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2014 Election

Willie Nelson To Sing For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), unveiled a special guest for an April BBQ fundraiser in Houston: coun...

Scott Brown Is Still A Regular Guy Who Drives A Truck, Just Now In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) released his first TV ad Thursday in his bid to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), as he works to convince New Ham...

Eric Cantor's Unofficial Rival Dukes It Out With Fox News

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A self-described Democratic rival to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took his "war" against Fox News straight to the network on Thursday. In an interview ...

Group Backing Dem Senator Touts Obamacare Success Story

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act remains deeply unpopular across the conservative terrain of Alaska, but a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's r...

GOP Candidate Refuses To Answer Basic Questions About Minimum Wage, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Republican financial executive Mike McFadden, who hopes to challenge Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in November, avoided giving specific answers about his ...

Mark Pryor, Vulnerable Arkansas Democrat, Not Doomed After All

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Despite rumblings that Sen. Mark Pryor is all but certain to lose to his reelection battle this year, a pair of new polls shows the Arkansas Democrat ...

Obama Meets With Wendy Davis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House ...

House Democratic Candidate Takes On Bill Clinton In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D) has released a new Web ad in his congressional campaign criticizing former President Bill Clinton, as Clinton...

Veto-Wielding GOP Gov Faces Tough Reelection Fight

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA, Maine, April 9 (Reuters) - Maine Republican governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill Wednesday to expand Medicaid ...

Vance McAllister's Potential Challenger Calls On Him To Resign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

A potential challenger to married Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who was caught on tape kissing a staffer, has called on him to resign. "This is an...

Independent Senate Candidate Brings Along His Glock For Latest Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bob Quast's web ad for his campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) doesn't just feature a baby and a petite dog but also a gun and a kni...

Poll Shows California Gov With Huge Lead Over GOP Rivals

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Gov. Jerry Brown's public approval rating has risen to a new high, as he pummels a crop of little-known Republicans in his bid for re-election, accord...

Paul Blumenthal

Nothing Really Compares To The Koch Political Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch become a focus of Democratic Party attacks for their big spending in the 2014 electi...

House Majority PAC Posts Big Haul In First 3 Months of 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

House Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, raised more than $5.2 million in the first three mont...

Marco Rubio To Support Scott Brown In Senate Bid, Politico Reports

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans on supporting former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) as he launches a bid to return to the Senate, this time representing N...

Clinton Endorses In Heated Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's (D) early endorsement of Hillary Clinton as she sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 appeared to pa...

Does Turnout Doom Democrats in 2014?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Yes, Democratic turnout is comparatively lower than Republicans in midterm elections compared to presidential elections. Yes, Democrats are disadvantaged by this. Yes, Republicans are trying to restrict voting in the names of vote fraud and election uniformity. However, there is a glaring fact, come the light of day.

Dem Candidate Calls For Federal Investigation Into Ohio Voting Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), continued his battle against voting restrictions...

GOP Senate Candidate And Physician Helps Treat Fellow Airplane Passenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in a close Senate contest, put his professional background as a physician to ...

New Koch Brothers-Backed Group To Begin Airing Ads In Key Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A political nonprofit associated with conservative funders Charles and David Koch will begin airing TV ads in Colorado and Iowa, according to televisi...

Scott Brown Kicking Off Senate Campaign

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who has been mulling a Senate run in New Hampshire for the past few months, pl...

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Run For Connecticut State Senate Seat

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut. Two people briefed on the decision sa...

GOP Governor Hopeful's Wife Claims She's A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who is running to unseat Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), aimed to moderate his message in a new campaign ad featurin...

Republicans Face Big Divide Ahead Of Key Elections

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to...

Republicans Split Over Home State Projects

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to...