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2012 Senate Elections

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...

Michael McAuliff

GOP: We've Got The Man Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats think the recent surge of women voters backing President Barack Obama could be opening up a fresh gender gap that will yield d...

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...

Virginia Cat Running For U.S. Senate Has New Sales Pitch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.25.2012 | DC

Vote for Hank. Or at least buy his t-shirts. Hank, the 9-year-old former street cat vying for a Virginia seat in the U.S. Senate, is selling bipart...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Missouri Republican Senate Candidates Don't Know Federal Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. But none of the three Republicans running in Missouri's U.S. Senate primary knew that fact wh...

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...

John Celock

Weiner's Successor Announces Bid For Higher Office

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Six months after his upset victory in a special election for Congress, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) has announced that he will seek the Republican no...

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...

Hilary Tuttle

CAT FIGHT: 'Hank For Senate' Dogged By Attack Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 03.02.2012 | Weird News

A humble house cat's bid for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) caught fire this week, drawing messages of praise from Russia an...

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 "...

Bob Kerrey Gets Hearty GOP Welcome To Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

While Democratic officials have been slow to confirm news that Bob Kerrey is changing his mind and jumping into the Nebraska Senate race, Republicans ...

Ohio Senate Candidate Skipped Board Meetings For No Known Reason

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Josh Mandel, the Republican Ohio treasurer looking to move up to the Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, appears to have skipped meetin...

AG Says Indiana Senator Can Live In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) can live in Virginia and still represent Indiana, the state's attorney general declared Thursday in a dispute between Lugar a...

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 ...