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2012 House Races

Tea Party Favorite Officially Loses

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson has emerged as the official winner in his tight congressional race against Republican Mia Love. Mathes...

Allen West Still Won't Give Up

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

* Republican sought re-election to second term * Results show Democrat Patrick Murphy won by 1,900 votes MIAMI, Nov 18 (...

Adam Carlson

Dems Make Hopeful Gains In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats retained the White House and the Senate on Tuesday night, but they fell about 18 seats short (give or take a few still-undecided races) of w...

GOP's High House Prospects Carry Hefty Price Tag

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — You can do a lot with a billion dollars – but still not change much. This Election Day, it's likely to produce another Republ...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Floods 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four conservative nonprofits and the business industry's lead trade association have spent nearly $300 million on political efforts over...

Dem Launches Longshot Bid Against 'Larger Than Life' Ryan

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood...

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 ...

Citizens United Rule Rocks Key 2012 Races

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dan Lungren knows what it's like to have a big bull's eye plastered on his back. The Democratic Party and labor and environmental ...

Tea Party Icons See Consequences Of Outspoken Views

AP | BRIAN BAKST and ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

RAMSEY, Minn. — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Her bulging campaig...

Adam Carlson

Will Nancy Pelosi Sit In Speaker's Chair Next Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects for the Democrats holding the Senate improved over the past month, but the same cannot be said of their chances of taking back...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

Paul Ryan VP Choice Reignites Boisterous Debate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Freshman Rep. Nan Hayworth offers no apologies for embracing fellow Republican Paul Ryan's blueprint for Medicare and government sp...

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...