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Nine-Term Dem's Primary Loss Upends Massachusetts House Race

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressiona...

House Candidates Divided On Belief That Humans Contribute To Climate Change

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and LISA BAUMANN | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems— a familiar man...

The Super PAC To End All Super PACs Reaches Major Fundraising Goal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The "super PAC to end all super PACs" reached a major fundraising goal on Friday in its quest to reduce the influence of money in politics. In an I...

Snowe Launches New Effort

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is joining with Main Street Advocacy and its affiliated super PAC, Defending Main Street, to raise and spend $8 mi...

Many Lawmakers Returning Despite Lousy Image

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Listen up, voters, you're the boss. Your employee has barely produced the past two years, has hardly showed up for work, hasn't coopera...

Brewer Sends 'Wrong Message' On Republican Mission

Bloomberg | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's super- political action committee is wading into three competitive U.S. House races in an unusual move to help Republica...

Adam Carlson

Will Nancy Pelosi Sit In Speaker's Chair Next Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects for the Democrats holding the Senate improved over the past month, but the same cannot be said of their chances of taking back...

GOP Groups Open Floodgates With Shift In Mission

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A late spending splurge by outside political groups helped Republicans take over the House two years ago. The floodgates are openin...

Sam Stein

Conservative Group To Spend Big Against House Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative organization leading efforts to beat back disclosure laws in national politics is set to buy nearly $2 million in televis...

Unlikely Dems Gear Up For Tough Fights

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit ma...

Michael McAuliff

Arizona Special Election Is Harbinger Of November, Dems Argue

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats think the Tuesday victory of a former aide to Rep. Gabby Giffords in a special election to replace her says big things about their chances i...

GOP vs. GOP Primaries Turn Ugly

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

LAKE MARY, Fla. — Community and business leaders in affluent Seminole County talked about the promise of jobs and economic development from the ...

Michael McAuliff

House Dems Tout Cash, Poll Momentum

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats charged with fighting the battle for control of the House this election year were crowing Friday that the fundraising and poll...

Michael McAuliff

Former GOP Chair Says Dems Could Win The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former Republican chairman who oversaw his party's takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010 thinks the Democrats could turn ...

House Elections: Full List Of Congressional Losses

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A look at the winners of seats in the U.S. House that changed hands from one party to another in Tuesday's elections. List is by state, congressional ...

Republican Who Shocked Everyone In 2008 LOSES

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district, a rare seat that Democrats were able to sn...

Deep South Elect First Black Republican Congressman Since Reconstruction

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina voters on Tuesday elected the first black Republican to Congress from the Deep South since Reconstructio...

Ben Quayle Wins

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle has won his race against a tough Democratic challenger to represent Arizona's 3rd Congress...

Top Democrats Suffer Brutal Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2010 midterm elections have been catastrophic for House Democrats, with the party losing at least 60 seats in the lower chamber. The electoral tsu...

Republicans Win Control Of House

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans rolled up historic gains to seize control of the House on Tuesday, as voters disenchanted with the economy, President B...

Sam Stein

John Boehner Gave Even MORE To Nazi-Dressing Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner gave more than $2,000 than previously reported to Rich Iott, the Ohio Republican Congressional candidate who fell o...

Sam Stein

Robert Gibbs: There Are Enough Close Races For GOP To Take The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged on Sunday that there were enough closely contested congressional races that the Democrats could ...

Anti-Washington Anger Triggers Highest Number Of Candidates To Run For Congress In 35 Years

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Discontent with incumbents and anti-Washington anger are adding up to a potentially record-breaking crowd of congressional challeng...

Sam Stein

Plouffe Warns: Democrats Are A "Little Over-Confident" Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Plouffe, whose refusal to let poll numbers eclipse electoral realities became the defining feature of the Obama campaign, threw some cold water ...