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Presidential Field Crowds Congressional Races Out of Limelight

Presidential Field Crowds Congressional Races Out of Limelight

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Members of Congress running for re-election in early presidential states are learning a lesson: It’s hard to get attention when the circus is in town.

Minnesota's John Kline Will Not Seek Eighth Term

Seven-term Minnesota GOP Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he will not run for re-election, putting Republicans in a tough spot to hold the southeastern Minnesota district in a presidential year.

10 Jobs That Launch Congressional Candidates

With an actress, an opera singer and a former NFL-linebacker jockeying for Congress, it’s again apparent that there’s no professional barrier to mounting a congressional, or even a Senate, campaign.

Harry Reid Endorses Kihuen in Nevada House Race

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the dean of the Nevada congressional delegation, endorsed state Sen. Ruben Kihuen in a crowded Democratic primary in Nevada’s 4th District on Thursday.

Heitkamp to Decide on Campaign for Governor Over Next Week

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat whose seat could likely be a top target for national Republicans in 2018, will soon announce whether she will pursue a political path that could take a re-election campaign out of the picture.

DCCC Targets 18 House Republicans in Labor Day Digital Campaign

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will begin a digital ad campaign over the Labor Day weekend, hitting 18 GOP incumbents on labor issues such as increasing the minimum wage and overtime rules.


The 'Trump Phenomenon' and the Effort to Overthrow Boehner

A day before the August recess, when Rep. Mark Meadows announced a legislative move to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel, few would have predicted that Donald Trump would be the summer’s biggest political story.

Fifth Republican Joins Indiana GOP Primary to Succeed Stutzman

Agribusinessman Kip Tom filed Tuesday to run in Indiana’s 3rd District, joining four Republicans already vying for the nomination to succeed Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who’s running for Senate.

Sources: Reichert Seriously Considering Washington Governor's Race

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources.

10 Jobs That Launch Congressional Candidates

With an actress, an opera singer and a former NFL-linebacker jockeying for Congress, it’s again apparent that there’s no professional barrier to mounting a congressional, or even a Senate, campaign.

Cruz Hoping to Tap Into Trump's Star Power

As a legitimate celebrity from his 14 seasons as the host of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump’s candidacy for president has been a ratings boost for the Republican Party, both literally and figuratively.

Senate Majority PAC Releases Second Ad Attacking Ayotte at Home

Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC that backs Senate Democrats, on Wednesday released its second ad attacking Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire Republican who is a top target in 2016.

Trump Tries To Clear Air With Hispanic Business Group

Billionaire Donald Trump — the Republican presidential candidate who has claimed credit for launching a divisive debate within the party about illegal immigration — will clear the air with American Hispanics in a public forum next month.

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