| Sept. 26, 2013, 11:55 a.m.
A few weeks ago, Democrats didnít even have a warm body in the West Virginia Senate race. So getting Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to run for the Senate was quite a catch.
| Sept. 25, 2013, 4:26 p.m.
On Tuesday morning, former Democratic National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse passed around Eugene Robinsonís Washington Post column with the subject line, ďPeeing in their pants.Ē
| Sept. 24, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is an advocate of the big-tent approach to grow the GOP, but apparently he isnít above grabbing onto Texas Sen. Ted Cruzís coattails if it can help fundraising.
| Sept. 24, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
You canít rewrite history, but Republicans probably wish you could.
| Sept. 24, 2013, 6:03 a.m.
After the overwhelming response to ď6 Things Losing Candidates SayĒ and its successor, ď4 More Things Losing Candidates Say (Readersí Edition),Ē I decided to try to turn it around and point out some common themes from winning candidates.
| Sept. 23, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
Political parties seem to suffer through internal battles periodically, but the current state of the GOP is much worse than what Democrats went through some 25 years ago, when organized labor and old-style liberals fought against the Democratic Leadership Council for the soul of the party.
| Sept. 23, 2013, 2 p.m.
The relationship between parents and children can be complicated, particularly when both are politicians.
| Sept. 20, 2013, 12:18 p.m.
My colleague Kyle Trygstad nearly declared the end to the Senate recruitment season recently, but House strategists on both sides of the aisle still have their work cut out for them.
| Sept. 18, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
Itís no secret Democrats whiffed at a huge opportunity in Californiaís 21st District last cycle. And while itís taken them awhile to get their footing, it looks like they have found a candidate that could run a competitive race that matches the competitive district.
| Sept. 16, 2013, 1:58 p.m.
If you listen to South Carolina Democrats, you are pretty certain that Republican Gov. Nikki R. Haley is in deep trouble next year. Not so, says Haleyís top strategist, Jon Lerner, arguing she is very likely to win re-election. Both assessments canít be correct, can they?
| Sept. 12, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
Attorney David Trottís recent announcement that he plans to challenge freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., in next yearís GOP primary in the 11th District has gotten plenty of attention, both in Roll Call and elsewhere. And it deserved it, since Bentivolio is one of a very small handful of House incumbents who seem poised to lose bids for renomination.
| Sept. 11, 2013, 11:54 a.m.
When Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., first ran for office, he was a strong proponent of term limits. But now, the two-term Republican congressmanís stance is much less clear.
| Sept. 10, 2013, 3:41 p.m.
They say that the process of making sausage isnít pretty, but all that matters is how it tastes. And often, that applies to politics, as well.
| Sept. 10, 2013, 5:01 a.m.
We will know in a little more than a year whether John R. Kasich has a second act, or even a third one, in politics. But donít be surprised if he does.
| Sept. 9, 2013, 2:44 p.m.
As the stretch run for the Virginia gubernatorial election begins, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has established himself as a narrow but clear front-runner over state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican.
| Sept. 6, 2013, 4:31 p.m.
On Thursday, Democrats released a poll showing Democrat Gwen Graham running neck-and-neck with GOP Rep. Steve Southerland II. They could have saved themselves a few thousand dollars because you donít need a poll to show that Floridaís 2nd District will be competitive. But that also doesnít mean that Southerland is on the verge of defeat.
| Sept. 6, 2013, 3:02 p.m.
President Barack Obama could have saved himself a lot of headaches, and potentially his presidential legacy, if he had done one thing: cultivated a relationship with Congress.
| Sept. 4, 2013, 6:01 a.m.
Local races rarely have an impact on statewide or congressional elections, but a trio of local races this year could have an effect on three competitive House districts next year.
| Sept. 3, 2013, 2:55 p.m.
According to conventional wisdom, there are fewer competitive House races than ever before thanks to partisan gerrymandering. But a closer look at the past 10 elections shows that the 2014 batch of races isnít far from other non-wave cycles.
| Sept. 3, 2013, 12:43 p.m.
President Barack Obamaís jaw-dropping decision over the holiday weekend to ask Congress for authorization to strike Syria was initially seen by some as a savvy political move, because it gives him political cover and puts Republicans in the hot seat.