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Democrats Could Sink Lower in Statehouses in 2016

Democrats Could Sink Lower in Statehouses in 2016

With the tumultuous race for the White House and the Senate majority up for grabs, races for governor have been barely a sideshow this election cycle.

7 Shameless Fundraising Pitches to End the Third Quarter

7 Shameless Fundraising Pitches to End the Third Quarter

Four times a year, when campaigns reach their quarterly fundraising reporting deadlines, email inboxes across the country start to flood with pitches that seemingly become more shameless each time.

McCarthy Gets Earful From Both Sides for Benghazi Remarks

When Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News Tuesday night the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s major accomplishment so far was discrediting 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, he might have expected moans and groans from Democrats.

GOP's Preferred Candidate Passes on Colorado Senate Run

In a surprise announcement, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler, the Republican whom Colorado and national party leaders had been counting on to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, said Wednesday that he would instead run for re-election, according to reports from Colorado’s 9News.

DSCC Promotes Sadie Weiner to Communications Director

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will promote Sadie Weiner to communications director next week, putting her in charge of the committee’s communication strategy for the 2016 cycle, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Admit GOP Leadership Drama a Tough Sell to Voters

In the wake of Speaker John A. Boehner’s resignation, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it sees an opportunity to push a narrative into 2016 that the House Republican Conference has moved too far to the right for the country.

Mr. Gowdy's Wild Ride

It’s been a wild couple of days for Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Two Republicans Launch Campaigns After Whitfield Retirement

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer on Wednesday announced his candidacy for Congress in the state’s 1st District – a day after U.S. Rep. Edward Whitfield said he would not seek a 12th term.

Senate Republicans Know They're in for a Fight in 2016

Ward Baker has a tough act to follow: his own. As the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s political director during the last election cycle, the former Marine helped orchestrate a stunning nine-seat GOP gain, seizing Senate control for the first time since 2006.

GOP House Majority Is Sturdy Heading Into 2016

Mired in a 30-seat minority, it’s hard to find any Democrats who will say publicly or privately that their party has a shot at winning the House majority.

Kentucky's Whitfield Won't Seek 12th Term in Congress

Update 3:45 p.m. | Rep. Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., under a cloud of an ethics investigation, announced Tuesday he will not seek a 12th term in Congress.

McCarthy Raises Campaign Cash, But He's No Boehner

McCarthy Raises Campaign Cash, But He's No Boehner

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is one of the strongest campaign fundraisers in his conference, but he still can't hold a candle to outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner, say Republicans mulling McCarthy as Boehner's successor.

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