2014

Fourth Democrat Announces Run Against Bost in Illinois
St. Clair County State Attorney Brendan Kelly announces he’s running

Brendan Kelly is another Democratic congressional candidate who pointed to Republicans’ attempts to repeal the 2010 health care law as a reason for running. (St. Clair County State Attorney Brendan Kelly via Facebook)

Illinois Rep. Mike Bost received a fourth Democratic challenger Wednesday as St. Clair County State Attorney Brendan Kelly announced his candidacy for the state’s 12th Congressional District.

Bost first won his seat in 2014, beating incumbent William Enyart. He won re-election last year with 54 percent of the vote.

Giffords Shooting Memorial Has Become ‘Politicized,’ Barber says
After Arizona House approved funding, attempt stalled in Senate

Former Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., was among those wounded in the shooting at a constituent event for then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Attempts to build a memorial at the site of the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stalled because they became “politicized,” former Arizona Rep. Ron Barber said.

Survivors of the January 2011 shooting that killed six and severely injured Giffords and 12 others have raised more than $5 million to create a memorial in downtown Tucson.

Warren and Shaheen Support Scott Brown for Ambassador
Senators who defeated him in 2012 and 2014

Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., was nominated by President Donald Trump to be U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has the support of both senators who beat him at the ballot box as he seeks to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.

President Donald Trump announced he was nominating Brown for the post on Thursday. Brown was an early backer of Trump.

Former Rep. Steve Stockman Indicted on 28 Counts
Charges include fraud, conspiracy and money laundering

Former Steve Stockman, R-Texas, was indicted by the U.S. Justice Department for violating election law (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo).

Former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman was formally indicted Tuesday evening on fraud, conspiracy and money laundering charges, the Justice Department announced.

Stockman, who retired after losing a 2014 primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, and aide Jason Posey were charged in a 28-count superseding indictment.

Former Oregon GOP Candidate Was on Food Stamps
Mike Callahan now running for state GOP Chair

 

Mike Callahan, a two-time former Republican candidate for senate in Oregon, reportedly was on food stamps shortly after his divorce.

House Republicans Entrust Majority to Rogers at NRCC
New York native begins fourth cycle at committee, but first as executive director

John Rogers was part of the National Republican Congressional Committee team that limited the party’s losses in the House to a net of just six seats in last year’s election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Midterm elections are supposed to be trouble for the president’s party, but House Republicans are confident that if they have a problem, John Rogers can solve it.

Rogers was born in Amsterdam, New York, a small-town about a half-hour west of Albany, but Republican friends know him best for once identifying an unlikely takeover opportunity three hours south in New York City.

Will Applegate’s Rematch With Issa Be Successful?
Mixed record for California challengers on their second chance

California Rep. Darrell Issa will face another challenge from Doug Applegate, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, in 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

No one paid much attention to Doug Applegate’s challenge to California Rep. Darrell Issa until there were only five months left in the campaign, and the Democrat came within 2 points of knocking off the Republican incumbent.

Applegate didn’t waste any time and has already announced his 2018 candidacy, but will more time be enough to put him over the top? 

Mary Landrieu Closes the Door on Another Run
Ex-senator will not be joining former colleagues seeking Senate comebacks

Former Sen. Mary Landrieu now works for Van Ness Feldman, representing clients in the energy industry. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Sen. Mary Landrieu has ruled out another run for elected office, and definitely "not ever" again for Senate.

"I've pretty much closed that door," the Louisiana Democrat said in an interview with CQ Magazine. "Definitely not ever again for Congress."

McConnell Says 2020 Re-Election Run a 'Great Likelihood'
"I'm at the top of my game," Senate majority leader says

Senate Majority Leader Mith McConnell is already the longest-serving senator from Kentucky. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it is very likely that he will run for re-election in 2020.  

"I'm at the top of my game," the Kentucky Republican told  the Lexington CBS affiliate WKYT in an interview that aired Sunday. "I think I've been effective in serving our people, and there's a great likelihood I'll run again."  

Congressional Aide Resigns Following Indictment
Charges against David Bowser stem from when he worked for then-Rep. Paul Broun

U.S. Capitol Building. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

The chief of staff for Rep. Mimi Walters resigned on Thursday following his indictment on federal charges that he misappropriated funds to pay a campaign consultant while he worked for then-Rep. Paul Broun.

Walter's office confirmed that David G. Bowser, 45, had stepped down, highlighting that the counts against him occurred before Walters, a California Republican, became a member of Congress.