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Rand Paul Will Join Mitch McConnell On The Campaign Trail On The Eve Of Election Day

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti and Jeff Mason ASHLAND, Va., Oct 16 (Reuters) - Likely 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul will return to his...

Senate Still Up For Grabs

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week was a busy one out on the various campaign trails, as many candidates participated in televised debates. There were no monumental gaffes or screwups (so far) in these debates -- at least, not ones that gained national attention.

This Message from Hillary Clinton Could Win the Senate

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

This message has the virtue of being, well, true, a vanishing quality in American politics. But, it is also optimistic, future-oriented, and provides the context for voters' choices.

Senate Hopefuls Make Last-Ditch Effort Ahead Of Midterms

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers run from chairing committees to giving speeches to casting votes, raising campaign money all the while. It's what the...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Don't Count On This Year's Elections Ending In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Five states offer reasons not to stay up late on November 4. Gubernatorial races in Connecticut and Massachusetts continue to look like nailbiters. An...

For Cory Booker's Republican Opponent, The Issue Is Gold

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Jeff Bell spent three decades in Washington working on policy and wrote a book promoting all aspects of social...

GOP Cautions That Senate Control Would Have Limits

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic ...

Pat Roberts Is Pulling Out All The Stops

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest...

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...