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Senate Race

Ellsworth Selected to Replace Bayh: I.N. Stonewall Dems Abstain

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

While I've written about Ellsworth's anti-gay voting record and positions as well as his lack of support in progressive circles, with Bayh's backing and lots of arm twisting, Ellsworth became the official nominee last night.

Palin To Headline Tea Party Rally In Harry Reid's Hometown Of Searchlight, Nevada

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin will headline a tea party rally in Searchlight, Nevada, the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to The Washington Pos...

Why California's Senate Race Will Be Nothing Like Massachusetts'

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Aaron Glantz

If Republicans want to build on Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts' Senate race in historically blue California this fall, they'll have to overcome the state GOP's inability to win over ethnic voters.

Coakley Concession Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Martha Coakley conceded to Scott Brown in Massachusett's Senate race on Tuesday. Video of the Democrat's speech is below. WATCH: ...

Massachusetts Senate Race Results: Scott Brown Defeats Martha Coakley

AP | GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the la...

Democrats: New Pro-Brown TV Ads Are 'Illegal'

Boston Globe | Matt Viser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Washington are criticizing a pair of new ads supporting Republican Scott Brown in the US Senate race, saying that the spots are illegal b...

Giannoulias Gets Heat For Failed College Savings Program

go.com |    | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias had a problem: A college savings program administered by his office had lost $150 million for thousands of Illinois ...

Sam Stein

Coleman Appeals Election To State Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As expected, Norm Coleman formally appealed the results of the Minnesota recount election to the state's Supreme Court on Monday, adding another stage...

Keith Olbermann Broke Up with Me

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shannyn Moore

Keith Olbermann has the temerity to ask if it's too late to sell Alaska back to the Russians -- repeatedly. America's liberal boy-wonder is breaking up with me.

Sam Stein

Group Calls For FBI, Senate Investigation Into Coleman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A good government group in Minnesota has filed two letters -- one to Congress the other to the FBI -- asking for an investigation into allegations tha...

Georgia Senate Race Still In Doubt, Could Go To Runoff

Atlanta Journal Constitution | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Georgia's U.S. Senate race remained in doubt Wednesday morning as neither major party candidate had more than 50 percent of the vote. Incumbent U.S. ...

Sam Stein

Coleman's Best Legal Remedy May Be To Lose Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If allegations turn out to be true that Norm Coleman's wife received $75,000 of payments from a GOP benefactor interested in helping out the Senator's...

Can You Say Senator Sarah Palin?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

You know she wants it. She's already been trying to throw McCain under the bus on the campaign trail, on the national political stage for herself. She's already gained diva status.

National GOP Pulls Out Of Colorado Senate Race

Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling out of the battle for Colorado's Senate seat, yanking its ads from television stations across ...

Sam Stein

Injured Iraq Vet Stars In Udall Senate Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Udall, the Democratic running for the open U.S Senate seat in New Mexico, released an ad on Thursday that may be remembered as the most poignant a...

Dem Bob Kerrey Says He Won't Run For Hagel's Senate Seat

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey announced Wednesday that he will not leave his job as president of The New School in ...