By Rebecca Berg | 01/03/14 11:41 AM
For months, Sen. Mary Landrieu had been honing her message on Obamacare in advance of a tough 2014 re-election bid in Republican-leaning Louisiana. Then, in November, Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, ran a scathing ad accusing Landrieu of...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/02/14 03:40 PM
The Republican frontrunner to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina released his first television advertisement of the midterm election cycle Thursday. In the ad, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis attacks Hagan for her support of President Obama's signature health care...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/02/14 10:56 AM
"Tell Sen. Shaheen it's time to be honest," a narrator says in the conservative group's first ads of the 2014 elections in New Hampshire. "Obamacare doesn't work."
By Rebecca Berg | 01/01/14 07:46 AM
In December, Rebecca Berg wrote about Martinez, a rising star in Republican ranks who seems well-positioned to be part of the GOP's ticket in the next presidential election.
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...
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