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Democratic Primary

Samantha Lachman

This Week's Primaries Are An Amazing Collection Of Crazy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

Jason Linkins

The Brutalist Guide To 2016's Democratic Contenders (Not Named Hillary Clinton)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, Steven Brill has a "story he'd like to see." Specifically: What's the deal with "the Hillary alternatives?" You know, those other people who might compete in a Democratic primary in 2016. This is worth some discussion. Among the reasons I can think of that speak to why there isn't block-to-block coverage of other potential Democratic contenders (besides maybe Elizabeth Warren, more on that later) are: 1) it's 2014 at the moment, and maybe people are showing a modicum of restraint, and 2) Hillary Clinton is currently "freezing the field." Which is a way of saying that she looms so large over the landscape as a potential frontrunner for the nomination, despite not actually campaigning, that it's inhibiting other candidates from doing the sorts of things they need to do to carve out a place in the firmament.

Anthony Brown Gets Dem Go Ahead In Maryland Governors Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), the Associated Press reports. Brown...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Versus 181th Street In Dem Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel's relationship with Wall Street is one of the three most resonant issues in his heated Harlem Democratic primary campaign for reel...

Rangel Loses The New York Times' Endorsement Again

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) failed to garner The New York Times' editorial endorsement as the 84-year-old lawmaker bids to return to Congress for a 2...

Rangel Calls Opponent's Claim He Sent Out False Eviction Notices A 'Despicable Lie'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel's (D-N.Y.) campaign called an accusation by his main rival's staffer that he had sent out false eviction notices to his constituen...

'None Of These Candidates' Won The Democratic Primary To Challenge A Popular Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Nevada voters apparently weren't enthusiastic about their choices in the Democratic primary to challenge popular Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), picking "non...

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

Amanda Terkel

June 3 Primaries: The Top 10 Races To Watch

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The candidates competing in Tuesday's primaries have certainly had colorful paths to Election Day. There's been talk of castrating pigs,...

Dem Group Boosts Rep's GOP Challenger In Hopes Of Splitting Primary Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

One of the most contentious primaries in the country reached a fever pitch Thursday after a labor-backed Democratic political action committee adopted...

Brendan Boyle Wins Primary For Pennsylvania House Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brendan Boyle resoundingly won the Democratic primary to represent the state's 13th District on Tuesday, the Associated Press ...

Amanda Terkel

May 20 Primaries Pose Tests For Mitch McConnell, Tea Partiers And The Clintons

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday marks a big day for primary elections around the country, with races testing the tea party's strength, the power of the Clintons...

John Conyers Joins Suit To Get Back On Primary Ballot

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers joined a federal lawsuit Thursday taking aim at the requirement that petition collectors b...

Hawaii's Schatz Opens Wide Lead Over Dem Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A new poll suggests that a Democrat facing a credible primary challenge may have gained some momentum in his bid to be reelected to the Senate. Th...

Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary and businessman Keith Crisco, who challenged former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomina...

Laura Bassett

Women's Groups Team Up To Target Democrat In Competitive Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Two powerful women's groups are teaming up for the first time in their histories, according to sources in both organizations. The target of their new ...

Hillary Clinton To Raise Funds For Chelsea's Mother-In-Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A former congresswoman campaigning to return to the House will receive a boost from Hillary Clinton, who has stayed out of the 2014 election cycle's s...

Long-Serving Congressman May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who would become Congress' longest-serving member if he is reelected this year, may not even qualify for the Democratic p...

Top Dem Strategist: Any Potential Clinton Challenger Would Just Be Campaigning For An MSNBC Show

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A top Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama thinks that any Democrat weighing a primary challenge to former Secret...

Dem Gov Candidate Admits Parts Of Policy Platform Were Plagiarized

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Democrat and businessman Tom Wolf, who is running for governor in Pennsylvania, admitted that parts of his "Fresh Start" policy plan aren't exactly fr...

Dem Candidate Accuses Rival Of Violating Campaign Finance Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A Philadelphia-area Democratic congressional primary took a rancorous turn as one of the leading contenders accused the other of violating campaign fi...

These Democrats Aren't Running Away From Obamacare In Their Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

While some Democrats are advertising their resistance to the Affordable Care Act, others, such as Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), are embracing the hea...

Hawaii Governor Challenges Authenticity Of Late Senator's Deathbed Wish

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

The drama of the Democratic primary to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has intensified, with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) questioni...

Bill Clinton Gives His Relative's Campaign A Boost

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton attended a pair of Philadelphia fundraisers Thursday for former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), who is a candidate for ...