Jan. 31, 2015

Politics Archive

Tim Scott Lauds Possible Lindsey Graham 2016 Campaign

The 114th: CQ Roll Callís Guide to the New Congress

Top GOP Ad-Maker Recovering From Cardiac Arrest

Scott Howell, a top Republican ad-maker, is being treated in an intensive care unit in Texas after going into sudden cardiac arrest on Monday.

Why Even Democrats Love Talking About Joni Ernst

Republicans and Democrats canít agree on much of anything these days, but strategists on both sides of the aisle love to talk about Iowa Sen. Joni Ernstís victory.

Democrats Court Ex-Congressman for Rematch

Former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with party leaders about a potential rematch in 2016, according to a House Democratic official.

Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016

The 2016 cycle could feature the fewest open Senate seats in at least a decade.

Jerry Moran Kicks Off 2016 Cycle With $1.4 Million War Chest

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has more than $1 million in his war chest heading into the 2016 campaign cycle, when he faces re-election.

Exclusive: DSCC Hires National Political Director, Press Secretary

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will add Simone Ward and Sadie Weiner to its senior staff roster, according to a Tuesday news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

First Look: Can Democrats Win the Senate in 2016?

For Republicans, the fight for control of the Senate in 2016 is all about playing defense.

Democrats Lose Candidate and Hope in New York Special Election

The date hasnít even been set, but Republicans have all but won the special election in New Yorkís 11th District.

DCCC Announces Final Fundraising, Debt Figures for 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will report raising more than $206 million during the 2014 cycle ó a record total, according to a committee aide.

Renee Ellmers May Face Primary Challenge

Rep. Renee Ellmers, the North Carolina Republican who led the charge to pull the House GOPís 20-week abortion ban bill this week, could have a bruising primary from the conservative wing of her party in 2016.

Several Ohio Democrats Considering Senate Primary

Ohio Democrats are expecting a crowded primary to challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016, and the recent announcement by Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld may have accelerated its formation.

Democrats Set National Convention Date for 2016

The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Friday.

First Race Ratings for Gubernatorial Contests Revealed

With a wide-open race for the White House and the Senate majority in play in 2016, it can be hard to make the case to donors that gubernatorial races belong in the conversation.

Exclusive: NRSC Announces 3 Vice Chairmen

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will name Sens. Dean Heller, Joni Ernst and Tom Cotton as its vice chairmen for the 2016 cycle, according to a news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DCCC Chairman Says Majority Is ‘Definitely Going to Be in Play.’ Really?

In the wake of President Barack Obamaís State of the Union speech, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray LujŠn declared the House majority would be up for grabs in 2016.

Democrats Could Face Primary Mess in Illinois Senate Race

Democrats are driving toward a primary collision course in Illinois, where the party could endure a multimillion-dollar slugfest in a race essential to capturing Senate control in 2016.

Nevada Congressman Questions Mitt Romney 2016 Plans

Staffers for Mitt Romney have reached out to a Nevada congressman about the 2012 presidential nomineeís potential third bid for national office.

Billionaire Passes on California Senate Race

Hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democrat who has spent considerable cash on environmental causes and candidates, will not run for Senate in California, he announced Thursday.

Grassley Preps 2016 Re-Election

Sen. Charles E. Grassley doesnít plan to be caught flat-footed if he faces a competitive, expensive re-election battle in 2016.