By PHILIP ELLIOTT | September 01, 2014 12:36 amBrace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads
Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms
Associated Press | September 01, 2014 12:36 amHampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.
Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads
Associated Press | August 31, 2014 6:00 amIowa's airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.
Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
Associated Press | August 31, 2014 5:18 amA surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 3:48 pmRepublican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."
Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 7:54 amThe last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.
5 things to know about House races
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 6:06 amHere's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans.
5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 6:06 amThe top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.
5 things to know about 2014 governor's races
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 5:55 amThirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.Incumbents are tough to beat,...
GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 6:30 pmSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.
Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 5:01 pmYears before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.
Perry, Paul bash Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 2:42 pmTexas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq -- but other potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls laid off as they wowed the crowd at an influential conservative gathering.
No place like home: Senate foes raise questions
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 2:36 pmTwo candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 1:48 pmA Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
Farm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 1:54 amRaul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"