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The Justice Departments indictment of former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert details a sordid tale of the Illinois Republican paying $3.5 million of hush money in small increments to cover up his past misconduct and seeking to conceal the acts, including lying to federal agents.
Former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire told supporters in an email Thursday she is ready to win back the seat she was ousted from in 2014.
Some jobs are too good to risk. Even for a Senate bid.
More than 90 percent of House incumbents routinely get re-elected, so open seats are a hot commodity. Five months into the 114th Congress, 14 House members have announced their departure, but just four of the seats they are leaving behind can be considered competitive.
After two consecutive cycles of trying and failing to oust Republican Rep. Mike Coffman from his Colorado swing district, Democrats are searching for the right candidate to take him out once and for all.
Ken Morley and Philip de Vellis, two longtime Democratic political operatives, have joined forces to launch Beacon Media a Democratic media consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.
Fox News and CNN, which will broadcast the first two GOP presidential debates, have decided on a system for excluding candidates that could result in Donald Trump participating in those debates but current or former senators and governors being excluded.
Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will challenge Republican Sen. John McCain for Senate, according to a source with knowledge of Kirkpatricks plans, giving Democrats a top recruit and a potential pickup opportunity.
He may be new to the halls of Congress, but when the Energizer Bunny pauses, its not for long.
Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans few offensive opportunities in 2016.
Freshman California Republican Steve Knight promises hell do much better raising campaign money in the second quarter than he did in the first.
Updated 9:38 a.m. | Rep. Joe Heck has told some Nevada Republicans he is close to deciding to run for Senate, a source told CQ Roll Call Tuesday, and the conversations have prompted speculation among Nevada Republicans that an announcement could come sooner rather than later.
There were a few constants during the 2014 cycle: death, taxes, my three young kids waking up before 7 a.m. and a daily Democratic email attacking North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis. But in the end, even in the face of hundreds of blistering emails, the Republican challenger knocked off Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.
Long shut out of statewide office, Southern California Democrats saw a glimmer of hope last week, when Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced a bid for the Golden States open Senate seat.
Rep. Frank C. Guintas campaign finance troubles could expand from a personal headache to a partywide migraine for New Hampshire Republicans worried about holding his House seat next fall.
Joe Miller isnt the only conservative Alaskan with eyes on Sen. Lisa Murkowski state Sen. Mike Dunleavy is also considering coming after the Republican senator from the right.
The May 5 email I received from Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennets campaign committee opened with: Larry Sabato in Politico: COLORADO IS ONE OF ONLY SEVEN 2016 TOSS-UPS. Colorado will decide the 2016 election!
The GOP didnt have any trouble last year holding Buck McKeons open seat in Southern California after two Republicans finished in the top two in the primary and moved on to the general election. Steve Knight won the seat, 53 percent to 47 percent, over Tony Strickland, a two-time congressional candidate.
Former Rep. Baron Hill, D-Ind., told a crowd at a Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Columbus, Ind., that hell run for the open Senate seat in the Hoosier State in 2016, becoming the first Democrat to enter the contest.
The National Republican Congressional Committee added newly minted Rep. Dan Donovan to its Patriot program Friday, signaling to its donor base that the New Yorker is among the GOPs most vulnerable House incumbents in 2016.
After waffling on a run earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday she is running for Californias open Senate seat.
Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold announced Thursday he will run for his old Wisconsin seat.
When Sen. Marco Rubio speaks Wednesday afternoon in New York, he has the opportunity to offer his foreign policy vision to an audience of foreign affairs experts who might have some biting questions.
The special election in Mississippis 1st District is headed to a June 2 runoff, after none of the 13 candidates in the field captured the necessary votes to win outright.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a bit of a conundrum.
Bob Dole knows a thing or two about running for president while serving in the Senate.
The news Republican Rep. Joe Heck could run for the now-open Nevada Senate seat has shifted the landscape in the Silver State.
Updated 11:31 a.m. | Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend wont run for Senate, and instead is endorsing Rep. Chris Van Hollens bid.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee might be Sen. Patty Murrays best friend in 2016.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman will announce an Indiana Senate bid Saturday, according to multiple sources with knowledge of his plans, making him the second Republican to join the open-seat race.
Two days before the Tuesday special election in New Yorks 11th District, I received one of those hysterical email requests for money.
As Baltimore lifts the curfews used to quell looting and violence prompted by the nations latest case of a black man dying under murky circumstances after a run-in with law enforcement, Sen. Tim Scott is again touting his push for body cameras for police and a host of conservative ideas.
Having more than $50 million to spend on House races in the final months of the campaign may sound like fun, but both campaign committees have figured out its not a one-person job.
On the surface, the uproar over foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of State looks like another example of the Clintons behaving badly. But the problem goes beyond the Clintons and could tar Republicans as well.
Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he is running for Floridas open Senate seat, becoming the first well-known Republican to enter whats expected to be among the most competitive races of the cycle.
Former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey is considering challenging freshman Republican Rep. Alex Mooney, who narrowly beat him last year for the open seat long held by GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.