Jan. 24, 2015
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Democrats Fear Primary Mess in Illinois Senate Race

Democrats Fear Primary Mess in Illinois Senate Race
Duckworth, left, and Kelly, right, are considering Senate bids. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democrats are driving toward a primary collision course in Illinois, where the party could endure a multi-million dollar slugfest in a race essential to capturing Senate control in 2016.

Exclusive: NRSC Announces 3 Vice Chairmen

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will name Sens. Dean Heller, Joni Ernst and Tom Cotton as its vice chairmen for the 2016 cycle, according to a news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DCCC Chairman Says Majority Is ‘Definitely Going to Be in Play.’ Really?

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray LujŠn declared the House majority would be up for grabs in 2016.

Nevada Congressman Questions Mitt Romney 2016 Plans

Staffers for Mitt Romney have reached out to a Nevada congressman about the 2012 presidential nominee’s potential third bid for national office.

Why California Members May Think Twice About Running for Senate

Why California Members May Think Twice About Running for Senate

More than a half-dozen House Democrats are considering a bid for California’s first open Senate seat in more than two decades — and unlike in most other states, none would start as a front-runner.

Can Democrats Win the House in 2016? | Rothenberg

Democrats have a better chance of winning control of the House next year than they did at any time in 2014. That’s true even though they now need to gain 30 seats, almost twice what they needed last year.


Democrats' 11th District Dilemma

Democrats' 11th District Dilemma

Democrats have a tough decision to make on Staten Island: How much of a play do they make in the special election for a seat they are likely to lose?

Claire McCaskill Won't Run for Governor

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will not run for governor in the Show-Me State in 2016 — an open-seat race to replace term-limited Gov. Jay Nixon.

First Senate Race Ratings Revealed

First Senate Race Ratings Revealed

For nearly two decades, The Rothenberg Political Report didn’t break down Senate races into nine detailed ratings categories 22 months out from the next election. That was an era when there was something called an “off-year” — and those days are gone.

Exclusive: NRCC Names Senior Staff for 2016

The National Republican Congressional Committee will announce Friday its senior staff for the 2016 cycle and the return of several top aides, according to information shared first with CQ Roll Call.

Democrat Kicks Off Race for Open Pennsylvania Seat

The cycle’s first race for a competitive House contest began in earnest Thursday, when Democratic state Rep. Steve Santarsiero filed paperwork to run in southeastern Pennsylvania’s 8th District.

DCCC Kicks Off 2016 Recruitment

DCCC Kicks Off 2016 Recruitment

House Democrats will formally start recruitment efforts for 2016 this week, kicking off with the cycle’s first meeting of new committee leadership and a weekend trip to Illinois to find prospective candidates.

Congressman Will Not Challenge Senator in Primary

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., does not plan to run for Senate, he told CQ Roll Call Wednesday.

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