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Midterm Elections 2014

My Candidates Lost: Now What?

Amy Arndt | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Amy Arndt

My family remains a bit lost as we figure out what to do post-midterms. Our 11-year-old who remained involved throughout the midterms is ready to move on. In the car the other day, she nudged me to find a new hobby.

Dem Congressman Wins Nation's Most Expensive House Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has won the race to represent California's 7th District. The AP called the race Wednesday, over two weeks after Election Day....

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

'The Movement For Racial Justice Is Bigger Than A Political Party'

Essence | Rashad Robinson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities. It’s a reminder that our fight ...

3 Things We Could Do With the Money Spent on the 2014 Midterm Elections

Claire Standley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Claire Standley

So, imagine for a minute that all those corporate donations, Super PACs, individual contributions and public money wasn't spent on persuading us why one politician is better than another -- what could $4 billion buy?

Reflections on the 2014 Midterm Elections

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Rather than stand and fight, the Democratic National Committee decided to run away and decouple their reelection campaign from the very visible, 24/7 presence of President Obama. This was their "playbook" for holding or increasing Democratic Party seats in the House and Senate. How did that work out?

Nick Wing

Unhappy With The Election Results? Just Look At The People Your Neighbors Voted Into Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

As the dust settles and we take a closer look at Tuesday night's election results, we can't help but wonder what some voters were thinking. As with ev...

Howard Fineman

Dear World: No, America Is Still Not United

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It would be nice to think that, after years of ever-deeper anger, division and paralysis, the U.S. government would unite -- out of exhau...

Republican Challenger Loses California House Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

California state Assemblyman Dan Logue lost his challenge to incumbent Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) in Tuesday's election. Logue, who has served ...

Veteran Dem Mike Honda Survives Challenge From Ro Khanna

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

Veteran Rep. Mike Honda has defeated fellow Democrat Ro Khanna in the race to represent California's 17th District in the closest race of the progress...

Mark Takai Wins Midterm Election Race Against Charles Djou

Civil Beat | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Hawaii state Rep. Mark Takai (D) defeated Republican Charles Djou in the state's 1st Congressional District Tuesday. The race quickly became one o...

Nation's First Soda Tax Passes In Berkeley, Fails in San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Local ballot measures in California to create the nation’s first taxes on sugary drinks saw both victory and defeat Tuesday when a bill won in Berke...

Darrell Issa Re-Elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday. Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, face...

Ted Cruz Still Won't Back Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Ted Cruz refused to say whether or not he would support Mitch McConnell for Senate majority leader even after his party secured control of both chambe...

Don Ytterberg Midterm Election Results: Republican Challenger Falls Short In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Don Ytterberg lost to Rep. Ed Perlmutter in Colorado's 7th District Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Ytterberg is a fo...

Ed Perlmutter Midterm Election Results: Democrat Holds Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Ed Perlmutter defeated Republican businessman Don Ytterberg in Colorado's 7th District Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Ytterberg is a f...

Former Clinton Official James Lee Witt Loses House Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat James Lee Witt, who served as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under former President Bill Clinton, lost to Republican sta...

Andrew Romanoff Midterm Election Results: Democrat Fails To Topple GOP Incumbent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) was defeated by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) in the state's 6th District Tuesday, the Associated Pres...

Mike Coffman Midterm Election Results: GOP Incumbent Defeats Andrew Romanoff

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) defeated former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in Colorado's 6th District Tuesday. The race between Coffman an...

Irv Halter Jr. Midterm Election Results: Democratic Challenger Falls Short In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Irv Halter Jr. lost to Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) in the state's 5th District Tuesday. Halter Jr. is a retired Air Force Major General. ...

Doug Lamborn Midterm Election Results: Republican Congressman Wins Another Term

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) defeated Democrat Irv Halter Jr. in the state's 5th District Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Lamborn has served ...

Ken Buck Midterm Election Results: GOP Candidate Cruises To Victory

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck (R) defeated Democrat Vic Meyers in Colorado's heavily Republican 4th District Tuesday. Buck was originally...

Ryan Grim

Voters Driven By Anger At Economy Reward Republicans At Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With midterm election returns beginning to come in, Republicans are expanding their majority in the House of Representatives and picking...

Live Election Coverage: Watch As Midterm Results Pour In

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterm elections are taking place Tuesday, Nov. 4. HuffPost's Senate forecast predicts a GOP takeover. You can follow all the news on Huf...

November 2014 Elections Taking Place Today

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

The November 2014 elections take place around the U.S. today, with voters in key states headed to the polls. States with key Senate races include K...