Kentucky Senate candidates seek base voters

Kentucky Senate candidates seek base voters

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are both trying to carve away voters from the other’s base of support after a quarrelsome debate. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell planned to court mining families in Democratic coal country Tuesday, while Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes was to campaign in the conservative northern part of the state. The debate Monday […]

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm spent almost $1 million a day last month to defend their at-risk majority, according to a summary of their September finances released Monday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s figures also indicate the group raised $16 million in September and began October with more than $14 million ready to spend. The group […]

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

It’s been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor. His winning race set the stage for his election as president in 1976. Carter’s just turned 90, but he was out campaigning on Sunday for his grandson Jason, a Democratic state senator and lawyer who’s challenging […]

Governor’s race debate turns testy in Michigan

Governor’s race debate turns testy in Michigan

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan’s economic turnaround and Detroit’s progress toward emerging from bankruptcy, while Democratic challenger Mark Schauer accused Snyder of cutting education funding and criticized him for raising taxes on retirees. In their only debate before the Nov. 4 election, the […]

Obama wraps up California campaign fundraising trip

This fourth California fundraiser in three days was closed to media coverage

Obama wraps up California campaign fundraising trip

President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a “round table” discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to […]

Obama raising money for Democrats in California

Even though some Democrats now shy away from the President, they want money

Obama raising money for Democrats in California

President Barack Obama is on a three-day fundraising swing through California and what he says at some of his stops will be anybody’s guess. Two of the four events he’s attending in Los Angeles and San Francisco are closed-door. No media allowed in. The California events cap a week in which Obama flew from coast […]

Most Senate races focus on Obama

Republicans are confident of gains by using anti-Obama messages

Most Senate races focus on Obama

President Barack Obama’s policies, national and local economic issues and women’s rights sparked clashes Tuesday night as Senate candidates debated in five states with just a month left before Election Day. The debates were part of races both parties are counting on for victories — in Virginia for Democrats and in West Virginia for Republicans […]

Ebola gives Rick Perry a chance to show leadership

Perry has been trying to rehabilitate his reputation since his 2011 "oops moment"

Ebola gives Rick Perry a chance to show leadership

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives Republican Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test and a chance to look presidential — or ineffective — on a national stage. The once and […]

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

There are increasing signs that the GOP might not take control of the Senate

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries as a crucial step in their successful takeover of the U.S. Senate. There are increasing signs, however, that the GOP might not take control of […]

Chelsea Clinton turns Bill, Hillary into grandparents

She announced the news on Twitter and Facebook early Saturday

Chelsea Clinton turns Bill, Hillary into grandparents

Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton are grandparents. Their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth Friday to her first child, Charlotte. Chelsea Clinton announced the news on Twitter and Facebook early Saturday, saying she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are “full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.” Clinton spokesman […]

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