| Oct. 21, 2014, 1:55 p.m.
In his recent column, “Weak GOP Candidates May Need More Than a Good Year,” Stu Rothenberg pointed out how a handful of under-performing Senate candidates could cost Republicans the majority. Similarly, though the House of Representatives is not in play, a trio of GOP incumbents could cost their party larger gains in the House.
| Oct. 21, 2014, 12:48 p.m.
Crossroads GPS, a GOP group, bought $1 million in airtime Tuesday to target Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., an incumbent who was not considered vulnerable until now.
| Oct. 21, 2014, 10:31 a.m.
House Democrats continue to bolster their incumbents, with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee expanding its defensive spending.
| Oct. 21, 2014, 5:02 a.m.
Republicans have the wind at their backs this year. But not every GOP nominee is taking advantage of that dynamic. As usual, some candidates are under-performing, proving once again that candidates and the campaigns they choose to run actually matter.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 8 p.m.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $5 million more than its Republican counterpart in September, as the two committees headed into the final stretch of the cycle.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 5:08 p.m.
The San Diego District Attorney’s office said it will not press criminal charges at this time regarding two investigations dogging Republican Carl DeMaio in a competitive House contest in California, according to a statement from the office Monday.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 2:57 p.m.
The competitive open-seat Senate race in Georgia has become an unwanted liability for Republicans’ chances of winning a majority, but Democrat Michelle Nunn still has a perilous path to win a majority of the vote on Nov. 4.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 2:06 p.m.
House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, it’s still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 12:08 p.m.
“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, went up Monday with his first ad of the general election.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 11:15 a.m.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is cutting the last two weeks of its television reservations in Maine’s 2nd District, according to a committee spokeswoman.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 9:13 a.m.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going up with a new ad in North Carolina attacking Republican Thom Tillis on women’s health issues.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 7:57 a.m.
House Democrats raised $16.7 million in September, according to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee aide.
| Oct. 20, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
A Republican-aligned outside group is hitting Alaska Sen. Mark Begich for failing to persuade his party to support opening drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
| Oct. 17, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
A competitive Senate contest in the Hawkeye State is creating a ripple effect down ballot, causing headaches for national Democrats as Election Day nears.
| Oct. 17, 2014, 4:07 p.m.
While national polls show a stable landscape, polls in individual races continue to show some movement. That movement leads us to make a number of changes to our Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings.
| Oct. 17, 2014, 12:23 p.m.
All’s fair in love and . . . House races? Not so much.
| Oct. 17, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
It’s the Willie Horton ad of 2014.
| Oct. 17, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market.
| Oct. 16, 2014, 7:01 p.m.
Updated 8:37 p.m. | The Democratic House political arm is scrapping plans to spend a substantial sum of money on the Massachusetts 6th District race, but is still investing in the Boston media market on New Hampshire’s two competitive House races, according to a source tracking media buys.
| Oct. 16, 2014, 4:11 p.m.
EMILY’s List, an organization that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, announced Thursday a pair of endorsements in two late-breaking House races in Kansas.