More 2014 Elections Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Dave Brat examined

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

  • 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.



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