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2014 Election

Controversial Republican State Senator Withdraws From House Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Republican Virginia State Sen. Richard H. Black, who incited controversy with his comments about spousal rape, military sexual assault and homosexuali...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell On Kentucky Jobs In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Thursday featuring the story of an Eastern Ken...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Try Reframing Obamacare Debate In New Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a paid campaign Thursday attacking House Republicans' obsession with repealing ...

Openly Gay Republican Richard Tisei Expected To Challenge John Tierney To A Rematch

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Republican Richard R. Tisei, a former Massachusetts Senate minority leader, is expected to officially announce his candidacy for the state's 6th Congr...

Texas Republican Defends Wendy Davis: 'Nobody Ever Talks About Men' This Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Conservatives are attacking Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) for misrepresenting her background, in particular the hardships she faced as a young sing...

Florida Governor's Race Virtually Tied

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

If Florida's gubernatorial election were held today, voters would barely pick former governor and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist over curren...

Former Obama Official Reports Big Haul In What Could Be The Most Expensive Dem Primary Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, a Democrat, raised more than $400,000 in the last fundraising quarter for his bid to oust...

Local GOP Candidate Makes Shocking Statement About Obama

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A local Republican candidate in Florida said Monday that President Barack Obama should be hanged for war crimes, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Josh...

GOP Congressman Announces Bid For Coburn's Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced Monday that he will run in the special election to fulfill the remainder of Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) term. ...

Republican Image Still Muddled Despite Outreach Attempts

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broad...

Gay Republican Candidates Vying To Make Election History

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, fac...

Democratic PAC Fires Back At Koch Brothers Over 'Deceptive' Ads

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A barrage of ads from the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity attacking two Arizona Democratic representatives were answered Thursday by a P...

Zach Carter

CEO Pressures Congress On Controversial Trade Deal He Doesn't Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most prominent CEO proponents of a controversial new trade deal acknowledged at a congressional hearing on Thursday that he d...

Veteran Alaska Republican Praises Mark Begich

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, a vulnerable Democrat facing reelection in 2014, received praise from an unexpected source on Wednesday. Rep. Don Young, t...

Lundergan Grimes Accuses McConnell Of Laughing 'In The Faces' Of The Unemployed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) chuckled at the end of a radio interview recently when a host told him he hoped the lawmaker would vote...

GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamps To Slavery

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Greg Brannon, a North Carolina Republican running for U.S. Senate, has argued that the food stamp program is comparable to slavery, calling on lawmake...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Warn Obama They'll Kill His Big Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's international trade agenda is dead in the water if he doesn't do a better job engaging with Democrats in Congre...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Swirls Around Tough Senate Races This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New and repurposed "dark money" groups are jumping into key Senate races this year. In five states -- Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire...

Chris Christie Headlining Event For Rick Scott Amid Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Despite revelations this week that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) staff maneuvered a catastrophic traffic jam, the governor will head...

Tillis' Tea Party Challenger Dredges Up Scandal In Republican Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Tea party-supported obstetrician and U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon called North Carolina's House speaker, Thom Tillis (R), "an establishment-back...

Former RNC Chairman Reportedly Readying Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is gearing up to challenge Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in his reelection bid this year, the Ne...

McConnell Campaign Trades Barbs With Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled ...

Scott Walker's Dem Opponent Brought In Huge Haul In 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mary Burke, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, raised nearly $1.8 million in the first three months of her run, according to a campaign re...

Alan Grayson To Host Fundraiser For Daylin Leach

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), a prominent progressive congressman, will host a fundraiser next week for state Sen. Daylin Leach in Washington, D.C. Gray...

Democratic Representatives Mike McIntyre And Carolyn McCarthy Retiring

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Representatives Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) are retiring, according to Democratic party sources. McIntyre would have been...