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How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress

For most of the country, this October’s television airwaves are filled with two things — baseball and politics — and the two rarely mix.

How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

By the time Massachusetts Rep. John F. Tierney knew he had a real primary race on his hands, it was too late.

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

Earlier this year, House Republicans had twelve potential problems that stood in the way of extending their majority.

Pot Still Too Hot to Handle for Colorado Politicians

Pot Still Too Hot to Handle for Colorado Politicians

BOULDER, Colo. — Long a flashpoint in the culture wars, marijuana’s growing legitimacy hasn’t yet turned it into a political weapon, even in the marquee races in the first state to legalize the drug.

John McCain Boosts Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate Race

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blasted a mailer from a group supporting Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, for a “disgusting attack” on Republican Joni Ernst’s military service.

Democrat Leads in New Iowa Senate Race Poll

Democrat Leads in New Iowa Senate Race Poll

A new poll shows Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat, has opened up a lead over his Republican opponent Joni Ernst in the battle for Iowa’s open Senate seat.

GOP Chicken Charges Dropped in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s most famous Republican chicken is free.

NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Monday nine more candidates had achieved “Young Gun” status, the top tier of their candidate recruitment and training program.

In First Debate, Pat Roberts Attacks Harry Reid

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is in for a tough battle this fall. But in the Republican’s first public appearance with the candidate that has put his re-election in jeopardy, Roberts made clear he’s not only running against independent Greg Orman — he’s running against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Welcome to the general election: Labor Day has passed, nearly every primary has finished, and Roll Call has revised its monthly list of the 10 most vulnerable House members.

Bill Enyart Challenger Looks to Leap From Illinois House

DU QUOIN, Ill. — With more than 19 years under his belt as an Illinois legislator, state Rep. Mike Bost has seen it all on the campaign trail.

GOP's Favorite Wins Arizona House Primary

Arizona state Speaker Andy Tobin will take on Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick after his closest GOP primary opponent conceded the race Tuesday.

GOP Responds to Mark Pryor's Health Care Ad

Any questions about whether the Affordable Care Act would still play a central role in Republican messaging against Democratic incumbents this cycle have been answered — at least in Arkansas.

Jerry Brown Backs Mike Honda in Democratic Duel

California Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped in to one of the most competitive and aggressive Democratic races of the cycle.

Ted Cruz to Rally for Marilinda Garcia in New Hampshire

Sen. Ted Cruz is stumping for congressional hopeful Marilinda Garcia this weekend, just ahead of New Hampshire’s Republican primaries next week.

Michael Grimm Won't Face Trial Until After Midterms

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, the New York Republican facing a litany of federal indictments on tax evasion charges, will not face a jury until after the November midterms a federal judge said Tuesday — welcome news for one of this cycle’s most endangered incumbents.

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

Jesse Benton, who had worked as the campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid, said Friday he would resign.

Will New Hampshire GOP Voters Anoint a Rising Star?

Will New Hampshire GOP Voters Anoint a Rising Star?

RINDGE, N.H. — The total Hispanic population in the sprawling 2nd District hovers just above 3 percent, making it one of the least diverse House districts in the country. But Granite State Republicans could nominate a young Latina with star potential who’s already earned plaudits from national conservatives.

National Democrats Hit Tom Cotton on Social Security

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a new TV ad in Arkansas Thursday that continues a theme of portraying Republican Rep. Tom Cotton as someone voters can’t trust.

Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is going up with a new ad Tuesday to combat Democratic ads attacking him for cuts to education.

Romanoff Courts Latinos Crucial to Colorado Race

Romanoff Courts Latinos Crucial to Colorado Race

Aurora, Colo. | Outside the Cinema Latino as he campaigned against Rep. Mike Coffman, Democratic House hopeful Andrew Romanoff outlines his strategy for winning over Hispanic voters critical to his chances in the Nov. 4 contest.

Arizona Primary Results: 1st District GOP Primary Too Close to Call

Arizona Primary Results: 1st District GOP Primary Too Close to Call

The GOP primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning in the race to challenge vulnerable Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, in Arizona’s 1st District.

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis entered the midterms as one of the most vulnerable Republicans on the map.

In New Hampshire, Town Halls and an Arrested Chicken

In New Hampshire, Town Halls and an Arrested Chicken

LOUDON, N.H. | Will the 2014 midterms prove the death-knell for the traditional New Hampshire town hall?

DesJarlais Wins by 38 Votes, Jim Tracy Concedes

DesJarlais Wins by 38 Votes, Jim Tracy Concedes

Rep. Scott DesJarlais has officially won his primary, barely squeaking past state Sen. Jim Tracy, who conceded Monday after more than two tense weeks following Tennessee’s Republican primary in the 4th District.

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