In a race that was once a dead heat, Republican Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley, even as Democrats in states like North Carolina prove less vulnerable than strategists once thought.
Coal is the gold standard in West Virginia, where Senate candidate Natalie Tennant bashes her GOP rival for appearing on the campaign trail with out-of-stater Mitt Romney, who once said coal 'kills people.'
In 2010 and '12, Democrats funded ads to topple GOP 'establishment' candidates before they could get to a general election. But this year Republicans saw it coming in Alaska, and 'establishment' favorite Dan Sullivan is campaigning on it.
From Kentucky to Alaska, GOP Senate candidates argue that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for majority leader Harry Reid. Cast your ballot for the Republican, and you can flip the Senate and dump the dictator, they say.
National security is shaping up as a rising concern among voters heading into 2014 midterm elections, especially among swing voters known as 'Walmart moms.' Will slamming the president for 'no strategy' on the Islamic State work for Republicans?
Campaign spending by 'dark money' groups is eight times higher than about this time in the last midterm campaign cycle, and it's mainly going to TV ads in races that could tip control of the US Senate.
Massachusetts voters threw out a nine-term Democratic congressman and gave the presumed gubernatorial front-runner only a tepid endorsement. A roundup of the Tuesday primaries in five Northeast states.
Outside groups backed by the Koch brothers on the right and environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer on the left are pumping millions into a race that tests whether climate issues can play well for Democrats in moderate states.
Suddenly, N.H. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and former Mass. Sen. Scott Brown (R) are only two points apart. The last Granite State Poll had them 12 points apart. But the shift may not be as big as it seems.
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Michael Johnson, (L) and William Rountree, strike a pose before joining people fighting for a minute to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight, with 4,200 pillows at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California.
At an emotional meeting in Chicago, the Republican National Committee steered clear of 'race-baiting' allegations in Mississippi's GOP Senate runoff. But the issue of how Republicans reach out to blacks is very much alive.
The tea party failed to beat the vulnerable Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, but it did fend off an establishment challenge against two influential House members. The big takeaway: candidate quality matters.
For voters, a senator with a home away from home can signal selling out to Washington. Milton Wolf, a distant relative of the president, is using that argument against Sen. Pat Roberts in Tuesday's Kansas Republican primary.
Top Democrats in Colorado this week managed to keep two antifracking measures off the ballot – initiatives that could have caused Sen. Mark Udall (D) all sorts of difficulty in his tight reelection bid.
In the battle for control of the US Senate, only one key state in 2014 has a significant Latino population. But the midterms are a dress rehearsal for 2016, and both parties see immigration as a defining issue for their voters.
Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Georgia, defeating US Rep. John Kingston. Georgia is a red state, but rise of minorities, who tend to vote Democratic, gives Michelle Nunn a better-than-usual chance.