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Hillary Rodham Clintons candidacy for president became official on Sunday, but Democrats already see the down-ballot benefits she brings as the presumptive nominee.
Once upon a time, presidential candidates were expected to have more than passing experience in government, as well as the maturity and wisdom that sometimes come with age. But that has changed, apparently.
Its not just Democrats considering a challenge to Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, who plans to run for a fourth term after pledging to serve only three.
Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.
The usual way to identify potential House retirements is to pick out the oldest members of each caucus. But that strategy misses an entire crop of potential exits, since the most senior members arent the only ones to call it quits.
Liberal groups have targeted Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden for defeat in next years elections unless he sides with them on upcoming trade deals. But any talk about the four-term Democrats vulnerability is premature until there is a challenger.
Illinois Rep. Bill Foster announced Friday he will not run for Senate next year and instead endorsed fellow House Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who joined the race last month.
Virginia Democrats are narrowing in on a handful of female candidates to take on freshman Rep. Barbara Comstock.
Updated 8:57 a.m. | Arizona Sen. John McCains re-election campaign announcement Tuesday was just one of a handful of moving parts that will determine whether Democrats can make this race competitive.
Updated 4:47 p.m. | Catherine Cortez Masto, the preferred Democratic successor of retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, will run for the minority leaders seat.
Updated 2:24 p.m. | California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making it official Tuesday: He will seek the Republican nomination for president.
This weeks effort to mislead, hoodwink and generally pull the wool over our eyes comes courtesy of the Republican State Leadership Committee. Blue States Bleeding Red was written by RSLC President Matt Walter and appeared on Townhall.com Sunday.
Iowa state Sen. Matt McCoy is seriously considering a challenge to Republican Rep. David Young, a top target in 2016.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is expected to announce his presidential campaign on April 13 in Miami, improving Democratic prospects for a takeover in the Sunshine States 2016 Senate contest.
He has never won re-election with less than 64 percent of the vote. His approval rating is 67 percent.
A top candidate to replace disgraced former Rep. Aaron Schock raised $210,000 since the Illinois Republican announced his plans to resign, CQ Roll Call has learned. The haul solidifies state Sen. Darin LaHood as a front-runner in the special election to replace Schock in the 18th District a safe GOP seat located in and around Peoria, Ill.
Former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is seriously considering a run for Congress in New Hampshires 1st District in 2016 setting up the possibility of yet another House rematch this cycle.
There are plenty of reasons to believe Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of a former president, cannot win the 2016 Republican nomination.
Voters in Illinois 18th District will select a replacement for Rep. Aaron Schock this summer, but exactly when remains unclear.
A prominent Republican pollster sounded warning bells about the shifting demographics of the American electorate at a breakfast with reporters Tuesday morning, saying his party must be more inclusive of minority voters if it wants to win the White House in 2016.
Former President Bill Clinton made his first endorsement of the 2016 cycle Tuesday, backing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for Senate.
Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday she will run for Senate, giving Democrats a top-tier candidate in a must-win seat in 2016.
House Democrats will launch a series of attacks on Republicans over college affordability over the next two weeks, when members of Congress will fan out across the country for the Easter recess.
Updated 9:38 p.m. | If Nevadas lone Democratic House member decides to run for Senate, she could scramble the states Democratic field up and down the ballot.
The Club for Growth backed a primary challenge to longtime Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, in its first major endorsement of the cycle.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reids planned retirement ensures Nevada will host a top-tier Senate race in 2016.
So much for that blood feud congressional race in Californias Inland Empire.
The five Democrats in the Massachusetts 5th District special election have a mutual adversary in next months primary: the Boston mayoral race.
Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field.
Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday he has decided to break a self-imposed term limit and run for re-election next year.
An open Senate seat in Indiana could lead to a GOP free-for-all in 2016, with nearly every Republican member of the Hoosier States congressional delegation showing interest.
The reviews are in after the first game of spring training: Hillary Rodham Clinton struck out. Or at best, she hit a slow roller to second base and was thrown out by a mile.
Former Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling hasnt closed the door on running in the special election to replace embattled Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, according to a knowledgeable GOP source.
A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the partys quest for the House majority.
Smoke billowed out of Ted Kennedys living room fireplace as donors gathered in his D.C. home for a fundraiser, though the legendary senator was still on the Hill for votes.
LYNCHBURG, Va. The night before Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to deliver a speech launching his 2016 presidential bid, the Texas Republicans political operation sent a text message to supporters, telling them to pay attention.
One of the Houses most vulnerable members is shedding staff at a rapid clip, just months after he arrived in Congress.
CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. When Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement last month, she instructed fellow Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to brace himself.
Former Nevada Rep. Steven Horsfords decision not to seek his old House seat next year has set off jockeying on the Democratic side for one of the partys top pickup opportunities.
Primaries can be expensive and divisive, but treating them like the plague as party spokesmen are prone to do early every cycle distorts electoral reality.
Both parties House campaign committees raised more than $5 million in February, the two organizations announced Friday.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised slightly more than its Republican counterpart in February, bringing in $4.3 million, according to figures the committee reported Friday.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in February, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.
I had not spoken with Curtis Gans for the past couple of years, but his death on Sunday, at age 77, brought back a flood of memories.
Brian Fallon, a former Capitol Hill aide, is expected to be named as a prominent spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clintons likely presidential campaign.
A forthcoming special election to replace resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is unlikely to alter the partisan control of his Peoria-based 18th District.
A veritable bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls have already hired staff, wooed deep-pocketed contributors and made speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, proving what we already know: The 2016 nomination preseason is well underway.
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will seek re-election to her House seat and will not run for Senate, she confirmed to Roll Call Tuesday in the halls of Congress.
National Democrats want former Sen. Kay Hagan to mount another bid for Senate in the Tar Heel State. But in case the former senator declines, party officials have started to key in on other potential recruits.
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb hasnt been seen much since announcing late last year he was exploring a bid for president, but he told a ballroom full of firefighters Tuesday they may be seeing a lot more of him soon.
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., pledged to remain neutral in the Democratic primary to succeed his retiring colleague, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party firebrand who nearly ousted a Republican senator in a primary last year, has attempted to shape the states upcoming 1st District special election.
We wont know the 2016 Republican presidential nominee for more than a year, but we already know the 10 states the electoral Big Ten that will select the next occupant of the White House.
In one of the partys best pickup opportunities this cycle, Democrats have zeroed in on second-time candidate Monica Vernon to win Iowas 1st District.
The Senate is filled with members who lost previous races. But Democrats Joe Sestak and Russ Feingold are trying to pull off a rare electoral feat: defeating the person who defeated them six years prior.
With Democrats relegated to the minority in both chambers for the first time since 2006, the two top staffers at the partys House and Senate campaign arms charted a path back to the majority during an EMILYs List event Tuesday.
Amanda Renteria, the former Capitol Hill aide who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2014, is poised to be named the national political director of Hillary Rodham Clintons likely presidential campaign, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.