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Democrats’ Recovery Dilemma


The economy may be recovering but voters don’t want to hear that, Democratic strategists warn.

Kathleen Sebelius Says She’s Not Running For Senate


As I noted earlier this week, some Kansas Democrats were suggesting that Kathleen Sebelius, the former Kansas Governor and outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services, should run for Senate this year for the seat currently held by Republican Pat Roberts. Yesterday, Sebelius made it clear that she’s not interested in running: WASHINGTON — Kathleen […]

Kathleen Sebelius For Senate?

Kathleen Sebelius testifies before a House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

Just days after resigning as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Seblieus is apparently been courted to run for Senate in November: WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the […]

Vance McAllister Should Ignore The Calls Of His Fellow Republicans To Resign


Unlike David Vitter, he didn’t break the law.

Virginia Republican: Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment For Abortion

Robert Marshall

Friday I noted the comments of Virginia Delegate, and Congressional candidate, Bob Marshall that he opposed an incest exception to abortion bans because sometimes incest is voluntary. It turns out that isn’t the only thing that Marshall had to say on the subject of abortion: Christian conservative and Republican congressional candidate Bob Marshall claims that […]

Virginia GOP Candidate: No Incest Exception For Abortion, Because Sometimes Incest Is Voluntary

Virginia Flag Map

Perhaps the only good thing you can say about Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall is that, while he may be nuts, at least he’s consistently nuts.

Angus King Hints He May Caucus With GOP In 2015


Angus King, Maine’s Independent Senator, caucused with the Democrats when he entered the Senate in 2013 and has largely voted with the Democratic majority on the Senate’s important votes. Now he’s hinting he might switch sides if the GOP gains control of the Senate this year: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, […]

Republican Governors Trailing Democratic Opponents In Five States


Along with capturing the House, Republicans also made headlines in 2010 by capturing a slew of Governor’s races, including races in states like Pennsylvania where Democrats seemed to be dominant. Those Governors elected in 2010 are up for re-election in 2014, though, and many of them are in trouble: The polls, conducted by the Democratic-leaning […]

Mary Landrieu Leads Opponents In Louisiana Senate Race, But Below 50%


One of the states seen as  a potential Republican pick up in the Senate this year, where Mary Landrieu finds herself having to win re-election in a state where Mitt Romney won by seventeen points in 2012. Landrieu’s principal opponent in the race is Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, but since this is Louisiana she’ll be […]

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan Trails All Opponents In North Carolina

Welcome to North Carlina sign

One of the states key to Republican hopes of retaking the Senate in November is North Carolina, where Kay Hagan, who defeated Elizabeth Dole in one of the most closely watched races of 2008. As with states such as Arkansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, and West Virginia, the Tarheel State is one that Mitt Romney won […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Limits On Campaign Contributions


Once again, the Supreme Court reminds us that limiting political speech is unconstitutional.

Scott Brown Officially A Candidate For Senate In New Hampshire


Just a few weeks after establishing an exploratory committee, Scott Brown has made his candidacy for Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate seat official: MANCHESTER, N.H. —Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is officially running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. The Rye resident recently set up an exploratory committee for a possible run. News 9 had confirmed he […]

Mark Sanford’s Political Redemption Is Complete

Mark Sanford

Apparently, there is an off ramp on the Appalachian Trail

2014 Voter Enthusiasm Favors Republicans


For now at least, Republicans are far more enthusiastic about voting in November than Democrats. That could be decisive.

Koch Brothers Not As Big A Deal As Democrats Would Hope

Koch Brothers

If the opening months of the 2014 campaign are any indication, Democrats intend to make the Koch Brothers a central focus of their campaign against the GOP this year. Indeed, the libertarian-oriented politically active brothers have been something of a bugaboo on the left since the 2010 midterms and have garnered more attention on MSNBC […]

Republicans Hold Edge In Battle For Senate Control


Thanks to favorable polling numbers and candidate selection, winning the Senate may very well be in the GOP’s grasp.

Happy Birthday Justice Ginsburg, We Need To Put You Out To Pasture


Another liberal legal scholar is calling on Justice Ginsburg to resign. She’s unlikely to listen to them.

Jeanne Shaheen Leads Scott Brown In Early New Hampshire Senate Polls

Scott Brown Jeanne Shaheen

On Friday, former Massaschusetts Senator Scott Brown effectively threw his hat in the ring for the GOP nomination to challenge Jeane Shaheen in New Hampshire when he announced the formation of an exploratory committee and the start of the ubiquitous listening tour that candidates who are running-for-office-but-not-officially-yet engage in. Today, the first real polls released […]

Former Governor, And Prison Convict, Edwin Edwards To Run For Congress


Edwin Edwards, who served four terms as Louisiana’s Governor before being sent to prison on corruption charges, is running for Congress: Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards officially announced he is running for Congress on Monday, hoping to recharge a political career after serving nearly a decade in prison on federal corruption charges. Edwards announced his […]

Scott Brown Appears Closer To Running For Senate In New Hampshire

Scott Brown on swearing in day

For the better part of a year now, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has been mentioned as a potential challenger to Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November. Shaheen, of course, is a Senator from New Hampshire instead of Massachusetts, but Brown has taken several steps that have led many observers to believe that he was […]

Poll Shows Scott Walker In A Tight Race In Wisconsin


A new Rassmussen Poll appears to show Governor Scott Walker in a tighter race for reelection than many had previously thought: High-profile Republican incumbent Scott Walker is tied with Democratic challenger Mary Burke in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 governor’s race in Wisconsin. The latest statewide poll of Likely Wisconsin Voters finds Walker […]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Will Not Run For Re-Election

Barack Obama, Jan Brewer

Jan Brewer, whose time as Arizona Governor has been marked by controversies over anti-immigrant legislation, gay rights, and the shooting of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced today that she won’t be running for re-election: “There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership. After completing this term in office, I will be doing […]

Does A GOP Win In FL-13 Mean Anything?

David Jolly

Does one Special Election in Florida tells us anything about nationwide trends? Probably not.

John McCain: America’s Least Popular Senator

John McCain

According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, John McCain is the least popular currently serving Senator: Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats.six Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of […]

George Bush Wins In Texas


George P. Bush that is: George P. Bush took the first step toward continuing his family’s political dynasty Tuesday, shaking off an under-funded primary challenger and securing the Republican nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner. The 37-year-old Fort Worth attorney is the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew […]

Debbie Dingell Wants To Continue Dingell Family’s Royalist Legacy

John and Debbie Dingell

Debbie Dingell, the wife of retiring Congressman John Dingell, apparently wants to follow in his footsteps: Democrat Debbie Dingell plans to run for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), two senior Democratic strategists on Capitol Hill familiar with her plans told Post Politics. She will begin her campaign as the […]

Greg Abbott Leads Wendy Davis In Texas

Wendy Davis Greg Abbott

Not surprisingly, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott continues to have a healthy lead over Democratic challenger Wendy Davis in the Texas Govenor’s race: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 11 points, according to a new poll Monday. Forty-seven percent of voters said they back Abbott, while 36 percent would vote for […]

Congressman John Dingell To (Finally) Retire

John Dingell

John Dingell, who has served in Congress longer than any other person in American history, announced this morning that he w0uld not be standing for re-election in 2014: Rep. John Dingell is leaving the Congress he’s served for longer than anyone else in United States history. At a luncheon Monday in his beloved Downriver, the […]

Poll: John Cornyn Holds Crushing Lead Over Tea Party Opponents

Elephants Fighting

The Texas Primaries are just over a week away now and, if the latest poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune is any indication, Senator Minority Whip John Cornyn should have no trouble disposing of his Tea Party backed opponents: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, facing a field of seven other Republican primary […]

Kentucky Conservatives Standing Behind McConnell Despite Debt Ceiling Vote

Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was among the dozen Republicans to vote for cloture this week on the bill to raise the debt ceiling, a vote which Tea Party and other groups backing his primary opponent Matt Bevin have been roundly condemning since it was cast in the hopes that it would be ammunition against […]

Ted Cruz Is Under Fire, And He Doesn’t Care

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz keeps putting his own party in difficult situations, mostly because he has only his own ambition at heart.

Another Poll Shows Mitch McConnell In Trouble In Kentucky


A new poll from a Republican pollster shows yet again that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces what seems to be a close race against Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leads his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), by a single percentage point, […]

Gay Republican Runs Ad Featuring Partner


Carl DeMaio, a Republican running for Congress in California, is running an ad that many Republicans probably don’t approve of: In what could be a political first, a gay Republican congressional candidate released a campaign ad featuring shots with his partner. Carl DeMaio, who is running for the GOP nomination in California’s 52nd Congressional District […]

Congress Set To Do Basically Nothing For Rest Of 2014

Capitol Dome

Don’t expect much out of Congress for the rest of 2014, or for the two years after that either.

Kansas Senator Doesn’t Live In Kansas?

Kansas Flag

Pat Roberts may be facing a Richard Lugar problem in Kansas.

Could Kentucky And Georgia Spoil GOP Hopes Of Taking Control Of The Senate?

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell’s hopes to become Senate Majority Leader could hinge on what happens in his own state and in Georgia.

Libertarian Sarvis To Run For Senate In Virginia

Virginia Flag Map

Robert Sarvis, who just last year made headlines by running a stronger than expected race for Virginia Governor as a Libertarian, plans to get into the race for the United States Senate: Robert Sarvis, the libertarian candidate who won 6.5 percent of the vote in Virginia’s gubernatorial election last year, is back for Round 2. […]

Crist Leads Scott In Florida Governor’s Poll

Rick Scott Charlie Crist

Former Governor, and Republican turned Democrat, Charlie Crist, has a strong lead over Republican Governor Rick Scott in a new poll: Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is leading incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in his campaign to retake the governor’s mansion as a Democrat. Crist tops Scott 46 percent to 38 percent in a Quinnipiac poll […]

Bob Barr Ready To Impeach Another President

Bob Barr

Bob Barr, who was one of the Members of Congress who led the charge to impeach President Clinton in 1997, is running for Congress in Georgia again and he appears to be ready to consider impeaching another President: Bob Barr was endorsed by noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in an interview last week in which Barr pledges […]

Florida To Vote On Medical Marijuana Legalization In November


Florida could become the next state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes depending on the fate of a ballot initiative that will appear on the ballot in the Sunshine State this November: (Reuters) – Florida voters will decide in November whether to legalize medical marijuana after the state Supreme Court on Monday approved an initiative […]

One Weird Political Advert


California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is a Republican running for governor in California. Here is a web ad that is hard to describe, so give it a watch: A few thoughts: 1. I have been hearing since I lived in California in the 1980s that its high taxes and regulation were harming the state. Now, on […]

Virginia Senate Race About To Become Competitive?

Virginia Flag Map

Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie is challenging incumbent Senator Mark Warner for his Senate seat.

Republicans Ready To Deal On Unemployment Benefits Extension?


There are some signs that there may be room to strike a deal on the extension of unemployment benefits, but it’s likely to require some drama on Capitol Hill before it happens.

Liz Cheney To Drop Out Of Wyoming Senate Race

Liz Cheney and Mike Enzi

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Liz Cheney will be dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination for the Senate in Wyoming, apparently due to family health issues. CNN was first with the story: NEW YORK (CNN) - Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare […]

Conservative Challenger To Susan Collins: Wife Beating Conviction Shows My ‘Guts And Integrity’


A Tea Party challenger in Maine has a unique spin on the fact that he was once convicted of committing an act of domestic violence against his wife: Erick Bennett, a conservative Portland consultant who has launched a Republican primary campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, says his experience with the justice system — […]

Steven Seagal For Governor?


Actor and wannabe cop Steven Seagal is talking about running for Governor of Arizona: Steven Seagal is making headlines once again. The flamboyant actor and martial arts expert tells ABC15 he’s considering a run for the Arizona governor’s office. Seagal says he’s had discussions with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio about the prospective bid, but […]

Boehner Ready To Back Immigration Reform?

John Boehner 2

Has Speaker Boehner breathed new life into immigration reform in the House? Maybe.

Former GOP Senator Announces Independent Bid For Senate In South Dakota


Larry Pressler, a Republican who served in the U.S. Senate from South Dakota who served from 1979 through 1997, is running for Senate as an Independent, a bid that could have an impact on the battle for control of the SenatIe: Is South Dakota ready for a comeback from Larry Pressler? Turned out of the […]

Republicans Take Slight Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot


So far at least, the 2014 elections do not appear likely to be a political earthquake on the scale of 2006, 2008, or 2010.

ObamaCare Hits New Lows In Poll


The PPACA has had a rough 2013, and 2014 could be even worse.

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