More 2014 Elections Articles

  • It's a Dingell-ocracy, and we're just living in it

    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.

  • Justin Amash's unconventional victory speech

    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.

  • Washington state primary results show Democratic decline, but probably no serious House contests in November

    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.

  • Republican turnout looks a lot more robust than Democratic turnout

    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.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 6

    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.

  • Here's the winner of Colorado's dead fracking ballot initiatives

    A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.

  • Chamber of Commerce sees mixed results in Michigan

    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...

  • Underdog Davis insists she'll win governor's race

    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...

  • Does Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant agree with most of Obama's policies?

    Natalie Tennant, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, can't quite run away from President Obama's policies fast enough.

  • PolitiFact rates Tom Steyer group ad against Joni Ernst 'false'

    Fact-checkers at PolitiFact say a television ad claiming Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst pledged to protect "tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas" is false.

  • VIDEO: Charter planes make their way into Virginia Senate race

    Virginia's Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie has released a new ad hitting Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., for his use of private jets.

  • Hawaii U.S. Senate race: Dem incumbent trailing primary challenger by eight points

    HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – With the primary election only days away, incumbent U.S. Senator Brian Schatz is trailing fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa by eight points, the latest poll shows. According to a Monday Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll, 50 percent of voters would select...

  • Democrats hit Cotton on children's hospital vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Tuesday began a $3.6 million ad blitz against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, starting with his vote against funding pediatric research at an Arkansas hospital. Cotton, who is to face Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in the fall, was the only member of...

  • US House candidates' energy plans reveal contrasts

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems— a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such as wind and solar. Yet stark differences in the details of...

  • Ohio governor holds double-digit lead over Dem challenger

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows Gov. John Kasich holds a 12-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Kasich leads FitzGerald by a 48-36 percent margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Kasich A previous...

From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...