Tea party Republican Chris McDaniel barely leads Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi primary, with the race perhaps heading to a June 24 runoff. If Mr. McDaniel wins, Democrats hope he could implode like other tea party candidates have.
Political newcomer David Perdue was top vote-getter in Tuesday's GOP primary for the US Senate seat in Georgia. Neither he nor Rep. Jack Kingston, who also advances to the July 22 runoff, is an insurgent Republican.
In a handful of states, including Georgia, Democratic Senate candidates are counting on black voters to turn out big time to help them win. But signs are that enthusiasm for Democrats has been slipping among African-Americans.
Kentucky residents say Obamacare needs fixing, but they also find things to like about the state's exchange, kynect. That means the health care law may not be the spear tip that GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, up for reelection, had hoped.
Ben Sasse, winner of the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska, has heavyweight backing from tea party groups – and he gives the insurgent wing an important victory. But he talks more like a uniter than a member of a rebel cause.
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) turned back a tea party challenger Tuesday in the state's GOP primary for US Senate. Republicans hope to pick up that seat in November, on the way to winning Senate control.
In Democrats' quest this fall to keep control of the US Senate, help from young voters may be scarce, a new poll finds. About 3 in 4 young adults have no definite intention of voting – and disinterest is highest among Democrats.
Republican David Jolly won Tuesday's special election for a US House seat. The Florida race was essentially a referendum on Obamacare, and its outcome signals that Democrats don't yet have a strong answer to GOP criticism.
Major political parties are losing registered voters in California, as reforms in state election and redistricting laws encourage voters to become free agents, a survey by the Secretary of State's office finds.
MSNBC has fired the employee who slammed the 'rightwing' on its corporate Twitter account. It's the latest flash point as news outlets try to balance brand statements with social media's 'say-anything' culture.
House Speaker John Boehner (R) said he isn't endorsing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but he'd sure 'make a great president.' He also told 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno why he went along with the government shutdown last fall.