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Parties Plot Path to 51 With Senate Field Set

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Senate playing field set after Tuesday's primaries, operatives in both parties spent much of Wednesday taking stock of the landscape and adju...

Mark Blumenthal

Rasmussen Poll Shows 'Virtual Tie' In Key Senate Race | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats got some good news over the weekend in the form of a handful of encouraging polls in three Senate battlegrounds: Colorado, Washington and We...

Statewide Races Could Tip House Contests

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Call it a ripple-down effect that could determine House control. The outcomes of marquee races always influence down-ballot contest...

Despite New Fame, O'Donnell Faces Skeptical Voters

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WILMINGTON, Del. — Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell has a simple message in her campaign ads – "I'm you." With three weeks to the elect...

CT-Sen: 54% Blumenthal (D), 43% McMahon (R) (Rasmussen 10/5)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/5/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Connecticut 2010 Senate 54% Blumenthal (D), 43% M...

GOP Validates Progressive Critique in Powerful New Ad Against Bennet

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

Because of Bennet's record and his connections to the Wall Street faction of his party, he is now -- clearly -- wide open to being attacked from both his right and his left.

Why Bennet Won't Win in My Hometown

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

It is little wonder Michael Bennet is behind in two recent polls. He doesn't have a message to sell to his own supporters. He can't even wake up his party to fight.

NC-Sen: 49% Burr (R), 36% Marshall (R) (PPP 9/23-26)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Public Policy Polling (D) 9/23-26/10; 681 likely voters, 3.8% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) North Carolina 2010 Senate 49% Bur...

CT-Sen: 52% Blumenthal (D), 40% McMahon (R) (Blumenthal 9/20-23)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) for Richard Blumenthal 9/20-23/10; 606 likely voters Mode: Live telephone interviews (CQ post) Connecticut 2010 Senate...

NV-Sen: 48% Reid (D), 47% Angle (R) (Rasmussen 9/28)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Rasmussen 9/28/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Nevada 2010 Senate 48% Reid (D), 47% Angle (R) (c...

FL-Sen: 41% Rubio (R), 30% Crist (i), 21% Meek (D) (Rasmussen 9/28)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Rasmussen 9/28/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Florida 2010 Senate 41% Rubio (R), 30% Crist (i),...

The Importance of Being Michael Bennet

Colin St. John | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Colin St. John

I didn't vote for Bennet in the primary. I was a Romanoff guy. But none of that matters now: Michael Bennet has to beat Ken Buck.

Tea Party Senate Candidate Hammered -- By Republicans

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Delaware Republicans call Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell a liar who "could not be elected dog catcher" in a fierce attack that ...

Stuart Rothenberg: Senate Is Now In Play, But Republicans Have Reasons To Worry

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Until about 10 days ago, I agreed with the conventional wisdom that control of the House of Representatives was up for grabs this fall but that Republ...

Illinois GOP Calls Small Business 'Tax Cheats' While Bashing Giannoulias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Republican Party made an embarrassing gaffe on Thursday, falsely accusing Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias of giving a speec...

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

WATCH: Obama Shows Giannoulias Some Love In Quincy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A double-back-pat man-hug during President Obama's speech in Quincy Wednedsay was loud enough to silence an army of media doom-prognosticators. For d...

Giannoulias' Chief Of Staff Praises Kirk For Returning Goldman Contributions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican congressman Mark Kirk has tried to make his U.S. Senate race against Alexi Giannoulias about the collapse of the Giannoulias family's Broad...

WATCH: Giannoulias Talks Broadway Bank In New Ad, Accuses Kirk Of Being Out Of Touch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after the failure of his family's bank, Alexi Giannoulias released a new ad using the bank's closure to slam his opponent Mark Kirk, accusin...

Is Today The End For Giannoulias' Broadway Bank?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal regulators have entered the family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias Friday evening, and NBC Chicago reports that a worker...

Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Troubles Could Haunt Him In The Senate Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The bank owned by Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' family could fail in just days, forcing him to overcome a notable business stu...

Andrew Romanoff, Michael Bennet, and the Future of Our Country

David Thielen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Thielen

Senator Bennet will not vote against the fundamental self-interest of the banks, because he believes what is good for the banks is good for America.

Local Pols Spar Over Releasing Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: After days of pressure from his opponent Pat Quinn, Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has agreed to release his tax returns from ...

Mark Kirk Wants Stimulus Funds To Fight Illinois Corruption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has campaigned on his opposition to what he calls "Speaker Pelosi's trillion-dollar stimulus plan." No...

Mayor Daley: Giannoulias' Bank Troubles Are No Reason To Drop Out Of Race

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley Tuesday stood up for embattled Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias who is hearing rumblings that he should step aside because of...