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Senate Democrats' Super Lawyer Preps for Overtime

Senate Democrats' Super Lawyer Preps for Overtime
Hagan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

As the Senate chamber erupted in applause after the swearing-in of Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, Majority Leader Harry Reid eventually looked up and directed his appreciation toward the newest senator’s attorneys.

Where GOP White House Hopefuls Stumped in 2014 (Chart)

When the myriad Republican presidential contenders start campaigning for 2016, their journeys might not look much different from this cycle.

Tim Bishop in Political Peril — Again

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop’s re-election has once again surged to the top of the cycle’s list of most competitive House races, and Republicans are more optimistic than ever they can defeat the battle-tested New York Democrat.

Ratings Changes in Key Senate Contests

Ratings Changes in Key Senate Contests

With just days to go before Election Day, we’re changing the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating in some key Senate contests.

DCCC Books Airtime to Defend 2 More Incumbents (Video)

Updated 3:30 p.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is spending precious eleventh-hour funds on two more incumbents, Reps. Steven Horsford of Nevada and Lois Capps of California, in the final days of the midterms.

Democrats Losing Youth Vote: Millennials Turning to the GOP

Democrats have lost ground with millennials compared to past election cycles — a development that suggests the country’s youngest voters are open to both parties, according to a new Harvard Institute of Politics poll.

Coup Brews Against NRCC Chairman

Coup Brews Against NRCC Chairman

While most Republicans are focused on Tuesday’s midterms, some members are already eyeing another race: The battle to be the next chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

New Poll Shows Lee Terry Still Trailing

Less than two weeks to go before Election Day, a new poll shows Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., trails his Democratic opponent by a 5-point margin.

6 House Debate Moments That Reminded Us of High School (Video)

6 House Debate Moments That Reminded Us of High School (Video)

Rowdy auditoriums, petty exchanges, testy comebacks. Sounds like high school, right?

A Darkhorse Emerges for DCCC Chairman in 2016

A Darkhorse Emerges for DCCC Chairman in 2016

House Democrats have two things on their minds heading into next month: How many seats the party will lose on Nov. 4, and who will be the next chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?

Ed Gillespie Throws 'Redskins' Hail Mary

Virginia Senate candidate Ed Gillespie said in an ad airing during “Monday Night Football” that he would oppose legislation forcing the Washington Redskins to change the team name.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Launches Ads in Louisiana Race

Wielding a bible and an AR-15 rifle, the patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan has once again waded into political waters.

Senators Line Up to Be DSCC Chairman in 2016

Senators Line Up to Be DSCC Chairman in 2016

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had limited options over the past two cycles as he recruited a chairman to lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. But 2016 is likely to be different.

10 Moments That Won or Lost Senate Control

10 Moments That Won or Lost Senate Control

The 2014 battle for the Senate has featured a few candidate bumbles and some colorful characters.

Louisiana Senate Runoff Questions Remain After LSU Win

Louisiana Senate Runoff Questions Remain After LSU Win

If Louisiana State University’s two conference losses earlier this year had briefly quieted anxious chatter in Bayou State political circles, the school’s Oct. 25 victory over Ole Miss has both college football fans and Senate campaigns in the state keeping a close eye on the rest of the season.

Angus King Endorses Republican Senate Colleague

Angus King Endorses Republican Senate Colleague

Independent Maine Sen. Angus King, a member of the Democratic caucus, is backing a senior Senate Republican in his bid for re-election.

DCCC Polls Hawaii House Race

A new Democratic poll shows the party’s nominee in an open House contest in Hawaii with a 7-point lead over the Republican.

7 Nail-Biter House Races

7 Nail-Biter House Races

Less than two weeks before Election Day, the parties don’t agree on much — except these House races will be decided by the slimmest of margins.

DSCC Raises $6.5 Million in Early October

In the first two weeks of October, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee edged the National Republican Senatorial Committee in fundraising, taking in $6.5 million to the NRSC’s $6.1 million.

Florida Redistricting Case Heads to State Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court voted Thursday to hear a case challenging Florida’s congressional map, setting oral arguments for March.

Life on Mars, or Running in Arizona’s 1st District

Life on Mars, or Running in Arizona’s 1st District

TUBA CITY, Ariz. | Arizona’s 1st District is so vast and diverse that running for political office involves time travel.

5 Sleeper House Races

5 Sleeper House Races

In the midst of wall-to-wall political coverage before Election Day, these handful of House races have managed to mostly fly under the radar.

Why Michigan Never Became Iowa

Why Michigan Never Became Iowa

Earlier this cycle, Republicans viewed the Michigan Senate race as a potential pick-up opportunity, much like the seat in Iowa. But it didn’t turn out that way — not even close.

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