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2014 Elections

Sabrina Siddiqui

DNC Chair Says GOP Will Lose In 2014 Because They Nominate 'Extremists' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) rejected speculation Sunday that Democrats will get trounced in the 2014 midterm elections, inste...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Has Confusing Stance On Obamacare Repeal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment cand...

Can Democrats Win in November?

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This fall, Democrats have the ability to motivate the voters to turnout at levels adequate to replicate the 2012 turnout mix -- just as they did in Virginia last year. But we need to focus 100 percent of our energy on motivation. That requires that we follow several important rules.

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Join Forces To Direct Dollars To Pro-Environment Candidates | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund announced Monday that they are joining forces on...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senate Candidate In Georgia Can't Decide If He Actually Hates Obamacare | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If voters were to catch a glimpse of Rep. Jack Kingston's latest campaign ad, the Georgia Senate hopeful would appear to be just another...

The NRA Puts Its Support Behind Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a big boost to his reelection efforts on Saturday, netting an endorsement from the National Ri...

Conservative Firepower Has Senate Democrats Playing Defense

New York Times | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Democrats in races that will help determine control of the Senate are rapidly burning through their campaign cash, whittling away their financial adva...

GOP Senate Candidate Picks Sarah Palin To Narrate Her First TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Nearly two weeks after netting Sarah Palin's endorsement, Georgia GOP Senate candidate Karen Handel has turned to the former vice presidential candida...

Group Backing Dem Senator Touts Obamacare Success Story

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act remains deeply unpopular across the conservative terrain of Alaska, but a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's r...

Mark Pryor, Vulnerable Arkansas Democrat, Not Doomed After All

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Despite rumblings that Sen. Mark Pryor is all but certain to lose to his reelection battle this year, a pair of new polls shows the Arkansas Democrat ...

Colorado Senate Race's Fundraising War Heats Up

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner's campaign is reporting it raised $1.4 million during the first three months of the year, almost all...

Poll Holds Ominous Signs For Obama, Democrats

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there a...

GOP Senate Candidate Makes An NRA 'Flub,' Gives Himself A Premature 'A'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

A GOP Senate candidate has admitted to making an errant claim about his gun rights record. New Mexico Watchdog reports that in a Wednesday intervie...

Scott Brown Quits His Law Firm Job

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, April 3 (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, who last month said he was exploring a run for Senate in New Hampsh...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer's 2014 Strategy For Democrats: 'I Don't Think You Run On The Past' | Sam Stein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a vision for this year's congressional midterm elections. Instead of the apocalyptic scenario of Democra...

Bill Clinton Has An Obamacare Message For Democrats: Don't Run Away From It

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton's Obamacare message for Democrats is simple: don't run away from it. In an interview with Real Clear Politics earlier...

This Senate Race Has Emerged As One Of 2014's Most Competitive Battles

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The Senate race in Colorado has shot toward the top of the nation's most competitive contests this midterm election year, giving the D...

Sarah Palin Endorses GOP Candidate With Controversial Planned Parenthood Past

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) waded into one of the GOP's more competitive Senate primaries Thursday, choosing a ...

Rick Perry: Texas' Equal Pay Debate Is 'Nonsense'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dismissed the clamor surrounding equal pay in Texas' race to replace him as governor. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of M...

Why New Hamsphire Voters May Be Reluctant To Embrace Scott Brown

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is suiting up his campaign armor again ...

This Is How You'll Feel When the GOP Wins the Senate

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

All that will matter is that the Senate Republican majority will be even more obstructionist than the Senate Republican minority, and they will have the House Republican majority as enablers.

Directly Destroying Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich can buy more of everything. More food. More cars. More houses. More vacations. More boats. But for a democracy to function properly, they should be forbidden from buying more votes.

This GOP Candidate For Governor Is A Registered Sex Offender With A Lengthy Criminal Past

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

One of California's four GOP candidates for governor is also a registered sex offender, with a lengthy criminal past. The Los Angeles Times reporte...

Top Rick Scott Fundraiser Quits Campaign Post

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is losing a key member of his campaign team in a sudden shakeup. The Miami Herald reported Friday that Scott's campaign...

GOP Senate Candidate Changes Tune On Strict Abortion Stance

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Two weeks after officially launching his U.S. Senate campaign, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) has changed course on his abortion views. In a Friday in...