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Roger Wicker Looks for Fast Start at NRSC

Roger Wicker Looks for Fast Start at NRSC

Twenty-one Republican senators up for re-election in 2016 filed into the National Republican Senatorial Committee on the morning of Nov. 19 to meet with party strategists about campaign preparations.

What Did — and Didn't — Surprise Me This Cycle

Every election cycle is filled with twists and turns, upsets and surprises. And every cycle is filled with goofy arguments, warnings about things that never happen and unsurprising outcomes that surprise only the politically uneducated.

Josh Holmes, the Mastermind of Team Mitch

Much of the movie “Fargo” takes place in Minnesota, the home state of the aide in charge of the campaign that propelled Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to the role of Senate majority leader in the next Congress.

Democrats Announce Finalists for 2016 Convention

The Democratic National Committee announced that Philadelphia, New York and Columbus are the three finalists to host its 2016 national convention.

Bill Cassidy Utilizes Weekly GOP Address, Again

Heading into a Dec. 6 runoff in Louisiana against Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Rep. Bill Cassidy took a second crack at the Republican weekly address to make his case for election to the Senate.

DSCC Announces 2016 Staff Roster

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced on Friday its top staffing decisions for the 2016 cycle.

Democrats Look for Comebacks From Members Ousted in 2010

Democrats are looking to two former members — both of whom lost re-election in 2010 — as potential recruits for 2016, according to three senior House Democratic operatives.

Freshman Class Filled With Losers

Congress is filled with a bunch of losers, but not exactly in the way you’re thinking.

The One-Term Caucus? Top House Targets in 2016

They haven’t even been sworn in yet, but these members start off the cycle as underdogs in their quests for re-election in 2016.

Congressman to Consider John McCain Primary Challenge

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., plans to keep his options open for 2016, saying he would consider future runs — including a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain — after the holidays.

The Survivor: How Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick Held On

The Survivor: How Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick Held On

As House Democrats fell across the country, Kirkpatrick didn’t just win re-election. She expanded her margin from 2012. She proved the naysayers wrong due to one one, simple political maxim: To win, a candidate has to be better than his or her opponent.

Pelosi Chooses Ben Ray Lujan as DCCC Chairman (Updated)

Updated 4:47 p.m. | In a shock to her caucus, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi selected Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2016 cycle.

Mark Kirk: 'No Frickin' Way Am I Retiring'

Mark Kirk: 'No Frickin' Way Am I Retiring'

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., has a message for anyone who doubts his will or appetite for a second term.

Pelosi Meets With 5 Potential DCCC Chairmen

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has met with five possible contenders to run the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2016, according to her office, though she has not decided whom she will ultimately select.

Democrats Eyeing 5 House Race Rematches in 2016

There’s no rest for the weary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Reveals First Plans for 2016

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Reveals First Plans for 2016

Fresh off a historic House majority, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he is already pivoting to focus on protecting the incoming GOP members elected last week.

Martha McSally Declares Victory As Race Heads to Recount

Martha McSally Declares Victory As Race Heads to Recount

Retired Col. Martha E. McSally, a Republican, retained a small lead over Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., Wednesday, as initial ballot-counting ended in the 2nd District.

Club for Growth Endorses 6 Senators for 2016

The Club for Growth endorsed six Republican senators up for re-election in 2016 — including three top Democratic targets.

Alaska Senate Race Called for Dan Sullivan

Alaska Senate Race Called for Dan Sullivan

The Associated Press called the Alaska Senate race early Wednesday for Republican Dan Sullivan, challenger to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.

No Guarantee Democrats Rebound in 2016

After suffering heavy losses in the House and the Senate in the recent midterm elections, some congressional Democrats may breathe a sigh of relief now that President Barack Obama is entering his final two years in office.

The Best Congressional Campaigns of 2014

The Best Congressional Campaigns of 2014

As a national Republican wave crested on Election Day, there were several campaigns in both parties that stood out as outstanding operations.

Georgia Senator to Seek Re-Election

Georgia Senator to Seek Re-Election

Johnny Isakson will seek a third term in the Senate and will soon launch his campaign.

1 Senate, 5 House Races Still Too Close to Call

Nearly a week after Election Day, six races remain too close to call as local officials continue to count mail-in and provisional ballots.

How They Won: Republicans Caught the White Whale

How They Won: Republicans Caught the White Whale

This is the first in a five-part series examining the campaigns behind the cycle’s most fascinating races.

Review: 6 Races Both Parties Viewed Completely Differently

A month ago, I wrote about “6 Races Both Parties View Completely Differently.” These were a half-dozen contests where strategists generally disagreed on the shape and trajectory of the race.

Democrat Wins California House Contest

Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., officially defeated Republican Carl DeMaio Friday, after a new bunch of ballots gave the freshman Democrat an insurmountable lead in California’s 52nd District.

Greg Walden Officially Launches NRCC Re-Election Bid

On the heels of winning at least 13 seats for House Republicans, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden officially launched his bid Thursday to serve as chairman for a second term.

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