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7 Nail-Biter House Races

7 Nail-Biter House Races
David Young in Iowa's 3rd District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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.

Will Obama Leave the Democratic Party Better Than He Found It?

Barack Obama was elected on a swell of energy and enthusiasm, but he might leave the Democratic Party worse off than when he took office.

Internal Poll Shows Kansas Republican With 12-Point Lead

A new poll from Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ campaign shows the Republican with a 12-point lead over her Democratic opponent.

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

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

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.

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