More 2014 Elections Articles

  • Resetting federal courts on a more neutral path requires GOP wins in 2014 and 2016

    Conservatives who worry about the U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't worry about if and when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg steps down and how the GOP will respond to that vacancy, but rather when Justices Antonin Scalia or Anthony Kennedy hang up their robes and call it quits. Scalia and Kennedy are...

  • Hillary Clinton not campaigning much for her party in 2014, unlike Richard Nixon in 1966

    In 1966, Nixon's campaigning helped Republicans gain five Senate and 47 House seats. Clinton is apparently afraid she can't match that record in this year's midterms.

  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban accountant and retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually an asset in the races to unseat two Democrats who are among Illinois' longest serving statewide officeholders. The Republicans hope to tap into an anti-incumbent mood as they...

  • Zogby Report Card: Good moves in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo., buoy midterms

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama scored good points with his Iraq policy and efforts to quell violence in Ferguson, Mo., giving him something to brag on in November.

  • Jeff Merkley spokeswoman: Koch-funded ad 'blatantly lying' about senator's legislative record

    Merkley's press secretary said the ad "willfully ignored" Merkley's legislative accomplishments.

  • Political landmines ahead for Democrats as Obama considers executive action on immigration

    As President Obama considers using his executive authority to address border security, his own party's Senate candidates worry about how it will affect the midterm elections.

  • Cuomo foe Teachout picks up public union support

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's second-largest public-sector union endorsed Zephyr Teachout's long-shot bid to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, while the state's powerful teachers' union announced it will sit out this year's governor's race. The Public Employees Federation represents...

  • Illinois Democrats make play for unity, victory

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Faced with a crucial mid-term election where Republicans are seeking to reclaim the governor's mansion, Illinois Democrats used an annual party gathering Wednesday to provide an early look at their strategy for victory this fall. Hundreds of county party leaders and...

  • Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Thom Tillis cut $500 million in funding for North Carolina schools while giving tax breaks to his rich friends, the campaign arm for Senate Democrats said Wednesday, in the first piece of a $9.1 million ad campaign set to stay on the airwaves through...

  • Illinois treasurer race heats up over accusations

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican candidate for treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement and political patronage, stirring controversy in the race for a typically overlooked statewide office. At a string of stops around central...

  • Peters discusses historic vehicle bill, flooding

    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has visited the Woodward Dream Cruise course to promote legislation creating a federal historic vehicle register and document and preserve automotive heritage. The Bloomfield Township Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate discussed the bill Tuesday...

  • Governor's race will also shape Fla. Supreme Court

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is elected governor as a Democrat in November, all seven state Supreme Court justices might be his appointments. If Republican Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he could completely reshape the court that has frustrated him and other...

  • NY judge rules Teachout stays on primary ballot

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An attempt by supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to knock challenger Zephyr Teachout off next month's Democratic ballot was dismissed Monday by a judge in Brooklyn who ruled the liberal law professor met a residency requirement. State Supreme Court Justice Edgar Walker turned...

  • Crist gets campaign boost with public money

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is getting some help for his campaign from taxpayers. Crist on Friday received nearly $616,000 in public matching funds. Former state senator Nan Rich has also received matching money. Both Crist and Rich are Democrats. Candidates running for...

  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close coal-fired power plants. Yahoo News reported that Elaine...



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