March 1, 2015


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CPAC Campaign Boot Camp Trains GOP to Catch Up

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Amethyst Archer probably wasn’t the targeted audience for the campaign boot camp held on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference, but the presenters made it clear the right needs all the help it can get in 2016 and beyond.

Ex-House Candidate Will Take Top Role in Likely Clinton Campaign

Amanda Renteria, the former Capitol Hill aide who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2014, is poised to be named the national political director of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s likely presidential campaign, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.

Vulnerable GOP Senators Steer Clear of CPAC

As conservative operatives and activists gather this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a handful of notable GOP senators are absent from the speaking lineup.

Congressional Republicans All Over CPAC Lineup

Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., has only been in Congress for six weeks, but he is already preparing a talk at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

House Democrats Get Better Odds in California Senate Race

A few House Democrats have found more favorable odds in California’s Senate race after former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa eschewed a bid for the open seat.

Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run in Ohio

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, announced Wednesday morning he will challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016.

Matt Canter Joins Global Strategy Group

Matt Canter, a former top official at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is joining Global Strategy Group as senior vice president in the political consulting firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Antonio Villaraigosa Won't Seek Senate in California

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for California’s open Senate seat, he announced in a Tuesday Facebook post.

Democrats Skeptical Ted Strickland Will Face Primary

Updated 4:48 p.m. | Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who is expected to announce a bid against Republican Sen. Rob Portman Wednesday, may get a clear shot at the nomination.

Special Election Set for Mississippi Congressman's District (Updated)

Updated 4:45 p.m. | A special election in Mississippi’s 1st District will take place on May 12, according to The Associated Press. The winner will succeed the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, a Republican who died on Feb. 6 after a battle with brain cancer.

Russ Feingold Hints at Senate Bid in Final State Department Speech

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., hinted at a possible comeback bid in his final speech as an U.S. envoy to Africa for the State Department.

DCCC Raises More Than NRCC in January

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brought in $2 million more than its GOP counterpart in January, according to reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

DSCC Raised More Than NRSC in January

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised more than its Republican counterpart in January, bringing in $4.5 million as it begins its efforts to take control of the Senate in 2016.

Cuomo Schedules New York Special Election (Updated)

Updated 10:30 a.m. | Voters in New York’s 11th District will head to the polls on May 5 to elect a successor for former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, the Republican who resigned after pleading guilty to tax fraud last year.

NRSC Raised $2.5 Million to Kick Off 2016

The National Republican Senatorial Committee kicked off the 2016 cycle by raising $2.5 million during January, according to information from a committee aide.

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