By a wide margin, Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana lost her reelection bid to Rep. Bill Cassidy Saturday, strengthening the GOP’s position in the Senate and confirming the widening racial divide in the South regarding party affiliation and elections.
With Colorado one of several toss-up races, most analysts agree that if Democrats have any hope of holding on to their Senate majority, it will be due to success on the ground, getting voters – especially minorities, young voters, and low-income voters – to the polls.
Facebook's new interactive map of Election 2014 races based on social media activity could have some predictive value. But Facebook is probably also looking for campaigns to spend ad money on the site.
Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Staci Appel are trying to become the first women to be elected to Congress from Iowa. But their different approaches to the milestone point to an underlying truth for women in politics.
In Colorado's Senate race, incumbent Udall is trailing his opponent, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, in most polls. Udall's 'one-issue campaign' on women's reproductive rights, most analysts agree, seems to have hurt him.
Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate, scored points from having just attended a Washington congressional hearing on Ebola, one expert says. Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst criticized the administration for being 'reactive rather than proactive.'
In the Wednesday debate, embattled Sen. Pat Roberts tried to paint his opponent, Greg Orman, as a Democrat in disguise. For his part, Orman, an independent, had a blunt message: The problem in Washington is both political parties.