By Rebecca Berg | 12/31/13 05:52 AM
Repealing Obamacare is so 2013. In the coming year, the tone and substance of the political discourse around the troubled Obamacare will shift slightly -- but notably -- as candidates face the first election cycle since the new health care law took effect.
By Rebecca Berg | 12/26/13 12:55 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz will test his comedy chops as the featured Republican speaker at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, to be held in March. Chuck Lewis of Hearst Newspapers, current president of the Gridiron Club, confirmed the choice Thursday. Lewis said the search for the Democratic headliner is...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/26/13 11:33 AM
The CNN/ORC International survey showed 49 percent support for a generic Republican, compared with 44 percent for a Democrat. That's a better result for Republicans than last month, when the same share of people picked Republicans but 47 percent favored Democrats.
By Rebecca Berg | 12/19/13 06:27 AM
Were he to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie would be as emphatically critical of the federal health care law as most other GOP candidates -- but he would first need to reconcile his past positions on the issue. Gillespie, a former mega-lobbyist and chairman of the...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/18/13 02:16 PM
Could California Gov. Jerry Brown be eyeing a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016? A Los Angeles Times story on Tuesday raised the possibility, saying Brown wouldn't rule it out. The mere possibility is enough to set political tongues wagging. A presidential campaign in...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/17/13 05:38 PM
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who recently sold his home in the Boston area, will officially move to New Hampshire Tuesday to take up residence and consider running for the U.S. Senate, a close associate confirmed. Brown, a Republican, who is weighing whether to run for against...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/17/13 12:28 PM
While the New Jersey governor has edged ahead of Clinton in Iowa polls, she still comes out on top in match-ups against Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.
By Rebecca Berg | 12/16/13 05:09 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., isn't up for re-election until 2016, but he's playing an early, earnest role in the 2014 midterm campaigns, backing his candidate endorsements with the full fiscal heft of his political action committee.
By Rebecca Berg | 12/16/13 06:29 AM
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce Monday its best fundraising numbers ever for an off-year November, after bringing in $5.1 million for the month. The committee, the campaign arm for Senate Democrats, raised $48.6 million so far this year and ended November with $12...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/13/13 11:43 AM
Two months into the botched rollout of President Obama’s signature health care law, Republicans have not only grown cocky about taking control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, but are entertaining thoughts of a commanding electoral shift that could put more Democrat-leaning states in play.
By Rebecca Berg | 12/11/13 12:14 PM
In the first television ad of her re-election campaign, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu portrays herself as a leading voice in demanding changes to Obamacare that would allow Americans to keep their existing plans, an early indicator of the just how seriously her team believes the issue will be...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/10/13 02:48 PM
Republican Sen. John Cornyn, of Texas, has been bracing for a primary challenge in 2014. His re-election campaign built up a war chest of nearly $7 million. He spearheaded a "Keep Texas Red" campaign to promote Republicans throughout the state. It looked at first if the strategy had worked,...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/10/13 12:28 PM
A Washington, D.C., fundraiser scheduled for this week for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican candidate for Senate, will feature a few big GOP names, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., are also slated to...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/09/13 06:47 PM
The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Wednesday will hold its first Washington fundraiser for Rep. Steve Daines, the Montana Republican running to fill the seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be among those attending...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/09/13 03:41 PM
Former lobbyist and Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is weighing whether to mount a challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, of Virginia, who is highly popular heading into his re-election campaign next year. Warner, with approval ratings around 60 percent and nearly $6...
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