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Young Delegation Keeps Washington State Opportunities at a Minimum

Two years after Democrats in Washington state added three new members to the House delegation, opportunities in the near future for the stateís congressional hopefuls are down to one open seat this year and the possibility of another in 2016.

GOP Internal Poll: McSally, Barber Are Deadlocked

An internal poll conducted for the campaign of retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally found the Arizona Republican had a slight, within-the-margin-of-error lead over Democratic Rep. Ron Barber.

The House GOP's Next All-Star Female Contender?

While some House GOP efforts to nominate top-notch female candidates have faltered this cycle, Republicans are poised to gain at least one all-star woman contender after a Saturday primary in Virginia.

House Candidate Bleeps F-Word in Campaign Video (Updated)

Updated 1:01 p.m. | Democrat David Kanuth is set to hit the airwaves for a Los Angeles-based congressional race after recently splashing across the radar screen of California political operatives with an $804,000 first-quarter fundraising haul.

FEC Provides New Resources for 2014 Elections

The Federal Election Commission is making available online updated resources for those involved in the 2014 elections.

Poll: Colorado Senate Race Virtually Tied

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed a virtually tied race for Senate in Colorado.

Democratic Front-Runner Airs First Ad in Open Virginia Race

The front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., released the first television ad of the race on Thursday, less than two months from the primary.

Super PAC Ties GOP Challenger to Koch Brothers

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that aims to elect House Democrats, has a new ad tying a GOP challenger in West Virginia to conservative businessmen David and Charles Koch.

Charleston Gazette Endorsements Need a Little Perspective

Stop the presses!

Ex-Congressman's Son Touts Trucking Business in TV Spot

Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of seven Republicans looking to succeed Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., debuted Wednesday a biographical spot to introduce himself to voters less than one month from the primary.

Americans for Prosperity Targets N.H. Senate Race (Video)

Americans for Prosperity is scheduled to air a new ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for supporting the presidentís health care overhaul law.

Self-Funding Republican Wins Primary in Race to Replace Trey Radel

Businessman Curt Clawson won the Republican nomination Tuesday night in the Florida special-election race to replace former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., and he is now likely to be the districtís next member of Congress.

Internet-Related Companies Stay Logged In to Congress, Facebook Adds Capacity

Internet-related companies continued to keep their connections with Congress and the executive branch by lobbying during the first three months of the year.

Clay Aiken Slammed in TV Ad

The top primary opponent to Clay Aiken in North Carolina is slamming the ďAmerican IdolĒ runner-upís public service record in a TV ad launched two weeks before they face off for the Democratic nomination.

Clay Aiken Is Back on TV (Updated)

Updated 2:22 p.m. | ďAmerican IdolĒ runner-up Clay Aiken, who is running for a North Carolina House seat as a Democrat, launched his first TV ad Tuesday ó a bio spot highlighting his difficult childhood and his recent help for children with autism.

Senator Rides Snowmachine Across Arctic in Latest Ad

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich hops back on a snowmachine in his latest TV ad, cruising across a frozen Arctic Ocean to highlight his efforts over the last five years to win approval for oil drilling.

Republican, Democrat Enter Wide-Open Wisconsin Race for Congress

Two more candidates have entered the race to fill retiring GOP Rep. Tom Petriís House seat in Wisconsin.

Drug Companies Give Million-Dollar Boost to Lobbying

Five pharmaceutical companies have reported million-dollar increases in their spending on lobbying the federal government during the first quarter of 2014.

Rothenberg: Obama's Foreign Policy Impacts 2014 Elections -- Really

No, I am not going to try to make the case that foreign policy will be at the forefront of this yearís elections, or that international issues are a high priority for most Americans. They arenít.

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