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  • Paxton a ‘weak’ candidate for Texas AG benefiting from GOP reign, professor says

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texans are no stranger to droughts, especially Democrats who run for state offices in the Lone Star State. And perhaps the most parched race this election cycle is the race for attorney general – a contest in which state Sen. Ken Paxton, the GOP contender, could...

  • NRSC airs three new ads in battlegrounds

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday released new campaign ads targeting North Carolina, Arkansas and Colorado, which are three of the most contested Senate races.

  • Splitsville: Gender gap gives way to wedding gap; marrieds chose GOP

    The gender gap is morphing into a marriage gap where married men and women are the Republican side of the new divide and unmarried men and women are Democrats.

  • McConnell's latest ad aims at the heart

    In the minute-long ad called "Home," Noelle Hunter, a resident of Morehead, Ky., praises the incumbent GOP senator, saying he helped her get her daughter back from her ex-husband, who had taken her to Mali during a custody battle.

  • La. U.S. Senate race still tight; Ernst has six-point lead in one Iowa poll

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – With only five weeks to go until the general election, no candidate in the Louisiana U.S. Senate race has pulled away from the other, though the Republican in the Iowa U.S. Senate race has opened a six-point lead. In Louisiana, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, a...

  • Jeb Bush raises money for Roberts

    About 250 Republican insiders and activists gathered in a stately barn in the suburbs of Wichita to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • Racing legend endorses Tillis

    Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty endorsed Tillis in a new television spot from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a major backer of Tillis's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina.

  • Potential 2016 candidates more assertive

    Some potential presidential contenders are getting more assertive in how they answer questions of whether they'll run, a sign that the 2016 race is ready to move into a higher gear.

  • Cruz responds to election speculation: You don't know what you're talking about

    Okay, so maybe he's not "all in."

  • Pataki flirts with presidential run

    Pataki, who was governor from 1995 to 2006, would join a growing field that is still fairly thin on Establishment Republicans.

  • NY gubernatorial candidate releases provocative ad

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rob Astorino is using a mushroom cloud from an old political ad to remind voters about a federal investigation into what he called a "cloud of corruption" around Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Astorino's new spot, to be broadcast around the state on Tuesday,...

  • And now for something completely different from the McConnell campaign

    Mitch McConnell's campaign on Monday released an ad that paints the Kentucky senator in a sympathetic light, giving voters in the Bluegrass State a look at his "softer" side.

  • VIDEO: Hagan holding strong in North Carolina

    Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is holding onto a small lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis.

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations

    DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political...

  • VIDEO: Weekend recap --- Good news for GOP in Iowa

    The Republican Party received good news over the weekend as a new poll shows Joni Ernst leading Rep. Bruce Braley by four points in Iowa.



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