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  • GOP's small-state edge boosts its Senate hopes

    Republican senators are entrenching themselves in small states that elected Democrats a few years ago, brightening the GOP's future if Americans continue their trend of voting for the same party in Senate and presidential races.

  • Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser defeated Gray...

  • Super PAC targets Sen. Kay Hagan over unfulfilled Obamacare promises

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Our America, a super PAC based in North Carolina, has announced that it has purchased a number of billboards highlighting what it says are U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s continued refusals to back up her Obamacare promises. “On more than 20 occasions, Sen. Hagan...

  • Obama backs Schatz over Hanabusa in Hawaii race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday threw his support to Sen. Brian Schatz over Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii's Senate race, stepping into a primary that has been divisive for voters in the state where Obama was born. Obama's backing could give a critical boost to Schatz in...

  • Texas SC justices hold financial edge over Democratic challengers

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A heated primary battle may have given the incumbent Texas Supreme Court justices up for re-election a financial edge, or at least a head start, over their Democratic challengers. William Moody, an El Paso district judge who previously ran for the Texas...

  • E-voting for absentee military now available in South Dakota

    Gant PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – Overseas military absentee balloting in South Dakota has now gone digital. According to a March 26 press release, the Secretary of State Jason Gant has flipped a switch and activated the iOASIS new overseas military voting technology process. iOASIS...

  • Senate Majority PAC increases ad campaign against Koch brothers

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As part of a multi-state campaign against the Koch family, Senate Majority PAC recently launched new ads in Louisiana and North Carolina. Senate Majority PAC fights to protect and expand the Democratic majority in the Senate, according to the PAC’s website....

  • Trail lawyers fueling Bruce Braley's run to stop 'farmer' from taking Senate Judiciary chair

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Seeking “help” for his U.S. Senate bid, Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, told a group of trial lawyers at a Texas fundraiser in January he’s “someone who’s been fighting tort reform for 30 years” and needs their “help” to stop a “farmer” from...

  • Warner has 15-point lead on Gillespie in poll

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has a 15-point advantage over former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie. The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Warner has a 46-31 advantage over Gillespie, the favorite to win the...

  • Court rules Leopold can run again

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appellate court has upheld misconduct in office convictions against former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, but the court has overturned part of his sentence that said he could not run for office again. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued...

  • Morrell captures California state Senate seat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – By a margin of more than 30,000 votes, Inland Empire voters have elected Mike Morrell, a Republican assemblyman, to represent them in California’s State Senate District 23. Morrell As of late March 25, Morrell, a real estate professional from...

  • Wendy Davis escalates equal-pay attack on Greg Abbott

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – State Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is so eager to hear Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee, talk about his stance on equal pay that she literally has begun counting the seconds. Abbott On Tuesday, Davis launched the...

  • Greg Abbott campaign blasts Wendy Davis over public sector bond work

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – As Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott continues to face accusations on his stance for equal pay, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is attempting to turn the focus back on his Democratic rival and her law firm’s work on public bonds. On Monday, Texans...

  • Polling company offers tips on writing successful election candidate statements

    MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A company specializing in helping candidates win their elections is offering tips on writing candidate statements. According to a March 25 press release, Survey & Ballot Systems announced the release of its newest election article, “successful candidate...

  • Libertarian candidates announced in Illinois statewide races, 42K signatures needed

    Skopek LEMONT, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – On Tuesday, the Libertarian Party of Illinois began collecting the 42,000 signatures needed to place its candidates on the ballot. A day prior, the party announced the names of the Libertarian candidates running in statewide races. The list includes...



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

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  • 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? 

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  • 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...

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