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2014 Election

'Turn Out For What:' Lil Jon Has Got The Beat To Make Your Booty Go Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

If "turn down for what" is a rhetorical question about why one would cease partying, "turn out for what" represents the calculation about how to motiv...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Investment In Unlikely 2014 Senate Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "super PAC to end all super PACs" is making its second-biggest foray into 2014 elections with a $1 million expenditure supporting De...

#TurnOutForWhat? Our Values, For a Start

Laura Reyes | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Laura Reyes

At AFSCME, we've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. People across the country are sharing why they're turning out to the polls on Nov. 4 and they're recruiting others to do the same. It's not just a hashtag; it's a call to action that we will heed on Election Day.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senate Candidates Try To Embrace Climate Change Now That Their Primaries Are Over | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senate candidates Scott Brown and Cory Gardner on Monday embraced the notion that climate change is caused in part by human a...

Republicans, Try Progression -- Not Suppression

Courtney McKinney | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

To remain relevant, Republicans must reach people in America now, not the people who lived here in the past. The current brand of conservatism may have worked for people historically (or not), but that was then, we need to progress to now.

Live Free or Buy: Is New Hampshire's Senate Seat for Sale?

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Kristen Hotham Carroll

New Hampshire's state motto has amused the masses for many years. "Live free or die" is quite a statement, but it is one we Granite Staters cherish. While votes are bought and sold in so many markets, New Hampshire has always been able to think for itself.

Jason Linkins

Just Chill With All The Predictions, Bill Kristol | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol ... well, he has this reputation of "faulty predictions" and "bad advice" and being "consistently wrong" about ever...

Bruce Braley: Running Clean in the Heartland

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you are an Iowan who likes dirty air, dirty water and unlimited quantities of harmful pollution, you are in luck. There is a Senate candidate in your home state who you are going to love: Joni Ernst. Luckily for Iowa voters, there is another candidate who is Running Clean.

Samantha Lachman

Senate Candidates Get The Tinder Treatment With New Online App | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Move over, Tinder and Hinge, because there's a new app tempting you to swipe right. The digital news organization Vocativ released i...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Battle For The Senate Close And Competitive In Latest Polling | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The battle to control the Senate remains deeply competitive, according to new data from CBS/New York Times/YouGov polling conducted nationwide and NBC...

Early Voting and Still a Month to Go

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The second week of early voting has ended and 88,371 people have voted in all reporting states, with 31 days to go until Election Day on Nov. 4. Early vote should easily eclipse 2010 in absolute terms, and likely signals higher overall turnout.

The 10 Most Vulnerable Governors In The Country

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

While the odds favor a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate, the story is slightly different across the gubernatorial map. Democrats are optimistic ...

These Are The 10 Races That Will Determine Which Party Controls The Senate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Republicans are anticipating that they'll be able to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from Democrats, as they have to net just six seats to win the ma...

20 Key House Races You Should Be Watching Before Election Day

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

With just over a month until Nov. 4, a number of congressional seats remain in play. Democrats would need to defy forecasters and net 17 seats to take...

Bill Clinton Can Save Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Because Clinton can act as both a star player for Democrats and a believable referee for voters, alone among national figures, he provides a major advantage to Democrats.

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

If You Live In One Of These States, You're Probably Really Sick Of Campaign Ads

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Rigging the Game for Wisconsin's Voter ID Supporters

Jon Sherman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

As long as the state is not required to justify its ID laws with facts and introduce evidence that its last-minute procedural changes actually cure constitutional and Voting Rights Act violations, they will always win. Always.

Colorado Senate Race Comes Down to Latino Support

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 11.30.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

The lesson is crystal-clear, whether in Nevada or Colorado: When politicians fail to support comprehensive immigration reform, they not only lose Hispanic voters -- they also increasingly lose elections.

GOP Senate Candidate Claims A Bill He Cosponsored Doesn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running for Senate, continues to insist that he doesn't consider the fetal personhood bill he cosponsored to be a ...

Amanda Terkel

Teachers Union Set To Spend More In 2014 Than Any Other Election Cycle Ever | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national teachers union is set to spend a record amount in the 2014 election cycle, focused on ousting several conservative governors ...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

A Way to Win: Election Talk with Celinda Lake

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There is much to be done to prevent a Republican victory in November, and not much time to do it. The good news is that there is substantial polling data which lays out exactly what must be done. The question is, will enough Democrats get the message?

Igor Bobic

Why 2014 Is The Greatest Election Ever ... In One Map | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

The prevailing theory about the 2014 election, at least according to pundits, is that it's an election about nothing. No dominant theme explains issue...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...