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Sam Stein

No One Wants To Take The Blame For The Omnibus Campaign Finance Rider

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing a tough election landscape this year, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had to go deep in the red, ending the electora...

These States Were The Big Spenders And Penny Pinchers In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterm elections panned out to be the most expensive midterms ever, with total spending surpassing $3.67 billion. The country even saw its f...

Samantha Lachman

These Democrats Could Be The Party's Ticket To A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Republican Party took control of the Senate, strengthened its House majority, picked up a host of state legislative chambers a...

Amanda Terkel

Jon Tester Will Lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee For 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was named the next chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday, placing a red-state Demo...

Democrats Launch Last-Ditch Effort To Save Endangered Incumbent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

National Democrats are hitting Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who's running for U.S. Senate, one more time in the hope of saving Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) a...

Democrats Unveil New Ad In Heated Kentucky Senate Race

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Tuesday released an ad that criticizes Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as spending t...

Sam Stein

With Senate At Stake, Democrats Angry At Colleagues For Sitting On Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who aren't running for re-election this year and those who have retired were sitting on nearly $52 million in campaign ...

Igor Bobic

Democrats Reverse, Pour Money Back Into Kentucky Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emboldened by new polling showing a tight race for Senate in Kentucky, Democrats are recommitting funds to boost Democrat Alison Lunderg...

Here's Another Indication Senate Control Won't Be Decided In November

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

In another sign that control of the Senate may not be decided on Nov. 4, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a big ad reservation to...

Early Voting Rounding the Bend

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

With early voting in full swing, more than 1.9 million people have cast a ballot in the 2014 midterm elections. I track early voting statistics here. Predictably, dueling spin about early voting has emerged from the Democratic and Republican camps.

DSCC Stops Running Ads In Kentucky Senate Race

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — In the final weeks of a cross-country battle for Senate control, officials in both political parties are making multimillion-do...

Senate Democrats Go On Spending Spree In Hopes Of Maintaining Majority

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm spent almost $1 million a day last month to defend their at-risk majority, according to a sum...

Samantha Lachman

Bizarre Turn Of Events Could Save Senate For Democrats As South Dakota Race Breaks Open

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

As the 2014 Senate midterm elections were heating up, pundit predictions were all over the map, but on this much they agreed: Democratic seats in Mont...

Senate Republicans Just Had A Record-Breaking Haul

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' official effort to retake the Senate raised a record $15.5 million in September — roughly four times its average mo...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Sam Stein

Senate Dems Don't Think The 2014 Elections Will Turn The Political Tide. Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sitting in his office seven weeks before voters head to the polls, the man in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate cops to being u...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Democrats Reveal Not-So-Secret Weapon In Campaign To Stay In Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By all rights, Democrats in the U.S. Senate should be measuring drapes for smaller offices as they head home for an election season that...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senate Candidates Run From Obama While GOP Moves Toward His Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2014 campaign enters its final stages, the two parties are approaching President Barack Obama in unconventional ways. Some De...

Ashley Alman

Dems Hit Terri Lynn Land For Koch Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Democrats launched a television ad Tuesday hitting Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land for ties to the Koch brothers. Koch Carbon,...

Democrats Hit Scott Brown In New Hampshire

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday began running its first ads to help Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's unexpectedly rocky re-electio...

Obama Hints Of Making Supreme Court Appointments Before He Leaves Office

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama suggested he will appoint more than one additional Supreme Court justice before he leaves office. Speaking at a fundraiser f...

Sam Stein

DSCC Has Best 2nd Quarter Fundraising In Its History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing its trend of strong fundraising cycles, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce on Friday that it raised n...

Democratic Fundraising Committee Outraises Republican Counterpart

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has announced another strong fundraising month, reporting its most successful April in the fundraising co...

Senate GOP Committee Rakes In Millions In April

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about the National Republican Senatorial Committee's fundraising, The Associated Press, relying on a summary of ...

Obama: 'Nothing Works' Because Republicans Are Willing 'To Say No To Everything'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama railed against Republicans during an event in Los Angeles Wednesday night, saying the GOP's willingness "to say no to everythin...