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2014 Election

Jason Linkins

Better Know A Koch Brother!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

As the 2014 midterms approach, the billionaire industrialists and politically conservative uber-donors known as the Koch Brothers continue to loom lar...

Dem Group Boosts Rep's GOP Challenger In Hopes Of Splitting Primary Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

One of the most contentious primaries in the country reached a fever pitch Thursday after a labor-backed Democratic political action committee adopted...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Self-Contradictory Take On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R) says she thinks the legality of same-sex marriage should be left up to the states -- but w...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Iowa GOP Candidate Cites Gabby Giffords Shooting As Reason He Carries Gun To Statehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican candidate for Congress said he sometimes carries a gun to the Iowa Statehouse because of the 2011 attack on former Rep. Gab...

Ignoring Cancer

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Our world needs leaders who take climate change as seriously as they would a diagnosis of cancer. It sounds dire -- because it is dire. Countries will disappear, poverty will rise, and the health of our children will suffer. We have a moral obligation to address climate change.

GOP Hits Dem Gubernatorial Candidate For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Republicans looking to boost one of their incumbents, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are making a calculation that they can tarnish his Democratic opponent...

Break-In Reported At GOP House Candidate's Campaign Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Police responded to a reported break-in at a Republican congressional candidate's campaign headquarters in San Diego on Wednesday. NBC 7 San Diego ...

Defeated GOP Senate Candidate To Endorse Her Former Rival

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will endorse one of her former Senate Republican primary rivals as the race heads to a runoff. Hand...

Dem Wins Runoff To Challenge John Cornyn

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Dallas-based dentist David Alameel has won the Democratic primary for Texas' Senate seat, the Associated Press reports. Alameel and rival Kesha Rog...

Controversial Democrat Loses Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Kesha Rogers, a follower of the controversial Lyndon LaRouche movement, has lost the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' Senate race, the Associated P...

Alameel Wins Texas Senate Runoff

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

David Alameel has won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' Senate race, the Associated Press reports. Alameel, a Dallas-based dentist, defeated ...

Dewhurst Loses Runoff In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst lost Tuesday's runoff primary to state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Associated Press reports. Tuesday's election ...

Patrick Wins Runoff For GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick has won the Republican runoff primary for Texas lieutenant governor, the Associated Press reports. The tea party-backed Patr...

Dan Patrick Wins Texas Runoff Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) has lost his runoff primary, the Associated Press reports. Dewhurst, who has held the post since 2003,...

Poll: Hawaii Voters Moving Toward Schatz In U.S. Senate Race

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- With less than two months to go before the first votes will be cast, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) leads U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Haw...

Details Of Wendy Davis Memoir Revealed

Texas Tribune | Aman Batheja | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

The soon-to-be published memoir from state Sen. Wendy Davis has a title and a cover. Davis, the Fort Worth Democratic senator who shot to national pr...

Senator's Attack Ties Opponent To Photo Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

A Republican senator unveiled a new attack ad tying his tea party challenger to a developing scandal over a blogger who was arrested for taking photog...

Republicans Bet That Latinos Are Idiots

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recently published an orotund statement predicated on a lie, betting that Hispanic Americans are incapable of distinguishing between fact and fiction.

Kate Sheppard

Some Democratic Senate Candidates Want To Talk About Climate; Others, Not So Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican Senate candidates are nearly unanimous in their desire to either ignore or deny the existence of global warming, the ma...

Sam Stein

Meet The Only GOP Senate Candidate Who Addresses Global Warming On His Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You probably have no idea who Jim Rubens is. Nor should you, really. Even the most politically savvy observer would struggle to name eve...

GOP House Candidate Sued By Rival For Defamation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

An already heated Republican primary in a South Jersey congressional district became even more acrimonious this week. Insurance executive and forme...

Paul Blumenthal

David Koch, Donald Trump Lead Wealthy Donors Past Now-Dead Campaign Finance Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some wealthy donors have already blown past limits on campaign contributions to political parties that were voided by the Supreme Court'...

Ben Carson Praises GOP Candidate's 'Savvy' Stance On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

In an interview with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV, conservative darling Dr. Ben Carson lent his seal of approval to Monica Wehby's public stance on ab...

Tea Party Leader Arrested In Connection With Photos Of Senator's Wife

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

The vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and one other suspect were arrested Thursday in connection with photographs of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-M...

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Spoofs 'The Dating Game' In Appeal To Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans attempted to show that they're really trying to reach out to women voters by talking about women as “ornamental” and playing music fro...