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2014 Election

McConnell Challenger Criticized For Cockfighting Comments

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it was "a bad idea" to outlaw cockfighting and that he "will not support it."...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Mega-Donors Dominate Super PAC Race As Republicans Hide In 'Dark Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. heads into the third national election since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, super PACs are still raking in the ...

Dem Gov Candidate Admits Parts Of Policy Platform Were Plagiarized

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Democrat and businessman Tom Wolf, who is running for governor in Pennsylvania, admitted that parts of his "Fresh Start" policy plan aren't exactly fr...

Samantha Lachman

Grimes Hits McConnell For Saying It's 'Not My Job' To Create Local Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A small item in a local newspaper is at the center of the most recent dust-up between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his likely ge...

Dem Senator Doesn't Like Florida's Direction Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has repeatedly said he wouldn't jump into the race to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). But that doesn't mean Nelson isn't...

Dem Candidate Accuses Rival Of Violating Campaign Finance Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A Philadelphia-area Democratic congressional primary took a rancorous turn as one of the leading contenders accused the other of violating campaign fi...

Senators Erroneously Receive Threatening Letters After Agency's Snafu

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The Federal Election Commission has issued 21 U.S. Senate candidates — both Democratic and Republi...

Dems Should Start an 'I Got Covered' Obamacare Grassroots Campaign... Now

Colin Delany | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Colin Delany

So, who's up for it? I'm in -- somebody just find us a home. Let's not let some media-driven conventional wisdom deny us a chance to help millions of people hold on to the small slice of a better life they were just now able to reach.

Republicans Pick Candidate In Race For Radel's Seat

AP | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company has won a Republican primary in Florida for the seat of a congressman who resign...

Clawson Wins GOP Primary For Radel's Former Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans in Florida's 19th District have chosen businessman Curt Clawson as the party's nominee in the special election to replace former Rep. Trey...

After Trey Radel's Resignation, Republicans Face Off In Special Election

Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Curt Clawson is the Republican nominee in the special election to fill former Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) seat, following the congressman's January res...

Republican Wins Primary For Radel's Seat

Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Curt Clawson has defeated three other challengers in the race for Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) former House seat, the Associated Press reports. Claws...

Republican Wins Primary For Trey Radel's House Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Curt Clawson has won the Tuesday special election to determine who will battle to win the seat of former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), the Associated Pres...

Florida GOP Special Election Taking Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A special election is taking place in southwest Florida Tuesday, with four Republicans facing off for the chance to replace Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.). ...

Republicans Face Off In Race To Replace Trey Radel

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A special election in southwest Florida Tuesday will determine which Republian will fight to replace Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who stepped down in Jan...

Paul Blumenthal

After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contrib...

New Ad Questions Clay Aiken's 'Invisible' Presence On Presidential Committee

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

One of Clay Aiken's Democratic primary opponents is attacking the former "American Idol" runner-up for missing meetings during his tenure on the Presi...

GOP Senate Candidate Warns Vladimir Putin Is Closely Watching His Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's Senate race could determine which party controls the upper chamber. But Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Land...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch Second Post-McCutcheon Supercommittee To Tap Megadonors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year, the Republican Party launches a fundraising committee linking a handful of its most important Senate candidates together to ...

These Democrats Aren't Running Away From Obamacare In Their Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

While some Democrats are advertising their resistance to the Affordable Care Act, others, such as Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), are embracing the hea...

Governor's Reelection Campaign 'Unflappable' Amid Challenges, Criticism

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Tom Fontaine | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

Gov. Tom Corbett is under fire from all directions. Four Democrats seeking the party's nod to run against Corbett in November are laying waste to his...

GOP Campaign Committee Has $31 Million To Help Hold On To The House

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

DNC Chair Says GOP Will Lose In 2014 Because They Nominate 'Extremists'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) rejected speculation Sunday that Democrats will get trounced in the 2014 midterm elections, inste...

Republicans Making Bold Play For Oregon Senate Seat

AP | By JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected ...

Contentious Senate Race Sparks Democratic Feud

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the...