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Landrieu Ranked #1 Most Vulnerable Senator

 Landrieu Ranked #1 Most Vulnerable Senator

There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators.

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

Jesse Benton, who had worked as the campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid, said Friday he would resign.

Will New Hampshire GOP Voters Anoint a Rising Star?

Will New Hampshire GOP Voters Anoint a Rising Star?

RINDGE, N.H. — The total Hispanic population in the sprawling 2nd District hovers just above 3 percent, making it one of the least diverse House districts in the country. But Granite State Republicans could nominate a young Latina with star potential who’s already earned plaudits from national conservatives.

National Democrats Hit Tom Cotton on Social Security

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a new TV ad in Arkansas Thursday that continues a theme of portraying Republican Rep. Tom Cotton as someone voters can’t trust.

Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is going up with a new ad Tuesday to combat Democratic ads attacking him for cuts to education.

Romanoff Courts Latinos Crucial to Colorado Race

Romanoff Courts Latinos Crucial to Colorado Race

Aurora, Colo. | Outside the Cinema Latino as he campaigned against Rep. Mike Coffman, Democratic House hopeful Andrew Romanoff outlines his strategy for winning over Hispanic voters critical to his chances in the Nov. 4 contest.

Arizona Primary Results: 1st District GOP Primary Too Close to Call

Arizona Primary Results: 1st District GOP Primary Too Close to Call

The GOP primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning in the race to challenge vulnerable Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, in Arizona’s 1st District.

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis entered the midterms as one of the most vulnerable Republicans on the map.

In New Hampshire, Town Halls and an Arrested Chicken

In New Hampshire, Town Halls and an Arrested Chicken

LOUDON, N.H. | Will the 2014 midterms prove the death-knell for the traditional New Hampshire town hall?

DesJarlais Wins by 38 Votes, Jim Tracy Concedes

DesJarlais Wins by 38 Votes, Jim Tracy Concedes

Rep. Scott DesJarlais has officially won his primary, barely squeaking past state Sen. Jim Tracy, who conceded Monday after more than two tense weeks following Tennessee’s Republican primary in the 4th District.

Hagan Criticizes Obama Ahead of North Carolina Visit

Hagan Criticizes Obama Ahead of North Carolina Visit

Sen. Kay Hagan doesn’t sound thrilled President Barack Obama is coming to town.

Judge OKs New Florida Congressional Map for 2016

A state judge upheld the Florida legislature’s newly revised congressional map Friday, ruling the redrawn House districts should apply to the 2016 elections.

With No Recount in Wisconsin Primary, Grothman Becomes GOP Nominee

After a week and a half of uncertainty, the Republican nominee to represent Wisconsin’s 6th District will be state Sen. Glenn Grothman.

Once a GOP Staffer, Candidate Now Vies to Be Main Event

Once a GOP Staffer, Candidate Now Vies to Be Main Event

ADEL, Iowa – When David Young first became Sen. Charles E. Grassley’s chief of staff seven years ago, the senator sat him down for a talk. Young thought he was in for the riot act or a long list of rules.

Slip of the Tongue in South Dakota Senate Debate (Video)

South Dakota Democratic Senate hopeful Rick Weiland apparently is not so hopeful.

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

A Republican-aligned outside group launched a $1.25 million ad buy Thursday against Alaska Sen. Mark Begich.

Scott Peters Airs First Ad in California House Contest

Scott Peters Airs First Ad in California House Contest

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., released his first ad of the cycle Thursday, touting work he’s done that he says has helped “hold Congress accountable.”

Top 5 Races to Watch in New England

New England hasn’t been fertile territory for Republican candidates of late, but the party has an opportunity to gain House seats in the region this November.

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The national political tide isn’t looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.

Super PAC Greets Dan Sullivan Win With Attack Ad

Super PAC Greets Dan Sullivan Win With Attack Ad

Alaska’s newly minted Republican Senate nominee will awake the morning after his primary victory to a negative TV ad from a Democratic super PAC.

Iowa Poll Shows Democrat With Big Edge in Open House Contest

State Rep. Pat Murphy, the Democratic nominee in the open-seat House contest to replace Iowa Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Braley, had an 11 point lead over his Republican opponent, according to a poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Peterson's Greatest Challenge Yet, but GOP Still Looks to 2016

Peterson's Greatest Challenge Yet, but GOP Still Looks to 2016

Minnesota Democrats think Rep. Collin C. Peterson is nearly unbeatable in the 7th District. For the first time in more than a decade, that theory is about to be put to the test.

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Mid-Atlantic

It’s a bad sign for Democrats when they have more Mid-Atlantic congressional opportunities in West Virginia than in Pennsylvania.

NRSC Launching Coordinated Ad Buy in North Carolina

NRSC Launching Coordinated Ad Buy in North Carolina

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a coordinated TV ad buy next month with North Carolina Senate hopeful Thom Tillis.

John McCain Holds Court in 'Second Favorite State'

John McCain Holds Court in 'Second Favorite State'

DERRY, N.H. – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has returned to New Hampshire to campaign — but this time, it’s for former Sen. Scott P. Brown.

Jeff Merkley Touts Efforts to Stop Outsourcing in New Ad

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., is going up with a new ad Tuesday focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs.

Alaska Republicans Set to Choose Begich Challenger

Alaska Republicans Set to Choose Begich Challenger

DNR Dan. Afghan Dan. The Other Dan. No matter how voters refer to Senate candidate Dan Sullivan to distinguish him from the Anchorage mayor of the same name, he just hopes they choose him Tuesday in the GOP primary.

DCCC Raises Millions More than NRCC in July

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raked in $11.5 million in July, bringing the committee’s total cash on hand to $56.7 million in the final stretch of the cycle, according to numbers released by the committee Monday.

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