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Senate Elections 2012

Political Point Spread -- None Dare Call It Democracy

Richard Greener | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Richard Greener

There's a Super Bowl about to be played in the U.S. Senate and the point spread favors the Republicans.

McConnell Loses Big

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

* Republicans failed to defeat Obama or win back Senate * Frustrated colleagues seem set to keep McConnell as leader ...

Dems Hold Senate, May Expand Majority

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BY DAVID LAWDER, REUTERS Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, taking over hotly contested Republican seats in Massachusetts ...

Democrats Expand Grip On Senate

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BY TOM RAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Represen...

Democrats Retain Senate Control On Election Night

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in ...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Hold On To The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats defended their Senate majority Tuesday night, beating Republicans in the swing contests and trouncing the Tea Party in a pair ...

Adam Carlson

17 Senate Races To Watch

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Democrats currently hold a 53 to 47 majority in the Senate, including two independents that caucus with them. After gaining six seats in the 2010 midt...

GOP Strategist Warns Of 'Ticking Time Bombs'

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Senate elections are finally here, as well as hundreds of House races across the country. For all of the money being poured into the contests...

Senate Elections 2012: Democrats Fight To Prevent Republicans From Retaking Control

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The Senate elections in 2012 could result in a shift in party control in the upper congressional chamber. Democrats are looking to prevail over Rep...

PHOTOS: Women In The U.S. Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

With 33 seats up for grabs on Tuesday, the composition of the U.S. Senate stands to add several female voices. Of the 18 women vying to retain or ...

GOP Mission Goes Awry Leaving Dem Opportunity

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Nov 6 (Reuters) - A year ago, Republicans seemed headed toward capturing the U.S. Senate, now controlled by Democrats by a 53-47 margin. ...

Many Lawmakers Returning Despite Lousy Image

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Listen up, voters, you're the boss. Your employee has barely produced the past two years, has hardly showed up for work, hasn't coopera...

Clinton Gives Dem Candidates A Shot In The Arm

RealClearPolitics | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With just days remaining in a tight race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp was seeking a final sho...

Inflammatory Rape Remarks Put GOP Candidates On Defensive

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candi...

Candidates Dodge Tough Questions On Prickly Issues

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Curious what Virginia Republican Senate candidate George Allen thinks about his own party's law that forces women seeking abortions...

Outside Forces Flood Conservative States

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona an...

Dems Up Spending In Key Battles

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Democrats are splitting roughly $1.2 million in new spending between tight races in Indiana and Nevada as they try to maintain control...

DeMint Faces Big Test

Politico | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint's long march to push his party sharply to the right now hinges on a handful of races that will help determine whether he'll emerge as ...

Kerrey Seeks To Join Comeback Senators

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call `em the comeback crew. Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana and Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey served years in the...

Snowe Explains Why She's Leaving The Senate

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Republican Olympia Snowe says the Senate spends too much time in political battle and not enough on solving problems, and more tha...

Lobbyists Warn Corporate Clients Not To Give To GOP

Politico | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Democrats on K Street are warning their corporate clients: Give to Republican challengers in the 2012 election, and you'll regret it come tax reform t...

Amanda Terkel

Where Have All The Pro-Choice Republicans Gone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) announcement that she is not running for reelection, the Republican Party is losing one of its few r...

Ohio Senate Candidate Skipped Board Meetings For No Known Reason

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Josh Mandel, the Republican Ohio treasurer looking to move up to the Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, appears to have skipped meetin...

GOP Outside Groups Making Big Moves Earlier Than Ever

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans' clear shot at winning control of the Senate is attracting tens of millions of dollars from GOP-allied outside groups e...

GOP Senator: Tea Party Killed Republican Majority

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 elections loom, both parties are starting to pour resources into congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...