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Senate Election Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate races are about as close as they can be. When we get closer to the election, perhaps the picture will clear up a bit more, but for now it's anyone's guess what will happen.

Republican Group Attacks 'Barrack Obama'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel and Sam Stein | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent an email Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to help it "fire Harry Reid" by winning a GOP majority ...

Michelle Obama Will Campaign In Iowa For Bruce Braley

AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Iowa next month for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, his campaign said W...

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...

Jon Ward

Despite Insurgent Attacks, Republican Senatorial Committee On Record Fundraising Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The soft-spoken, mild-mannered Republican operative opened his mouth, and out came knives. Rob Collins, executive director of the Nat...

Ed Gillespie Wins Va. GOP Senate Nomination

AP | ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Former presidential adviser and lobbyist Ed Gillespie has won the Republican nomination at the state party convention and will f...

Senate Electoral Dynamics in 2014 and 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.

Few Chances For Tea Party Victories In Upcoming Primaries

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — With Republican Ben Sasse, tea party groups figured out the riddle of winning elections in 2014: Claim a Republican as a member...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Democratic Super PAC Raises Big Bucks To Defend Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC focused on Senate elections, raised more than $4.7 million from donors in the last half of...

Tea Party Favorite Announces Run Against GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced Monday he'll challenge incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the 2014 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate...

Sen. Schatz Fires First Shot In The Country's Fiercest Democratic Primary

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU - There have been no debates, no early voting and very few political advertisements. The Democratic primary in Hawaii won't even be held for ...

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...

GOP Lawmakers Advance Bil Partially Ending Century Old Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Tennessee state Senate committee voted Tuesday to advance legislation that would partially end the direct election of U.S. senators in the state. ...

John Celock

GOP Congressman Backs Ending Century-Long Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Georgia who want to cease direct elections of United States senators apparently have an ally in one of the state's Rep...

GOP Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Century Old Practice

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

A group of Republican state lawmakers in Georgia wants to end direct election of United States senators and return the power to state legislatures. ...

Republican Seeks Return To 19th Century

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Tennessee is seeking a partial repeal of the direct election of U.S. senators in the state, but not before a fellow Repu...

Already? Republicans Gearing Up For Next Campaign

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Former South Dakota Republican Governor Mike Rounds said on Thursday he will run in 2014 for a U.S. Senate seat now held by a Dem...

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...

Clinton Gives Dem Candidates A Shot In The Arm

RealClearPolitics | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With just days remaining in a tight race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp was seeking a final sho...

Candidates Dodge Tough Questions On Prickly Issues

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Curious what Virginia Republican Senate candidate George Allen thinks about his own party's law that forces women seeking abortions...

Outside Forces Flood Conservative States

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona an...

Shifting Electoral Map Offers Opening for True Progressive Leaders

Daniel Mintz | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Daniel Mintz

Coming out of the party conventions, the door is open for Democratic gains in states across the country.

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Manager To Senate Dems: President's Tide Will Lift Your Boat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina met privately with Senate Democrats on Wednesday to discuss the campaign and how t...

DeMint Faces Big Test

Politico | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint's long march to push his party sharply to the right now hinges on a handful of races that will help determine whether he'll emerge as ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP: We've Got The Man Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats think the recent surge of women voters backing President Barack Obama could be opening up a fresh gender gap that will yield d...