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For House GOP, a Wave ... Or a Trickle?

For House GOP, a Wave ... Or a Trickle?
Walden is the NRCC Chairman. (CQ Roll Call Photo)

House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, it’s still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority.

Iowa Senate Race Becomes Headache for House Democrats

Iowa Senate Race Becomes Headache for House Democrats

A competitive Senate contest in the Hawkeye State is creating a ripple effect down ballot, causing headaches for national Democrats as Election Day nears.

Clay Aiken Returns to TV (Video)

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, went up Monday with his first ad of the general election.

Are These 10 Vulnerable Members Lucky or Good?

Are These 10 Vulnerable Members Lucky or Good?

All’s fair in love and . . . House races? Not so much.

Pat Roberts Turns the Corner

Pat Roberts Turns the Corner

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market.

A Senate Race Where Democrats Neutralized Obamacare Attacks

The Republican critique of the president’s health care overhaul law may have hit a wall in Minnesota, complicating the GOP’s already long chances of picking up a Senate seat in the state.

How 'Dr. Dan' Cured His Campaign Woes

Once a top target for Democrats, Rep. Dan Benishek, a former surgeon turned tea party candidate, has turned a corner in his campaign for a second term, and national Republicans have labeled him one of their “most improved” members of the cycle.

The 9 Biggest Candidate Flameouts for Congress

The 9 Biggest Candidate Flameouts for Congress

Meet the cycle’s biggest candidate disappointments.

3 Senate Endgame Scenarios

So much for a predictable midterm cycle. The past month has left multiple possible outcomes for control of the Senate.

Democratic Poll: Jeanne Shaheen Leads Scott Brown

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen maintained a significant, single-digit lead in a new Democratic tracking poll.

DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

North Carolina: The GOP's Expensive Gamble

North Carolina: The GOP's Expensive Gamble

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has plans to pour another $6 million into the North Carolina race — already the most expensive this cycle, and a contest that hasn’t shaped up the way Republicans had hoped.

Democrats Hit Alaska Republican on 'Women's Privacy'

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a TV ad Tuesday hitting Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan on women’s rights issues.

House Majority Pac Shifts Ad Time in New Jersey Race

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that boosts House Democrats, recently delayed a week’s worth of advertising in New Jersey’s 3rd District in the final stretch of the campaign.

DSCC Raised $16 Million in September

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Monday raising $16 million in September, leaving it with $14.2 million in cash on hand for the final month before Election Day.

NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s independent expenditure arm is shifting its resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia.

Carl DeMaio Sexual Harassment Allegations Threaten to Derail Bid

In one of the hottest House races in the country, a top Republican recruit has become mired in a dispute over sexual harassment allegations, presenting the GOP with a high-profile distraction in one of its best pickup opportunities.

DCCC Cuts Ad Time In Top Colorado Race

Ted Cruz Goes to Bat for Pat Roberts

Ted Cruz Goes to Bat for Pat Roberts

WICHITA, Kan. — Pat Roberts has served Kansas in the Senate for nearly 18 years, but freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had all the political clout at a Roberts campaign event Thursday.

Pelosi to Democrats: Pay Up

Pelosi to Democrats: Pay Up

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel urged senior House Democrats on Thursday to reinforce the House political arm’s financial position in the campaign’s final stretch.

Democrats Cut Bait in Virginia to Save California House Seat

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has canceled its television advertising in a competitive northern Virginia House district and will shift most of that money to help an incumbent in northern California, according to a Democrat who monitors media buys.

Meet the House Republican Still Sweating the Shutdown

Meet the House Republican Still Sweating the Shutdown

OMAHA, Neb. — Mention Rep. Lee Terry’s name in this town, and almost everyone has an opinion about the embattled Republican.

Al Franken Up 7 Points in Republican Poll

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken led by 7 points in an internal poll conducted on behalf of the state Republican Party.

Super PAC Goes Big for Vulnerable Florida Republican

A House GOP super PAC is making a major television buy in the final two weeks of the campaign to boost vulnerable Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla.

The 5 Big Questions on Senate Race Spending

The 5 Big Questions on Senate Race Spending

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s decision Wednesday to drop $1 million into South Dakota, a race previously written off as a Republican win, was just the latest shakeup of the Senate landscape this week.

Pat Roberts Had Three Big Points in Kansas Debate

Pat Roberts Had Three Big Points in Kansas Debate

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Embattled Sen. Pat Roberts doesn’t need voters to like him. On Wednesday, the three-term incumbent made the message he wants voters to take with them to the ballot box next month clear.

House Democrats Cut Ad Buy in Michigan

National Democrats have canceled $425,000 in television ad reservations for a House race the party hoped to put in play in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to multiple sources monitoring the media market.

Why Senate Attendance Attacks Are Usually Bogus

Why Senate Attendance Attacks Are Usually Bogus

The worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill? Senators miss committee hearings and meetings. All the time.

6 Races Both Parties View Completely Differently

While Democratic and Republican operatives have their own analysis on each race, they often agree on how close a race is and which candidate has the edge.

Democratic Poll Finds Mark Pryor With Small Lead

A new poll conducted for the Arkansas Democratic Party found Sen. Mark Pryor and his Republican challenger still locked in a tight race.

6 Gubernatorial Races With Potential Congressional Consequences

6 Gubernatorial Races With Potential Congressional Consequences

The lines separating gubernatorial and congressional candidates on the ballot could blur in several states this cycle, as the top of the ticket proves to be a driving force downballot in a half-dozen states.

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