The biggest problems for Rep. Joe Sestak, a Pennsylvania Democrat running for US Senate, might be that he is a Democrat and a member of Congress, analysts say. National polls show Americans turning against both, and Sestak's race is local proof.
Both Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen had their gubernatorial campaigns running full steam ahead on Tuesday.
If Republicans regain power this fall, you can expect a fierce battle over repealing all or part of the health care overhaul, say analysts.
'Restoring Truthiness' is the code name for a growing Internet campaign to get talk-show host Stephen Colbert to host a satire of the Glenn Beck 'Restoring Honor' rally.
The Big Sky Tea Party Association's board of directors removed the organization's president, Tim Ravndal, after he posted a Facebook comment that seemed to condone violence against homosexuals.
Gov. Deval Patrick, a democrat, Republican Charles Baker, independent Timothy Cahill, and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein will debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Voter dissatisfaction with the federal government is at an 18-year high as campaign season officially kicks off. Democrats are fighting discouragement, while Republicans try to temper expectations.
House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, ahead of the pace for contests in 2008. Republican Meg Whitman is pumping $104 million of her own money into her campaign for California governor.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stumbled badly at the beginning of a gubernatorial debate Wednesday. But Brewer is a Republican in a conservative state, so the damage may be limited.
After toppling moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, the 'tea party' it setting its sights on Delaware. Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is challenging moderate US Rep. Mike Castle in this month's GOP US Senate primary.
The mosque near ground zero debate is still percolating partly because the topic is so well suited to blogs and talk shows.
Independent candidate Lawton "Bud" Chiles is dropping out of the Florida governor's race. He plans to back Democratic nominee Alex Sink. Republican candidate Rick Scott will announced Thursday that his Lt. Gov. will be State Rep. Jennifer Carroll.
Boxer-Fiorna debate was gaffe-free but too scripted, analysts say. Sen. Barbara Boxer and GOP challenger Carly Fiorina faced off Wednesday night, drawing sharp distinctions between them.
Alaska's Joe Miller is a fiscal conservative and front-runner for the senate seat now held by Republican Lisa Murkowski. Less seniority in the US Senate will likely mean fewer federal dollars for Alaska, say political observers.
The Blaze is a logical next step for Glenn Beck, who has gradually expanded from radio to books and TV. It's also natural for conservatives to want an online counterweight to liberal blogs.
This week, a Vanity Fair article and a Meghan McCain book tour provide glimpses of Sarah Palin, who generally avoids one-on-one interviews with the national political press.
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska concedes to Joe Miller in Alaska's Aug. 24 primary. Lisa Murkowski joins six other congressional incumbents who lost in their party's primaries.
Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent Republican senator, conceded the race in Alaska to Joe Miller, a Tea Party candidate backed by Sarah Palin.