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  • **FILE** In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, arrives at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Republican Senatorial Committee has big fundraising month

    The latest figure shows continued progress for the GOP Senate campaigns, and suggests Republican candidates may be on their way to picking up six contested seats they need to win in order to regain a majority in the Senate.

  • Nebraska is new front in battle for control of GOP

    Compared with the acrimonious primary campaigns elsewhere, the race for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska sounds like two nice guys running for local Rotary Club president.

  • Local citizens wave flags symbolizing the Soviet victory in WWII and Russian flags gather in support of Eastern Pro-Russian Ukrainians in their fight against Ukrainian government in Simferopol, Crimea on Monday, March 24, 2014. Ukraine's fledgling government ordered troops to pull back Monday from Crimea, ending days of wavering as Russian forces stormed and seized bases on the peninsula.(AP Photo/Max Vetrov)

    Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.

  • Dairy magnate Jim Oberweis wins Illinois GOP Senate primary, will challenge Democrat Durbin

    Dairy magnate Jim Oberweis wins Illinois GOP Senate primary, will challenge Democrat Durbin .

  • Romney backs Iowa Republican Ernst for US Senate

    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is endorsing for re-election a handful of federal lawmakers, as well as a state senator from Iowa seeking that state's GOP Senate nomination.

  • GOP candidates gear up for Iowa's Senate primary

    As the 2014 election cycle begins to take shape, the candidates jockeying for position in the crowded GOP Senate primary are all trying to break away from the pack as the best option to take on Democrat Bruce Braley in the fall.

  • Matt Bevin speaks to the media after the 133rd annual Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky on Saturday. Mr. Bevin is challenging Minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Associated Press)

    Angry bluegrass roots and strong rivals spell trouble for Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

    In Washington, Mitch McConnell is the Senate Republicans' floor general and a major power broker. Back home in Kentucky, however, he is possibly the most endangered member of the GOP Senate caucus ahead of next year's midterm elections, as he tries to balance pleasing vociferous right-wing constituents with his role as chief congressional dealmaker.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican

    Records of Christine O'Donnell tax snooping disappear

    Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O'Donnell's personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate's tax history.

  • ** FILE ** This Feb. 18, 2010 photo shows former House Majority Leader Dick Armey speaking in Washington. Eased out with an $8 million payout provided by an influential GOP fundraiser, Armey says he has left a conservative Tea Party group, FreedomWorks, because of an internal split over the group's future direction. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Inside Politics: Former tea party leader blames GOP for setbacks

    The former leader of a tea party group says the Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month's congressional elections.

  • Jeff Flake (AP photo)

    Flake sets sights on winning Arizona Senate seat

    With the easy defeat of an unexpectedly aggressive primary challenger, Arizona Rep. and GOP Senate nominee Jeff Flake brushed off speculation of a bruised candidacy with a vow to repeal President Obama's economic and health care policies.

  • George Allen (right), a former Virginia governor and U.S. senator, greets voter Rod Wood of Fairfax Station at the Silver Brook Elementary School precinct in Fairfax Station on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Mr. Allen is running in the Virginia's Republican primary in an effort to reclaim the Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb, a Democrat, in 2006. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Independents are the apples of Allen's eye in Virginia race

    George Allen, the odds-on favorite to win Virginia's GOP Senate primary Tuesday, is already working feverishly to win over the coveted independent vote for a high-stakes November matchup with Democrat Tim Kaine that will help determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate come January.

  • Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican primary candidate for Senate, says of Tuesday's vote: "The stakes could not be higher." (Houston Chronicle via Associated Press)

    Texan aims to ride second tea party wave

    One by one, several candidates hoping to be Texas' next GOP Senate nominee made their pitches to the Republican Party's forum in Erath County, just west of Fort Worth - but the few dozen voters packed inside the small meeting hall on a hot afternoon last week were getting antsy.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Kansas leads way against ballot fraud

    Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of moderates like Viagra pitchman Bob Dole.

  • Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer was pushed to victory Tuesday in her state's Republican Senate primary by the Ending Spending Fund super PAC, which spent more than $250,000 on media advertisements either supporting her or opposing fellow candidate Jon Bruning in the final days of the race. (Omaha World-Herald via Associated Press)

    Impact of super PACs felt in GOP Senate primary races

    Super PACs — the outside fundraising groups expected to play a big role in the November elections — already have been involved heavily in GOP Senate primary races, in which they have boosted the campaigns of underfunded insurgents.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Life Among the Cannibals'

    If you're Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, and you've been around long enough, Arlen Specter has done something to make you mad. Originally a Democrat, he was elected district attorney in Philadelphia in 1965 as a Republican, supported Richard Nixon as Pennsylvania chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) in 1972 and lost his bid for a third term as district attorney.

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