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2012 Senate Elections

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. ...

Adam Carlson

Democrats Favored to Retain Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Election Day arrives, Democrats are in a strong position to maintain their majority in the Senate. But for much of 2012, Democratic c...

Adam Carlson

Mourdock's Support Slips in Indiana

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Two new independent polls of the Indiana Senate race show Richard Mourdock (R) losing significant ground to his opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), ...

Adam Carlson

Nebraska Senate Race May Be Competitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Up until this week, state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) seemed headed to a decisive victory against former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) in the race for the open U.S. Se...

Adam Carlson

Late Blunders May Hurt Candidates In Tossup Senate Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Blunders by candidates in two pivotal Senate races over the past week could end up putting their campaigns in jeopardy, in turn affecting the overall ...

Adam Carlson

Massachusetts Senate Race Shifts Toward Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, Elizabeth Warren now appears to be the slight favorite to defeat Sen. Scott Brown ...

Candidates Shying Away From Parties Means Too-Close-To-Call Contests

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The close race for majority control of the Senate comes down to whether Republican candidates in Massachusetts and Connecticut can win o...

Adam Carlson

Romney's Lonely Debate Bounce

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's bounce from the first presidential debate in Denver last week has not significantly affected many of the key races that will decide whic...

North Carolina Senate Candidate Wields Transvaginal Probe At Opponent

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler (D) released a new ad attacking incumbent Republican state Sen. Thom Goolsby, featuring Butler wieldi...

Claire McCaskill Ads Feature Sexual Assault Survivors Speaking Out Against Todd Akin

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray and Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D-Mo.) campaign is going straight after Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) controversial comments about "legitimate rape," releasing th...

Adam Carlson

Polls: Republicans Still Far From Senate Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the exception of Connecticut, where a new poll released on Thursday indicates a very close race for the open Senate seat being vaca...

Watch Out for the Republican Super PACs Moving Away from Romney to Rain Even More Millions on Swing Senate Races

Howard Learner | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Learner

The Republican Super PACs have millions of dollars to spend, not to save. Watch for their hard-nosed decisions after the first Presidential debate to flood even more money into the competitive small-state Senate races.

Another Down-Ticket GOP Candidate Denounces Romney's '47 Percent' Remark

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

The GOP contender for Nebraska's open Senate seat, Deb Fischer, is distancing herself from Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans see them...

Mark Blumenthal

Rising Democratic Enthusiasm Boosts Chances for Holding Senate Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the two weeks since the Democratic National Convention, Democratic Senate candidates have been making considerable gains in the polls...

Group Mounts New Push For GOP Control Of Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hammering Maine independent candidate Angus King and Democratic incumbents in Montana and Ohio in a new ...

McConnell Feeling '50-50' On GOP Chances

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the odds of Republicans taking over the Senate after November's elections and him becoming...

Paul Blumenthal

The Establishment Strikes Back In Senate Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) seemed all alone in facing an insurgent Tea Party primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mo...