Sept. 20, 2014
The @RollCallPols Blog

Kansas Ballots Will be Mailed Without Democratic Senate Nominee

Kansas Ballots Will be Mailed Without Democratic Senate Nominee

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has instructed county election officials to mail overseas election ballots without listing a Democratic candidate for Senate, his office confirmed to Roll Call.

NRCC Chairman Aspires to Historic Majority in Midterms

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden called a 245-seat House majority an “aspirational” but “achievable” goal for the midterms — a more reserved prediction for his party than in previous comments.

Top Campaign Aides Reveal Picks for #RCReadersChoice

If the campaign committees had their way, Roll Call reporters would be heading to disparate locations during the final stretch of the midterms.

The 'Cory Booker of California' Finds Safer Ground

The 'Cory Booker of California' Finds Safer Ground

It’s a story even Hollywood couldn’t concoct.

Meet the Super PAC Woman

Meet the Super PAC Woman

As the political ad wars rage on television sets from New England to Southern California, Democrats think they have their answer to the Koch brothers and Karl Rove: a mother of three sons from suburban Virginia.

House Democrats, DNC Pledge Millions for Midterms

House Democrats, DNC Pledge Millions for Midterms

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee picked up $1.7 million in member pledges at its quarterly caucus dinner Tuesday night.

Vote Now: Where Should Roll Call Travel to Cover the Midterms?

Will it be Omaha or San Diego? Raleigh or Topeka? Lexington or Denver?

Cotton's Softer Side Displayed in Senate Race (Video)

Cotton's Softer Side Displayed in Senate Race (Video)

Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton’s campaign kicked off the final sprint to November with advertising designed to soften the image of one of the GOP’s most-touted Senate recruits.

Report: Congressional Candidate Fundraising Down in Midterms

Residents of states with competitive House and Senate races may not believe it, but congressional candidate spending has decreased in 2014, according to a review by the Federal Election Commission released Tuesday.

Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown’s path to victory in the New Hampshire Senate race has widened.

Democrats Sound the Alarm on Southern California Race

Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race — a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party.

NRSC Ad Hits Bruce Braley on Congressional Attendance (Video)

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a TV ad in Iowa Tuesday that criticizes Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley for his attendance record on the House floor and on a committee.

Giffords Group Airs Tough Ad Against Martha McSally

In one of the toughest ads yet of the cycle, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control group is up with a new spot connecting a House candidate’s policies to the actions of a murderous stalker.

The Democrats Plan to Overcome Obama in Red States

The Democrats Plan to Overcome Obama in Red States

As national analysts say the odds are increasingly against them, Democratic senators and senior operatives remain optimistic the party’s most vulnerable incumbents can survive stiff re-election challenges, even in red states where the president’s popularity is sunk.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Shoots Skeet in New Ad (Video)

The latest television spot from Alison Lundergan Grimes shows her skeet shooting on a farm as part of the Senate nominee’s attempt to create distance with an unpopular president in the midterms.

Polls Show Two Democrats Trailing in New York

Two new polls showed a duo of House Democrats trailing in competitive races in upstate New York.

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress

For most of the country, this October’s television airwaves are filled with two things — baseball and politics — and the two rarely mix.

How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

By the time Massachusetts Rep. John F. Tierney knew he had a real primary race on his hands, it was too late.

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

Earlier this year, House Republicans had twelve potential problems that stood in the way of extending their majority.

Pot Still Too Hot to Handle for Colorado Politicians

Pot Still Too Hot to Handle for Colorado Politicians

BOULDER, Colo. — Long a flashpoint in the culture wars, marijuana’s growing legitimacy hasn’t yet turned it into a political weapon, even in the marquee races in the first state to legalize the drug.

John McCain Boosts Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate Race

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blasted a mailer from a group supporting Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, for a “disgusting attack” on Republican Joni Ernst’s military service.

Democrat Leads in New Iowa Senate Race Poll

Democrat Leads in New Iowa Senate Race Poll

A new poll shows Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat, has opened up a lead over his Republican opponent Joni Ernst in the battle for Iowa’s open Senate seat.

GOP Chicken Charges Dropped in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s most famous Republican chicken is free.

NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Monday nine more candidates had achieved “Young Gun” status, the top tier of their candidate recruitment and training program.

In First Debate, Pat Roberts Attacks Harry Reid

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is in for a tough battle this fall. But in the Republican’s first public appearance with the candidate that has put his re-election in jeopardy, Roberts made clear he’s not only running against independent Greg Orman — he’s running against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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