Amash, above, a tea party lawmaker, faces businessman Ellis in Michigan’s 3rd District in 2014. Will business groups influence the race?
In Idaho’s 2nd District, Smith’s campaign said that the race will be much different than the contest in Alabama. Mark Harris, a top adviser to Smith’s campaign, said that Smith has the support of groups such as the Club for Growth and Citizens United and will be able to paint a clear choice for primary voters.
“I think that when you have a guy like Bryan Smith, who is a successful and articulate supporter of conservative principles, I think that matters more than Mike Simpson’s bad voting record,” Harris said. “I think voters in Idaho are going to have a clear choice in the primary.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.