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Tommy Thompson Airs First TV Ad, Poll Finds Key Race In Dead Heat

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Tommy Thompson is out with his first TV ad in the Wisconsin Senate race. The Republican former governor promises in the ad to repeal "Obamacare" and "...

Mack Slams Rival As 'Juvenile' After Being Called 'The Charlie Sheen Of Florida Politics'

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Florida's GOP candidates for U.S. Senate are slinging all kinds of mud this week. Former Sen. George LeMieux cited court records detailing his rival, ...

Ad Calls GOP Senator 'Another Sharron Angle'

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal and Mike McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

A radio ad geared toward Nevada's Latino voters calls Republican Sen. Dean Heller "another Sharron Angle," comparing his hard-line immigration stance ...

Democratic Senator Fights Back After Attacks In Key Race

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is on the defensive after being hit by an onslaught of negative ads from conservative groups and her Republica...

Asian-American Senate Candidate Slams Ad: 'Xenophobic, Disgusting, Fear-Mongering'

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate William Tong of Connecticut is the latest politician to fire at former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) for the Superbowl campaign a...

Amid Scott Walker Recall Effort, Wisconsin Senate Race Heats Up

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

For months the effort to recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) has monopolized political headlines in Wisconsin. But another crucial election is taking shap...

New Super PAC Targets 'Odious' 2012 Candidates

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

A new super PAC is on a mission to take down the Tea Party, by targeting Illinios Rep. Joe Walsh and other 2012 candidates it describes as the "most o...

Citzens United Makes Endorsement In Key Race

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The group behind the landmark decision that led to the proliferation of the super PAC endorsed Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning for U.S. Senate T...

Candidates Hope To Prove Snowe Isn't Inevitable In Maine

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe hasn't lost an election in Maine for more than 30 years, but that hasn't stopped a half-dozen candidates from taking the...

Anti-Earmark Senator Ranked 'Top Porker'

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Claire McCaskill Ranked Top Porker Citizens Against Government Waste announced its list of the six worst "porkers" of last year, and Sen. Claire Mc...

Democrats Reveal Top Targets For 2012

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Pressing toward its goal of taking back the House this year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced the districts and candid...

GOP Senate Hopeful Back For Round 2

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

John Raese is back. The Republican businessman that ran against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in 2010 for the Senate seat formerly occupied by the la...

Bad News For GOP Senator In Battleground Race

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) will face another primary challenger in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, and this one could cause problems for him A...

Dems' Best Chance Of Replacing Ben Nelson Mulls A Run

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

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

Florida GOP Launches Effort To 'Save' Allen West

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Florida Republicans are not at all happy that Rep. Allen West (R-Fl.) was drawn into a Democratic-leaning district, and are now mobilizing to protect ...

What's Next For Ben Nelson?

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

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

Alexi Giannoulias, Mark Kirk Neck And Neck: Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A new poll shows Republican Rep. Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are about even as they head into their final week of campaig...

What's Joe Miller's motivation?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The math's against him and his own party says it's time to give up the fight, yet Joe Miller, who was bested by incumbent Lisa Murkowski on Nov. 2, isn't ready to end the intense political combat. Besides providing jobs for election lawyers, why keep up the fight?

Joe Miller's Missing E-mails Under Investigation

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's former employer says it may pursue criminal charges over e-mails that went missing in the weeks leading up to his a...

The Tea Party's Joe Miller May Lose To Alaska's Lisa Murkowski

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski may well have done what few thought she could do: make history. She could become the first U.S. senator since 1954 to win a c...

Sam Stein

Club For Growth Asks For Unlimited Contributions To Help Toomey

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The move this week by pro-business organization Club for Growth to spend an additional $700,000 backing the Senate hopes of its former president Pat T...

Mark Blumenthal

Barbara Boxer Rebound Confirmed By Another California Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It may just be the bouncing ball of randomness at work but new polls in California, Nevada, Ohio and Kentucky released over the weekend gave Democrats...

There Has Never Been a More Important Election to Get Active

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. Recently, the Wonk Room identified six Senate races and eight House races in which supporters of climate action are ...

Mark Blumenthal

Why Were Polls Off In Florida?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's any easy bet to win today in Washington (or anywhere else where true political junkies gather): Where did polling miss the mark most yesterday...

Cornholing Brad Ellsworth

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Brad Ellsworth has so little support among Dems that an elderly Senator turned lobbyist who's said he'd rather live in North Carolina is trouncing him soundly in the polls.