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2014 Election

Boehner's Challenger Loses Job Over 'Electile Dysfunction' Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) primary challenger was dismissed from his adjunct professorship at a small Christian college over a web a...

Tea Party's Influence on the Wane?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Over the course of the next two months, the Tea Party movement may become to be seen (to mix a few metaphors) as more of a paper tiger than the tail that wags the Republican dog. To put it a little more concretely, the Tea Party may be losing some of its outsized influence over the Republican Party.

GOP Senate Candidate: Senators Don't Make That Much Money

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Though senators make $174,000 a year, a Republican Senate candidate and businessman isn't too impressed with their salaries. Asked by MSNBC's Kasi...

Boehner Faces Competition In His Reelection Primary

AP | By DAN SEWELL | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — John Boehner's primary races are often about as challenging as a tap-in putt. However, the U.S. House speaker and avid golfe...

Obamacare Becomes Weapon In Florida Governor's Race

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

The race for governor of Florida could hang on one issue: Obamacare. Already Gov. Rick Scott has spent more than $4 million on television ads remindi...

What Do Georgia And Hawaii Have In Common? A Congressional Candidate

Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Allan Levene is bringing the term "carpetbagger" into the 21st century. Earlier this year, the 64-year-old Georgia Republican was running for Cong...

Dem Senator In Tough Reelection Fight Airs Ad Hitting GOP Rivals On Abortion, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A Democrat in a tough reelection fight in Alaska isn't shying away from discussing reproductive rights issues. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) release...

In One Of The Country's Closest Primaries, Money Talks

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Sen. Brian Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) latest reports with the Federal Election Commission show he’s using his considerable cash advantage to ...

GOP Lawmaker Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) appears to have completely reversed his views on climate change as he fights to be reelected to a district hit hard by Hur...

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' | 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 | 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 | 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...