Nevada's Cresent Hardy Hospitalized for 'Minor Heart Attack'
First-term GOP congressman represents the state's 4th District

Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy suffered a minor heart attack, his office said. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Nevada Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy was hospitalized for a "minor heart attack," according to a spokesman's statement on Monday and several Las Vegas news outlets.

He has "undergone a routine medical procedure" after the attack, the statement said, adding that he remains under observation by doctors.

Report: DSCC Delays Strickland Ad Buy
Democrats nervous that GOP Sen. Rob Portman has built an insurmountable lead in Ohio

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The independent expenditure arm of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is delaying a planned ad buy on behalf of Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland, according to a report, fueling concerns among Democrats that the former governor's race against Republican Sen. Rob Portman is in danger of slipping away.

The news was first reported by The Washington Post, which said the committee had canceled a weeklong, $500,000 buy scheduled to start in the middle of September. The newspaper also reported that the DSCC arm still planned to start a new buy, just later in the month.

Emmer's District Partially Explains His Support for Trump
Congressman's conservative district is among the least diverse in Minnesota

Minnesota Republican Rep. Tom Emmer, left talks with Minnesota Democrats Rep. Rick Nolan and Sen. Al Franken at annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition in May. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer is one of the few members of Congress who says he is all-in for Donald Trump, but that's likely a reflection of the district he represents.

Emmer said he is "incredibly comfortable" with his decision to back the Republican presidential nominee, the Star Tribune reported.

Pennsylvania Senate Race Could Come Down to Guns
Toomey might be the 'lesser of two evils' for gun owners

Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey had the support of the National Rifle Association before he backed background check legislation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Despite his support for background checks, for many gun owners in Pennsylvania, Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey might be "the lesser of two evils" in his race against Democrat Katie McGinty.

Toomey previously had the support of the National Rifle Association in his Senate run in 2010. But after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Toomey teamed up with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, another senator who previously had the NRA's support, to push legislation on background checks.

US Chamber Bucks Bayh, Backs Young in Indiana Senate Race
Bayh worked for the chamber after leaving the Senate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is airing ads for Rep. Todd Young in his race against former Sen. Evan Bayh. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is backing Republican Rep. Todd Young in the Indiana Senate race over former Sen. Evan Bayh, who worked for the chamber after leaving the Senate.

The chamber spent on Young's behalf in his GOP primary against Rep. Marlin Stutzman, and now plans to spend at least $1 million in statewide ads beginning Monday, The Indianapolis Star reported

GOP Senate PAC Spending $4 Million Against Bayh
Senate Leadership Fund has spent over $1M so far in Indiana race

Democrat Evan Bayh, left, faces Republican Rep. Todd Young in the Indiana Senate race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A super PAC allied with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will spend nearly $4 million in ads this fall against Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh to try to prevent him from winning back his former seat in the Senate.

The Senate Leadership Fund, dedicated to helping Republicans maintain their Senate majority, made the ad reservation on Friday, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Report: State Election Systems Hacked
FBI offers assistance to state voting officials

The FBI has promised assistance to state elections officials after voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois were reportedly targeted by foreign hackers. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The FBI discovered evidence that foreign hackers might have penetrated two state election databases, according to a report from Yahoo News.

While the FBI bulletin that reported the breach did not identify the states, sources familiar with the document told Yahoo News that voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois were targeted.

Darryl Glenn Looks for 'Labor Day Magic'
Colorado Republican has much ground to make up before Election Day

Colorado Republican Darryl Glenn's campaign has failed to gain traction against incumbent Michael Bennet. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Republican Senate candidate in Colorado has been trailing Sen. Michael Bennet in recent polls but he is hoping for some "Labor Day magic."

Darryl Glenn has consistently lagged behind Bennet by double digits in one of the few competitive Senate seats that Democrats are defending this cycle. Glenn won his five-way primary race in June after the campaign of former state Rep. Jon Keyser imploded.

Senate Democrats Get New Ally — Bernie Sanders
Sanders will raise money, campaign for Senate candidates, but won't turn over donor list to DSCC

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's post-Labor Day blitz will be the first time since his presidential run ended almost two months ago that he has helped Democrats in their effort to win a Senate majority. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Bernie Sanders is ready to help Democrats take control of the Senate. 

The senator from Vermont is preparing a post-Labor Day blitz of campaign activity, according to three sources briefed on his plans, offering what Democratic leaders hope will be a late-in-the-race boost from the liberal icon to the party's slate of Senate candidates. 

Analysis: Desire to Avoid Bush Missteps Could Taint Obama Legacy
As he plays long game in Syria, some experts and lawmakers see a 'disaster'

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, right, holds up the iconic photo of a young dead Syrian boy as he addresses the Syrian refugee crisis during a news conference on Capitol Hill in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Barack Obama’s relative inaction in the Middle East will shape — and, perhaps, taint — his legacy, an ironic twist to a presidency conceived in part by his own criticism of his predecessor's military overreach in the region.

The outgoing commander in chief opted against enforcing his own “red line” against Syrian President Bashar Assad. His decisions against a more robust effort to equip, train and help rebel forces, against using American ground troops, and against removing Assad from power are all part of a complicated mosaic that includes the birth of the Islamic State group, an again-unstable Iraq, and an ongoing refugee crisis that stretches to northern Europe.

McConnell Comment on TPP Ends Obama's Chance to Close Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year because of “serious flaws” in the agreement, Majority LeaderMitch McConnell told a farm group, effectively ending President Barack Obama’s drive for congressional approval before he leaves office in January.

Obama has touted the 12-nation agreement as an ambitious undertaking that he hoped would be the centerpiece of his trade legacy.

How Trump's Latest Hire Could Cause Problems
New national field director was fired by Chris Christie over Bridgegate

Donald Trump has hired a new national field director who comes with a trail of controversy behind him. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Donald Trump on Friday continued his string of controversial campaign hires, reportedly snatching up a New Jersey political operative who was a central figure in the Bridgegate scandal that later derailed Chris Christie's presidential campaign.

Bill Stepien will serve as the Trump campaign's national field director,  NBC News reported. He was hired by the campaign's new CEO, Steve Bannon, according to The Daily Beast.

Is Rubio's Challenger Throwing in the Towel?
Carlos Beruff has reduced TV spending as Rubio dominates in the polls

A new poll gives Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a commanding lead ahead of next week's Republican primary. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Reality appears to be setting in for the GOP candidates running for Senate in Florida.

Sen. Marco Rubio has hardly mentioned the election in recent campaign speeches and his main opponent, Carlos Beruff, has reduced spending on television ads and has made just one public appearance in the last six days, the Miami Herald reported.

Kaine Compares Himself, Clinton on Race to Trump
Clinton running mate jams with the band in first 'Late Show' appearance

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, left, on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." (Screen shot The Late Show With Stephen Colbert)

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine responded to Republican Donald Trump's shifting positions on immigration partially in Spanish by calling him an "idiota."

Kaine made the remark Thursday night in an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on CBS. Colbert had asked Kaine to respond to Trump calling Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a bigot.

Poll: Voters Prefer Both Border Security and Path to Citizenship
GOP voters back U.S.-Mexico border wall, most Democrats are opposed

A Pew poll shows Democrats and Republicans aren't far apart on immigration reform if given choices, but differ if they're given only one approach. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Supporters of both presidential candidates say border security and a path toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants should be given equal priority, a new poll shows.

The Pew Research Center survey shows more Republicans favor securing the borders first and more Democrats prefer a path to citizenship, and a nearly equal percentage — 47 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of Republicans — felt both should be done first.