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Senators arent making law as they complete work on the budget resolution, but for those facing the voters in 2016, the affair is riddled with political landmines, often set deliberately by the other party.
Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field.
Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday he has decided to break a self-imposed term limit and run for re-election next year.
An open Senate seat in Indiana could lead to a GOP free-for-all in 2016, with nearly every Republican member of the Hoosier States congressional delegation showing interest.
The reviews are in after the first game of spring training: Hillary Rodham Clinton struck out. Or at best, she hit a slow roller to second base and was thrown out by a mile.
Former Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling hasnt closed the door on running in the special election to replace embattled Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, according to a knowledgeable GOP source.
A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the partys quest for the House majority.
Smoke billowed out of Ted Kennedys living room fireplace as donors gathered in his D.C. home for a fundraiser, though the legendary senator was still on the Hill for votes.
LYNCHBURG, Va. The night before Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to deliver a speech launching his 2016 presidential bid, the Texas Republicans political operation sent a text message to supporters, telling them to pay attention.
One of the Houses most vulnerable members is shedding staff at a rapid clip, just months after he arrived in Congress.
CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. When Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement last month, she instructed fellow Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to brace himself.
Former Nevada Rep. Steven Horsfords decision not to seek his old House seat next year has set off jockeying on the Democratic side for one of the partys top pickup opportunities.
Primaries can be expensive and divisive, but treating them like the plague as party spokesmen are prone to do early every cycle distorts electoral reality.
Both parties House campaign committees raised more than $5 million in February, the two organizations announced Friday.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised slightly more than its Republican counterpart in February, bringing in $4.3 million, according to figures the committee reported Friday.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in February, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.
I had not spoken with Curtis Gans for the past couple of years, but his death on Sunday, at age 77, brought back a flood of memories.
Brian Fallon, a former Capitol Hill aide, is expected to be named as a prominent spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clintons likely presidential campaign.
A forthcoming special election to replace resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is unlikely to alter the partisan control of his Peoria-based 18th District.
EMILYs List named Lucinda Guinn vice president of independent expenditures for the 2016 cycle, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.
The son of a former senator who was considered one of Democrats best chances to challenge Sen. John Thune told CQ Roll Call he has no plans to run for political office in 2016.
A veritable bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls have already hired staff, wooed deep-pocketed contributors and made speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, proving what we already know: The 2016 nomination preseason is well underway.
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will seek re-election to her House seat and will not run for Senate, she confirmed to Roll Call Tuesday in the halls of Congress.
National Democrats want former Sen. Kay Hagan to mount another bid for Senate in the Tar Heel State. But in case the former senator declines, party officials have started to key in on other potential recruits.
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb hasnt been seen much since announcing late last year he was exploring a bid for president, but he told a ballroom full of firefighters Tuesday they may be seeing a lot more of him soon.
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., pledged to remain neutral in the Democratic primary to succeed his retiring colleague, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon is mulling another bid against Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., according to two sources with knowledge of the Democrats plans.
While some GOP lawmakers veer right for fear of primary threats, one vulnerable House Republican continues to inch closer to other end of his partys spectrum for political survival.
Updated 6:03 p.m. | Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., the sole female House committee chairman, will not seek a ninth term, she announced Thursday.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party firebrand who nearly ousted a Republican senator in a primary last year, has attempted to shape the states upcoming 1st District special election.
We wont know the 2016 Republican presidential nominee for more than a year, but we already know the 10 states the electoral Big Ten that will select the next occupant of the White House.
Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak formally launched his long-expected challenge to Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch in one of Democrats best pick-up opportunities.
In one of the partys best pickup opportunities this cycle, Democrats have zeroed in on second-time candidate Monica Vernon to win Iowas 1st District.
The Senate is filled with members who lost previous races. But Democrats Joe Sestak and Russ Feingold are trying to pull off a rare electoral feat: defeating the person who defeated them six years prior.
With Democrats relegated to the minority in both chambers for the first time since 2006, the two top staffers at the partys House and Senate campaign arms charted a path back to the majority during an EMILYs List event Tuesday.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Amethyst Archer probably wasnt the targeted audience for the campaign boot camp held on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference, but the presenters made it clear the right needs all the help it can get in 2016 and beyond.
Amanda Renteria, the former Capitol Hill aide who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2014, is poised to be named the national political director of Hillary Rodham Clintons likely presidential campaign, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.
Updated 4:45 p.m. | A special election in Mississippis 1st District will take place on May 12, according to The Associated Press. The winner will succeed the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, a Republican who died on Feb. 6 after a battle with brain cancer.