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Senate Races 2012

Tea Party Takes A Pounding

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Only four of the 16 Senate candidates endorsed by the Tea Party Express won on Tuesday, prompting some in the Republican Party to expect a battle over...

Ohio Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Sherrod Brown vs. Josh Mandel

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Brown/Mandel U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

Top GOP Senator Cold On Potential Senate Takeover

Politico | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, who is retiring at the end of the year, gave a frank assessment of the GOP’s chances of taking control of the chamber....

WATCH: Todd Akin Ad Slams Claire McCaskill's 'Arrogance'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

With less than two weeks left in his rocky Missouri Senate campaign ride, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has released a new attack ad targeting Sen. Claire Mc...

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...

Group Finds New Way To Remind Of 'Legitimate Rape'

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A pro-Democratic group is mailing talking brochures to Missouri homes with an audio clip of Republican Senate candidate Todd Ak...

Chris Christie: GOP Senate Candidate Is 'More Popular' Than Mitt

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

At the local level, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have more stock in GOP Senate candidate Joe Kyrillos than GOP presidential hopeful Mitt ...

Poll Finds Mixed Bag For Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

Entering the final month of campaigning, support among likely voters continues to be there for Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D). Fa...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Control Targeted By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are fixed on the money race between President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and the outside groups cheering the...

GOP Senate Primary Race Coming Down To The Wire

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Even with the biggest name in modern Wisconsin politics, the Republican primary in a highly competitive U.S. Senate race appears...

GOP Senate Would Require Insurgent Wins

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Senate Republicans, 2012 is starting a lot like 2010. They have a shot at taking control away from Democrats as long as insurgent c...

Tea Party Seeks To Avoid Repeating Mistakes Of 2010's 'Sure Losers'

Roll Call | David M. Drucker and Abby Livingston | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

As Washington's tea party class endeavors to rekindle the movement's magic, this month's Texas Republican Senate primary stands as a crucial test of i...

Democrats Suddenly Feeling Optimistic

AP | By HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back-to-back surprises – Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe is retiring and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey is running again – have gi...

Popular Republican Candidate Gives GOP Hope For Hawaii Senate Seat

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Linda Lingle, a former two-term governor of Hawaii, announced Tuesday that she is entering the state's Senate race, giving Republic...

Senate Control Hangs In The Balance

Roll Call | Kyle Trygstad, Steve Peoples & Shira Toeplitz | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

First-quarter fundraising reports due Friday are the first stretch of the 2012 Senate horse race, offering an early indication of who is jumping into ...

Standing With Senator Claire McCaskill

Roy Temple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roy Temple

Claire McCaskill's political opponents are going after her with a vengeance. They see an opportunity to try to wipe away all of her hard work on behalf of Missouri and reduce her entire record to a single mistake.

Senate Map Shrinks For Democrats In 2012

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is retiring and his party has a big problem in 2012 – and beyond. Farm Belt and Southern voters wh...

Elections 2012: Republicans Race To Get Into 2012 Senate Match-Ups

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates ...