More 2014 Elections Articles

  • No, Democrats didn't try to meddle in Alaska's Senate primary

    Democrats' aim was not to boost Tea Party favorite Joe Miller to victory, but to define Dan Sullivan, their likely general election foe, as an Alaska transplant with fragile roots in the state.

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott huddles with climate scientists

    After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.

  • Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob...

  • Does the GOP Establishment's big win in Alaska Senate primary mean the Tea Party is dead?

    Dan Sullivan won Tuesday's Alaska Republican Senate primary pretty much as expected, taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller with 32 percent and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 25 percent.

  • Dan Sullivan wins primary to face Mark Begich in Alaska Senate race

    Sullivan, the state's former attorney general, won the Alaska Republican primary with 40.1 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Scientists meet with Gov. Scott on climate change

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Five scientists who met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday are convinced that climate change is real, but what they are less sure about is whether the governor believes them. The scientists had 30 minutes to make a presentation in Scott's office and the first seven minutes...

  • Charlie Crist bucks trend and welcomes Obama's campaign help

    When asked Tuesday if would welcome the president's campaign help, Crist responded, "I hope so," the Tampa Bay Times reported.

  • WEX BackStory: A shift in the military sexual assault debate

    Months ahead of election day, Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Joni Ernst is already having an impact on the debate over military sexual assault. Washington Examiner Political Writer Betsy Woodruff explains in this latest installment of WEX BackStory.

  • Pro-Mitch McConnell group to spend another $1.5 million

    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...

  • Cuomo backers in court to fight Teachout campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo returned to court Tuesday to continue their effort to knock law professor Zephyr Teachout off next month's Democratic Primary. The challenge to Teachout's campaign is based on allegations that she doesn't meet the state Constitution's...

  • VIDEO: Kay Hagan leads challenger Thom Tillis in North Carolina Senate race

    A Public Policy Polling poll released Tuesday shows Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., leading Republican challenger Thom Tillis in the race for Senate.

  • GOP-friendly business group to spend $2 million on elections

    The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.

  • Braley begins airing TV ad touting support for Iowa National Guard

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley, a Democrat, began airing a new television ad Monday touting his support for the Iowa National Guard. During the 30-second spot, veteran Todd Prichard, 133rd Infantry Regiment, details his unit’s extended deployment...

  • FEC permits Senate candidate to purchase books with campaign funds

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An independent candidate from Oklahoma running for U.S. Senate has been granted permission to purchase copies of her own book with campaign funds. On July 14, Joan Farr submitted a request for an advisory opinion with the Federal Election Commission, seeking to use...

  • Alaska voters will decide this year's last high-profile GOP Senate primary Tuesday

    Republicans there will decide who will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in a showdown that could determine which party will control the Senate.



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