More 2014 Elections Articles

  • Cochran holds 12-point lead over Democratic challenger

    JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., holds a 12-point lead over Democratic challenger Travis Childers heading into the general election, a new poll shows. Cochran secured the right to run for a seventh term on June 24, narrowly defeating the tea party-supported...

  • Random observations on Sunday morning

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute has launched a great new tool for understanding federal spending trends since 1970. It's the "Make Your Own Spending Chart" interactive on downsizinggovernment.org. You just check whichever federal department you want to graph and it appears on the chart...

  • Wendy Davis: Talk that she can't win race 'absurd'

    DALLAS (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Saturday it's "absurd" to suggest her chances of becoming Texas governor are fading as some supporters grow restless with a campaign fortified with national exposure and money that still lags against Republican Greg Abbott. "We have four months left,"...

  • Could this candidate be the next Jewish Republican in Congress?

    Earlier this month, Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for Congress this year, welcomed Eric Cantor to Quiogue, N.Y., to headline a fundraiser on Zeldin's behalf.

  • Chris McDaniel blew it in Mississippi by ignoring black voters

    There are plenty of black conservatives who understand that big government politicians -- Democrats or Republicans -- hurt their communities. They just need Republican candidates to recognize they exist.

  • Election year a drag on productivity in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting...

  • Davis bashes Abbott as Democrats push 'openness'

    DALLAS (AP) — Wendy Davis gave restless Texas Democrats craving momentum in her bid for governor a fiery pep talk Friday night, relentlessly bashing Republican rival Greg Abbott and bringing her family back in front of the public. Out to breathe new excitement into her most devoted supporters...

  • Larry Sabato: Despite Mississippi loss, Tea Party 'is alive and well'

    They didn't win in Mississippi, but the Tea Party showed in their effort to unseat GOP Sen. Thad Cochran that it is alive and well, says a new analysis.

  • Medical marijuana initiative could liven up Florida governor race

    Insert your favorite marijuana-related pun here: The Florida governor's race is blazing right along, the candidates are burning up the trail, the contest is really getting in the weeds, etc.

  • Tea Party official in Thad Cochran photos case dies

    A Tea Party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary.

  • Facing tough odds, GOP had a good night in Colorado

    On Tuesday night, former Rep. Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans, including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most electable candidate available to face John...

  • Obama again scoffs at 'phony scandals' most Americans think are real

    President Obama is back on the road complaining that Republican lawmakers offer nothing but “cynicism and fear and frustration,” as they focus more on “phony scandals” than the needs of the American people.

  • How Thad Cochran snagged an unlikely runoff win

    Sen. Thad Cochran pulled off a rare move in politics: An upset of an upset. After the 76-year-old Mississippi Republican came in second in the state's June 3 primary to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, he rallied to pull off a surprising win in the runoff two weeks later. So how did he do it?...

  • Campaigner in chief: Obama's trip to Minneapolis includes his 21st campaign stop so far this year

    President Obama traveled to Minnesota on Thursday to host an early afternoon town hall event, followed by a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- the 21st Democratic fundraiser he's attended this year, a review of his schedule shows.

  • Why Mississippi's losing Tea Party candidate has no path forward

    Chris McDaniel appears out of options and prominent Mississippi Republicans are urging unity in the aftermath of Sen. Thad Cochran's unlikely victory in a GOP primary runoff.



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