More 2014 Elections Articles

  • NRSC demands Louisiana stations pull ad trying to link Bill Cassidy to Koch brothers

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee will send a letter to 34 Louisiana network affiliates Thursday requesting that an attack ad produced by the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC be pulled from television, and threatening legal action if it isn't. The letter, penned by NRSC general...

  • Tea Party icon Rand Paul turns to establishment Republicans for 2016 help

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is courting establishment Republicans in his bid to take the Tea Party into the White House. In the midst of a so-called "civil war" within the party, Paul is hoping his conciliatory moves won't alienate his own base, while potential rivals such as Sen. Ted Cruz,...

  • Obamacare is a fitting noose around Democrats' necks

    Pollster Celinda Lake's advice to fellow Democrats to take a midway position in the 2014 congressional campaigns is flawed because it can't be sold as honest. Reacting to results from her bipartisan Battleground Poll that show Obamacare to be a political loser, Lake said: "Don't defend it. Say...

  • Republicans ramp up planning to replace Obamacare as Senate prospects rise

    The Republican Party's rising Senate prospects are forcing House Republicans to craft a health care agenda that could function as a feasible legislative blueprint for overhauling Obamacare in January 2015.

  • Republican civil war goes to Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund, raising the likelihood that his campaign with Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn will turn into a new battleground between Republican leadership and outside...

  • Iowa Democratic Senate candidate takes on Iowa icon

    Yet another way that Rep. Bruce Braley's comment to Texas trial lawyers is boneheaded.

  • EMILY's List mum on Mary Landrieu

    While Republicans amp up their ground game in the Louisiana Senate race, one top Democratic group is notably absent: EMILY's List, a national organization that supports pro-choice Democratic women. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is an interesting lacuna in the organization's roster of...

  • Iowa Senate candidate's true loyalty is to his fellow trial lawyers

    No politician from Iowa wants to be caught on tape rubbishing his state as a backwater and savaging its most popular politician. But this is Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley's nightmare week, which could conceivably derail his campaign for Iowa's open Senate seat.

  • Majority threatened, Democrats take up populist agenda to distract from Obamacare

    Senate Democrats, facing an increasing threat of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious and populist legislative agenda on Wednesday that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention away from the unpopular health reform law. The agenda, which includes a minimum wage...

  • Could marijuana be the key to 2014 turnout?

    Having marijuana legalization on the ballot could entice some Americans to come out to the polls during the 2014 midterm elections, when turnout is usually low, according to a new poll from George Washington University. It found 69 percent of respondents said they would be “much more” or...

  • As New Hampshire moves toward Medicaid expansion, political divisions are laid bare

    New Hampshire was ground zero Tuesday for the ongoing political debate over optional Medicaid expansion in the states, as ordered under Obamacare. The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the expansion, just as Vice President Joe Biden happened to be traveling the state...

  • Greg Abbott campaign blasts Wendy Davis over public sector bond work

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – As Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott continues to face accusations on his stance for equal pay, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is attempting to turn the focus back on his Democratic rival and her law firm’s work on public bonds. On Monday, Texans...

  • Dem House candidate penalized for not paying taxes on time

    A Democratic Congressional candidate in California has been hit with a penalty after failing to pay all the taxes due on her Washington, D.C., apartment. Amanda Renteria, who is challenging incumbent GOP Rep. David Valadao, has outstanding taxes due on the D.C. row house she owns with her...

  • Top Dem pollster: 'Don't defend' Obamacare, call it 'flawed from the beginning'

    One of the nation's leading Democratic pollsters and strategists is urging embattled House and Senate incumbents to abandon their defense of Obamacare and instead pledge to “fix it.” Celinda Lake, whose firm Lake Research Partners provided the Democratic analysis of the new George...

  • Video shows Iowa Democratic Senate candidate slamming Chuck Grassley for being 'a farmer'

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, recently warned trial lawyers at a fundraising event in Texas that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would be ill-prepared to head the Senate Judiciary Committee should Republicans win a majority in November. Braley's reasoning?...



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