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  • Scott Brown wins over New Hampshire Republicans

    Brown will now face Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in the general election. Shaheen has led Brown by a few points on average in recent public polls.

  • Is the generic vote for the House moving toward Republicans?

    Over the last 20 years Republicans have tended to run a bit better in actual elections than they do in the generic vote question, but this tendency may have been reduced in recent cycles. In addition, Republicans have an advantage in House elections due to demographics and, to a lesser extent,...

  • Rauner, Quinn go personal in televised appearance

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois governor's race got personal Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took pointed jabs at each other's character and honesty over issues such as hiring, taxes and finances while sitting side-by-side during a televised editorial session. The nearly...

  • Deval Patrick subtly hints at 2016 run

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick argued that Hillary Clinton should face some competition in the Democratic presidential primary, fueling speculation that he may run.

  • Veteran prognosticator foresees Republican Senate 'wave'

    In his 30-plus years of handicapping House, Senate and governor races, Stuart Rothenberg has generally been pretty cautious.

  • John Kasich hints at White House run

    He told a gathering of College Republicans at the Ohio State University that he'd like to have a "clarion call" to make a run for the presidency.

  • Hispanic electorate is relatively small in states with competitive U.S. Senate races

    It's widely believed that Obama decided to lay off efforts to restructure the nation's immigration system because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaned on the president to back away from the issue, arguing that executive action would endanger vulnerable red-state Democrats.

  • Republican Senate candidate backs gay marriage in ad

    This pro-gay marriage ad by Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby is the first of its kind run by a Republican Senate candidate.

  • President Obama's approval ratings sink to new lows

    Just 38 percent of people give the president positive marks on international affairs, compared to 56 percent who disapprove, the survey shows. It is the first time Obama's approval has slipped below the 40 percent threshold in this poll.

  • Michelle Obama stumps for Georgia candidate

    Obama spoke to a crowd of several hundred largely African-American supporters at Atlanta's Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. She urged them to be "more passionate and more hungry" in the 2014 midterm election races than in 2008 and 2012 presidential races, according to the Wall Street...

  • Team Obama copied Amazon for fundraising

    The Obama re-election committee cribbed from Amazon for fundraising help, hoping to make donating so easy that if "people tripped and hit their head on the computer, they'd give us money by mistake," said a former official.

  • Obama's chief ad agency lands $5.7 million CFPB contract that has produced no ads to date

    The firm, GMMB, was paid $389 million by the Obama re-election campaign in 2012, more than any other vendor or consultant the campaign hired.

  • Obama's delay doesn't stop the bleeding

    Republican strategists agree with President Obama: The surge of immigrant children at the border this summer changed the politics of immigration dramatically.

  • Ted Cruz loses, Mitt Romney wins in Senate primaries

    Cruz "refused to endorse any incumbents, and he's made a lot of enemies in the caucus," said one party strategist.

  • Why didn't Obama pass immigration reform when he had the chance?

    Immigration reform would have to wait for 2010. And then 2011. And then 2012. And then 2013. And now 2014.



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