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Eric Cantor Emerges From Defeat to Back Jeb Bush in Virginia

Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader who primary election loss was one of the biggest political shockers of 2014, has re-emerged from the private sector to lend his support to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign in his home state.

Former Senate Colleagues Could See Biden as President

Rare is the senator who hasn’t praised Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s character.

Rand Paul in for the 'Long Haul' — But Can He Make It That Far?

As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his presidential campaign embarked this week on a western swing – working their way from Alaska to Utah – they hoped to send a message to his fellow Republican candidates — that Paul is “in it for the long haul.”

Illinois Congressional Candidate Scores Axelrod Endorsement

Illinois congressional candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi announced Wednesday he’s got the endorsement of David Axelrod, a Chicago political power-player who served as a senior adviser to President Barack Obama during much of his political career.

In New Hampshire, Frank Guinta Soldiers On Amid Controversy

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Embattled GOP Rep. Frank C. Guinta may be one of the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in the country, but you wouldn’t know it if you spent time with the Republican congressman in his district.

Popular Kentucky Sports Radio Host Considering Challenging Andy Barr

Matt Jones, a Kentucky sports radio host whose political blood runs as blue as Rupp Arena on game day, said this week he is considering a run for Congress in the state’s bright red 6th District against Republican incumbent Andy Barr.

Another Democrat Gets in Race to Replace Duckworth (Updated)

Updated 12:52 p.m. | After one Democrat abruptly bowed out of the race to succeed Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth late last month, the Democratic field in the 8th District got a little more crowded Tuesday with the entrance of Villa Park Mayor Deb Bullwinkel.

Open Governor's Race Could Lure Heidi Heitkamp Home to North Dakota

The announcement Monday by North Dakota’s popular Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, that he will not seek re-election in 2016 might be enough to lure one of the state’s senators home from Washington.

How Elijah Cummings Could Shake Up Maryland's Senate Race

Updated: 5:50 p.m. | After months of flirting with the notion of running for Maryland’s open Senate seat, it seems that Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings might be ready to take it for a first date.

For Rand Paul, a Kentucky Caucus Is a Major Victory

Kentucky Republicans voted Saturday to approve a presidential caucus – a major victory for Sen. Rand Paul that will allow him to continue his quest for the Republican presidential nomination and run for re-election to the Senate next year.

Some in Kentucky Wary of Rand Paul's Senate Insurance Plan

While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, his supporters back home have been quietly wrangling the state party to get him an expensive insurance package that could possibly let him fall back on his seat if his upward ambitions are not successful.

Poll: House Incumbents Who Oppose LGBT Rights Lose Support

A set of polls conducted for the Human Rights Campaign found incumbents would imperil their re-election chances if they oppose a bill that bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Republicans Spending Early to Boost Chances to Keep Senate

As Republicans look to defend their newfound Senate majority in 2016, early television and digital spending has more than quadrupled from this same point last cycle, a CQ Roll Call analysis shows.

Uncertainty Reigns as Court Takes Over Virginia Redistricting

The same federal three-judge panel that has twice ruled that Virginia’s congressional map unconstitutionally packs blacks into the 3rd District will now be responsible for remedying the injustice it found.

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