Republican Primary Photos on Townhall

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              Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, center, greets supporters at a voting precinct Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. Cruz faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary

    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, center, greets supporters at a voting precinct Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. Cruz faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary

    Posted: 7/31/2012 3:18:23 PM EST
    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, center, greets supporters at a voting precinct Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. Cruz faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff election for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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              Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, center, is surrounded by supporters and media at a voting precinct Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. Cruz faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the

    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, center, is surrounded by supporters and media at a voting precinct Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. Cruz faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the

    Posted: 7/31/2012 3:18:23 PM EST
    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, center, is surrounded by supporters and media at a voting precinct Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. Cruz faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff election for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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              In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County

    In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County

    Posted: 7/18/2012 3:48:24 PM EST
    In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao, right, stands by his side. The ex-legislator who championed Arizona’s illegal immigration law says he has no regrets but that he’d like voters to give him a second chance. Ousted in a November 2011 recall election in which the immigration issue was a major focus, Russell Pearce is now running to return to the Arizona Legislature, where he was Senate president when ousted. Pearce faces what appears to be an uphill climb as he faces prominent businessman Bob Worsley in the Aug. 28 Republican primary for the state Senate seat for a redrawn district in suburban Mesa. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, protestors gather around Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, Arizona's immigration bill SB1070 author, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Fe

    FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, protestors gather around Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, Arizona's immigration bill SB1070 author, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Fe

    Posted: 7/18/2012 3:48:24 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, protestors gather around Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, Arizona's immigration bill SB1070 author, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix. The ex-legislator who championed Arizona’s illegal immigration law says he has no regrets, but that he’d like voters to give him a second chance. Ousted in a November 2011 recall election in which the immigration issue was a major focus, Pearce is now running to return to the Arizona Legislature, where he was Senate president when ousted. Pearce faces what appears to be an uphill climb as he faces prominent businessman Bob Worsley in the Aug. 28 Republican primary for the state Senate seat for a redrawn district in suburban Mesa. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 2:20:46 PM EST
    Former U.S. Sen. George Allen and his wife, Susan, speak to the crowd as he celebrates a Republican primary win in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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    Posted: 5/25/2012 2:50:46 PM EST
    Texas Republican primary candidate for the U.S. Senate Craig James makes a point during a press conference Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Houston. Also vying for the party?s nomination are Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, ex-Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 8:15:47 PM EST
    Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., leads the oath during an Armed Forces enlistment ceremony on the final day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2012. Lugar lost in the Republican primary to Richard Mourdock, ending his Senate career after six terms. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)
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    Posted: 5/17/2012 3:20:46 AM EST
    Nebraska Attorney Gen. Jon Bruning waves to passing motorists in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Bruning is competing against state Senator Deb Fischer and state Treasurer Don Stenberg in the Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by democrat Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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    Posted: 5/17/2012 3:20:45 AM EST
    Democratic senate candidate Bob Kerrey, right, campaigns in the Benson neighborhood of Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Kerrey, who is running for the U.S. senate seat vacated by democrat Ben Nelson, will face the winner in the republican primary election. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  •  - U.S. Senator Barack Obama poses alongside Lugar at a Senate Committee in Washington

    U.S. Senator Barack Obama poses alongside Lugar at a Senate Committee in Washington

    Posted: 5/8/2012 9:16:03 PM EST
    U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (L) poses alongside Republican Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) at the start of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee business meeting on Iraq resolution on Capitol Hill in Washington in this January 24, 2007 file photograph. U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year veteran of the Senate and leading foreign policy voice, was defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed challenger on May 8, 2012, the first Senate incumbent ousted in the 2012 election year. Lugar conceded defeat to challenger Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who attacked the soft-spoken Senator for votes in support of Democratic President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Senator Richard Lugar speaks to the press following a UN Security Council meeting in New York

    Senator Richard Lugar speaks to the press following a UN Security Council meeting in New York

    Posted: 5/8/2012 9:12:51 PM EST
    Senator Richard Lugar, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to the press following a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York in this February 6, 2006 file photograph. U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year veteran of the Senate and leading foreign policy voice, was defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed challenger on May 8, 2012, the first Senate incumbent ousted in the 2012 election year. Lugar conceded defeat to challenger Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who attacked the soft-spoken Senator for votes in support of Democratic President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Senator Richard Lugar speaks to the press following a UN Security Council meeting in New York

    Senator Richard Lugar speaks to the press following a UN Security Council meeting in New York

    Posted: 5/8/2012 9:11:34 PM EST
    Senator Richard Lugar (C), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to the press along with Senator Norm Coleman (L) and Senator George Voinovich following a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York in this February 6, 2006 file photograph. U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year veteran of the Senate and leading foreign policy voice, was defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed challenger on May 8, 2012, the first Senate incumbent ousted in the 2012 election year. Lugar conceded defeat to challenger Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who attacked the soft-spoken Senator for votes in support of Democratic President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:41:02 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2011 file photo, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock announces that he will be candidate for the U.S. Senate in the 2012 Republican primary during a campaign rally in Indianapolis. For roughly two decades, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock toiled in the trenches of the state Republican Party, losing more races than he won. But along the way he made a name for himself among GOP loyalists, tirelessly working the fundraising circuit and building a strong network of ground-level support. Now Mourdock, a 60-year-old geologist, is on the brink of handing the tea party its biggest victory of the 2012 elections: Sen. Richard Lugar?s seat. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman, File)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista Gingrich before a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista Gingrich before a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Posted: 5/2/2012 4:23:06 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista Gingrich before a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia May 2, 2012. Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event while flanked by his wife Callista Gingrich at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event while flanked by his wife Callista Gingrich at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Posted: 5/2/2012 4:21:10 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event while flanked by his wife Callista Gingrich at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia May 2, 2012. Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event while flanked by his wife Callista Gingrich at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event while flanked by his wife Callista Gingrich at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Posted: 5/2/2012 4:19:35 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event while flanked by his wife Callista Gingrich at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia May 2, 2012. Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Posted: 5/2/2012 4:16:53 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia May 2, 2012. Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reacts during a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reacts during a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

    Posted: 5/2/2012 4:13:49 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reacts during a campaign event at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia May 2, 2012. Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 4/13/2012 3:30:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 21, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks in Lafayette, La. The Republican primary campaign is already fading into memory. Remember Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan? Newt Gingrich's "moon base" proposal? Or Rick Perry's "oops" moment _ when he couldn't recall that third federal agency he wanted to eliminate? (AP Photo/Julia Rendleman, File)
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    Posted: 4/13/2012 3:30:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Donald Trump talks to reporters prior to a news conference in Las Vegas. The Republican primary campaign is already fading into memory. Remember Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan? Newt Gingrich's "moon base" proposal? Or Rick Perry's "oops" moment _ when he couldn't recall that third federal agency he wanted to eliminate? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)