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  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Dave Brat examined

    Dave Brat made national headlines earlier this month when he unseated incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party groups have failed again and again this year to win expensive, high-profile Senate races in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Mississippi and elsewhere. Yet for those tea party groups, business has never been better. Even as their preferred candidates lose individual races, the...

  • Wendy Davis' tone defiant again as Democrats meet

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis is out to rejuvenate her run for Texas governor by reviving the message that followed her nearly 13-hour filibuster a year ago: Despite what it looks like, the fight isn't over. The Fort Worth state senator is predicting victory this November heading...

  • Year after filibuster, Davis says, 'We will win'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis celebrated Wednesday night the anniversary of her star-making filibuster over Texas abortion restrictions by rallying supporters who are eager to recapture the defiant energy of last summer and reinvigorate her underdog campaign for governor. The Fort...

  • Conservatives need to keep their eyes on the prize

    Ten years ago this spring, I was a young conservative journalist writing for Human Events. I was living the nerd-dream of following then-Rep. Pat Toomey around Pennsylvania during his insurgent Senate primary against the RINO of all RINOs, incumbent Republican Sen. Arlen Specter.

  • Thad Cochran's win doesn't mean GOP incumbents can rest easy: Examiner Editorial

    There's no question that the Republican professional campaign establishment pulled off a political coup in Mississippi on Tuesday that would make even the most jaded consultant proud.

  • One lesson from Mississippi: Every vote counts

    Thad Cochran must feel very grateful to Thomas L. Carey. He's the candidate whose 1.52 percent of the vote in the June 3 primary prevented the six-term Mississippi senator from losing the Republican nomination to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who received 1,418 more votes.

  • A quick observation on the June 24 primary results

    The headline result is summarized by the headline on Jennifer Rubin's blog post at the Washington Post this morning: "the Tea Party comes up dry."

  • Dave Brat: I'm not 'Tea Partier Dave'

    Almost exactly two weeks ago, Dave Brat gained national attention by pulling off a primary win over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that he called "an unbelievable miracle." Brat spoke with the Washington Examiner this morning about his efforts to reintroduce himself to the public and his...

  • Thad Cochran upsets Chris McDaniel in Mississippi runoff stunner

    Sen. Thad Cochran won an unlikely come-from-behind victory Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi, holding off challenger Chris McDaniel in what was thought to be the Tea Party's best opportunity to knock off a GOP incumbent.

  • Charlie Rangel leads in re-election nail-biter, but race isn't over

    Rep. Charlie Rangel, a Democrat who has represented Harlem in Congress for more than four decades, celebrated victory over state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in a primary Tuesday -- but, after midnight, the race still had not been called, nor had Espaillat conceded.

  • Rangel NY congressional primary too close to call

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bitterly fought Democratic primary race between U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and his challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat was too close to call early Wednesday despite a late-night declaration of victory by the 22-term congressman. With 99 percent of the vote counted in...

  • Brown to face Hogan in Md. governor's race

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November, and state Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker in the state's attorney general race. Brown's victory puts Gov. Martin...

  • US Rep. Hanna foils tea party challenge in primary

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two-term U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna defeated a tea party-backed challenger in the Republican primary in central New York on Tuesday, effectively settling the race this year in the 22nd District because Democrats didn't put up a candidate. The unofficial tally showed Hanna...

  • Red-meat Millennial: This 27-year-old state rep wants to become the youngest member of Congress

    Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Turner, R-Edmond, is conservative, involved in his community and well-educated in electrical engineering. He's also just 27 years old.

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