Photo Essays

Growing Up Romney: Mitt’s Early World

The childhood narratives that inform the public’s perception of so many political figures — Abe Lincoln’s log cabin; George Washington’s cherry tree; JFK’s...

LIFE’s Best Convention Photos: The GOP

Throughout the decades that LIFE was publishing as a weekly magazine, politics and politicians of every stripe held a central place in the publication’s mission...

Mitt Romney On The Trail

Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier follows the candidate through New Hampshire, where he is ahead in the polls, and Iowa, where he is behind

Marco Rubio, Republican Savior

TIME’s photo editors take you to freshman Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s most memorable moments.  Rubio is the subject of TIME’s cover story this week, “The...

Republican Memorabilia

A gallery of items on display at the party's national headquarters Photographs by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME

John McCain's Final Push

TIME Photographer Christopher Morris joins the GOP candidate in the last days of his campaign

John McCain's Campaign Farewell

The GOP nominee concedes defeat at a somber gathering at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona Photographs for TIME by Christopher Morris / VII and Danny...

Farewell Photogenic Huckabee

Though he may have lost the Republican nomination, Governor Mike ran one of the most colorful campaigns in recent memory.

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party

The former Republican vice-presidential nominee stumps for John McCain in Arizona and speaks at a national Tea Party rally in Nevada