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Massachusetts has a deep blue tint when it comes to politics, but the GOP vowed Wednesday to make the most of the special election to fill the state's Senate seat previously held by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
America still loves the 1980s and Ronald Reagan, say producers of an upcoming National Geographic Channel miniseries on the decade. And Americans would still vote for Reagan.
Sen. Carl Levin, a sixth-term Michigan Democrat and one of the Senate's longest serving and most influential members, said Thursday he won't see re-election in 2014.
Some new senators make a point of keeping their heads down and their media profiles low as they get the lay of the land on Capitol Hill.
Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.
Democrats are counting on their New England friends to help them pick up Republican-held Senate seats on Nov. 6 and construct a barrier against losses in Nebraska and elsewhere that could erase their majority.
Interest groups are technically obeying an unusual effort to keep third-party advertising out of the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race — including one union that recently switched its Internet ads supporting Democrat Elizabeth Warren to ads supporting President Obama — but that hasn't stopped them from finding other ways to try to sway the marquee matchup.
Rep. W. Todd Akin, make room on your campaign platform — the Duggar family is on its way.
Republican George Allen on Monday escalated his portrayal of Democratic Senate rival Tim Kaine as a would-be serial tax hiker and accused him of letting his attention drift away from Virginians during his final year as governor.
Sen. Olympia J. Snowe's decision to retire this year, citing "polarization" in Washington, shocked Maine voters and set off a crazy scramble between would-be successors — including a fellow Republican who is feuding with Mrs. Snowe, an independent former governor who vows to try to work with both parties and a Democrat whose own party doesn't particularly want to see her do well.
Rep. W. Todd Akin is now locked in as the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri after the deadline to withdraw passed this week, and a growing number of Republicans have started lining up behind him as their only option for holding on to the seat.
Rep. W. Todd Akin has one week left to decide whether he's staying in the Missouri U.S. Senate race, and the Tuesday deadline holds fear and hope for the congressman who would face a barrage of new attacks from Democrats by staying but might win support of some conservative groups that have been sitting on the sideline.
Top Republicans on Monday backed away from their Senate candidate in Missouri and party leaders threatened to revoke financial support if he doesn't withdraw from the race after his comments about rape and abortion, but Rep. W. Todd Akin insisted he is in to stay.
Tea-party-backed candidate Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in Tuesday's GOP primary, ending the career of one of the chamber's two senior Republicans and giving Democrats a better chance at capturing the seat in November.
The 2010 midterm elections were a dream come true for the GOP at the ballot box but a nightmare for its bank accounts. Going forward into this year's elections, party officials eagerly tout the recent headway they've made in fundraising, but just how well those gains match up to the Democrats' efforts depends on who's being asked.