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Manchin Is Staying in the Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin III will not be taking any country roads home to West Virginia any time soon.

Democrat Announces Senate Bid in Pennsylvania

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced a bid for Senate in Pennsylvania on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary in a must-win Senate contest for a party looking to win back the majority in 2016.

Pelosi: Iraq Vote Should Not Disqualify Clinton

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday simultaneously slammed the Iraq War while defending Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2002 vote authorizing military action in Iraq, saying the former senator and secretary of State’s vote should not disqualify her from becoming president. “I mean [the Iraq War] was wrong all around,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “Having said it, that was then, this is now, we go forward. And I do not think that the vote that Hillary Clinton took on that, nor did I think the vote that John Kerry took on it, disqualified him from being a candidate for president.” Pelosi’s remarks come on the heels of comments last week by Lincoln Chafee, a possible Democratic presidential candidate, who said nobody “should be president of the United States that made that mistake.”

The 7 Most Interesting First-Quarter Fundraising Facts

Updated April 17, 10:30 a.m. | With roughly a year to go before the first primaries of 2016, fundraising numbers are among the few benchmarks to assess candidate strength.

Republican Launches Bid to Succeed Lois Capps in California

Republicans have landed a top recruit for a competitive open-seat House race in California.

Democratic Candidates Are Ready for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy for president became official Sunday, but Democrats already see the down-ballot benefits she brings as the presumptive nominee.

Possible Primary Brewing in Michigan's 1st District

It’s not just Democrats considering a challenge to Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, who plans to run for a fourth term after pledging to serve only three.

McConnell: 'Laughable' to Think Hillary Clinton Represents Change

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was “laughable” to think Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton represented a “change” from President Barack Obama at his weekly news conference Tuesday, saying she “represents the views” and was a part of the Obama administration and its policies. “If the American public is happy with where we are at home … and if they’re comfortable with America’s current position of influence around the world, then maybe Secretary Clinton will win,” McConnell said. As for the Republican presidential nominees? “We’ve got a great bunch,” McConnell added.

Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid Creates Open-Seat Scrum (Updated)

Updated 6:19 p.m. | Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.

House Democrat Passes on Illinois Senate Race

Illinois Rep. Bill Foster announced Friday he will not run for Senate next year and instead endorsed fellow House Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who joined the race last month.

Democrats Considering Female Comstock Challengers

Virginia Democrats are narrowing in on a handful of female candidates to take on freshman Rep. Barbara Comstock.

Moving Parts Complicate Democratic Challenge to McCain (Updated)

Updated 8:57 a.m. | Arizona Sen. John McCain’s re-election campaign announcement Tuesday was just one of a handful of moving parts that will determine whether Democrats can make this race competitive.

Catherine Cortez Masto Running for Harry Reid's Seat

Updated 4:47 p.m. | Catherine Cortez Masto, the preferred Democratic successor of retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, will run for the minority leader’s seat.

California Congresswoman to Retire

California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election. Capps, 77, has represented the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based 24th District since 1998. The Democrat ran in a special election that year to replace her husband, Walter Capps, who died of a heart attack less than a year into his first term in Congress. “Now I believe it is time for me to return home, back to the community and family that I love so much,” Capps said in a video. “And so I’m announcing that this 114th Congress will be my last.”

Lois Capps to Retire (Video)

Updated 2:24 p.m. | California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election.

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