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2014 Senate Races

Natalie Jackson

Differences Between Registered And Likely Voter Polls Didn't Affect Fall Trends In 2014 Senate Forecast | Natalie Jackson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

The big story in the 2014 Senate elections was Republicans’ success. In hindsight, the evidence was clear that Republicans were gaining support in t...

Dana Liebelson

America, Meet Your New Republican Bosses | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican victories in Tuesday's Senate elections push out a Democratic old guard and usher in a new crop of hungry GOPers, some just g...

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell Claims To Admire Collegial Leaders, But Can He Be One? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Mitch McConnell has done his share of bipartisan deals in the Senate, but almost always on his own terms and almost always after he helped create the crisis that he then takes credit for ending. Now he must keep the peace among potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate, pacify the tea party wing while showing that the GOP is “ready to govern,” deal with the hapless Republican leadership in the House, and even reach out to President Barack Obama, who has reason to be wary. McConnell has the skill to bridge divides within the GOP in the Senate, and maybe in Congress as a whole. That will be his first challenge. Whether he can speak to the whole country and try to bring Americans together -- and whether he wants to -- will become clear in the months ahead.

Obama: 'This Is Probably The Worst' Situation For Senate Democrats Since Eisenhower

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the political landscape for this midterm election tilts against Senate Democrats. He compares the stat...

After Costly Campaigns, Much Hangs in Balance as Alaskans Go to Polls

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaskans go to the polls today to settle the costliest election in the state's history -- one in which voters will select the next governor, a U.S. senator and its lone representative in the U.S. House.

When The 2014 Debates Got Real, What Were These Candidates Really Thinking?

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

In politics, candidates are usually on their best behavior during debates. But then comes that smile, that smirk, even a frown -- each of which is ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: How The Senate Polls Could Be Wrong | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

With the most crucial Senate races remaining close, we look at how the polling might be disproved on Election Day. National polls show little consensu...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senate Battle Looks As Competitive As Ever, But GOP Holds The Edge | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterms are going down to the wire, but Republicans hold a slim edge in the states they need to take control of the Senate, new polling find...

Sam Stein

With Senate At Stake, Democrats Angry At Colleagues For Sitting On Cash | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who aren't running for re-election this year and those who have retired were sitting on nearly $52 million in campaign ...

Cutting Through the Noise: Nonpartisan Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

To cut through the cynicism, we've produced nonpartisan voter guides where we sum up candidate positions as concisely as possible so readers can make accurate comparisons.

Christina Wilkie

GOP Senate Candidate Has Up To $1 Million Managed By Swiss Private Bank Fund | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican David Perdue, the Georgia businessman running for U.S. Senate, has as much as $1 million invested in an exclusive fund manage...

Howard Fineman

10 Things To Know If The GOP Runs The Senate | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s easy to think that little will change if Republicans win the Senate. They won’t have a filibuster-proof majority. The place is ...

Nasty Attacks Dominate Airwaves In Senate Battleground States

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Editor...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Don't Count On This Year's Elections Ending In November | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Five states offer reasons not to stay up late on November 4. Gubernatorial races in Connecticut and Massachusetts continue to look like nailbiters. An...

Gun Control Groups Stand By Their Candidates, NRA Abandons Pro-Gun Dems

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The gun lobby may have abandoned Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), even though both senators voted against a universal backgro...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Edges Ahead In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy & Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

A SurveyUSA Bluegrass Poll, released Monday, gives Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes the advantage over Republican Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky Sena...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Battle For The Senate Close And Competitive In Latest Polling | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The battle to control the Senate remains deeply competitive, according to new data from CBS/New York Times/YouGov polling conducted nationwide and NBC...

Kate Sheppard

Big Greens Spending Big Green In 2014 Midterms | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First there was a pickup truck. Then there was an ark. The vehicle of choice for drawing attention to the NextGen Climate Action Comm...

GOP Gives Kay Hagan A Taste Of Her Own Medicine

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic ...

Arthur Delaney

Tom Cotton Makes Ridiculous Farm Bill Ad | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a new TV ad, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) would have you believe that President Barack Obama forced Congress to give poor people food st...

Paul Blumenthal

Surprise! House And Senate Fundraising Drops Ahead of 2014 Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may come as a surprise, but politicians running for Congress have raised less money for November's midterm elections than they had ra...

Christina Wilkie

Terri Lynn Land Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting 'Unreached People' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout her run for the Senate, Michigan Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land has been forced to fend off criticism of her family’s...

Natalie Jackson

How HuffPost Forecasts Senate Elections: The Technical Details | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The HuffPost Pollster Senate prediction model has three parts: averaging public polls, calculating probabilities race by race and calculating the over...

Sen. Pat Roberts Tied With Independent Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is running dead even against independent challenger Greg Orman, according to the first Kansas Senate poll since the Democrat...