Game on in pivotal Georgia Senate race
July 23rd, 2014
04:08 PM ET
5 days ago

Game on in pivotal Georgia Senate race

(CNN) - The general election race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat is kicking into high gear now that the GOP has a nominee.

"Michelle Nunn: Perfect for Obama. Wrong for Georgia," says the narrator in TV commercial by the Ending Spending Action Fund, a conservative outside group that's been very critical of the new health care law.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle
July 22nd, 2014
02:37 PM ET
7 days ago

Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle

Washington (CNN) – The plot to save Thad Cochran was hatched at Off The Record, the subterranean bar inside the Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington.

In mid-June, just days before the Mississippi Senate runoff election, Tom Donohue, the hard-nosed CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was commiserating over drinks with Scott Reed, his senior political strategist, and Chip Pickering, a former Mississippi congressman-turned-telecom lobbyist.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chamber of Commerce
July 22nd, 2014
08:31 AM ET
6 days ago

Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

Seattle (CNN) – Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

Not among those complaining? Democrats who stand to benefit from the millions of dollars in campaign cash Obama will help pull in this week during a three-day West Coast swing, bringing him into the homes of entertainment and real estate bigwigs in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

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July 22nd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 days ago

Outsider beats insider in GOP primary runoff in key Senate race

updated at 8:00 am ET Wednesday

(CNN) - Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

Kingston told supporters Tuesday night that he called Perdue to concede and to congratulate his opponent on "a victory well fought."

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Senate
Poll: Cuomo with 37 point lead
July 21st, 2014
08:33 AM ET
1 week ago

Poll: Cuomo with 37 point lead

(CNN) - You don't see poll numbers like this very often.

With three and a half months until Election Day, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has a 37-percentage point lead over his GOP opponent, according to a new Siena College survey.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip
July 17th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
2 weeks ago

2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip

(CNN) - Chris Christie's jam packed swing through Iowa on Thursday is advertised as being all about the 2014 midterm elections.

But the visit by the Republican governor of New Jersey and potential GOP presidential contender has plenty of 2016 implications, as Christie tries to get beyond the bridge controversy back home in the Garden State that's diminished his political standing.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Terry Branstad
Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'
July 16th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'

(CNN) - "Listening to my constituents, legislating, these are things I don't do," faux candidate Gil Fulbright promises viewers in a bitingly satirical campaign ad run by self-described anti-corruption group Represent.Us.

"What I do is spend about 70% of my time raising funds for reelection," he adds.

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
Poll: Immigration tops list of most important issues
July 16th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Immigration tops list of most important issues

(CNN) - The percentage of Americans who say that immigration is the nation's top problem has soared over the past month, according to a new national survey.

A Gallup poll released Wednesday indicates that 17% of the public says that immigration is the most important issue right now, up 12-percentage points from June.

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Filed under: 2014 • Immigration • Poll
Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul
July 16th, 2014
08:42 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) - You don't see this every day.

Priorities USA, the leading Democratic super PAC that supported President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election, and which is planning to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign if the former secretary of state runs for the White House again, announced that it raised just $1,845 over the past three months.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Priorities USA
Fundraising in Kentucky Senate race breaks records
July 15th, 2014
03:59 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Fundraising in Kentucky Senate race breaks records

(CNN) - It's a fundraising showdown in one of the nation's high stakes Senate contest this year.

Democratic challenger Alison Grimes' campaign announced Tuesday it brought in over $4 million in the past three months - the most a senate candidate in the state has raised during a quarter fundraising period - with $6.2 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
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