Post Politics: Campaign 2014


Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Republicans nominate Micah Edmond in race for Jim Moran’s seat

Edmond will face very long odds in the heavily liberal 8th District.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm indicted, according to people familiar with case

Two-term New York lawmaker expected to face charges for campaign finance violations.

By Ed O'Keefe and Sari Horwitz  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Republicans, Republicans

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Joni Ernst in crowded Iowa Senate field

The conservative group wades into yet another race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Dems press Obama to relax deportation policy in forum for Jim Moran’s seat

The crowded field in Virginia’s 8th district got together Thursday night in Alexandria.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Poll shows Udall and Gardner running neck-and-neck in Colorado

This is why Republicans were so giddy when Gardner decided to run.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Beyer’s first ad in race for Jim Moran’s seat is aimed at women voters

The former lieutenant governor hits the airwaves.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Parents of Aurora victims denounce Koch group for using photo from post-shooting press conference

The image was included in an ad about Obamacare.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Cantor takes aim at primary opponent in new ad

The second-ranking House Republican is not taking the threat lightly.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Poll from pro-Shannon group shows him surging ahead of Lankford in Oklahoma

Signs of momentum for the Senate candidate.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Poll shows Pryor leading Cotton; McConnell and Hagan in tight races

Some good news for the Arkansas Democrat who many had written off a while ago.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Ted Cruz endorses Ben Sasse in Nebraska Senate race

The Texas senator wades into another contested GOP primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

The businessman put more than $2.6 million into his campaign.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Tom Steyer: Keystone decision won’t define Obama’s environmental legacy

The billionaire climate activist says that no one decision will define Obama’s environmental legacy.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014

RGA slams Sheheen for defending ‘violent criminals’ as attorney

The RGA takes on the Democrat’s record as a trial lawyer.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Authors! Authors! Authors! Elizabeth Warren’s book hits the shelves. Whose is next?

The Massachusetts senator isn’t the only politician with a personal tome in the works. Here’s a recap of other political books.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Republican Terri Lynn Land to air first ad in Michigan Senate race

The former secretary of state is hitting the airwaves for the first time.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:57 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Super PAC hitting Kingston says it backs Perdue in Georgia Senate race

Another outside group just waded into the competitive Georgia Republican primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Mary Cheney launches polling firm

Republican consultant and former aide to George W. Bush’s campaigns teams up with other GOP activists to launch new firm.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016, Republicans

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/20/2014

DCCC outraises NRCC in March

The House Democratic campaign arm outpaced its GOP counterpart by about $400,000.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Spokeswoman says Sebelius ‘not considering’ Senate run

An HHS spokeswoman says the outgoing secretary is not weighing a bid.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Dem super PAC reserves $6.5 million in fall air time for key House races

House Majority PAC is mostly playing defense with its reservations.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Environmental group hits Cory Gardner with substantial ad buy

The League of Conservation Voters is spending about $1 million against the GOP Senate candidate.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:32 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chamber of Commerce backs Kingston in crowded Georgia Senate race

The group picks sides in a crowded and competitive field.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Beau Biden will run for governor of Delaware in 2016

A rising star announces his next move.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Sarah Palin to campaign for Senate candidates Ernst, Shannon, Sasse

The former Alaska governor is stepping up her 2014 presence.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/17/2014

NRCC promotes seven more candidates to ‘Contender’ status

The House Republican campaign arm highlights a handful of challengers and open seat candidates.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Ted Cruz backs T.W. Shannon with first Senate primary endorsement of 2014

The conservative senator wades into a contested GOP race for the first time.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/16/2014

DCCC raises $10.3 million in March

The House Democratic campaign arm had a big month.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Howard Dean: Dems would win back House if not for health-care Web site woes

The 2004 presidential candidate reflects on the troubled rollout.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Dem super PAC hits Tillis for staffers’ affairs with lobbyists

The ad notes that two former Tillis staffers engaged in inappropriate relationships with lobbyists.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:12 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Mitt Romney cuts TV ad for congressman facing tea party challenge

The former presidential candidate wades deeper into a contested primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Cochran hits primary opponent McDaniel on voting history

The Republican primary in Mississippi is heating up.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Grimes quickly gaining on McConnell in race for funds

The Kentucky secretary of state is also socking away lots of cash, while McConnell spends heavily.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Alex Sink won’t seek rematch in Florida

The former Florida chief financial officer and 2010 nominee for governor made the announcement Tuesday morning.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/14/2014

American Crossroads is back after big fundraising month

The super PAC raised more in March than it did in all of 2013 and the first two months of 2014 combined.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Chelsea Clinton open to run for mayor -- or even U.S. Senate

Clinton offers a slightly different response to the “will you run” question.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Abercrombie apologizes for questioning Inouye’s dying wish

The Hawaii governor had cast doubt on whether the late Sen. Daniel Inouye tried to handpick Rep. Colleen Hanabusa as his successor.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Michelle Nunn raises $2.4 million in first quarter

The Georgia Democrat puts up another big number in her U.S. Senate campaign.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Dem congressional candidate Beyer: ‘We need to ban super PACs’

The ten Democrats running for the seat of retiring Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) appeared onstage for the first time Saturday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:34 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) will not seek reelection

The Republican will retire after more than 30 years in office.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Poll: Scott Brown starts within striking distance of Shaheen

Shaheen 45, Brown 39.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Handel prominently features Palin’s endorsement in first ad

The former Ga. secretary of state faces a primary with four other major candidates -- all of them men.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Huckabee, Senate Conservatives Fund at odds in Texas runoff

Huckabee backs Rep. Ralph Hall (R), while SCF backs his challenger.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Scott Brown officially launches New Hampshire Senate bid

The former Massachusetts senator makes it official in New Hampshire.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:57 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Embattled Rep. Vance McAllister’s predecessor open to comeback bid

Rodney Alexander says he’d consider running for his old job.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Sullivan outraises Begich in first quarter

Another productive quarter for the GOP challenger.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Obama blames lack of African American, Latino turnout for Democrats’ midterm woes

Obama calls the Democrats’ lack of midterm turnout a “congenital disease.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Paul Ryan raises nearly $1.4 million in record-setting quarter

The House Budget chairman posts a big number.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Mark Warner raises $2.7 million during first quarter of 2014

The Virginia Democrat has picked up the pace in the money chase.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

DSCC raises $8.1 million in March, outpacing NRSC

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm just had a record month.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Financial arm of Koch-backed network hits three more Dem Senate candidates

Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce is stepping up its presence in the ad war.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 04/08/2014

RNC chairman: Strike down all contribution limits

Reince Priebus said he’s even conflicted about whether political donations should be disclosed, for fear of retribution.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:27 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Fundraising roundup: Begich raises $1 million

The Alaska Democrat has his best fundraising quarter of the election cycle so far.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/08/2014

NRSC raises $6.35 million in March

The Senate GOP campaign arm just had its best month of the 2014 cycle.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Dem poll: Key Obama supporters much less likely to vote in 2014

Young people, unmarried women and minorities are much less likely to vote than more conservative groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Vulnerable Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) raises nearly $2.8 million in first quarter

The first-term Democrat had another productive three months in the money chase.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Fundraising roundup: Landrieu outraises Cassidy

The latest $ money numbers from the Louisiana Senate race are in.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:48 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Report: Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for Connecticut state Senate

Another member of the Kennedy family will be on the ballot.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Obama to attend Fort Hood memorial service Wednesday

President was already scheduled to be in Texas this week for other events. He also attended a memorial service after a 2009 shooting at the base.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, President Obama

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/03/2014

McCrory: Tillis is most viable GOP challenger to Hagan

The North Carolina governor hasn’t endorsed in the GOP primary.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/03/2014

A Koch brother responds to Harry Reid -- and Harry Reid responds to the Koch brother

Charles Koch says he and his brother are fighting for a free society, while their opponents prefer big government and “collectivism.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Michelle Nunn mentions George H.W. Bush in first ad

The Georgia Democrat goes up on TV as a conservative group targets her.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 04/03/2014

With Christie at helm, RGA raises $23.5 million in first quarter

The group sets a record with its first quarter haul.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:24 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Senate Democrats push for minimum wage vote as GOP senator floats bipartisan deal

Democrats continue to stress “fair shot” messaging, while a key GOP broker suggests she might have a way to raise the minimum wage.

By Ed O'Keefe and Wesley Lowery  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, President Obama, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/02/2014

DCCC Chairman: House GOP budget ‘will define the next seven months’ leading up to midterms

Steve Israel wants to go on offense against the Ryan budget.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Scott Brown is officially running for Senate in New Hampshire

He said Wednesday that he will move beyond the “exploratory committee” phase.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Crossroads launches major ad buy for Thom Tillis in North Carolina

The GOP group aims to boost Tillis ahead of the GOP primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Schatz: Hanabusa’s age should not be an issue in Hawaii Senate race

The senator refuses to echo the sentiment of Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D).

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Dave Camp to retire after his current term

Head of the powerful tax-writing committee has served in Congress since 1991.

By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House, House Republicans

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 03/31/2014

New GOP ad hits ‘Steyer brothers’ as Democrats’ own Koch brothers

The ad points to Democrats’ own wealthy benefactors.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:53 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Obama endorses Brian Schatz in Hawaii Senate primary

The president wades into a contentious primary in the state where he grew up.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Rep. Mike Rogers to retire, launch national radio show

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is a former FBI agent, declined overtures to run for a U.S. Senate seat.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:04 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House, House Republicans

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Sarah Palin backs Karen Handel in crowded Georgia Senate field

The former Alaska governor wades into another Senate primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Elizabeth Warren endorses Braley, Weiland in key Senate races

Warren, a liberal rock star, is trying to boost two likely Democratic nominees.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Shannon in Oklahoma Senate race

The conservative group weighs in on another primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:38 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Michigan Democrat Peters emphasizes biography in first Senate ads

Peters underscores his middle class roots.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Poll: Walker leads Burke 48-41 in Wisconsin

The Republican governor has held his lead, but his approval rating has dipped.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:36 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Sarah Palin endorses Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate race

The former Alaska governor continues to weigh in on Senate races.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Dem super PAC seeks to tie Koch brothers to GOP Senate candidates in Louisiana, North Carolina

Senate Majority PAC is up with new commercials.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/26/2014

NRCC promotes 17 candidates to ‘Contender’ status

The slate includes several 2012 candidates who are back for another run in top GOP pickup opportunities.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Senate Democrats to unveil 2014 legislative game plan

None of the bills involved is expected to ever pass Congress. Instead, they will provide campaign talking points.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Memo vouching for Nebraska Senate candidate Osborn came from friend, not Navy

The former state treasurer’s past comes under new scrutiny.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Republican Ernst draws on experience ‘castrating hogs’ in Iowa Senate cable ad

The state senator goes up with her first ad.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/25/2014

McConnell video mistakenly included Duke basketball footage

The Republican was tripped up by a mistake in a web video -- in a state where basketball is king.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Ralph Hall challenger John Ratcliffe picks up endorsements from Club for Growth, Madison Project

John Ratcliffe picks up support from Club for Growth and The Madison Project as he tries to unseat 90-year old incumbent.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, House Republicans

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/24/2014

RGA to hit the airwaves in Michigan to help Rick Snyder

The Republican group is hitting the airwaves for the first time in the Wolverine State.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Condoleezza Rice defends Alaska Senate candidate Sullivan in new TV ad

The GOP-aligned group comes to the defense of a Senate candidate with a former Bush administration official.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014

DSCC pushes back against Nate Silver

The Senate Democratic campaign arm takes issue with Silver’s latest forecast.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:26 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Shaheen hits Brown over ‘People’s Pledge’ in new radio ad

The New Hampshire Democrat keeps the pressure on.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:26 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/21/2014

NRSC chairman: Obamacare has helped ‘dramatically’ expand Senate map for GOP

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is bullish on the Senate landscape.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/21/2014

February fundraising roundup: DNC and RNC clock in around $7 million

The DNC still has a hefty debt load.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Alaska Republican Treadwell shakes up his Senate campaign staff

He’s parting ways with his campaign manager.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Sen. David Vitter: ‘God bless the Koch brothers’

“I think the Koch brothers are two of the most patriot Americans..,” Vitter said at an event Tuesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/20/2014

DCCC raises $6.4 million in February, outpacing NRCC

The committee has more than $34 million in the bank.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/20/2014

New ad attacks Rep. Ralph Hall for being 90 years old

The ad claims Hall is the oldest member of Congress ever, but that’s not quite true.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/20/2014

New Begich TV ad features footage of late father

The Democrat emphasizes his Alaska roots.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/20/2014

DSCC outraises NRSC in February

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm raised slightly more than it did the previous month.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Rauner wins Republican primary for Illinois governor, will face Quinn

The first-time candidate prevailed in a closer than expected race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:17 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014

McConnell-aligned group launches seven-figure ad campaign with his footage

The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition is spending $1.8 million.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Pro-Shannon group’s poll shows him closing on Lankford

The poll shows Shannon within single digits. A poll conducted for Lankford last month showed him ahead by 30.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Obama to raise money for House Democrats May 19 in Maryland

The president will keep up his efforts to boost Democrats in 2014.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) will seek reelection

The longtime incumbent had publicly wavered about running again, and his retirement would likely have made Republicans the favorites to win this seat.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Scott Brown launches exploratory committee in New Hampshire

The former senator says his wife talked him into it.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Fox terminates Scott Brown’s contract, confirms his exploratory committee

The Washington Post and others reported Thursday that Brown would announce his exploratory committee on Friday.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Dem polls show Landrieu, Hagan, Pryor in tight races against Republicans

In three key Senate races, Democratic incumbents are running nck and neck with the competition.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Rove on GOP’s special election win: ‘Don’t uncork the champagne’

Rove notes that special elections didn’t really predict the GOP sweep of 2010 and the Democratic sweep of 2006.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Sarah Palin endorses Sasse, McDaniel in Senate races

The former Alaska governor made her second and third Senate endorsement in the last two days.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:23 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Palin endorses T.W. Shannon in Senate race in Oklahoma

The first sign of the tea party getting behind former state House speaker.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Arizona Gov. Brewer won’t seek a third term

The governor had left the door open to running for a third term even though Arizona law limits governors to two terms.

By ledbetterj  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Lankford up big in Oklahoma GOP Senate primary, internal poll shows

The poll shows him leading state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, 47-14.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Bill Clinton to raise money for Marjorie Margolies, Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law

The former president is lending a hand to his daughter’s mother-in-law.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Republican Jolly wins Florida special election

Republicans scored a big win the Tampa area on Tuesday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:53 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Senate Conservatives Fund endorses five House challengers, as it tries to expand influence

The conservative group backs the opponent of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho).

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

GOP poll: Longtime Rep. Rahall (D-W.Va.) down double digits

The new poll harkens back to polling done in 2010 that showed longtime Democratic incumbents in conservative districts facing very difficult races.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Democratic Rep. Sinema staying put, won’t run for Pastor’s seat in Arizona

The congresswoman is staying put, a win for House Democrats.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Ted Cruz endorses John Cornyn

The tea party conservative endorsed his fellow Texas senator after he clinched the GOP nomination.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Mitt Romney backs Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate race

The former presidential nominee wades into a contested race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:32 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Former Rep. Canseco faces GOP runoff against Hurd

The former congressman will have to survive another round of the GOP campaign.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:26 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Obama warns ‘sleepy’ Democrats about 2014

“We get a little sleepy, we get a little distracted. We don’t turn out to vote. We don’t fund campaigns as passionately,” Obama says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 03/04/2014

George P. Bush easily wins primary for Texas land commissioner

The son of Jeb Bush takes a step closer to statewide office.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:58 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Cornyn wins Republican primary in Texas

The second-ranking Senate Republican won easily.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:22 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Harry Reid: ‘Republicans are addicted to Koch’

Reid last week called the brothers -- Charles and David Koch -- “un-American” and continued in that vein Tuesday on the Senate floor.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:22 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Biden raises money for Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn

Nunn has raised money at a fast pace so far this cycle.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Women make up majority of DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ candidates

Ten of the 16 candidates House Democrats added to its program are women.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Democrat Childers running for Senate in Mississippi

The former congressman adds a new twist to an already heated race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Pro-Cochran super PAC hits McDaniel over Katrina comment

The air war is heating up in Mississippi.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:12 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Another tea party group features Cruz in fundraising letter

The letter used in the fundraising e-mail was released publicly by Cruz on Thursday. It’s not clear whether he granted the group permission to use it.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 02/27/2014

RGA to hit the airwaves in South Carolina next week

National Republicans are coming to the aid of Gov. Nikki Haley (R).

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:48 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Alex Sink raises $1.3 million more for Florida special election

The Democrat has been winning the fundraising battle by a sizeable margin.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Rangel primary challenger signs up for a rematch

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D), who lost 44-42 percent two years ago, announced his campaign Thursday.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Ed Pastor retiring from Congress

Senior member of the House Appropriations Committee represents a safely Democratic district.

By Ed O'Keefe and Aaron Blake  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Rep. Cory Gardner to run for Senate in Colorado

Gardner, who is considered the state’s top GOP rising star, previously said he would seek reelection in November.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Debbie Dingell to run for House seat being vacated by John Dingell

The wife of retiring Rep. John Dingell will begin as a heavy favorite.

By Paul Kane and Sean Sullivan  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Centrist Dem ‘Blue Dogs’ endorse trio of House candidates

The group of House Democrats that has seen its ranks shrink dramatically enters the 2014 fray.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/25/2014

LGBT group to back two gay Republicans for Congress

The two endorsees would be the first openly gay Republicans elected to the House.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Longest-serving Rep. John Dingell to retire

A legendary career will come to a close at the end of this Congress.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Ted Nugent apologizes to Obama

The rocker’s past comments became an issue while campaigning with Texas GOP governor candidate Greg Abbott.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/21/2014

RNC outraises DNC, as DNC debt increases

The DNC’s debt rises from $15.6 million to $15.9 million.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Obama: Dems don’t think midterm elections are ‘sexy’ enough

Some Democrats have grumbled that their party is too focused on the 2016 election, and the president seems to agree.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 02/20/2014

McConnell opponent Bevin suggests gay marriage could lead to parents marrying children

The Republican underdog made his comments in a radio interview Thursday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:22 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 02/20/2014

DCCC raises nearly $7 million in January, outpacing NRCC

The House Democratic campaign arm pulled in $6.8 million.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:42 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Al Gore endorses former aide McGinty for Pennsylvania governor

The former vice president wades into a crowded primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Convicted ex-Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

Edwards tells Bloomberg’s Al Hunt that he’s in.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Scott Brown renews contract with Fox News

The Boston Globe reported that an unnamed Fox News representative said Brown was “currently out of contract with the network.”

By Aaron Blake  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014

DSCC outraises NRSC in January

The Senate Democratic campaign arm outpaced its GOP counterpart by about $2 million.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/18/2014

GOP Sen. Cochran says he doesn’t ‘really know a lot about’ the tea party

Facing a primary challenger, Cochran’s comments probably won’t help his cause.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.) won’t seek reelection

The former state senator is in her first term in Congress.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) to retire

Holt is perhaps best-known in Congress for competing against the Jeopardy! robot, Watson.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Montana governor says he told Harry Reid to buzz off

The Democratic governor says he told Reid that his Senate appointee was “none of your damn business.”

By Aaron Blake  |  05:26 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Walsh’s military record focus of dueling Montana ads

Walsh hasn’t been in the Senate for even a week, but already a battle to define him over the airwaves is well underway.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Obama says little about House Democrats winning races this year

The little he did say contrasted sharply with what he told them a year ago in the same setting.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Biden: ‘There isn’t a Republican Party’

Vice president starts laying out Democratic arguments for the upcoming midterm elections.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats, Joe Biden

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) to retire

Hastings is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Obama commits to six more fundraisers for House Democrats

President’s draw may help Democrats maintain a cash edge over GOP campaign committees.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Poll: Democrats up 7 points in Florida special election

The poll also shows the district isn’t as anti-Obamacare as Republicans might hope.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:24 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Rep. Tim Griffin to run for Ark. lieutenant governor

In a surprise, the second-term House member announces another campaign.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:41 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Biden cancels, dozens of House Democrats skipping annual meetings

The absentee rate is notable because President Obama is planning to visit.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:39 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Democrats cheer new Obamacare enrollment figures

Leaders say new numbers show that the American public is catching on.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats, Obamacare

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Openly gay GOP congressional candidate DeMaio includes partner in new ad

The moderate Republican releases a new ad that includes footage of him holding hands with his partner.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:21 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) to retire

Miller is considered the most vulnerable incumbent in the House.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted

Nagin was convicted on 20 of 21 counts against him.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Wendy Davis says she could support 20-week abortion ban

Davis’s comments are likely to stir conversation among liberals who held her up as a hero after her filibuster of Texas’s new abortion law.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/12/2014

GOP group launches attack on newly appointed senator

The American Crossroads ad recalls a reprimand Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) received in 2010 from the U.S. Army.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Republican Faulconer elected mayor of San Diego

The San Diego mayor’s office is once again in Republican hands.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:07 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Alexander poll shows him up big in GOP primary

An internal poll shows the Tennessee senator with a big lead over state Rep. Joe Carr (R).

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:42 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Insurers now outspending Kochs’ group on Obamacare ads

Companies such as Cigna and Kaiser Permanente poured about $40 million into television ads.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  02:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Tea party group backs Broun in Georgia Senate race

In its endorsement, which was shared early with Post Politics, the group says Broun has been the House’s fiercest conservative, bar none.

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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Dem super PAC launches Social Security ad in Florida special election

The House Majority PAC ad hits Republican nominee David Jolly for lobbying for a firm that pushed to privatize Social Security.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:04 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 02/10/2014

McConnell primary opponent Bevin downplays impact of Rand Paul

The GOP challenger says he doesn’t worry about Paul’s support for McConnell.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:43 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Pat Roberts doesn’t have his own home in Kansas

In an interview with The New York Times, the senator acknowledged staying with supporters when he is in the area.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Bill Clinton to stump for McConnell opponent Grimes

The former president is headed to Kentucky later this month.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Montana governor appoints Lt. Gov. John Walsh to Senate

The Democrat was considered the heavy favorite for the job. He’s also seeking a full term in November.

By Sean Sullivan and Aaron Blake  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/07/2014

All five Democrats running for Mass. governor oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

The candidates said so at a debate Thursday afternoon. The Justice Department is pursuing the death penalty.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Montana governor could appoint Baucus replacement Friday

Bullock’s lieutenant governor, John Walsh, is considered the odds-on favorite for the endorsement.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:05 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/06/2014

AFP drops another $400,000 in Fla., including first attack on Grayson

Americans for Prosperity intensifies pressure on congressional Democrats by launching another round of TV commercials. Targets this time include Rep. Alan Grayson.

By Matea Gold  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Biden to raise money for Alex Sink in Florida special election

The White House steps into a race seen as a harbinger of the midterms.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Franken opponent: Dems will hit me like they hit Mitt Romney

Mike McFadden says he thinks Democrats will reprise the attacks they launched against Romney’s business background.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Senate candidate depicts opponents as crying babies (Video)

David Perdue’s ad ups the ante in an increasingly contentious primary.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Clay Aiken announces campaign for Congress

In a video posted to his new campaign Web site, Aiken says he will challenge Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.).

By Aaron Blake  |  07:04 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Norcross announces for Rep. Rob Andrews’s seat, quickly gains support

State Sen. Donald Norcross, the brother of South Jersey power broker George Norcross, has already lined up big-name backers just hours after Rep. Rob Andrews’s (D-N.J.) retirement.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Jeb Bush touts David Jolly in Florida special election ad

The former Florida governor vouches for the Republican House candidate.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:22 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid

Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement

By Aaron Blake  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Special election to fill Radel’s seat slated for June, with April primary

Most of the attention will be on the GOP primary in the heavily conservative district.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Chamber of Commerce launching ad buy in Florida special election

The buy comes a day after a trio of GOP groups announced $1.2 million in support for the GOP nominee.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014

McConnell edges Grimes in year-end fundraising

McConnell maintains a massive advantage in cash on hand, with $10.9 million to Alison Lundergan Grimes’s $3.5 million.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Sandra Fluke considering a run for Congress

Fluke told KPCC that she is “strongly” considering a bid for the seat of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who announced his retirement earlier Thursday.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Republican groups make seven-figure push in Florida special election

The race is seen as a potential harbinger of the November midterms.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Trump says he’ll run for N.Y. governor -- if GOP primary is clear

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R) is eyeing the race currently, and Trump said he won’t run if Astorino does.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Bridenstine won’t run for Senate in Oklahoma

His decision is a blow to conservative groups.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Wendy Davis fights back over questions on biographical details

Facing mounting questions over details about her biography, Texas gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) responds.

By Desikan Thirunarayanapuram  |  10:36 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Harry Reid: Vulnerable Dems should and will campaign with Obama

“Anytime the President of the United States appears supporting a candidate, it helps,” Reid told CNN’s Dana Bash.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Michelle Kwan’s husband Clay Pell running for governor of Rhode Island

The Democratic field expands in the race to succeed retiring Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D).

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/27/2014

President Obama’s cousin wants to be the next Ted Cruz

The tea party Senate contender chats with Post Politics.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Schumer: Time for ‘robust defense of government’

The N.Y. senator lays out a five-point set of issues that Democrats need to focus on in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections.

By Paul Kane  |  05:05 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Gov. Scott Walker hails man who turns out to be sex offender

The Wisconsin governor used him as an example of some who climbed out of the ranks of the unemployed.

By Aaron Blake and Ed O'Keefe  |  01:03 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Warner leads Gillespie, McDonnell remains popular, new Va. poll says

Few Virginians know enough about Gillespie to have developed an opinion yet.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014

New McConnell ad highlights support for sick plant workers

The Republican leader is up with a striking new ad.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014

T.W. Shannon to explore Oklahoma Senate run

The Fix last year named the 35-year-old Shannon one of 10 rising stars in American politics.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Sen. Vitter will run for Louisiana governor

Vitter is just a few years removed from being tied to a Washington prostitution scandal.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Rep. Lankford to run for Coburn’s Senate seat

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and state Attorney General Scott Pruitt both announced Sunday that they wouldn’t run.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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