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Senate 2014

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers' Cash Reigns Supreme In The Battles Of 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats appear to be winning the fundraising race at nearly every turn in Senate contests and doing well enough at the House level thi...

Social Security Push Lands Endorsements For Begich, Merkley

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to expand Social Security -- and the push back against attempts to cut it -- landed endorsements by a key progressive group Thu...

Democrats' Toughest Battleground In Fight For Senate Control Emerges

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY BILL BARROW, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where t...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Karl Rove Thinks GOP Senate Takeover Is 'Highly Likely' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

GOP strategist Karl Rove thinks that a Republican Senate takeover is in the cards this November. "With 14 seats in play on the Democratic side and ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Fox Commentator Likens Progressive Movement To Nazi Germany | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and Fox News commentator, recently warned supporters of Oregon GOP Senate candidate M...

Pro-Cheney Group Powered By Former Lobbyists, GOP Officials

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity A super PAC created to aid Liz Cheney, the daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, in her qu...

Republicans Struggle In Senate Primary

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Seeking promotion to the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Jack Kingston avoids an explicit yes-or-no answer when asked by a vot...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Primary Heats Up In North Carolina Senate Race | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With 2014 officially underway, North Carolina will be home to one of the most competitive Senate races in the run-up to midterm election...

Arkansas Democrat Backs Ballot Initiative To Raise Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor offered a tentative endorsement Monday of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in his home state of Arkansas. ...

Obama, Democrats Distant But Determined Heading Into Congressional Races

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the par...

Michael McAuliff

Nuclear Option Raises Stakes For 2014 | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made one party in the Senate significantly more powerful when he ended filibusters on presidential app...

Why Republicans Believe They Can Flip The Senate Red

National Journal | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

For the first time this year, Republican strategists believe they're within striking distance of taking back control of the Senate, thanks to untimely...