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2014 Elections

Sabrina Siddiqui

Iowa GOP Candidate Cites Gabby Giffords Shooting As Reason He Carries Gun To Statehouse | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican candidate for Congress said he sometimes carries a gun to the Iowa Statehouse because of the 2011 attack on former Rep. Gab...

Tea Party Ad Twists GOP Senator's Record

Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on A TV ad from a tea party group plays word games in an attempt to align Mississippi Republic...

Chris Christie: Reelecting Rick Scott Is 'One Of The Easiest Choices' In America

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has not decided on his plans for 2016, but when it comes to 2014, one race is already appears to be settled in his ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Downplays Rift Between Tea Party and Republicans | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after tea party candidates were overwhelmingly defeated by establishment Republicans in several midterm primaries, House Speaker Jo...

Greg Abbott Launches Star Wars Attack On Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) unleashed his political lightsaber in a new governor's race ad against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D). Abbott's ...

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

The Right's Millennial Dilemma in 2014 and Beyond

Jill Hanauer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Millennials want to see action on the issues that will define our times, while Republicans largely deny the scientific reality of climate change, actively promote the involvement of big corporations in elections, and undermine our public schools.

Senate Electoral Dynamics in 2014 and 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.

Rove-Backed Group To Spend Millions On Competitive Senate Races

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A well-funded independent political machine with ties to Republican strategist Karl Rove on Monday signaled it was ready to spend ...

Crowded Field Of GOP Senate Candidates Scrambles For Votes Before Primary

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Candidates in Georgia's fiercely contested Republican Senate race sought votes in one of the most solidly Republican areas in the...

Groups Are Shelling Out Millions On This Fiercely Competitive 2014 Senate Race

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shelled out $920,000 for TV and online ads promoting Rep. Jack Kingston in the crowded race for Ge...

911 Call Emerges In GOP Senate Candidate's Stalking Debacle

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

Hours after a police report surfaced Friday accusing a GOP Senate candidate of stalking her ex-boyfriend, a 911 call related to the incident has emerg...

Facing A Tough 2014, Female Candidates Are Boosting Democrats' Hopes

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman nicknamed Rocky. A daughter of former migrant farmworkers. A child of politics. These female candidates for the House emb...

Keystone Politics

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Early in the 2012 election cycle, the American Petroleum Institute warned that opposition to Keystone XL would bear huge political consequences. Pro-Keystone candidates and their supporters spent $11 million on campaign ads in 18 races. They lost all of them. Every senator who cast a vote against Keystone XL was reelected.

Longtime Dem Congressman Faces Tough 2014 Reelection Fight

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — In a state where Republicans are breaking losing streaks that predate the Eisenhower administration, a Democratic congressma...

College Football and the 2014 Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

The course of American democracy may be decided on the first Saturday of November in the following college football games: Florida vs Georgia, Michigan vs Indiana, Illinois vs Ohio State, and Texas vs Texas Tech.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's Anti-Obamacare Message Doesn't Always Come Through On Members' Websites | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In public, House Republicans show few to no cracks in their anti-Obamacare platform. They say they want the law repealed and -- if they ...

What Do Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent Have in Commmon?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It is impossible to disconnect the "states' rights," anti-government foundations of conservatism from the racism that hides beneath it, exposed nakedly every so often by the Cliven Bundys of the world.

Lies, Half Lies and Nuclear Distortions: There Ought to Be a Law

William S. Becker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

Wouldn't the world be a better place if political candidates were held accountable for lies, intentional distortions, character assassination and over-the-line hyperbole? And wouldn't it be interesting if entire industries were held to the same higher standard?

Lack Of GOP Civil Wars Troubles Democrats

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primarie...

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

Sabrina Siddiqui

DNC Chair Says GOP Will Lose In 2014 Because They Nominate 'Extremists' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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...