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Female Senators Work as a Team, Gillibrand Assures Supporters

If there’s one thing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has come to appreciate about working on Capitol Hill (there’s gotta be something good about #ThisTown, right?), it’s the collaborative environment she and the other 19 female senators have joined forces to foster.

NRCC Makes $1 Million Ad Buy to Defend GOP Incumbent

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Tuesday reserved $1 million in television airtime to defend Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, according to a source tracking buys in the district.

Mitch McConnell Rapid Response Ad Features Obama

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign has taken rapid response to the airwaves.

Reid Sets Lame-Duck Schedule

The Senate has set the date for returning for the lame-duck session. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is advising senators they will return for the post-election lame-duck session the day following Veterans Day.

NRSC Ad Hits Bruce Braley on Congressional Attendance (Video)

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a TV ad in Iowa Tuesday that criticizes Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley for his attendance record on the House floor and a committee he served.

The Maine Attraction: Chellie Pingree Cultivates Her Own Food Capital

NORTH HAVEN, Maine — Should she ever tire of battling opposing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Rep. Chellie Pingree could always kick back and indulge in one of her favorite pastimes: shaking cocktails for the pleasure seekers who pour into her farm-to-table restaurant each summer.

Mark Warner Still Pushing Grand Bargains on the Stump

FAIRFAX, Va. — How often do you hear a Democrat on the campaign stump tell a largely partisan audience that some of the attendees might be well-advised to vote for a Republican?

First Clinton, Now Biden Offer Iowa Their Versions of 2016 Populism

She went out to grill some beef, and now he’s going out to help some nuns.

DSCC Topped NRSC in August Fundraising

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Tuesday it raised $7.7 million in August, topping its Republican counterpart and bringing its total raised for the cycle to more than $111 million.

Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown’s path to victory in the New Hampshire Senate race has widened.

Giffords Group Airs Tough Ad Against Martha McSally

In one of the toughest ads yet of the cycle, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control group is up with a new spot connecting a House candidate’s policies to the actions of a murderous stalker.

McCarthy Suggests Post-Election Vote Authorizing Military Force

Emerging from a GOP leadership meeting Monday evening, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy signaled that, after the midterm elections, there’s a decent chance the House holds a new vote authorizing military force in the Middle East.

Wyden Cites Oregon Wine in Effort to Spark Extenders Action

Oregon wine grapes could go unpressed and it’s Congress’ fault, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden on Monday.

Montana State Society to Spike Mendelsohn: Que Cojones

Montana State Society President Jayne Leffingwell wants hospitality heavy Spike Mendelsohn to man up and get his own thing going.

Tim Ryan Dresses Down Urban Outfitters Over Sweatshirt-gate

Bizarrely stained outer wear that Urban Outfitters rather unbelievably tied to Kent State University has made Rep. Tim Ryan’s blood boil.

Path Forward on CR, Title 10 Authority Starts to Crystalize

After postponing consideration last week of a stop-gap spending measure to fund the government past Sept. 30, House GOP leaders are poised in the days ahead to bring that same piece of legislation to the floor.

Shop Talk: Republican Group Starts Women's Outreach Series

Main Street Advocacy, a group that seeks to promote moderate Republican ideas, will launch a nationwide initiative later this month to bring more women into the political process.

Gingrich, DeLay and Republicans of '94 to Reunite on Capitol Hill

Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay had a rocky relationship when they served together in House GOP leadership nearly two decades ago.

The Republican Brand's Recovery Tour — Sort Of

There was a time, a little less than a year ago, when Democrats salivated at the thought of running against the GOP brand and demonizing Republican candidates by attacking them and their party for “shutting down the government.”

Rock On, Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine – It may be a small town, but Rockland’s got a lot going for it.

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