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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...

GOP Candidate: Making Christians Cover Birth Control Is Like Making Jews Serve Neo-Nazis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress equated the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover contraceptives as a preventive benefit with forcing p...

Tea Party, GOP Establishment To Face Off In North Carolina Primary

AP | By GARY D. ROBERTSON and MITCH WEISS | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The struggle for control of the Republican Party is getting an early voter test in North Carolina, where former presidential ...

Mitt Romney Makes An Endorsement Ahead Of Critical GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his support for Senate candidate and North Carolina House Speaker ...

Another GOP Senator Is Facing Residency Questions In Competitive Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A six-term senator is facing questions about his primary place of residence in a similar sort of dust-up to one that has felled incumbent senators in ...

Veterans Hit GOP Senate Candidate Over Navy Memo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate in Nebraska has been swiftly broadsided by a conservative nonprofit attacking him for how he represented his military se...

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Holds Off On Saying He'd Endorse The Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

The rancor displayed in Kentucky's Republican primary may have a post-primary consequence: Businessman Matt Bevin, who is challenging Senate Minority ...

Here's What A GOP Senate Candidate Thinks About Food Stamp Recipients

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate equated food stamp recipients to wild animals in a Facebook post Monday. The candidate, Dr. Annette Bosworth, is run...

Rand Paul To Campaign For Tea Party Senate Candidate Just Before GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will head to North Carolina next week in a last-ditch effort to boost a candidate favored by the tea party over the pick of the...

GOP Senate Candidate: Senators Don't Make That Much Money

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Though senators make $174,000 a year, a Republican Senate candidate and businessman isn't too impressed with their salaries. Asked by MSNBC's Kasi...

McConnell Challenger Criticized For Cockfighting Comments

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it was "a bad idea" to outlaw cockfighting and that he "will not support it."...

GOP Senate Candidate Says He Fired Staffers Who Resigned

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Senate candidate and North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) responded Thursday to Democratic attacks, saying he had fired staffers who had...

GOP Senate Candidate Gets A Call From Obama In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican running in Georgia's seven-way Senate primary released Friday an ad featuring a fake phone call from President Barack...

GOP Senate Candidate Criticizes Primary Challenger For Being Just A High School Grad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate and former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue (R) doesn't think much of his competition for the Republican nomination to ...

Tea Party Group Switches Endorsement In Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

FreedomWorks PAC, a conservative political group affiliated with the tea party, switched its endorsement in the Nebraska Republican primary to succeed...

GOP Senate Candidate's Women's Campaign Coalition Includes Planned Parenthood Founder

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), who is running to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), announced a "Women for Tillis" coalition Monday ...

GOP Senate Candidate Brags About 'Castrating Hogs,' Wants To Make Washington 'Squeal'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

In a new campaign ad, Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) threatens to make Washington, D.C. squeal like a pig. "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa fa...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Drops Out Of Colorado Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill (R) announced Monday that he is dropping his Senate bid, Colorado Peak Politics reports, leaving Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Co...

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association will endorse Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) Monday, wading into a competitive Republican primary in which Simpson faces a ...

Lindsey Graham Challenger Calls The Senator 'Ambiguously Gay'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Police officer and political novice Dave Feliciano, who is contesting the Republican primary to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said on the steps...

Sarah Palin Ups Her 2014 Game, Endorses In Competitive GOP Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced her fourth endorsement of the 2014 election cycle, backing Senate candidate and former Oklahoma House Spe...

Udall's Path To Reelection Gets More Challenging As GOP Candidates Swap Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

The Colorado Senate race just got a lot more interesting. Rep. Cory Gardner, a rising Republican star, will jump into the race to challenge Sen. M...

McConnell Challenger: Marriage Equality Slippery Slope, Could Lead To Parent-Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate and businessman Matt Bevin suggested in an interview that legalizing same-sex marriage is a slippery slope, and c...

Tea Party Candidate Compares Primary To War: 'This Is Going To Be Bloody'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Tea party-backed candidate Greg Brannon threw down some fighting words last Saturday in North Carolina's GOP Senate primary contest. At a Feb. 15 ...

GOP Senate Candidate Calls Mitch McConnell 'Beltway Turtle' In Anti-Cornyn Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall stole some attention Thursday from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) in the Republican primary against Sen. John Corn...