| June 19, 2013, 3:02 p.m.
Rep. Edward J. Markey is getting widespread support from Massachusetts to Hawaii in his special-election bid for Senate in the Bay State. Wait, what? Hawaii?
| June 19, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
Once upon a time, on a very different planet and in a very different country, the farm bill was not among the more controversial things that Congress did.
| June 19, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
When you’re 17 seats short of a majority in the House, it’s easy to say that every competitive district is a “must win” for Democrats. But Virginia’s 2nd District is a microcosm of Democratic difficulties.
| June 19, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
By the numbers, West Virginia’s 3rd District looks like a prime Republican takeover opportunity. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the district with 65 percent in 2012. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., won it with 56 percent in 2008. And President George W. Bush took 53 percent in 2004.
| June 19, 2013, 10:01 a.m.
Bickering over polls is a time-honored tradition in campaigns. But the latest exchange of surveys in Utah’s 4th District is not just an example of partisan pollsters getting very different results. It is also a reminder of the importance of polling methodology.
| June 18, 2013, 12:02 p.m.
Last year, Rep. Brian P. Bilbray lost re-election in California’s redrawn 52nd District, but GOP strategists are upbeat about their chances of taking it back just two years later.
| June 18, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
It may look as if Democrats are seeking a creative new way to fumble away California’s 31st District, but they aren’t in as bad a shape as it might seem.
| June 18, 2013, 6:03 a.m.
Minutes after Gabriel Gomez was declared the winner of his party’s special primary on the evening of April 30, I tweeted that Gomez’s victory assured that the Massachusetts Senate special election would be “interesting.” And it has been.
| June 14, 2013, 1:12 p.m.
Open seats are supposed to be opportunities. Without longtime incumbents on the ballot, these districts should be easier to takeover. But six months into the 2014 cycle, that just isn’t the case on the House side.
| June 13, 2013, 5:02 a.m.
They’re at it again.
| June 12, 2013, 6:02 a.m.
Election Day is still more than a year away, but Illinois Republican Bruce Rauner is already deploying a popular campaign weapon: the barn jacket.
| June 11, 2013, 1:43 p.m.
| June 10, 2013, 2:01 p.m.
Just the name, Stewart Mills III, sounds like a stereotypical Republican, but the shoulder-length hair is evidence that he might be a different type of GOP candidate.
| June 10, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
Is the nation suffering from a national case of hypochondria, or are Americans rightly worried about the country’s future?
| June 7, 2013, 6:02 a.m.
A cattle rancher and a university president get into a Senate race. Sounds like the opening of a bad joke, but it could describe the new political terrain in Nebraska.
| June 6, 2013, 2:34 p.m.
Republican strategists who monitor media activity in Massachusetts say the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has purchased TV time, starting tomorrow, to help Rep. Edward J. Markey in the special election for Senate.
| June 5, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Politics is a rough-and-tumble business, with campaigns bringing whatever resources they can to the table. But are there limits to what consultants, particularly pollsters, should do for their clients?
| June 5, 2013, 6:01 a.m.
Rep. Gary G. Miller, R-Calif., is one of Democrats’ top takeover targets in the House. But to hold his seat, GOP strategists might consider finding another Republican to run against him.
| June 3, 2013, 3:01 p.m.
Democratic prospects of taking back the House in 2014 may be remote, but two Democratic congressional challengers I interviewed recently have the potential to knock off GOP incumbents next year. At the very least, their races are worth watching.
| June 3, 2013, 1:27 p.m.
For the first time in more than 30 years, there will likely be a Republican senator from New Jersey.