House Democrats are trying to defend their record from GOP attacks. Here’s a closer look at a Virginia race, featuring freshman Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) and GOP challenger Keith Fimian, which could figure big in the November election.
Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller, a 'tea party' candidate expected to lose by a wide margin, in Alaska's GOP Senate primary. But Miller has a slight lead as absentee ballots flow in. Just how influential is Sarah Palin?
The political turmoil of 2010 has led to a number of close Senate races, with control of the upper chamber possibly in the balance. Here are five of the closest, most interesting, hardest-fought Senate races of this election cycle.
Republicans are almost sure to pick up seats after the 2010 Senate races are over. But they also have an outside shot at retaking the majority in the upper chamber.
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has spent $104 million on her California gubernatorial bid but trails Jerry Brown by three points. Will she be the next wealthy politician to fail at the polls?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska didn't open her war chest in time, and it may have cost her the GOP primary. Arizona's Sen. John McCain, by contrast, spent early and often.
The governor's race will pit the governor who signed the Arizona immigration law, Jan Brewer, against the attorney general, one of its main opponents.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska could become the seventh congressional incumbent to lose a primary in 2010 if her too-close-to-call race with 'tea party' favorite Joe Miller stays in Mr. Miller's favor. The last time this many incumbents lost primaries was in 2002, when eight representatives and one senator lost before the general election. Here are the ousted incumbents, in the order they lost their primaries.
In Alaska election results, Sen. Lisa Murkowski's GOP primary race with 'tea party' insurgent Joe Miller is too close to call. Elsewhere, Arizona's Sen. John McCain (R) is in, and establishment candidate Bill McCollum (R) is out in Florida.
House Republican leader John Boehner called on President Obama Wednesday to fire his economic team. But his comments also offered a glimpse of what the would-be House Speaker might do differently if the GOP retakes the House in November.
California Republicans have rejected the idea of a tough immigration law like Arizona's and are reaching out to Latino voters. But they'll be carrying a lot of baggage on that uphill climb.
Polls suggest Sen. John McCain is set to win his primary Tuesday. Some voters have been turned off by his attack ads and big spending in the race against J.D. Hayworth. But it has worked.
As the days get shorter the political season is heating up. Primaries Tuesday will affect some of the most interesting races of the year, from Florida’s high-profile Senate contest to Arizona Sen. John McCain’s bid to survive a challenge from the right. Here's what to look for:
Recent polls show Rep. Kendrick Meek with an increasingly comfortable lead in Florida’s Democratic Senate primary. In the GOP gubernatorial primary, state Attorney General Bill McCollum also appears to have an edge.
Sen. John McCain's record as an immigration reformer doesn't seem to match a state that's taking a hardline stance on illegal immigration. But the senator is managing to fend off a challenge from his right ahead of Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Arizona.
Sarah Palin has endorsed conservative candidates in dozens of Republican primaries this year. But her chosen office-seekers have been mostly unsuccessful. Has Sarah Palin lost touch with the Republican primary voters who make up her base?
With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.
The Washington Senate seat was the marquee contest of Tuesday’s primaries. The incumbent, Patty Murray, will face Republican businessman Dino Rossi in the fall.
Time to change the subject from the ground zero mosque controversy to something else, like jobs and the economy, say Democratic strategists. But the issue continues to draw comments from Democratic candidates.
The California Senate race could hinge on perceptions of how Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer will approach the economy and job creation.