July 24, 2014
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Georgia Senate Runoff: David Perdue Wins GOP Nod

Georgia Senate Runoff: David Perdue Wins GOP Nod
Kingston lost his bid for Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Businessman David Perdue’s outsider narrative and personal wealth propelled him to the Republican nomination Tuesday in the Georgia Senate race, defeating Rep. Jack Kingston.

Number of Potential Senators in the House Dwindles

Rep. Jack Kingston’s Tuesday defeat in a Senate primary runoff means no more than nine House members could join the ranks of the Senate in the 114th Congress — and that number could shrink again next month.

Chris McDaniel Finished Mississippi Senate Runoff With $386,000

Chris McDaniel, who may soon launch an official challenge to the results of the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff, still had $386,000 in his campaign coffers a week after the late June election, according to his July quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Freedom Partners Dives Into North Carolina Senate Race

Freedom Partners Dives Into North Carolina Senate Race

Freedom Partners, a group affiliated with the Koch Brothers, has purchased at least $2.8 million in airtime in North Carolina to boost the GOP’s bid to pick up the state’s Senate seat, two sources told CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Tout Walsh Bill to Bring Back Jobs — Without Walsh

Politics is overtaking the Senate floor schedule again this week, with a vulnerable Democrat leading the charge on a bill to give tax breaks to employers who return jobs to the United States.

Democratic Poll: The Issues That Resonate With Single Women Voters

A new poll of likely voters in 12 Senate battleground states suggests a populist economic message and focus on women’s health issues could help Democrats improve their standing with unmarried women voters in advance of the midterm elections.

The Re-Education of Rick Nolan

The Re-Education of Rick Nolan

Minnesota Democrats have two problems: The 8th District has changed, and Rep. Rick Nolan doesn’t want to change with it.

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

The influence of religious conservatives might be waning nationwide, but the movement only stands to grow in Congress.

Florida Congressman Makes $1.4 Million Ad Buy for Re-Election

Rep. Patrick Murphy’s campaign made its first ad buy Monday in Florida’s 18th District, reserving $1.4 million in cable and broadcast in the West Palm Beach-Treasure Coast media market, according to figures shared first with CQ Roll Call.

Chris McDaniel Estimates More Than 10,000 Voting 'Irregularities'

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said in a Friday radio interview that he expects to find over 10,000 voting “irregularities” in his campaign’s investigation of the June GOP runoff.

U.S. Chamber Backs Justin Amash Primary Opponent

U.S. Chamber Backs Justin Amash Primary Opponent

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed GOP Rep. Justin Amash’s primary challenger in Michigan’s 3rd District.

DNC Chair Predicts Party Will Exceed Expectations in 2014

DNC Chair Predicts Party Will Exceed Expectations in 2014

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the strength of individual candidates will help her party outperform expectations in the upcoming midterms.

House Democrats Bank on Fundraising in 2014

House Democrats Bank on Fundraising in 2014

House Democrats don’t have much in their favor in the upcoming elections — except their bank accounts.

Chris McDaniel Attorney: Mississippi Election Challenge Coming

Chris McDaniel Attorney: Mississippi Election Challenge Coming

Attorneys for state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Wednesday they have sufficient evidence to challenge the results of Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff — which McDaniel lost to Sen. Thad Cochran last month — and expect to do so in the next 10 days.

John Boehner Raises More Than $6.2 Million

John Boehner Raises More Than $6.2 Million

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio will report bringing in more than $6.2 million in the second quarter across three committees, according to fundraising figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Try to Turn Cory Gardner Into Todd Akin (Video)

Democrats Try to Turn Cory Gardner Into Todd Akin (Video)

Democrats want to make Rep. Cory Gardner the next Todd Akin — but it’s not so easy.

Clay Aiken Steps Up Fundraising in Second Quarter

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken reported raising more than $450,000 in the second quarter for his bid in North Carolina’s 2nd District, according to a release from his campaign.

Rich Candidates, Poor House Districts

Rich Candidates, Poor House Districts

Mo’ money, mo’ problems? That’s the case for a few deep-pocketed House candidates, whose affluence has become a political issue in the districts they seek this November.

Terri Lynn Land Targeted in Super PAC Ad in Michigan

Senate Majority PAC launched a TV ad Saturday aimed at the Republican vying for Michigan’s open Senate seat.

NRCC Tasks Members With Collecting Conference Dues

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced the names of his top lieutenants in the push for member dues ahead of the fall midterms, according to an internal conference email obtained by CQ Roll Call.

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