More 2014 Elections Articles

  • Dishonesty won't help moderates win over Republican voters

    Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, made quite a splash in November when he promised to raise and spend $8 million through his Defending Main Street PAC to fight off Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries. In the view of many traditional Republican interests, the rise of the Tea Party...

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unrelenting in his criticism of Charles and David Koch, the...

  • GOP senate candidate Terri Lynn Land describes the 'real war on women' in America

    Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has penned an essay for her campaign website about what she describes as “the real war on women.”

  • Recognizing danger, GOP engages with Democrats in battle for women voters

    As the Democratic Party implements its "War on Women" campaign against the Republicans in the hopes of mobilizing female voters and heading off a midterm elections defeat, the GOP is fighting back. In doing so, Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP candidates running in key congressional races...

  • NRSC challenges red-state Democrats to Obamacare townhall debates

    Though President Obama said the Affordable Care Act "repeal debate is and should be over," the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants to keep having that fight with red-state Democrats, in head-to-head town hall debates. "We challenge any of these vulnerable Democratic senators or...

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • Tea Party claims first victory of 2014

    Tea Party candidate Curt Clawson won the Republican primary in the special election seat to replace Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned after pleading guilty for cocaine possession, a victory that the Tea Party Express is claiming as "the movement's first victory of 2014."

  • Fracking debate may decide Colorado elections in 2014

    “You know, slavery had a lot of economic benefits, but it had an ethical problem.” That was anti-fracking activist Weston Wilson on Monday pushing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Colorado by asserting that oil and gas development is equivalent to slavery.

  • Tom Cotton defends vote against farm bill

    Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

  • In North Carolina Senate debate, Republican candidates vie to prove electability

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The top four Republican candidates for Senate in North Carolina diverged only moderately on policy when they met onstage for a televised debate Tuesday. But there was profound disagreement among them over who could best represent the party, and prove most electable, against...

  • Shot: Obamacare gets tangled in Hatfield-McCoy feud

    The leader of the feuding Hatfield family, who fears Obamacare will bankrupt the medical careers of his three children, is jumping into politics to help a West Virginia pharmacist win an open House seat to join the GOP effort to torpedo the president's trademark program. “They’re going to...

  • Clay Aiken: 'You might wonder why I'm running for Congress'

    In a thirty-second Youtube clip, the singer discusses growing up with a mother who'd escaped a violent husband and his work for children with autism.

  • Declaring the Obamacare debate over won't save Democrats

    Apart from gutting America's military, our standing in the world, our fiscal stability, the economy, the office of the presidency, conventional energy sources, the free market and religious liberty, President Obama has little to boast about other than Obamacare, so let him go for it. Yes, let...

  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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