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2014 Election

Women who made their mark on Illinois government

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Even though the residents of Illinois are 49 percent male and 51 percent female, the legislative body that represents Illinoisans, the General Assembl...

Paul Blumenthal

Leaked Memo Tells Senate Candidate To Spend 80 Percent Of Her Time Raising Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A campaign strategy memo prepared for Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn last year and leaked online on Monday reveals fa...

Daily Dirty Denier$

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch Brothers alone are estimated to spend $390 million in targeted races this year. In fact, reports in March already had them at the $30 million mark. Their goal? Protect dirty deniers who will, in turn, follow a right-wing agenda and protect the Koch's polluting interests.

The 2014 Midterms Just Might Be More Important Than the 2016 Presidential Election

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The historic participation of blacks and other minorities helped elect the first black president of the United States. But while we greatly exercised our right to vote in 2008, many failed to do the same two years later during the 2010 midterms. What we got were a slew of politicians who are more concerned with their own self-aggrandizement than with serving people.

Gays, Politics and the 2014 Midterms

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you want your voice to matter and your vote to count, get off your couch, leave your parents basement and find the office of your local political party.

Bill Clinton To Campaign With Alison Lundergan Grimes Again

AP | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a camp...

Republicans Jump To Defense Of Candidate Spurned By Chris Christie

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate sp...

Poll Finds GOP Gov Trailing His Democratic Challenger

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is still trailing Democratic rival Paul Davis, a poll released Thursday finds. A KSN News poll found Davis, a member ...

Independents Helped David Perdue Beat Jack Kingston in the Georgia GOP Senate Primary

John A. Tures | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Though nearly every poll showed Congressman Jack Kingston poised to win the runoff for the Georgia Senate Republican primary, businessman David Perdue narrowly prevailed (50.9% to 49.1%) setting up a match of political neophytes with Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee.

Chalking Up Montana As A Democratic Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The revelations that John Walsh plagiarized a major paper in college have now completely torpedoed his chances for retaining the seat. To be fair, there was little chance that Walsh was going to win in any case. But the difference between "little chance" and "no chance" can be measured in hope. There is now no hope for Democrats in Montana, this year.

Walsh Says He Was Being Treated For PTSD While Writing Reportedly Plagiarized Thesis

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used una...

Obama Lends Support To Hawaii Governor's Re-election Campaign

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-ele...

Snyder Efforts Met With Ambivalence

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged impro...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Top List of Super PAC Mega-Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic super PACs continue to attract more money than their Republican counterparts, due in part to a huge amount of support from de...

An Interview With Shenna Bellows

Colleen Crinion | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Colleen Crinion

At the Netroots Nation conference this past weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with Maine senate candidate Shenna Bellows. We didn't have a lot of time to chat, but I definitely had enough time to find out that she has a great and diverse background, and is an incredibly thoughtful person

Democrats Raised Almost $9 Million In June

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down fro...

Paul Blumenthal

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

Underdog Democratic Senate Candidate To Walk 350 Miles Across Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Shenna Bellows, the Democrat challenging Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), is going the distance to raise awareness of her Senate bid. On Sunday, Bell...

Bill Clinton Can Save Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Rarely do a man, moment, mission and election come together as perfectly as the opportunity for Bill Clinton to save the Democratic Party in the 2014 midterm elections.

Scott Brown Can't Keep What State He's Running In Straight

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) may need to start reciting the state from which he's hoping to return to the Senate -- New Hampshire -- ad nauseum. ...

Paul Blumenthal

How GOP Donors Funded Sen. Thad Cochran's Winning Appeal To African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) appeal to African-American voters in his winning primary election runoff last month was funded entirely by...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...

Jeb Bush Backs Scott Brown In New Hampshire Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his first foray into New Hampshire politics on Monday, supporting Republican Scott Brown in h...

Here's Why More Republicans Are Getting Elected In Democratic-Leaning States

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House m...

Warren Hits The Campaign Trail

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of...