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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Articles by S.A. Miller

Florida governor's race is tight, poll shows

The race for Florida governor remains a toss up as voters grapple with which candidate they dislike least, said a new poll released Wednesday. Published October 8, 2014

Marijuana. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Medical marijuana takes a hit in Florida

Support for a Florida ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana continued to slide, dropping to 51 percent in a new poll released Wednesday. Published October 8, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks with members of the media during a visit to greet supporters a campaign field office in Goldsboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Pro-lifers blast Kay Hagan in TV attack

A pro-life group launched a TV ad campaign Tuesday against Sen. Kay Hagan, slamming her support for late-term abortions as "too extreme for North Carolina." Published October 7, 2014

In this file photo taken May 29, 2014, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor participates in a Little Rock, Ark., news conference. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Mark Pryor fumbles question on Obama's Ebola plan

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor hemmed and hawed when asked whether the Obama administration has done a good job handling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has infected five Americans and spread terror across the United States. Published October 7, 2014

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. speaks during a town hall forum in Reston, Va, Monday, Sept 8. 2014. Warner and his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie made their pitches to northern Virginia's tech community at the town hall forum. The Northern Virginia Technology Council hosted the town hall forum. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Mark Warner leads big in Virginia Senate race

Heading into the final four weeks of campaigning, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner hold a commanding lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, showed a new poll released Tuesday. Published October 7, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, has been polling strong and energizing her base while Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis is struggling to gain the support of more conservative members of the GOP. (Associated Press)

Tillis struggles for conservative support in North Carolina Senate bid

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan was supposed to be one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this year but she has managed to consistently lead in the polls, as Republican challenger Thom Tillis struggles to muster the support of tea party voters he needs to win in November. Published October 5, 2014

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is facing off against Republican challenger and former Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time. Ms. Shea-Porter first won the seat in the 2006 midterm election, lost to Mr. Guinta in 2010, and won again in 2012. (Associated Press)

In New Hampshire race, a re-re-run reflects the national mood

New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District has become the chief bellwether for American political trends over the last decade, with a Democrat winning the district in 2006, losing it in 2010, regaining it in 2012 — and now facing a tight battle again. Published October 2, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Democrat, who is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell,  on Monday unveiled a social-media campaign dubbed "#AlisonCares." It plays off Mrs. Grimes' stump speech, in which she declares, "Mitch McConnell doesn't care. I do!" (Associated Press)

Grimes' embrace of Obamacare is at arm's length

Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has carefully avoided endorsing Obamacare in her run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, but Monday she inched closer to identifying herself with the president's namesake health care law by launching an "AlisonCares" ad campaign. Published September 29, 2014