More

UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
State News
UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
2020-11-06 18:22:44
by TWN Staff

About Cox:  Cox grew up in the heart of Utah, part of the sixth generation of a farming family in rural Fairview—and about as far away from Utah’s capitol as anyone could imagine. The oldest of eight children, Spencer learned... Read More

MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
State News
MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
2020-11-06 18:19:36
by TWN Staff

About Gianforte:  Greg Gianforte fell in love with Montana over 40 years ago when he first visited there on a school trip. He built a life, started a small business and raised a family in the state. Married for 32... Read More

MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
State News
MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
2020-11-06 18:17:22
by TWN Staff

About Parson:  Hard work and a commitment to helping others have been the driving force for Gov. Michael L. Parson’s public service. Sworn in as Missouri’s 57th Governor on June 1, 2018, Parson pledged to move Missouri forward with common... Read More

TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
House Watch
TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
2020-11-04 12:34:12
by TWN Staff

About Jackson: Dr. Ronny Jackson is familiar name to some, his having served as the attending physician and later, a medical advisor, to President Donald Trump. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral in December 2019,after 25... Read More

TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
House Watch
TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
2020-11-04 12:30:31
by TWN Staff

About Pfluger: August Pfluger has served his country as a fighter pilot, member of the National Security Council and advisor to President Donald Trump. Pfluger entered the U.S. Air Force Academy immediately after high school and spent the next two... Read More

WI-07: Tom Tiffany (R)
House Watch
WI-07: Tom Tiffany (R)
2020-11-02 07:14:14
by TWN Staff

About Tiffany:  Tom Tiffany has established deep roots in the 7th Congressional District over the past 30 years where he and his wife, Chris, have lived and raised their three daughters. As a successful small business owner, Tiffany owned and... Read More

WI-05: Scott Fitzgerald (R)
House Watch
WI-05: Scott Fitzgerald (R)
2020-11-02 07:10:05
by TWN Staff

About Fitzgerald:  Scott Fitzgerald will fight liberal efforts in Congress to defund the police and ensure public safety programs are fully funded — providing families with the stability to live, work and raise a family. In Congress, Scott Fitzgerald will... Read More

UT-01: Blake Moore (R)
House Watch
UT-01: Blake Moore (R)
2020-11-02 06:53:19
by TWN Staff

About Moore: Blake Moore was born and raised in Ogden. He learned responsibility and hard work from his dad; and all about optimism and service from his mom.  During his senior year, he was awarded the Wendy’s National High School... Read More

TX-24: Beth Van Duyne (R)
House Watch
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne (R)
2020-11-02 06:38:26
by TWN Staff

About Van Duyne: Beth Van Duyne is a single, working-mother of two kids. She left home at the age of 17, put herself through college, became the first female mayor of her hometown, and then was asked to serve America... Read More

TX-10: Michael McCaul (R)
House Watch
TX-10: Michael McCaul (R)
2020-11-02 06:24:46
by TWN Staff

About McCaul: Michael McCaul is the son of a World War II veteran and a fourth-generation Texan. He is chairman emeritus of the House Homeland Security Committee, as well as the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  McCaul... Read More

TX-07: Wesley Hunt (R)
House Watch
TX-07: Wesley Hunt (R)
2020-11-02 06:19:18
by TWN Staff

About Hunt:   Wesley Hunt was born and raised in Houston, Texas, in a military family and is an alumnus of St. John’s School. Upon graduation from St. John’s, Hunt accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at... Read More

TX-04: Pat Fallon (R)
House Watch
TX-04: Pat Fallon (R)
2020-11-02 06:07:56
by TWN Staff

About Fallon: Pat Fallon, during his eight year tenure in the Texas Legislature, has built a strong conservative record and a reputation for being an advocate for Texas taxpayers. He has supported securing the border, enforcing the ban on sanctuary... Read More

TX-03: Van Taylor (R)
House Watch
TX-03: Van Taylor (R)
2020-11-02 05:39:15
by TWN Staff

About Taylor: A seventh generation Texan, Van Taylor is a family man, businessman, and decorated Iraq War Veteran. Growing up, Taylor earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and had the honor bestowed on him... Read More

TN-01: Diana Harshbarger (R)
House Watch
TN-01: Diana Harshbarger (R)
2020-11-02 05:33:11
by TWN Staff

About Harshbarger: ​Diana Harshbarger was born in Kingsport, Tenn., and grew up in the small neighboring town of Bloomingdale. Her parents taught her that with hard work and an unrelenting spirit, anything is possible. Though they did not have the... Read More

OR-02: Cliff Bentz (R)
House Watch
OR-02: Cliff Bentz (R)
2020-11-02 05:26:51
by TWN Staff

About Bentz: Cliff Bentz is a third generation Oregonian, raised on his family’s cattle ranches in Harney County. He attended Whitehorse Ranch and Pine Creek Grade Schools. At age 14, he was sent to live with an aunt and uncle... Read More

NY-27: Christopher Jacobs (R)
House Watch
NY-27: Christopher Jacobs (R)
2020-11-02 05:16:31
by TWN Staff

About Jacobs: Chris Jacobs is a conservative, small businessman and New York State Senator representing Erie County in Western New York. First elected to the Senate in 2016 and re-elected in November of 2018, Jacobs has been a strong voice... Read More

NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
House Watch
NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
2020-11-02 05:03:11
by TWN Staff

About Tenney: Claudia Tenney is an attorney and businesswoman. She was elected to Congress in November 2016 to represent New York’s 22nd District which encompasses eight counties in Upstate New York. Prior to her election to Congress, Claudia represented portions... Read More

NH-02: Steve Negron (R)
House Watch
NH-02: Steve Negron (R)
2020-11-02 03:38:02
by TWN Staff

About Negron: Steve Negron is the founder, president and CEO of Integron, LLC, a small, minority- and Veteran-owned company in Nashua N.H. This is his second time running for Congress in the 2nd district.  A longtime officer in the U.S.... Read More

NH-01: Matt Mowers (R)
House Watch
NH-01: Matt Mowers (R)
2020-11-02 03:03:54
by TWN Staff

About Mowers: As the senior White House advisor at the State Department, Mowers advised the U.S. Secretary of State and was engaged on many issues. Later he helped lead the $6 billion United States’ global HIV program (PEPFAR) which has... Read More

NC-11: Madison Cawthorn (R)
House Watch
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn (R)
2020-11-02 02:46:31
by TWN Staff

About Cawthorn: Madison Cawthorn is an 8th generation resident of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district. His ancestors have served Western North Carolina communities for over 200 years including in the Revolutionary War.  Cawthorn was homeschooled in Hendersonville and received a... Read More

NC-09: Dan Bishop (R)
House Watch
NC-09: Dan Bishop (R)
2020-11-01 12:03:13
by TWN Staff

About Bishop: Dan Bishop is a Conservative representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. His family has lived in the district for generations, and he has called Charlotte home for several decades. As a successful attorney, Bishop spent most of his... Read More

KY-06: Andy Barr (R)
House Watch
KY-06: Andy Barr (R)
2020-11-01 11:05:32
by TWN Staff

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He is... Read More

KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)
House Watch
KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)
2020-11-01 09:46:42
by TWN Staff

About LaTurner: LaTurner was twice elected to represent the people of Southeast Kansas in the State Senate, serving from 2013-2017. Seen as an innovator and champion of conservative reform, LaTurner helped spearhead welfare-to-work reform in Kansas. LaTurner led the fight,... Read More

KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)
House Watch
KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)
2020-11-01 09:36:01
by TWN Staff

About Mann: Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. Born and raised on his family's farm just south of Quinter, Kan., Mann was the fifth generation to live in a house his great,... Read More

IL-15: Mary Miller (R)
House Watch
IL-15: Mary Miller (R)
2020-11-01 09:04:22
by TWN Staff

About Miller: Mary Miller is a Republican running for election to the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 15th Congressional District. Her campaign website described her as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a local farmer, and a business manager. Miller... Read More

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