Van Hollen. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen announced Wednesday he will run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, moving swiftly as numerous other ambitious Democrats have their eye on the race.
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.
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.
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.
Former state Sen. Emily Cain is back for a second round against Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin, the Republican who defeated her for an open seat last year.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will launch robocalls against more than two dozen House Republicans Tuesday over the Department of Homeland Security funding flap, according to a script of the call provided first to CQ Roll Call.
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.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who is expected to announce a bid against Republican Sen. Rob Portman Wednesday, may get a clear shot at the nomination.
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.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., hinted at a possible comeback bid in his final speech as an U.S. envoy to Africa for the State Department.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for Californias open Senate seat, he announced in a Tuesday Facebook post.
Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., has no plans to retire in 2016, when Republicans are likely plotting another primary to oust the GOP gadfly.
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, announced Thursday he will challenge GOP Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016.
Updated 2:00 p.m. | U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnsons resignation could mean Democrats have found a potential candidate to challenge Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in 2016.