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Top Senate Democratic PAC Spent A Lot Of Money Trying To Elect Greg Orman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent candidate Greg Orman tried as hard as he could to deflect any suggestion that he was a Democratic Party stalking horse in hi...

Kansas: Picking Ourselves Back Up

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

I am a Democrat. My small "d" democratic bent encourages me to try to see the best in people, even politicians from the opposing party. But I have rarely witnessed the kind of bare-knuckled politicking that occurred during these mid-term elections.

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Change Is Hard

Carla Shutak | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Carla Shutak

I look at the Republican Party I grew up respecting and I don't recognize it anymore. I traveled to countries that don't have the same level of infrastructure as The United States of America. I talked with people who had differing belief systems.

Greg Orman Loses Midterm Election Race To Incumbent Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Independent candidate Greg Orman lost the race against incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) in Tuesday's midterm elections, Fox News and CBS report. ...

Pat Roberts Wins Midterm Election Race Against Greg Orman In Kansas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) won his re-election bid, defeating Independent candidate Greg Orman in the midterm elections, according to CBS and Fox New...

Kansas Senate Election Results: Pat Roberts Wins Over Greg Orman

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) was projected to defeat Independent candidate Greg Orman, according to CBS and Fox News. The Kansas Senate race heated up...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

GOP Senator Raises Fears About Terrorists In Kansas

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas milit...

Roberts Nabs Big Endorsement

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearin...

Senate High Drama After Nov. 4

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.

Rand Paul Mocks Hillary Clinton Over Jobs Remark

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wasted no time turning a Hillary Clinton remark about jobs into a laugh line on the campaign trail. Republicans seized on th...

Tea Party Group Backs Pat Roberts In Kansas Senate Race

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national tea party group has endorsed U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in Kansas after previously supporting his opponent in...

Paul Launches Ads In Kansas

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — He's not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the...

Bob Dole Wants Mitt Romney To Run For President Again

AP | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole says he thinks former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should run for the office again in 2016. ...

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearni...

Paul Blumenthal

Outside Money Surge Makes Kansas Senate Race Costliest In State History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few Senate races have seen a gush of spending like the competition in Kansas between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and independent challenger Gre...

Eliot Nelson

Kansans Are Moderate As Hell And They're Not Going To Take It Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- A boring thing happened in Kansas last week. In a nondescript conference room in a nondescript community center, a group ...

Kansas Independent Greg Orman Campaigns Under The Radar

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck c...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Latest Kansas Senate Survey Shows A Tie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

A new poll finds a tie in the Kansas Senate race. Americans' media habits are polarized, but few live in ideological bubbles. And while pollsters won'...

Pat Roberts vs. Greg Orman Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Kansas Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Pat Roberts vs. Greg Orman Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues?

A Grandmother on Curbing the Chicken Little Virus

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Politicians with their heads fixated on their reelection polling numbers and their commentator supporters running in circles and, like Chicken Little, crying "The sky is falling" are hazardous.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

Sam Stein

Kansas Senate Debate Marked By Fear Of Ebola Crossing Southern Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The second debate in the unexpectedly tight Kansas race for U.S. Senate was marked by sharp jabs, bitter disagreements, backhanded compl...

Embattled Kansas Senator Has A Good Polling Day

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

After weeks of polling showing independent Greg Orman leading the Kansas race for U.S. Senate, two surveys released Wednesday show better news for emb...