Bill Clinton stumps for congressional candidate, family
April 10th, 2014
03:17 PM ET
1 week ago

Bill Clinton stumps for congressional candidate, family

Philadelphia (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton showcased two types of politics on Thursday - electoral politics and in-law relations.

Standing in a ballroom flanked by campaign signs in downtown Philadelphia, Clinton proudly endorsed would-be Rep. Marjorie Margolies for Congress, telling the audience that if the former congresswoman returned to Congress, she would "make you proud, she will vote right… she will do things that stand up she needs to stand up and she will cooperate when we need cooperation."

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Clinton • Marjorie Margolies • Pennsylvania
April 10th, 2014
01:35 PM ET
1 week ago

McAllister urged to resign by top Republicans

Updated 4:35 p.m ET, 4/10/2014

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana called Thursday on Rep. Vance McAllister to resign after surveillance video surfaced showing the married Louisiana congressman kissing an aide in his office.

"Congressman McAllister's behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign," he said in a statement. "He says he wants privacy to work on his issues with his family. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress."
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Filed under: 2014 • John Boehner • Louisiana • Vance McAllister
New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle
April 10th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
1 week ago

New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle

(CNN) - Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.

According to a non-partisan, live operator survey by the Little Rock-based Opinion Research Associates, Pryor has a 48%-38% lead over Rep. Tom Cotton, his Republican challenger, among registered voters statewide.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Sen. Mark Pryor • Senate • Tom Cotton
Game on in New Hampshire: Brown enters Senate race
April 10th, 2014
08:49 AM ET
1 week ago

Game on in New Hampshire: Brown enters Senate race

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts will tout his Granite State roots Thursday as he formally launches a Republican bid for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.

And the Republican will criticize the federal health care law and criticize Jeanne Shaheen, the incumbent Democratic senator he hopes to oust in November, saying "I am running to hold Senator Shaheen accountable."

Hours before Brown officially kicks off his campaign, Shaheen's campaign touted its expanding cash war chest.
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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
Brown's sky high numbers
April 9th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
1 week ago

Brown's sky high numbers

(CNN) - Call it a belated birthday gift for Jerry Brown.

A new poll in California indicates that the Golden State governor's approval rating is soaring and that he's far ahead of his Republican challengers as he runs this year for an unprecedented fourth term in office. The Wednesday release of the Field Poll comes two days after Brown turned 76.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown • Polls
Democrats top GOP last month in Senate cash battle
April 9th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
1 week ago

Democrats top GOP last month in Senate cash battle

Washington (CNN) - In the 2014 battle for the Senate, the Democrats' "best month" beat out the Republicans' "best month."

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported Wednesday that they raised $8.1 million in March, their best month of fundraising this cycle. The Senate Democrats' re-election arm says it's now brought in over $74 million since the beginning of the midterm election season, and they have just over $22 million cash on hand with zero debt.

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First on CNN: Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul
April 8th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
2 weeks ago

First on CNN: Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) – Could Sen. Lindsey Graham finally have a credible primary challenger in South Carolina?

Det Bowers, a politically-connected Columbia pastor, collected over $417,000 in the two months since he made a late entry into the GOP Senate primary in February, a source close to the first-time candidate told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Republicans • South Carolina
April 7th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Democrats highlight equal pay in political push

Washington (CNN) - From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats are planning an across-the- board push on paycheck equality on Tuesday, the party's first large-scale coordinated effort on the issue ahead of November's midterm elections.

The full-court press by the White House, congressional Democrats and party officials, comes on National Equal Pay Day, which reflects how far into the current year women must work to match what men earned in the previous year.

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Filed under: 2014 • President Obama • Senate • White House
Brown to formally jump into Senate race
April 7th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Brown to formally jump into Senate race

(CNN) - Scott Brown is about to make it official.

The former senator from Massachusetts, who's been moving closer and closer to running for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire, formally tosses his hat into the ring at a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday, CNN confirmed Monday morning.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Former top aide to run Brown's Senate bid
April 4th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Former top aide to run Brown's Senate bid

(CNN) - A former longtime close aide to Scott Brown is rejoining the former senator from Massachusetts as he moves closer and closer to running for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.

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Filed under: 2014 • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
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