More 2014 Elections Articles

  • Republican Senate hopes on the rise as Gardner surges in Colorado

    Two influential polling analysts are giving the Republican Party a better chance of retaking the Senate in 2014, and the shifting Colorado Senate race is a major factor.

  • Gov. Cuomo agrees to 2 debates in re-election bid

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that he will participate in two debates ahead of the November election — one in New York City with his GOP opponent and another in Buffalo that would include two third-party candidates, too. Cuomo's campaign said the two debates would be held...

  • Mitch McConnell: 'I'm against legalizing marijuana'

    The Senate Republican leader says legalizing marijuana could "completely transform" society in a way "most Kentuckians would not agree with."

  • Palin hits the road for GOP long-shots

    Louisiana's Rob Maness isn't the first candidate she has traveled to rally for, and with a few exceptions, her chosen candidates have faced bruising defeat.

  • Why Senate races always go down to the wire

    Experienced political observers say that even in wave years, the public doesn't make up its mind until the last minute and many key races may still be close.

  • Here are the most important pre-midterm polls from this week

    As the 2014 November midterm elections loom ever closer, a new batch of polls released this week offers possible clues as to which party will control Congress next year.

  • Obama to campaign with Gov. Quinn next week

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to be in Chicago next week to support Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid. White House officials said Friday Obama will fly to Chicago on Wednesday night. He's expected to attend a fundraiser and an official event on Thursday before...

  • White House OK with lame-duck AG pick

    The White House on Friday wouldn't reveal the timing of President Obama's nomination to replacing outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder but argued that Republicans should quickly support the nominee, even if it comes before January.

  • As Sarah Palin prepares to stump for Tea Party in Louisiana, candidates prepare for a runoff election

    This year's battle for the Louisiana Senate seat has been dominated mostly by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, but Tea Party candidate Rob Maness' continued presence in a race has strategists preparing for the likelihood of a December runoff election.

  • Is this how Republicans can push back the 'war on women' narrative?

    The Democrats' "war on women" narrative isn't working its old magic in Colorado, and part of that reason is Republican Rep. Cory Gardner's support for over-the-counter birth control.

  • Obama goes rogue

    Of the countless lessons we've learned from liberals over the past few years, none is more critical than this: If Democrats find an issue important enough and if doing something feels like the "right thing," President Obama has the power to act without any regard for separation of powers.

  • Skinny-dipping makes its way to Kansas House race

    Kansas GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder is getting hit with an ad criticizing him for "skinny-dipping on the job."

  • Would a midterm loss crack the Dems' stonewall on the Keystone pipeline?

    The federal government recently began its seventh year of considering whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly all that time has passed under the administration of President Obama, who seems content never to decide the pipeline's fate.

  • Dems whine 'poor little me,' but they're outspending GOP on negative ads

    Tou might think Democrats like Bruce Braley and Kay Hagan are being overwhelmed by outside spending, given their complaints. You'd be wrong -- they're doing just fine.

  • Grimes' 'Proud Man' ad raises eyebrows

    The ad highlights the Kentucky Democrat's grandparents' struggles to pay medical bills after her grandfather's stroke. One hiccup: During that time period, her politically connected father made some hefty campaign donations and oversaw multimillion-dollar business deals.

From the Weekly Standard