More 2014 Elections Articles

  • Obama endorses Brian Schatz in Hawaii Senate primary

    President Obama endorsed Sen. Brian Schatz in Hawaii's Democratic primary on Monday, calling him the “right choice to continue delivering for Hawaii.” The rare endorsement from Obama, who has often stayed away from contentious Democratic primary fights, will likely boost Schatz in his...

  • Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley, foe of Iowa farmers, is ally of corporate welfare

    Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley was perfectly upfront about his disdain for Iowa farmers. David Freddoso spells out how Braley feels about trial lawyers (he's their champion) and small business (he's their scourge). But don't rush to judge Braley as "anti-business." In the House, he...

  • Greg Abbott shifts to schools in Texas governor's race

    Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor's race back to education — but not over classroom spending cuts.

  • GOP has built-in advantage in fight for House of Representatives

    Republican strategists spent years developing a plan to take advantage of the 2010 census, first by winning state legislatures and then redrawing House districts to tilt the playing field in their favor. Their success was unprecedented.

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems' Obamacare 'fixes' are just Washington wink-winks

    Quick, did you see that? Senate Democrats just pulled another Washington wink-wink on Obamacare. For those who might need a refresher, the WWW is the old standby of professional Washington politicians from both parties when they need to look like they are doing something concrete when in fact...

  • Joe Biden warns: 'We could lose' --- to Ted Cruz!

    With the end of the month bringing to a close the latest political fundraising quarter, Vice President Joe Biden is warning that without a ton of new money, the Democrats could lose the Senate to Sen. Ted Cruz. “We could lose,” is the headline on his fundraising email for the Democratic...

  • Colorado Senate race focuses on GOP challenger Cory Gardner

    The Senate race in Colorado has shot toward the top of the nation's most competitive contests this midterm election year, giving the Democratic incumbent a tougher battle than he expected and Republicans a new pickup opportunity in their drive to win the chamber's majority.

  • FreedomWorks ditches Nebraska's Shane Osborn for Ben Sasse in Senate race

    In an unusual move, FreedomWorks announced Friday afternoon that it was rescinding its endorsement of former Nebraska Treasurer Shane Osborn in the Republican Senate primary, and will instead support another primary contender, Midland University President Ben Sasse. Matt Kibbe, the...

  • Would a GOP takeover of the Senate kill the employer mandate?

    It isn't clear that Republicans would want to pass an isolated repeal of the employer mandate. And even if the GOP did pass it, would President Obama be willing to sign it?

  • Former Washington Redskin and congressional candidate Clint Didier courts Capitol Hill

    It was an interesting day for Clint Didier. The former Washington Redskins tight end and current congressional candidate — he’s running for the Washington House seat that Doc Hastings will vacate upon retirement — has been in Washington, D.C., since Tuesday, meeting with groups, sitting...

  • Democrats turn their fire on Koch brothers in desperate bid to save Senate

    Charles Koch, 78, and David Koch, 73, who run the second-largest privately held company in the country, are pouring a chunk of their vast fortune into helping Republicans take back the Senate.

  • Biggest spenders wear the union label

    Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...

  • Democrats use 2010 Colorado win as model for Senate campaigns

    Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., eked out a narrow victory over his Republican opponent, Ken Buck, in the 2010 midterm elections. Today, Bennet is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which this year must stave off another potential Republican wave if Democrats are to keep a...

  • Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley apologizes for insulting Chuck Grassley, farmers

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, was forced to apologize to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and the state's farmers after he was caught on video disparaging the veteran lawmaker.

  • Senate Democrats hope economic agenda can save majority

    Senate Democrats, fearful of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious, populist "Fair Shot for Everyone" agenda that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention from Obamacare.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...