March 1, 2015
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Democrats Skeptical Ted Strickland Will Face Primary

Democrats Skeptical Ted Strickland Will Face Primary
Strickland is running to challenge Portman, above. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who is expected to announce a bid against Republican Sen. Rob Portman Wednesday, may get a clear shot at the nomination.

Special Election Set for Mississippi Congressman's District (Updated)

Updated 4:45 p.m. | A special election in Mississippi’s 1st District will take place on May 12, according to The Associated Press. The winner will succeed the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, a Republican who died on Feb. 6 after a battle with brain cancer.

Russ Feingold Hints at Senate Bid in Final State Department Speech

Russ Feingold Hints at Senate Bid in Final State Department Speech

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., hinted at a possible comeback bid in his final speech as an U.S. envoy to Africa for the State Department.

Antonio Villaraigosa Won't Seek Senate in California

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for California’s open Senate seat, he announced in a Tuesday Facebook post.

Undeterred by Primary Threats, Walter Jones to Seek 12th Term

Undeterred by Primary Threats, Walter Jones to Seek 12th Term

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., has no plans to retire in 2016, when Republicans are likely plotting another primary to oust the GOP gadfly.

Democrat Announces Bid to Challenge Roy Blunt

Democrat Announces Bid to Challenge Roy Blunt

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, announced Thursday he will challenge GOP Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016.


Brendan Johnson Discusses His Future in South Dakota (Updated)

Updated 2:00 p.m. | U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson’s resignation could mean Democrats have found a potential candidate to challenge Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in 2016.

Janice Hahn Endorses Successor in Congress

Janice Hahn Endorses Successor in Congress

California state Sen. Isadore Hall announced Wednesday he will run for the freshly open 44th District, and the Democrat is kicking off his campaign with a major congressional endorsement.

Ron Johnson Talks Fundraising Strategy for 2016 Re-Election

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is looking for some fundraising help.

Exclusive: DCCC Reveals 14 Frontline Members

Exclusive: DCCC Reveals 14 Frontline Members

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce Thursday the first 14 members who will join its Frontline program for the party’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to an early copy of a news release obtained by CQ Roll Call.

DNC Picks Philadelphia for 2016 Convention

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday its 2016 convention will be held in Philadelphia.

Republicans Fear 2010 Redux in Nevada Senate Race

Nevada Republicans worry their efforts to oust Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in 2016 could be thwarted again by a crowded GOP primary.

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