04/15/14 11:45 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Ed Gillespie's campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $2.2 million in its bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a sizable haul for a non-incumbent. Gillespie's campaign says 60 percent of its donors are Virginians and 15 donors had previously given to...
By Paul Bedard | 04/15/14 10:07 AM
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is using Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to promote his uphill 2016 presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, suggesting that the right is afraid of his progressive efforts to pull the Democrat to the left. In his daily news wrap-up, Sanders notes that...
By Don Babwin | 04/15/14 08:46 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.
By David M. Drucker | 04/14/14 11:22 PM
American Crossroads raised $5.2 million last month, posting its best March since launching in the 2010 election cycle. The Republican super PAC, founded by Mike Duncan, Steven Law and Karl Rove, still lags in cash on hand compared to this point in 2012, when it reported $24.4 million in the...
By Tim Mak | 04/14/14 01:10 PM
One of the first things Wendy Rogers would do if elected to Congress is to call up other female veterans. "Among all women veterans there is a special bond," she told the Washington Examiner. "The first people I'm going to look up when I'm elected are going to be women veterans, Democrats and...
By Justin Green | 04/14/14 12:52 PM
"When the Moment is Right," a 60-second YouTube clip posted by the J.D. Winteregg campaign, emulates lines from classic erectile dysfunction ads, including: "If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention."
By Joel Gehrke | 04/14/14 09:00 AM
Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.
By Kerry Lester | 04/14/14 08:54 AM
Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to raise taxes to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.
By Michael J. Mishak | 04/14/14 08:40 AM
Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.
04/13/14 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added...
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:24 PM
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito brought in more than $817,000 for her U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while her likely competition, Natalie Tennant, kept pace by raising almost $800,000, campaign officials told The Associated Press.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:21 PM
President Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation's leading conservatives gather in New Hampshire for a summit that some consider the unofficial kickoff for the state's 2016 presidential selection process.
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/11/14 04:54 PM
Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have spent much of the last few days in a metastasizing conflict over a contentious sexual harassment case.
04/11/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of watching Democrats get hammered over President Barack Obama's health care law, friends of an embattled senator are fighting back by proudly linking him to "Obamacare." An independent group in Alaska is airing a TV ad that praises Democratic Sen. Mark Begich...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/11/14 04:59 PM
A flock of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates will converge on New Hampshire this weekend for a number of public and private events. The possible contenders will begin to lay political foundations in the first-in-the-nation primary state or expand their pre-existing networks....
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