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Karl Rove's Group Funneled Dark Money To Help Elect GOP Senate

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the politically active nonprofit co-founded by Republican political strategist Karl Rove, raised $69 million and made l...

Thom Tillis Skips Islamic State Briefing After Attacking Opponent For The Same Thing

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who heavily criticized his Democratic opponent last year for missing a Senate briefing about the Islamic State, skipped out...

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina's Kay Hagan Won't Try To Return To The Senate In 2016 | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) has decided against challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016, leaving Democrats to weig...

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz Brushes Off Poor Senate Armed Services Attendance Record | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday brushed off concerns about his spotty attendance at hearings held by the Senate Armed Services Commit...

These States Were The Big Spenders And Penny Pinchers In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterm elections panned out to be the most expensive midterms ever, with total spending surpassing $3.67 billion. The country even saw its f...

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

During a presidential year with substantially higher turnout, Hagan more than likely would have been re-elected. When she won her first Senate term in 2008, Hagan outperformed Barack Obama in North Carolina by over 100,000 ballots, leading the statewide ticket with 2.25 million votes.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues' | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

Both Parties Must Act on Immigration, or Pay Price With Latino Voters

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 01.07.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

On November 4, Latino voters went to the polls motivated by one issue above all others -- immigration reform.

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

Kay Hagan Loses Senate Re-Election To Thom Tillis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) was narrowly defeated by North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) on Tuesday in one of the nation's closest Senate r...

Thom Tillis Defeats Kay Hagan In North Carolina Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) narrowly defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Tuesday in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate ...

Samantha Lachman

Republican Thom Tillis Defeats Sen. Kay Hagan In North Carolina | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) was narrowly defeated by North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) on Tuesday in one of the nation's highest-profile ...

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

Liberals Wrongly Repeat the Race Hustler Attack

Ian Haney López | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Ian Haney López

The New York Times last week ran its first front-page story of the season on political "race-baiting" -- except it raised questions about Democratic rather than Republican campaigns. There are really three stories here.

Election 2014: The Seinfeld Election About Absolutely Nothing Ends Its Run

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Say a fond farewell to the 2014 Seinfeld campaign. Unfortunately, it probably won't be the last corrupt big money-dominated campaign about absolutely nothing.

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Narrow In Key Senate Race | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

The North Carolina Senate race narrows to a near dead heat. Democrats say they're within the margin of error in Iowa and Colorado. And an unusually hi...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours o...

Jennifer Bendery

Anti-Gay Marriage Group Attacks Kay Hagan For Backing Judge Everyone Else Backed Too | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage launched a new ad Tuesday criticizing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) for voting to confirm a federal jud...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 12.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Stampede to the Exit

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Thanks to a Tar Heel friend who alerted me to issue ads in the North Carolina senate race, I now know that "for six years the policies of Barack Obama and Kay Hagan have dominated Washington." Karl Rove's American Crossroads, you see, is touting Republican Thom Tillis.

Senate Candidates In A Battle Of 'Extremes' In North Carolina

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican c...

Jason Linkins

Joni Ernst And The Shifting Politics Of Avoidance | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator and the GOP candidate for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat, stirred a lot of emotions Thursday, after she bailed on a nu...

De-Nationalizing an Election: Political Advertising in the Tillis-Hagan N.C. Senate Race

Allan Louden | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Allan Louden

A closer reading of the education ads in North Carolina's 2014 Senate race suggests they are not fully about education.