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  • Calls already for Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor for AG

    Key Democrats are already urging the White House to consider embattled Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder if he loses his reelection, believing that the Senate would be quick to approve him and help President Obama avoid another nasty nomination fight.

  • Republicans poised to win most House seats since 1946

    The shape of the political landscape suggests Republicans will gain House seats from the 234 they won in 2012, and possibly exceed the 242 seats they won in 2010 —" more than the party has won in any election since 1946.

  • Ernst launches charm offensive in Iowa

    The first task for Joni Ernst's Senate campaign was about getting Iowa voters to know her. Now, it's about getting them to like her too.

  • The restive Right at election time

    WASHINGTON — The 2014 midterm races are heating up. It seems to me everyone is uneasy. The Republicans have not raised enough money. The Democrats are mindful that the president is immensely unpopular, and their candidates are struggling. Some Republicans are gleeful. Will they win the six...

  • Ad: 'Republicans are people too'

    A veteran of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has put together an ad campaign arguing that Republicans are more diverse than voters realize.

  • Gillespie within single digits of Warner in new Quinnipiac poll

    Virginia's Sen. Mark Warner has a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, a Quinnipiac University poll shows.

  • Steyer's climate PAC turns to Oregon, Washington state Senate races

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's Super PAC is turning to state Senate races in Oregon and Washington to boost Democratic candidates, a move that would help legislatures there pass climate change bills.

  • A new election-watch website launches for political junkies

    By far the best part of the website currently is the map feature for Senate and gubernatorial races. Similar to the map on Real Clear Politics, the Decision Desk adds a rollover feature that allows users to quickly see the polling averages in a given state.

  • Cory Gardner calls Mark Udall 'nice guy'; Democrats want ad pulled

    Democrats on Wednesday called for Rep. Cory Gardner to stop running a television ad that invokes Sen. Mark Udall's deceased father.

  • Florida governor's race too close to call

    The survey shows 44 percent of likely voters back Republican Gov. Rick Scott, 42 percent support former Gov. Charlie Crist and 8 percent back Libertarian Adrian Wyllie.

  • This Democrat likes spending your taxes, but doesn't like paying hers

    Marilinda Garcia, a GOP millennial candidate for Congress in New Hampshire, accuses incumbent Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., of spending constituents' taxes while avoiding paying her own.

  • VIDEO: More disappointing poll numbers for Ed Gillespie

    Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie is lagging way behind in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.

  • Small business group endorses Cassidy

    In what could be a significant blow to Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign, the National Federation of Independent Business on Wednesday endorsed Louisiana's Republican Senate nominee Rep. Bill Cassidy.

  • Pew: Americans want their churches to get political

    Virtually half of the nation wants churches to get involved in politics and some even want religious leaders to endorse candidates for office, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

  • Kochville: Koch brothers get Jib-Jabbed in new web attack

    With less than two months to go until the midterm elections, the Democrats are stepping up their attacks on their favorite foes, Koch Industries, and its support for Republicans like North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis.



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