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2012 Congressional Elections

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Dem Super PAC Success 'A Huge Mistake,' Says Campaign Finance Reformer

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2010 election was a disaster for Democrats in Congress. The party lost 63 seats in the House of Representatives and six in the Senat...

Polls Find Tea Party Favorites In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 election calendar rolls toward its final week of campaigning, several Tea Party favorites find themselves in races that are too close for ...

GOP Congressman Allegedly Threatens TV Station

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) allegedly called an executive at a local TV station earlier this week and threatened to pull his advertising if the statio...

George LeMieux: I'm No Charlie Crist

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.), known as the political mastermind behind former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, is trying to distance himself fr...

Scott Brown Gives Shout-Out To Obama

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Republican Sen. Scott Brown continues to align himself with President Obama as he faces a heated re-election bid in Massachusetts. The latest shout-ou...

Joe Walsh Doubles Down On Duckworth Comment, Says Military Service Not Enough To Earn A Vote

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) found himself in hot water over the weekend for a controversial comment he made regarding Democrat Tammy Duckworth's military ...

Allen West Makes Surprising Comment On Trayvon Martin Case

Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), stated Wednesday that he does not believe the Trayvon Martin case should be politicized. "I don't think anyone should be ...

Allen West Ad Overlooks Key Fact About West

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is out with the first radio spot of his re-election bid, wherein he is clearly trying to tap into anti-Washington sentiment i...

Good And Bad News For Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon's Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is leading in the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, the latest Quinnipiac ...

GOP Candidate Compares Congress To His Dog: 'He Consumes Everything In Sight'

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Richard Hudson, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's 8th District, launched his first TV ad Tuesday (below). In the unusual vi...

GOP Senate Candidate Says He's Unclear If Mitt Romney Is Conservative

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Republican Rep. Todd Akin, running for U.S. Senate from Missouri, said he's not very clear about whether GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a c...

The Gloves Come Off In New Mexico's 2012 Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

It's a high-stakes primary contest on both sides of the aisle in New Mexico, as Republican and Democratic candidates hope to fill the U.S. Senate seat...

Former Wrestling Exec Makes Pitch In Senate Race

Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate and former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon pitched herself as a job creator while announcing her tax propo...

Ad Attacks Bob Kerrey For 'Backroom Deal' With Harry Reid

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

The latest Crossroads GPS radio ad (below) paints U.S. Senate candidate and former Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey (D) as an out-of-towner embarrassing Nebra...

George Allen Moves Closer To GOP Nomination

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who is looking to reclaim the seat he lost to Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) in 2006, succeeded in doing something neither Ri...

Fourth Primary Challenger In Missouri Could Mean Good News For McCaskill

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The lackluster crop of GOP candidates vying to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is commonly thought to be keeping the vulnerable incumbent's re...

Olympia Snowe Endorses Scott Brown: 'A Much-Needed Breath Of Fresh Air'

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) endorsed Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in his re-election bid on Thursday. In a statement, Snowe called Brown an "i...

GOP 'Rock Star' Could Spell Trouble For Sherrod Brown

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The buzz around Ohio state treasurer Josh Mandel is growing louder ahead of Tuesday's Senate primary in that state. Six Republican candidates are r...

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...

Hoesktra Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ad

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) has removed his controversial Super Bowl ad from the Internet. Hoesktra, who's running for a chance to challeng...

Elizabeth Warren Looks Ahead To November

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is already focused on unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, but first, she'll have to get through t...

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...