By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:49 AM
Martha Dean, an attorney who helped gun rights advocates challenge the constitutionality of Connecticut's recent gun control law, plans to announce her intentions to run for governor. A news release posted Tuesday on the Connecticut Citizens Defense League's blog said the two-time Republican...
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:46 AM
The three lawmakers seeking the Republican nomination for governor still are facing questions about their roles in a five-year-old admissions scandal at the University of Illinois.
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:40 AM
Does a West Point graduate and business owner with little name recognition give them their best shot at beating three-term Sen. Dick Durbin? Or is it a dairy magnate and state senator who has run twice for the office unsuccessfully, and has had past gaffes about immigrants and abortion?
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:37 AM
The Republican National Committee is pouring resources into Colorado, adding more than a dozen staffers as a new Senate candidate and sagging poll numbers for Democrats raise GOP hopes of ending the party's decade-long drought on top-of-the-ticket wins in the state.
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:30 AM
A campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton was involved in an off-the-books operation to help the former first lady's 2008 presidential campaign in four states and Puerto Rico, according to federal court documents.
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:29 AM
After months of railing against President Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans have scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that has been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November.
By Michael Barone | 03/12/14 09:24 AM
Republican David Jolly has defeated Democrat Alex Sink by a 49-percent to 47-percent margin in the special election in Florida's 13th congressional district, according to current returns.
03/12/14 05:45 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democracy for America, a national organization for progressive politics, is endorsing Del. Heather Mizeur's bid for Maryland governor. Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, founded the organization in 2004. This is the organization's first gubernatorial...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/12/14 05:31 AM
While Washington waits for a response from Moscow in the second week of the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region, the White House midterm money chase continues unabated. On Tuesday night, President Obama headed to New York to attend a pair of $32,400-a-person fundraisers for Democrats'...
By David M. Drucker | 03/12/14 05:21 AM
Sen. Jerry Moran is in a unique position. The Kansas Republican won his Senate seat in 2010, perhaps benefiting from the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s decision to stay out of what was a vigorously contested GOP primary against a fellow incumbent congressman. But as the current...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/11/14 09:03 PM
The Senate Conservatives Fund is no longer focusing solely on reshaping the Senate. Now, the polarizing conservative outside group will also turn its attention and money to some House races, announcing Tuesday its endorsement in four safe Republican districts and one other district likely to...
03/11/14 08:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl." With the Democratic primary just three weeks away,...
03/11/14 07:06 PM
Texas Sen. Dan Patrick with Buc-ee HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Any Texas family on vacation knows one destination is always a must – the super-sized gas station Buc-ee’s, home of the iconic billboard beaver Buc-ee, who is also apparently a Dan Patrick listener and fan – and no, not that...
03/11/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city's voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the nation's capital. Backers have to collect signatures from about 25,000...
By Noemie Emery | 03/11/14 03:12 PM
As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own.
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