More Senate Articles

  • GOP's chances of retaking Senate increase: NYT Upshot

    Republicans' chances of taking control of the U.S. Senate have increased to 61 percent from 58 percent, according to a prominent data-driven forecast.

  • Rubio: 'We have to deal with immigration'

    The bill included a pathway to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S., and Rubio took heat from the conservative base for supporting that and other policies found in the "gang of eight" bill.

  • Marco Rubio more likely to run for president if Democrats hold the Senate

    A Senate controlled by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Rubio said, would not be a hospitable place for him to push the sort of conservative government reforms he favors.

  • Repubs lead in battleground states: Poll

    Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have made gains in key states, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll, adding to the chorus of voices asking whether the GOP will take over Congress' upper chamber in November.

  • Taking a page out of the Democrats' playbook, GOP group ties Michigan candidate to Tom Steyer

    Mimicking a Democratic strategy that has sought to tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, a new television ad from a GOP nonprofit hits Gary Peters on the support he has received from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.

  • Begich gets boost from firefighters' union he helped

    The firefighter's union committee, known as FIREPAC, recently spent $165,000 on TV ads against the Alaska Democrat's Republican opponent in one of the most competitive Senate races this year.

  • Obama: Immigration plan wasn't delayed to save the Senate

    President Obama claimed in an interview Saturday that the border crisis, not the November elections, made him recalculate when to unveil his blueprint.

  • For Obama, silver linings in a GOP Senate?

    If Democrats lose the Senate in November, Republicans will have effectively driven a stake in the rest of President Obama's agenda -- or so goes the conventional wisdom.

  • Democrat may sue to get off Kansas ballot

    With incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in serious trouble after a bruising primary, Taylor, a Democrat, tried to drop out of the race to help an independent candidate win.

  • 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.

From the Weekly Standard