| Nov. 20, 2013, 5:22 p.m.
Empire State politics features some of the most cutthroat competition — and personalities — in the country. In other words: Political ambition is a New York state of mind.
| Nov. 18, 2013, 7:46 p.m.
Within weeks of announcing his bid to replace the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, GOP lobbyist David Jolly has swiftly put in place a campaign team with deep political experience in the Sunshine State.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
In the Land of Enchantment, candidates matter. Both parties can rout statewide in New Mexico and, as a result, operatives emphasize grooming their up-and-coming talent.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 3:27 p.m.
A former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., made a splashy pitch last week to Evergreen State Democrats to be their new state party chairwoman.
| Nov. 4, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
American Bridge, a Democratic opposition research super PAC, unveiled its new Correct the Record campaign last week.
| Oct. 28, 2013, 4:38 p.m.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis announced Monday that top Democratic operative Karin Johanson will manage her 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
| Oct. 21, 2013, 3:37 p.m.
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee elected last week state Sen. Thomas McGee as the new party leader.
| Oct. 7, 2013, 4:37 p.m.
One week out from the definitive special primary in Massachusetts’ 5th District, top Democratic operatives from around the country are consulting for candidates in the crowded field.
| Sept. 30, 2013, 4:04 p.m.
The upcoming Alabama special-election primary runoff will feature a low-turnout match between a well-funded, highly organized campaign and an effort based predominantly on volunteer elbow grease.
| Sept. 23, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
It is not often that Gawker gushes about anything — let alone a political spot. But a campaign ad created by Mark Putnam of Putnam Partners achieved just that last week.
| Sept. 16, 2013, 4:16 p.m.
Arkansas Democrats selected businessman Vincent Insalaco of North Little Rock as their new party leader at the state committee meeting in Springdale on Saturday.
| Sept. 9, 2013, 4:42 p.m.
Attorney David Trott announced his primary challenge to Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., last week, and now he’s assembled a top team to help him oust the vulnerable freshman.
| Aug. 30, 2013, 12:22 p.m.
Washington Republicans elected former TV news anchor Susan Hutchison as their new party leader in August.
| Aug. 19, 2013, 5:44 p.m.
The Washington State Republican Party is the latest state GOP organization suddenly tasked with electing a new party chairman.
| Aug. 5, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
With a flurry of races ahead, Massachusetts Democrats are in the process of electing a new party chairman. But the state party’s unique bylaws mean the lucky new leader might have an extra roadblock on the way.
| July 29, 2013, 4:05 p.m.
Maine Republicans elected Rick Bennett as their new state party chairman last week. The previous chairman, Richard Cebra, abruptly resigned in early July.
| July 22, 2013, 5:08 p.m.
The California Labor Federation has issued a “Do Not Hire” list that includes six consultants who allegedly took part in creating direct mail that slammed two Democratic state lawmakers for supporting unions in their races against Democratic challengers.
| July 15, 2013, 4:07 p.m.
Georgia Democrats are hunting for a new state party chairman who can put behind them the financial and alleged personal legal problems that plagued their former leader, Michael Berlon.
| July 8, 2013, 5:35 p.m.
Maine Republican Party Chairman Richard Cebra resigned last week after six months on the job, surprising Pine Tree State Republicans.
| June 24, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Indiana GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb announced last week he will leave the state party to serve as state chief of staff for Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.