GOP Nomination Photos on Townhall

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              Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, with his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur at his side, addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP

    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, with his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur at his side, addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP

    Posted: 4/3/2013 3:18:34 PM EST
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, with his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur at his side, addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he once held. Sanford is trying to make a comeback after his political career was derailed four years ago when he disappeared from the state only to return to admit the couple was having an affair. Sanford's wife, Jenny, later divorced him. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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              Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, with his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur at his side, addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP

    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, with his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur at his side, addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP

    Posted: 4/3/2013 3:18:34 PM EST
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, with his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur at his side, addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he once held. Sanford is trying to make a comeback after his political career was derailed four years ago when he disappeared from the state only to return to admit the couple was having an affair. Sanford's wife, Jenny, later divorced him. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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              Maria Belen Chapur and her fiancee, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pose for a picture in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after Sanford won the GOP nomination f

    Maria Belen Chapur and her fiancee, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pose for a picture in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after Sanford won the GOP nomination f

    Posted: 4/3/2013 3:18:33 PM EST
    Maria Belen Chapur and her fiancee, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pose for a picture in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after Sanford won the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he once held. Sanford is trying to make a comeback after his political career was derailed four years ago when he disappeared from the state only to return to admit the couple was having an affair. Sanford's wife, Jenny, later divorced him. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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              Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford thanks his fiance Maria Belen Chapur as he addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP nominat

    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford thanks his fiance Maria Belen Chapur as he addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP nominat

    Posted: 4/2/2013 10:58:25 PM EST
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford thanks his fiance Maria Belen Chapur as he addresses supporters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after winning the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he once held. Sanford is trying to make a comeback after his political career was derailed four years ago when he disappeared from the state only to return to admit the couple was having an affair. Sanford's wife, Jenny, later divorced him. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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              Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, gets an early victory kiss from his wife Joyce as election results begin to be reported at his campaign headquarters

    Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, gets an early victory kiss from his wife Joyce as election results begin to be reported at his campaign headquarters

    Posted: 8/29/2012 12:43:26 AM EST
    Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, gets an early victory kiss from his wife Joyce as election results begin to be reported at his campaign headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz. Schweikert and fellow Republican incumbent Rep. Ben Quayle have been locked in a spirited primary fight for the GOP nomination in the redrawn 6th District. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
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              Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, right, looks over early election results with campaign events manager Allison Mary, center, as wife Joyce is congrat

    Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, right, looks over early election results with campaign events manager Allison Mary, center, as wife Joyce is congrat

    Posted: 8/29/2012 12:43:25 AM EST
    Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, right, looks over early election results with campaign events manager Allison Mary, center, as wife Joyce is congratulated by Schweikert's Chief of Staff Matt Tully, left, on the favorable results from his campaign headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Phoenix. Schweikert and fellow Republican incumbent Rep. Ben Quayle have been locked in a spirited primary fight for the GOP nomination in the redrawn 6th District. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
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              Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., left, celebrates during his victory party Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Casselberry, Fla., after he defeated first-term U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams for the GOP nomination

    Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., left, celebrates during his victory party Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Casselberry, Fla., after he defeated first-term U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams for the GOP nomination

    Posted: 8/15/2012 2:28:26 AM EST
    Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., left, celebrates during his victory party Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Casselberry, Fla., after he defeated first-term U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams for the GOP nomination in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district that runs northeast from Orlando. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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              U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz thanks his wife, Heidi, in front of a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in a runoff election for GOP nomination

    U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz thanks his wife, Heidi, in front of a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in a runoff election for GOP nomination

    Posted: 8/1/2012 1:03:40 AM EST
    U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz thanks his wife, Heidi, in front of a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in a runoff election for GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) MANDATORY CREDIT
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              Holding his daughter Caroline, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and and his wife, Heidi, holding their daughter, Catherine, appear before a cheerful crowd after Cruz defeated Republican r

    Holding his daughter Caroline, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and and his wife, Heidi, holding their daughter, Catherine, appear before a cheerful crowd after Cruz defeated Republican r

    Posted: 8/1/2012 1:03:40 AM EST
    Holding his daughter Caroline, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and and his wife, Heidi, holding their daughter, Catherine, appear before a cheerful crowd after Cruz defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) MANDATORY CREDIT
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              U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks to a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate sea

    U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks to a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate sea

    Posted: 8/1/2012 1:03:40 AM EST
    U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks to a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 4/4/2012 11:35:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks in Washington. Not it! Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to make it known they have no interest in becoming Mitt Romney?s running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents. With Romney poised to win the GOP nomination in June _ if not earlier _ some of the focus has shifted to his pick for the number-two spot on his ticket but no one is rushing forward and many of the top prospects are trying to shut down the conversation before it begins. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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    Posted: 4/4/2012 11:35:46 PM EST
    FILE In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is seen in Santa Fe, N.M. Not it! Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to make it known they have no interest in becoming Mitt Romney?s running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents. With Romney poised to win the GOP nomination in June _ if not earlier _ some of the focus has shifted to his pick for the number-two spot on his ticket but no one is rushing forward and many of the top prospects are trying to shut down the conversation before it begins. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
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    Posted: 4/4/2012 11:35:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speaks in Ames, Iowa. Not it! Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to make it known they have no interest in becoming Mitt Romney?s running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents. With Romney poised to win the GOP nomination in June _ if not earlier _ some of the focus has shifted to his pick for the number-two spot on his ticket but no one is rushing forward and many of the top prospects are trying to shut down the conversation before it begins. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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    Posted: 4/4/2012 11:35:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. Not it! Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to make it known they have no interest in becoming Mitt Romney?s running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents. With Romney poised to win the GOP nomination in June _ if not earlier _ some of the focus has shifted to his pick for the number-two spot on his ticket but no one is rushing forward and many of the top prospects are trying to shut down the conversation before it begins. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
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    Posted: 4/4/2012 11:35:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2012 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley waits for President Barack Obama to speak in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Not it! Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to make it known they have no interest in becoming Mitt Romney?s running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents. With Romney poised to win the GOP nomination in June _ if not earlier _ some of the focus has shifted to his pick for the number-two spot on his ticket but no one is rushing forward and many of the top prospects are trying to shut down the conversation before it begins. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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    Posted: 2/25/2012 12:35:49 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012 photo, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks at a news conference in Florence, Ariz. Babeu, a sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat has been forced to confirm he is gay amid allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom he previously had a relationship. There are questions, many of them, about Babeu and his "choices" and judgment, about whether the sheriff may have somehow abused his power. Yet voters, Republican voters in particular, are also asking some intriguing questions of themselves, about acceptance and identity and values, about what really matters most to them. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 2/19/2012 9:45:54 PM EST
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks at a news conference, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 in Florence, Ariz. Babeu, a sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat has been forced to confirm he is gay amid allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom he previously had a relationship. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on Saturday denied claims he tried to threaten the man, who is Hispanic, with deportation if their past relationship was made public. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 2/19/2012 9:45:54 PM EST
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks at a news conference, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 in Florence, Ariz. Babeu, a sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat has been forced to confirm he is gay amid allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom he previously had a relationship. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on Saturday denied claims he tried to threaten the man, who is Hispanic, with deportation if their past relationship was made public. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 2/19/2012 9:45:54 PM EST
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, center, speaks at a news conference, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 in Florence, Ariz. Babeu, a sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat has been forced to confirm he is gay amid allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom he previously had a relationship. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on Saturday denied claims he tried to threaten the man, who is Hispanic, with deportation if their past relationship was made public. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 2/19/2012 9:45:54 PM EST
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks at a news conference, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 in Florence, Ariz. Babeu, a sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat has been forced to confirm he is gay amid allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom he previously had a relationship. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on Saturday denied claims he tried to threaten the man, who is Hispanic, with deportation if their past relationship was made public. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES