By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 05:56 PM
The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the Tea Party movement has lost one race after another. That's a defensible conclusion but also an oversimplification.
By Ashe Schow | 08/06/14 04:46 PM
Chris “declare me the winner”* McDaniel is now trying to drag Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell into his challenge over the results of Mississippi’s June 24 primary runoff. In an email sent Wednesday, the McDaniel campaign called on McConnell to “condemn the race-baiting ads funded by a...
08/06/14 03:43 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., earned the right to run for a fourth term Tuesday, defeating his tea party challenger. With 99 precincts reporting, Roberts captured 48 percent of the total vote, while Milton Wolf, a radiologist who consistently argued the...
By Ashe Schow | 08/06/14 02:18 PM
Terri Lynn Land, the Michigan Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, sailed to victory last night (in an uncontested primary), while receiving more votes than her Democratic opponent, Rep. Gary Peters, received in his respective primary.
By Steve Doty | 08/06/14 01:20 PM
Despite record low approval ratings for Congress, incumbents across the country are winning their primary battles.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/06/14 12:23 PM
In his victory speech Tuesday, Rep. Justin Amash went for the direct route, calling retired lawmaker Pete Hoekstra "a disgrace." In response, Hoekstra, who had earned Amash's ire for starring in an attack ad during the campaign, went for some indirect criticism.
By Justin Green | 08/06/14 12:21 PM
Watch a congressman say harsh things on video.
By Philip Klein | 08/06/14 11:52 AM
Back in February, when Washington was toasting Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., for holding a seat for nearly 60 years that he effectively inherited from his father, I wrote that the dynastic tendency in American politics was nothing to celebrate.
By Ashe Schow | 08/06/14 11:10 AM
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., fended off his primary opponent, Brian Ellis, by 14 percentage points Tuesday night. Everything was going swimmingly -- until the incumbent made his victory speech.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 09:32 AM
In the past, Washington primary results, adding up the totals for candidates of both parties, have been pretty good indicators of the general election results, notably in 1994; but not always and not always reliably.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 09:15 AM
The primary returns are not all in on election night as I write, and the big (or small) headlines will come from the results in Kansas and Michigan. But one thing I notice from the results coming in from Missouri is about turnout.
By Steve Doty | 08/06/14 08:12 AM
Tea Party candidates were unable to mount many upsets this election season and Tuesday night may have been one of the final chances for those candidates.
By Zack Colman | 08/05/14 05:39 PM
A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/05/14 11:56 PM
In an election cycle characterized as the revenge of the Establishment, the Establishment is seeing mixed results, at least based on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's track record so far. Tuesday's primaries in Michigan were the latest example. In Michigan’s two most interesting primaries, the...
08/05/14 06:45 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis insisted Tuesday she'll break her party's two-decade Texas losing streak and win the governor's race, saying turnout from long-disillusioned voters will be stronger than expected and enough to overcome her opponent's sizeable leads in campaign cash and...
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