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Mary Landrieu Assists Keg Stand

BATON ROUGE, La. — There are some wild and crazy people in there.

House Democrats Pummel Republicans in August Fundraising

The House Democratic political arm far outpaced Republicans in August, just as both parties prepared to unleash their war chests for the midterms.

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 Friday to CQ Roll Call.

Roberts to Get Some Help on Air From Freedom Partners

Freedom Partners Action Fund has reserved air time in the Kansas Senate race, where Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is fighting for his political life.

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.

New Terri Lynn Land Ad Knocks Washington

Republican Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land is going up with a new positive television spot touting her plans to help Michigan.

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.

Two Words Helped Remove Kansas Democrat From Ballot

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democrat Chad Taylor will not appear on the general-election ballot as a candidate for Senate — and it all came down to just two words Taylor included in his letter to the secretary of state’s office.

African-American Voters Targeted in New North Carolina Ad (Video)

Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are launching a coordinated radio buy Thursday targeting African-American voters.

House Democrats Raise $10.2 Million in August for Midterms

House Democrats raised more than $10 million in August, according to figures obtained first by CQ Roll Call from a committee aide.

The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

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

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.

The Amazingly Static House Playing Field

After a year of campaigning, television ads, a government shutdown, and a botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the House playing field is virtually unchanged from where it was 12 months ago.

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)

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.

NRCC Makes $1 Million Ad Buy to Defend GOP Incumbent

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Tuesday reserved $1 million in television airtime to defend Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, according to a source tracking buys in the district.

Mitch McConnell Rapid Response Ad Features Obama

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign has taken rapid response to the airwaves.

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 a committee he served.

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