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2014 Election

Candidate Who Blames Gay Rights For Tornadoes Nabs Big GOP Win

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

A Republican candidate who believes that God dictates weather patterns and that tornadoes, autism and dementia are God's punishments for marriage equa...

Contentious Dem Candidate Explains Why He Couldn't Have Voted For Obama

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) drummed up support for his newly-announced Congressional bid on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" Tuesday by explain...

Key Reports Hint At Parties' Goals

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are trying to convert hard-won gains in statehouses to successes in this November's congressional elections and the 20...

Rauner, Oberweis Win Illinois Primaries

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican nominee for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says Gov. Pat Quinn is a failure and "we're going to get him gone th...

Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT & SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for I...

Rauner Wins Race To Challenge Pat Quinn

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner has won the Republican primary to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in his reelection race this fall, the Associated Press reports. ...

Oberweis Wins Primary In Illinois Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Jim Oberweis defeated Doug Truax in Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reports. Oberweis, who was el...

Oberweis Wins Race To Challenge Dick Durbin

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — A state legislator and dairy magnate has defeated a suburban Chicago businessman in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Illinoi...

Pat Quinn Wins Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) won the Tuesday primary to again be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, the Associated Press reports. Quinn, who was...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Drops Out Of Colorado Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill (R) announced Monday that he is dropping his Senate bid, Colorado Peak Politics reports, leaving Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Co...

Voters Head To The Polls In Illinois Primary

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in heavily Democratic Illinois go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will set the November slate for governor, U....

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association will endorse Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) Monday, wading into a competitive Republican primary in which Simpson faces a ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Karl Rove Thinks GOP Senate Takeover Is 'Highly Likely'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

GOP strategist Karl Rove thinks that a Republican Senate takeover is in the cards this November. "With 14 seats in play on the Democratic side and ...

California Gov's Race Illustrates GOP's Ongoing Struggle

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The ongoing struggle over the direction of the GOP played out this weekend as the California Republican Party met at its c...

Democrats Look To Limit Obamacare Fallout After Florida Loss

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of li...

Condoleezza Rice Urges Republican Party To Be More Inclusive

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday called on the Republi...

Elizabeth Warren Pounces On Scott Brown's Senate Plans

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Shortly after former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) announced he was exploring a second bid in New Hampshire, his main 2012 adversary immediately voiced h...

Scott Brown Forms Exploratory Committee For Potential New Hampshire Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for another Senate run, this time in the state of New Hampsh...

This Ex-Con And Former Governor Will Reportedly Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) will reportedly launch his campaign for the state's Sixth Congressional District on Monday, according to The...

Samantha Lachman

Obamacare Timing Becomes An Issue In Competitive Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

A new ad in a competitive Senate race in Arkansas takes aim at the Affordable Care Act -- but it doesn't tell the whole story. Americans for Prospe...

Anti-Obamacare Ads Account For Almost Half Of All Ads This Election Cycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Of the 66,000 television ads for House and Senate races that aired through March 9, more than 30,000 conveyed an anti-Affordable Care Act message, Blo...

Jon Ward

How GOP Wins In 2014 Could Set Up 'Rude Awakening' In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A veteran Republican digital consultant warned Thursday that a successful election this fall could set back the Republican Party's effor...

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

Lindsey Graham Challenger Calls The Senator 'Ambiguously Gay'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Police officer and political novice Dave Feliciano, who is contesting the Republican primary to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said on the steps...

Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...