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'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

LOGAN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts. A couple blocks away, in the shadow of a “Hillbilly Mobile Zipline” platform, a Tennessee-based vendor called for a treason trial and eventual public execution of President Barack Obama.

Martha McSally Places Fall TV Reservation for Top Race

The fall air wars are amping up in a top House race in Arizona.

Howard Coble Endorses Candidate to Replace Him in Congress

Outgoing Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., has become a fixture in the GOP runoff to determine his successor in the 6th District.

Freshman Democrat Rakes in More Than $580,000

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema raised $582,000 in the second quarter — a hefty sum as the freshman Democrat awaits her GOP opponent in Arizona’s 9th District.

Mitch McConnell: It's Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dismissed allegations from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of impropriety in the Mississippi Republican primary — but noted it’s an issue for state officials to decide.

Sean Patrick Maloney Turns in Another Strong Fundraising Quarter

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., posted another impressive fundraising haul, bringing in $550,000 in the second quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

RNC 2016 Convention Heads to Cleveland

RNC 2016 Convention Heads to Cleveland

The Republican National Convention is headed to The Cleve in 2016.

NRCC Touts 11 More 'Young Gun' Candidates

NRCC Touts 11 More 'Young Gun' Candidates

The National Republican Congressional Committee promoted 11 more candidates to ‘Young Gun’ status Tuesday morning, elevating their campaigns to the highest level of the program that provides organizational and fundraising support in top House contests.

Chris McDaniel Campaign Wants Runoff Redo

Chris McDaniel Campaign Wants Runoff Redo

State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s attorney confirmed Monday the campaign’s plans to challenge the results of last month’s Senate runoff, arguing the only solution is to hold a new election for the GOP nomination.

Senate Hopefuls Work Parade Route in W.Va.

Senate Hopefuls Work Parade Route in W.Va.

RIPLEY, W.Va. — The country’s “largest small town Independence Day parade” had all the expected: beauty queens, sun-drenched crowds, and political glad-handling.

Deja Vu in Minnesota Senate Race?

Deja Vu in Minnesota Senate Race?

Al Franken knows the story — just not from this side.

Lamar Alexander Argues With Obama Over Obamacare in New Ad (Video)

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, raised over $900,000 for his re-election bid in the second quarter, his campaign said Wednesday. He also launched a new ad featuring the senator arguing with President Barack Obama.

3 Ways Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Impact 2014

3 Ways Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Impact 2014

The Supreme Court’s narrow Monday decision allowing some companies to not offer contraceptive coverage for employees could have an impact on the November midterms.

Ted Cruz Doesn't Disavow SCF Call to Defund NRSC

A conservative outside group whose efforts Sen. Ted Cruz backed has called for defunding the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Senate GOP Bets on Jeff Larson to Help Ride to Majority in 2014

One of the times Jeff Larson offered to help the Republican Party, he ended up with a $130,000 credit card bill for Sarah Palin’s wardrobe.

Republicans Circulate List of Top Female House Candidates

The end of primary season is nigh, and Republicans are now optimistic their slate of House candidates will yield a net gain of female members in the conference after November.

Democrats Work to Mitigate VA Scandal as Political Issue

Politicians have always touted their support for military veterans back home. The willingness to expend federal dollars to provide the best care possible is popular across the partisan spectrum and is rarely cause for controversy.

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