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2014 Elections

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.

Major Spending On Elections Met With Total Apathy By Voters

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of vot...

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Republican Could Pose Threat To Dem

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A Republican former hospital executive has pulled into a statistical tie with Massachusetts' Democratic attorney general...

Sam Stein

What Do Top Republicans Fear? Hint: It's Not An Obama Impeachment Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, top officials from the major GOP campaign commit...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Police Summoned After Reporter Crashes Scott Brown Campaign Event

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A reporter says his repeated attempts to ask Scott Brown about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling led to him being questioned by a p...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pro-Democratic Group Takes Republicans Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY’s List, the group that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, wants to take Republicans back to school. The ...

Despite Setbacks, Rangel Defeats Dem Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel defeated state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the New York Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District. Rangel, who also ...

Too Close To Call

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic primary challenge and moved one ...

Cochran Survives GOP Primary Runoff

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran has won a runoff election in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, defeating Chris McDaniel. McDaniel and Cochran were ...

Republican Businessman Wins Special Election To Replace Radel

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Curt Clawson has won the special election to replace former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), the Associated Press reports. Clawson ...

GOP Primary Runoff Pits GOP Against Tea Party

AP | DONNA CASSATA and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling for political survival, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran led tea party favorite Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, cos...

Clinton 'At The Top' Of Key Dem List

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Facing a potential Republican surge at November's midterm elections, Democratic...

Zach Carter

GOP Senate Candidate Revives Romney Tax Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The aggressive high-end tax cuts from Mitt Romney's much-derided 2012 tax plan appear to be enjoying an unlikely renaissance thanks to GOP Senate cand...

Anti-Joni Ernst Ad Makes Questionable Claims

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A TV ad from Rep. Bruce Braley says his Republican opponent in the Iowa Senate race “neve...

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor Will Step Down As House Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced Wednesday that he is resigning his post as House majority leader in the wake of his stunning defeat i...

Sam Stein

Is It Possible That Eric Cantor Just Wasn't Conservative Enough?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The night of Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, a group of 15 or so Republican lawmakers gathered at the Caucus Room, a high...

Man Who Defeated Cantor Calls His Big Win 'A Miracle'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Dave Brat celebrated his stunning victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for the Republican nomination on Tuesday night in a phone int...

So Who's The Guy Who Just Beat Eric Cantor? Meet Dave Brat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

David Brat, a tea party activist and professor, scored one of the biggest upsets in political history Tuesday when he defeated House Majority Leader E...

Ryan Grim

Eric Cantor Was Beaten Tuesday Night By Eric Cantor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eric Cantor lost Tuesday night to tea party-backed David Brat, but the roots of the historic upset can be traced to the early days of th...

Mitt Romney Makes Another GOP Primary Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

With a string of successful 2014 GOP primary endorsements already under his belt, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is stepping out in favor o...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Won't Target Vulnerable Dems In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the political arm of former Rep. Gabby Giffords' (D-Ariz.) anti-gun violence group, will wade i...

Democrats Push Election-Year Constitution Change

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep...

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

Ex-GOP Governor Looms Large In Key 2014 Senate Race

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As former Gov. Mike Rounds worked a room of young professionals, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate offered them a si...