Democratic Super PAC Delaying Strickland Ads
DSCC on Monday reduced its own ad buy in the race

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has struggled to raise money against the well-funded incumbent Sen. Rob Portman. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Senate Majority PAC is delaying by two weeks a planned TV ad campaign in support of Ted Strickland, the Ohio Senate Democratic nominee whose campaign has unexpectedly struggled to gain traction against Republican Sen. Rob Portman. 

The news, confirmed by two sources tracking ad buys, comes on the heels of a decision from the independent expenditure arm of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to delay by one week its own ad buy. 

Reid Cites Ties to Trump Campaign in Election System Hacks
Writes letter to FBI director asking for investigation

Reid is concerned about Russian influence in the election. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In a letter to the FBI, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid expressed concern about a direct link between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign.

Reid wrote to FBI Director James Comey that Reid had learned of video evidence of an individual with ties to Trump claimed to be in communication with WikiLeaks, which posted numerous documents that Reid claimed had been obtained by Russia.

Todd Young Dithers on Trump and Nukes
Indiana Senate candidate says Clinton has disqualified herself for a security clearance

Rep. Todd Young said he is "comfortable" with a foreign policy change and "the Republican nominee" offers that. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Todd Young would not say whether he thought Donald Trump should have access to nuclear codes, even though he got several chances.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Young, who is running for the Senate in Indiana against Democrat Evan Bayh, was asked the question multiple times.

Portman Hits Strickland on Coal in New TV Ad
Senate incumbent has used coal mining as an issue in previous ads

In a new ad that will run in parts of Ohio until Election Day, coal miners say they will vote for Sen. Rob Portman because Democratic opponent Ted Strickland "turned his back on us." (Courtesy Ron Portman for U.S. Senate)

Sen. Rob Portman is appealing to Ohio coal miners in a new ad released Tuesday.

The minute-long television ad will go on the air in southeast Ohio from now until Election Day, according to Portman's campaign. The ad is part of a $14 million statewide ad reservation that the Ohio Republican's campaign announced in May.

Florida GOP Primaries Will Shape Next Year's Conference
Five of the state's 8 open seats are safe for Republicans

Mary Thomas, Republican candidate for Florida's 2nd District, has the support of the House Freedom Fund. (JM Rieger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With a third of Florida's delegation retiring at the end of this term, open-seat races dot the Sunshine State's redistricted congressional map.

Five of the open eight House seats are in Safe Republican districts, which means the winners of Tuesday's primaries will likely be the next members of Congress.

The 5 Most Bonkers Things Alan Grayson Has Said
A look at Florida Democratic firebrand on the day of his Senate primary

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, right, faces a tough battle in Tuesday's Senate primary against Rep. Patrick Murphy. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Alan Grayson will face the biggest fight of his political career as he runs for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Florida on Tuesday.

He's earned the reputation of being so difficult in Congress that establishment Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada have actively said they want him to lose his race against Rep. Patrick Murphy. Recent polls give Murphy a solid lead in the primary. 

Murphy, Rubio, McCain Enter Tuesday's Primaries as Heavy Favorites
The establishment in both parties is expected to win big, yet again

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is heavily favored to win his Republican primary contest against Carlos Beruff on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Leaders in the Republican and Democratic parties are expected to get their way Tuesday in a trio of marquee Senate primaries, each of which features an establishment-backed candidate who — by nearly all indications — will defeat a longshot challenger. 

In Arizona, Republican Sen. John McCain faces former state Sen. Kelli Ward in a race that pitted the longtime incumbent against a conservative firebrand. The veteran lawmaker appears to have a sizable advantage: A CNN/ORC poll released last week found McCain leading Ward 55 percent to 29 percent.

Nevada's Cresent Hardy Hospitalized for 'Minor Heart Attack'
Spokesman says he expects Hardy to return to Washington for votes next week

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 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.