Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry failed to collect enough signatures to get on the primary ballot in Virginia. Yes, the state has tough rules, but other candidates have managed to register.
Herman Cain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are tied at the top of the latest GOP candidate poll from Quinnipiac University.
So far, 10 senators have announced that they will retire at the end of of their terms rather than seek reelection. With the 2012 campaigns not far off, the departures of these seven Democrats (well, one is an Independent, technically) and three Republicans are shaking things up. Here's how.
Sen. Jim Webb (D) of Virginia won't seek reelection next year. But Virginia's Democratic bench isn't very deep.
House Republicans who ran on a pledge to undo health reform are promising a repeal vote soon. But could it ever pass the Senate or survive a veto? And would it anger voters?
The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
On Sunday talk shows, GOP chief Michael Steele and Democratic Party chairman Tim Kaine gave very different views of how next week's elections will turn out. Trying to buck up Democrats, President Obama has just dashed through five states.
At an Oct. 14 Monitor breakfast, Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine discussed the outlook for Democrats in the midterm elections, the coming fight in state legislatures over redistricting congressional seats using the 2010 census, and how President Obama might change in the second half of his term.
Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine criticized the GOP for relying on anonymous donations. The source of funds for campaign ads should be disclosed, Kaine said.