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Senate 2014

Sabrina Siddiqui

Vulnerable Democrat Freaks Out Over Ebola, Calls For Temporary Flight Ban | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Friday called on President Barack Obama to impose a temporary travel ban on non-U.S. citizens from countries ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitch McConnell Wants Kentucky To Believe Its Obamacare Exchange Is Just A Website | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has struggled throughout his re-election campaign to explain what repealing Obamacare wou...

Plagiarism Report Unlikely To Affect Senate Race

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN and MATT VOLZ | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh's name has been removed from the U.S. Army War College's academic rolls and grinded from a plaque listing the m...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Brown Contradicts His Own Campaign On Obama And Border Security | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown has spent months hammering President Barack Obama on the issue of border security as part of his...

Mary Landrieu Shakes Up Campaign Staff In Final Weeks Of Tight Election

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is bringing in a new campaign manager as she heads into the final stretch of a tight campaign crucial to determining which ...

Gun Control Groups Stand By Their Candidates, NRA Abandons Pro-Gun Dems

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The gun lobby may have abandoned Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), even though both senators voted against a universal backgro...

Scott Brown Compares Oil Company Loopholes To Child Tax Credits

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Responding to criticism over his opposition to ending tax loopholes that benefit oil companies or firms that ship jobs overseas, Scott B...

Hillary Clinton To Stump For Democrats As Midterms Approach

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Hillary Clinton will hit the campaign trail to support Democrats in the month leading up to November's midterm election, according to a Friday report ...

Scott Brown Attacks Opponent On Border Security But Missed Senate Border Security Hearings

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Last week, New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown notably held his fire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for her absenteeism at numerous Senat...

Mark Begich Inquiry Exposes Omission In GOP Opponent's Campaign Filing

The huffington post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenger for U.S. Senate in Alaska, was a Maryland resident for tax purposes from 2006 to 2008, according to the Maryla...

Why Michigan's LGBT Community Can't Afford to Lose the Senate

Brian Stone | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

We haven't won in Michigan. We aren't even close. This election may come down to who shows up to vote. The simple question is: Have you talked to your family and friends? Have you done your part to register people to vote?

Michael McAuliff

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

Scott Brown Secures GOP Nomination To Challenge Jeanne Shaheen

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown has won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, th...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...

Ted Cruz, Tea Party Groups Want Probe Of Senate Runoff

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an in...

Chris McDaniel Is a Sore Loser

Andrew Pavelyev | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Andrew Pavelyev

Is it just me or is Chris McDaniel a really sore loser? Not only he delivered an angry non-concession speech on the election night, but at the time of this writing he still refuses to concede and threatens to sue.

Both Parties Face Major Hurdles In Achieving Their Senate Dreams

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of this year's Senate primary elections complete, Democrats talk boldly about their chances in Kentucky and Mississippi,...

GOP Senate Candidate Overwhelmed By Reporters: 'I Can't Do This'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate running for Senate in Michigan, walked into a scrum of inquiring reporters at a forum on Wednesday and didn'...

Lack Of GOP Civil Wars Troubles Democrats

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primarie...

Republicans Making Bold Play For Oregon Senate Seat

AP | By JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected ...

Contentious Senate Race Sparks Democratic Feud

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Has Confusing Stance On Obamacare Repeal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment cand...

So What if the Republicans Win the Senate?

Gene Marks | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Democrats control the Senate and we get political infighting. The Republicans control the Senate and we'll likely get the same. Whatever happens, smart business owners will be paying close attention. Man, where's Ross Perot when you really need him?

Jason Linkins

Mystery Super PAC Theatre 2014: The Further Adventures Of Campaign B-Roll Video | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

As Paul Blumenthal reported last week, the hot new thing in the shady interplay between political campaigns and the super PACs that support them is th...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...