Ultra-conservative 'tea party' candidates have gotten most of the attention this election cycle. But Mike Castle of Delaware is one of several moderate conservatives who could also win this 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.
As the election season ramps up in August, President Obama is putting on his fundraiser hat, attending $30,000-a-plate dinners but not spending much time campaigning for candidates.
Blagojevich chief of staff testified for four straight days as prosecutors tried to show jurors that Blagojevich sought cash and a well-paying job for his decisions as Illinois governor.
Both incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Illinois Sen. Bill Brady won their primary races by slim margins. The race to fill President Obama's former US Senate seat will be hard-fought as well.
The Illinois Senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama stands a decent chance of going to a Republican, analysts say. Primary voters on Tuesday selected Rep. Mark Kirk (R) to vie against state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D).
Illinois has been a reliably Democratic state, but the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts has changed political assumptions.
Obama's former Senate seat and the governor's office are up for grabs in 2010. The GOP is likely to emerge from the Illinois primary on Tuesday with candidates who can compete well in this blue state.
The Republican congressman and Afghan war veteran is a moderate who has worked across the aisle.
Democrats stand a better chance of retaining the seat in 2010 now that Burris – tarred by the Blagojevich connection – has bowed out, analysts say.