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Tim Huelskamp Wins GOP Primary After Unexpectedly Strong Challenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) won Tuesday's Republican primary despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from fellow Republican Alan LaPolice, the Associ...

GOP State Legislature Candidate With Sexual Fetish Drops Out

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Jordan D. Haskins, a 24-year-old GOP candidate for Michigan's legislature with a vast and unusual criminal history, said Thursday that he's dropping o...

Thad Cochran's Opponent Raises Funds For A Potential Runoff Challenge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost a GOP primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran, has done anything but accept the election results. On W...

Kissing Congressman Reverses Resignation Decision, Will Run For Re-election

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who initially said he would not run for re-election after he was caught on video kissing a female staffer, said Monday ...

Amash's GOP Opponent Calls Him 'Al Qaeda's Best Friend'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican is characterizing the libertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "Al Qaeda's best friend" in a new television ad because Amash vo...

This Republican Could Become Congress' Youngest Woman Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

With her primary win Tuesday evening, former White House aide Elise Stefanik may become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress -- and the younges...

Ted Cruz Makes Last-Minute Pitch In Close GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made a last-ditch pitch this week for Senate candidate T.W. Shannon, saying he would be a conservative fighter for Oklahoma if...

Democrats Working To Get Out The Vote For Endangered GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

An unusual coalition of activists and organizations have united in the hopes of defending Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in his June 24 runoff against st...

Eric Cantor Wasn't The Only GOP Establishment Pick The Tea Party Booted Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) devastating Republican primary defeat at the hands of conservative professor David Brat sent shockwaves ac...

GOP Senator Calls His Runoff Opponent An 'Extremist'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A Republican senator not known for fiery rhetoric called his runoff opponent an "extremist." Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) had harsh words for state ...

Conservative Group Urges Embattled Senator To Drop Out Of Runoff

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

The Club for Growth, a conservative free enterprise group, called on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to suspend his reelection bid after a nail-biting pri...

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,...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Ties To Company That Supported Cap And Trade

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate may be forced to defend his ties to a utility company that supported a cap-and-trade system, after President Barack Obam...

Romney Is Proud This GOP Senate Candidate 'Didn't Just Sit At Home Needle-Pointing'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had nothing but positive things to say about Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, who is vying for the Repub...

Sarah Palin Makes Pick In GOP Primary

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidential contender Rick Santorum and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Thursday began star turns in ads backing ...

Defeated GOP Senate Candidate To Endorse Her Former Rival

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will endorse one of her former Senate Republican primary rivals as the race heads to a runoff. Hand...

Senator's Attack Ties Opponent To Photo Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

A Republican senator unveiled a new attack ad tying his tea party challenger to a developing scandal over a blogger who was arrested for taking photog...

GOP House Candidate Sued By Rival For Defamation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

An already heated Republican primary in a South Jersey congressional district became even more acrimonious this week. Insurance executive and forme...

Republican Senate Candidate Hasn't Voted In A GOP Primary In Two Decades

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Mike McFadden is working hard to excite primary voters in his campaign to unseat Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). But McFadden, who f...

Tea Party Leader Arrested In Connection With Photos Of Senator's Wife

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

The vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and one other suspect were arrested Thursday in connection with photographs of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-M...

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Spoofs 'The Dating Game' In Appeal To Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans attempted to show that they're really trying to reach out to women voters by talking about women as “ornamental” and playing music fro...

After Big Loss, McConnell Rival Not Ready To Have 'Tea And Crumpets' With Him Yet

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) former primary opponent isn't prepared to make nice with the senator, even as the tea party groups th...

GOP House Candidate Apologizes For Saying Dems Behind Most Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

A Republican challenging Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) apologized Monday for saying a vast majority of the perpetrators of mass shootings are Democra...

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...

GOP Senate Candidate 'Extremely Offended' By 'AWOL' Accusation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker and Senate candidate hoping to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) hit back against accusations from one of her primary op...