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2014 Election

Amanda Terkel

May 20 Primaries Pose Tests For Mitch McConnell, Tea Partiers And The Clintons

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday marks a big day for primary elections around the country, with races testing the tea party's strength, the power of the Clintons...

Brown To Hedge Fund Execs: 'You Have A Role To Play' In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who is running to return to the Senate from the Granite State, urged hedge fund executives at a Las Vegas conferenc...

Third Way's Attacks On Elizabeth Warren Resurface In Close Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The feud between Third Way and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has surfaced in a way the corporate-backed think tank probably didn't intend. After ...

McConnell And Grimes Are Pushing The Same Message

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — In this small Kentucky town near the Tennessee border, where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by 2 to 1, A...

Republicans Cry Foul

AP | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue says his chief rivals in the GOP race for Georgia's open Senate seat are falsely accusing him ...

Report: GOP Senate Candidate Accused Of Stalking, Harassment By Ex-Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate was accused by her ex-boyfriend of “stalking” him, entering his home without his permission and “harassing” his ...

Vote For This Democrat, Prevent Insurance Execs From Throwing Dance Parties

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

"Insurance executives" boisterously dance on tables, guzzle Champagne and throw bills in the air as a Democrat running in a competitive House race ima...

Dem Candidate Asks Feds To Review GOP Opponent's Business Practices

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

A Democrat running to be Massachusetts' governor asked federal securities regulators Thursday to look into an opponents' work with a venture capital f...

Lesbian PAC Unveils First Midterm Election Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

LPAC, the country's only lesbian-backed political action committee, announced its first round of endorsements for this election cycle, as well as a si...

Few Chances For Tea Party Victories In Upcoming Primaries

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — With Republican Ben Sasse, tea party groups figured out the riddle of winning elections in 2014: Claim a Republican as a member...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Brown Tried To Sabotage His Opponent's Signature Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown called Senate Republican leadership to urge them to stop a bipartisan energy efficiency bill,...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Attends Pro-Choice Event, Anti-Abortion Groups Freak Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A Republican businessman challenging Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) attended an abortion-rights gala Saturday. Unsurprisingly, anti-abortion groups in th...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Senate Candidate Removes Posts On Votes Against Sandy Relief From Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate from Arkansas voted against billions of dollars in assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims in January 2013 and then proce...

Clay Aiken Wins Primary In North Carolina House Race

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "American Idol" entertainer Clay Aiken has won a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat. ...

Democrats Employ Their Fathers In Tough Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Father's Day isn't for another month, but a number of the country's top Senate contests are already seeing a flood of television ads featuring the fat...

Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary and businessman Keith Crisco, who challenged former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomina...

Nevada Governor Makes Embarrassing Mistake In Campaign Mailer

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A popular Republican governor up for reelection this year sent out an innocuous campaign mailer that wouldn't have attracted much attention were it no...

Cantor Booed, Heckled By Tea Partiers In His Home District

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics

Tea party activists heckled and booed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Saturday at a GOP event in the congressman's home district. Republ...

Charlie Crist Goes After 'Fraud' Rick Scott

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG ��-- Completing a weekend that kicked off the governor's race in the crucial Tampa Bay area, former Gov. Charlie Crist roused a cro...

Dick Cheney Gives Another Big Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Republican Pete Ricketts in the Nebraska governor's race, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Rickett...

Dem Senator Attacks GOP Senate Opponent Over Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A senator in a tough reelection race unveiled a new front in his attacks against a well-funded Republican challenger by attempting to make marriage eq...

Someone Wants This Candidate Out Of The Race -- But Is It Him?

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Mark Fisher, a tea partier running for governor in Massachusetts, claims the state's Republican Party offered him $1 million to drop out of the race i...

Darrell Issa Tears Into GOP Candidate Over 'Hateful & Ignorant Garbage'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a searing condemnation of California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Thursday, asserting that the tea part...

GOP Senate Candidate Wrestles An Alligator In His First Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A tea party-backed Senate candidate wants to take his alligator wrestling skills from the Louisiana swamps to the swamps of Washington, D.C. In hi...

GOP Candidate: Making Christians Cover Birth Control Is Like Making Jews Serve Neo-Nazis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress equated the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover contraceptives as a preventive benefit with forcing p...