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2012 Senate Races

Former GOP Rep: 'Republicans Love People Who Have Money'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) learned a lesson that he "didn't like" when he was crushed by Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon in a 2012 senat...

Adam Carlson

Democrats Favored to Retain Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Election Day arrives, Democrats are in a strong position to maintain their majority in the Senate. But for much of 2012, Democratic c...

Adam Carlson

Mourdock's Support Slips in Indiana

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Two new independent polls of the Indiana Senate race show Richard Mourdock (R) losing significant ground to his opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), ...

Top GOP Senator Cold On Potential Senate Takeover

Politico | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, who is retiring at the end of the year, gave a frank assessment of the GOP’s chances of taking control of the chamber....

Adam Carlson

Nebraska Senate Race May Be Competitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Up until this week, state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) seemed headed to a decisive victory against former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) in the race for the open U.S. Se...

Adam Carlson

Late Blunders May Hurt Candidates In Tossup Senate Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Blunders by candidates in two pivotal Senate races over the past week could end up putting their campaigns in jeopardy, in turn affecting the overall ...

Dems On Their Candidate: 'It's Pretty Sad'

The Washington Post | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WHITES CREEK, Tenn. — The Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee has no campaign headquarters, a fundraising drive stuck at $278 and on...

LISTEN: Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill To A Dog

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's Saturday fundraiser was highlighted by a questionable analogy. ...

Adam Carlson

Massachusetts Senate Race Shifts Toward Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, Elizabeth Warren now appears to be the slight favorite to defeat Sen. Scott Brown ...

Nebraska Senate Race Gets Personal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Nebraska Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey is attempting to use a neighborhood dispute to close the gap with Republican rival Deb Fischer. Ker...

Chris Christie: GOP Senate Candidate Is 'More Popular' Than Mitt

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

At the local level, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have more stock in GOP Senate candidate Joe Kyrillos than GOP presidential hopeful Mitt ...

Adam Carlson

Romney's Lonely Debate Bounce

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's bounce from the first presidential debate in Denver last week has not significantly affected many of the key races that will decide whic...

North Carolina Senate Candidate Wields Transvaginal Probe At Opponent

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler (D) released a new ad attacking incumbent Republican state Sen. Thom Goolsby, featuring Butler wieldi...

Poll Finds Mixed Bag For Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

Entering the final month of campaigning, support among likely voters continues to be there for Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D). Fa...

Adam Carlson

Polls: Republicans Still Far From Senate Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the exception of Connecticut, where a new poll released on Thursday indicates a very close race for the open Senate seat being vaca...

Todd Akin Aide Defends 'Ladylike' Comment

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Washington, D.C. — Republicans close to Rep. Todd Akin dismissed his apparent weakness among female voters as a matter of "optics" and see their pat...

Conservative Threat Has Dem Control In Jeopardy

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The outlook for the 2012 Senate races. Click here to check out HuffPost's Election Dashboard....

Mark Blumenthal

Rising Democratic Enthusiasm Boosts Chances for Holding Senate Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the two weeks since the Democratic National Convention, Democratic Senate candidates have been making considerable gains in the polls...

GOP Senate Candidate Voted To Make Abortion A Felony Crime

BuzzFeed | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

Rick Berg, North Dakota's at-large congressman and a candidate for Senate, voted to criminalize abortion in the state as a Class AA felony, including ...

Conservative Super PAC Targets Democrats With Multi-Million Dollar Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, launched a $4.2 million ad buy Thursday attacking Democratic Senate candidates in...

YWCA Asks GOP Senate Candidate To Pull Misleading Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of YWCA Cass Clay, a nonprofit group backing women, has asked North Dakota Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rick Be...

Tea Party Favorite Willing To 'Work With Martians'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

Texas senate candidate Ted Cruz (R) turned to outer space on Sunday to make a political point. In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Tea Party ...

Tea Party Seeks To Avoid Repeating Mistakes Of 2010's 'Sure Losers'

Roll Call | David M. Drucker and Abby Livingston | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

As Washington's tea party class endeavors to rekindle the movement's magic, this month's Texas Republican Senate primary stands as a crucial test of i...

Patrick McHenry Owes Scott Brown a Big Apology

Mike Lux | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Rep. Patrick McHenry wanted Elizabeth Warren to not be head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He got his wish. But now Massachusetts has a fearsome Senate candidate who has Republican Sen. Scott Brown very nervous.

George LeMieux: I'm No Charlie Crist

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.), known as the political mastermind behind former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, is trying to distance himself fr...