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  • Environmental group to spend $25 million on midterms

    The League of Conservation Voters anticipates spending $25 million this election cycle, amounting to a five-fold increase over 2010.

  • Key New York Senate Republican faces primary

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking New York state senator is getting a primary challenge Tuesday. The state Board of Elections on Friday officially lists a Republican primary challenge to Binghamton-area Sen. Thomas Libous from Denver Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports...

  • After years of bashing filibuster, will Senate Dems embrace it?

    Democrats are threatening to use the once-hated filibuster to stop Republican initiatives.

  • Kansas candidate may not be able to drop out

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced today that Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor will stay on the ballot, despite Taylor announcing yesterday that he was dropping out of the race.

  • Pat Roberts quickly retools campaign

    Still recovering from a bruising August primary, Roberts and the Republican Party's Senate campaign arm are moving aggressively to reorganize and ramp up his campaign in the wake of the Kansan finding himself in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle.

  • Another Republican candidate backs OTC birth control

    North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis backed selling birth control without a prescription at a debate Wednesday, the latest Republican to back an idea aimed at winning over women voters.

  • Dems bet minimum wage can tip scales in battleground states

    Democratic Senate candidates in battleground states are betting big that the minimum wage will save their party's majority. The issue may be the best hope they have to boost Democratic turnout.

  • PolitiFact rates Begich ad 'pants on fire'

    The ad, the first run by a Senate campaign to be pulled this election cycle, faulted Begich's Republican opponent, former attorney general Dan Sullivan, for the release of a man now charged with murder and sexual assault.

  • EU climate chief aims for binding climate deal even if Obama won't

    The EU's climate chief said she wasn't ready to settle for a mix of voluntary environmental pledges and some legally binding provisions like the ones the White House is reportedly coveting

  • GOP ad hits Pryor over Obamacare

    A new ad from the Karl Rove-affiliated GOP group Crossroads GPS is attacking the Democratic incumbent for a two-week-old ad in which he voiced support for provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Former senators to lobby for Russian bank

    Former GOP Senate leader Trent Lott and former Democratic Senator John Breaux are lobbying for a Russian bank sanctioned by President Obama.

  • Senate battlegrounds suck up ad money

    More than two-thirds of the money spent on Senate TV ads so far this cycle has been in just nine battleground states, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG, a media tracking service.

  • GOPer's ad backs OTC birth control

    Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner is putting campaign cash behind a conservative argument that's been picking up steam in recent months.

  • Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time

    If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.

  • Would black voter turnout matter in key Senate races?

    The fact that Democratic Party strategists are pitching their efforts to maximize black turnout carries a whiff of desperation.



From the Weekly Standard