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2014 Election

New Poll Deepens Re-election Gloom For Tom Corbett

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug 28 (Reuters) - A poll released on Thursday contained more bad news for Pennsylvania Governor Tom ...

Breaking: GOP Has a Woman Problem! But Does It Matter?

Margie Omero | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Here's a tough question for the left: Can Republicans still be successful even as they continue to alienate a majority of the electorate? In midterms, the answer is undoubtedly yes.

Samantha Lachman

Mitch McConnell Reveals Why He Thinks His Re-Election Fight Is So Competitive | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

In a local radio interview Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave a frank response when asked why he thinks his re-election ra...

Samantha Lachman

How Native Americans And Alaska Natives Could Help Democrats Win These Key Races | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of...

The Impending Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Obama does announce immigration changes, Republicans may decide the issue is bigger than any competence issue, and go right ahead and shut the government down. But this doesn't automatically make the issue a winner for Democrats everywhere in the midterms, of course.

Wendy Davis Escalates Push For Female Votes

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and ...

Crist Wins Democratic Primary In Florida Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Charlie Crist has won the Democratic primary in the Florida governor's race, the Associated Press reports. Crist, who served as the Sunshine State'...

Samantha Lachman

Democrats Could, Ironically, Hold The Senate If One Of Their Candidates Drops Out | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so may go the thinking when it comes to Kansas' Senate race. Political chatter has increased in th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Want Scott Brown To Resign From A Company That Outsources Jobs To China And Mexico | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a trio of labor groups are calling on GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown to r...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Scott Brown Denies That Man-Made Climate Change Is Scientifically Proven

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has added his name to the list of Republicans who have dismissed the science behind climate change, despite...

Samantha Lachman

This Week's Primaries Are An Amazing Collection Of Crazy | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican primary to succeed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will indicate whether voters wish to nominate a candidate that Brewer hers...

Illinoisans See the Legal Limits of Their Constitution

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois Constitution is designed to protect itself from amendments with grassroots origins. The authors of the 1970 constitution and the voters who ratified it made a clear statement: Constitutional amendments offered to voters should, with one narrow exception, come from elected lawmakers, not ordinary citizens.

Jason Linkins

Worrying About Ebola Coming Over The Border Is The Hot New Thing In Paranoid U.S. Politics | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

What's hot for August 2014? Basically, August has been terrible, so I'll say that for me, it's been "sheltering in place with a bottle of Xanax and an...

Jason Linkins

Finally, A Senator In A Tough Re-Election Fight Bets On Obamacare | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act, in its brief time on this earth, has endured its share of storm and stress. The bungled rollout of the federal online interfa...

Christina Wilkie

The NRA's Latest Political Target Isn't Even A Candidate | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association is turning its sights on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the country's larges...

Republicans Hate Their Own Member of Congress While Democrats Like Theirs

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Democrats surprised pundits by opening up a seven point lead in over Republicans in the generic ballot in a Fox News poll, 46 percent to 39 percent. That's because Democrats like their member of Congress more that Republicans like their own member in the Congress.

Samantha Lachman

Last Competitive Republican Senate Primary To Produce Opponent For Vulnerable Dem Senator | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the midterm elections primary season winds down, the focus turns to Alaska, where voters on Tuesday will decide the last competitive ...

Montana Democrats Pick Dem To Replace John Walsh

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate aft...

Samantha Lachman

This Math Teacher Running For The Senate Sees Her Bid As A Way To 'Hit The Reset Button' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old math teacher seeking Montana's Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate at a last-minute Saturday convention, suddenly is fi...

Joe Miller: If I Don't Win, I'll Back The Alaska GOP Senate Nominee

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn't win Tuesday's primary. ...

Judge Rejects Hanabusa's Request To Delay Makeup Primary

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii judge upheld the timing of a makeup primary election Thursday for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a la...

Both Sides Bending The Facts In Florida Governor Fight | Brooks Jackson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on A Florida ad attacking Republican Gov. Rick Scott has touched off claims of lying and illeg...

Zach Carter

Tea Party Leader Botches 'Socialistic' Op-Ed | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session, but the lobbying struggle over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is as hot as ever. On Monday, former Sen...

Paul Blumenthal

Zephyr Teachout Gets Big Boost In Challenge To Andrew Cuomo | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harvard law professor and leading campaign finance reform advocate Lawrence Lessig called on supporters of his anti-corruption super PAC...