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  • ** FILE ** Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli gestures as he addresses the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va., Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Ken Cuccinelli joins Senate Conservatives Fund as new president

    Former Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is the new president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group organized by former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina that has worked to support conservative political candidates across the country — oftentimes against Republican incumbents.

  • Strategists say Louisville businessman Matt Bevin has failed to gain traction in his race against Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, despite launching a series of attack ads against the Senate Majority Leader. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Mitch McConnell to fend off conservative challenger, analysts say

    With three months to go before the Kentucky GOP primary, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin and his allies have launched a series of attack ads against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, casting the five-term incumbent as an unreliable conservative and as an Obama lackey.

  • PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Scene from Game of Thrones and John Boehner.

    Conservative group calls for House Speaker John Boehner's head

    The Senate Conservatives Fund says that it is time for House Speaker John Boehner to go and they will keep track of the GOP lawmakers that support their effort to oust him from his leadership post.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    Obamacare foes claim 1 million signatures for defunding

    The Senate Conservatives Fund and outspoken Republican lawmakers boasted Tuesday that more than one million people have signed an online petition that calls on Congress to strip funding from President Obama's health care law.

  • **FILE** Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. (AP Photo)

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence calls Sen. Jeff Flake a 'strong conservative'

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Friday that Sen. Jeff Flake is a "strong conservative," putting him at odds with some voices in the GOP who have hammered the Arizona Republican's reluctance to embrace a government shutdown in order to stop funding for Obamacare.

  • Rep. W. Todd Akin brought home federal dollars for projects in his district but is now an ally of an anti-earmark group, opening himself up to criticism that he has switched to get a campaign donation from the group for his Senate race. (The Jefferson City News-Tribune via Associated Press)

    Akin gets support from anti-earmark group

    Missouri Rep. W. Todd Akin has backed almost $100 million for pet projects in recent years, including money for home-state military programs and local highway work. During his Republican Senate primary this summer, Mr. Akin even aired a television ad proudly defending his effort to bring home federal dollars for production of military armor in his district.

  • Rep. Todd Akin (left), Missouri Republican Senate candidate, accompanied by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaks during a news conference Sept. 24, 2012, in Kirkwood, Mo. Akin is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November election. (Associated Press)

    Conservative fund considers backing Mo. Rep. Akin

    A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, an official with the group said Monday.

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