August 7th, 2014
04:17 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Walsh drops out of Montana Senate race

(CNN) - Sen. John Walsh dropped out of the Senate race in Montana on Thursday amid allegations of plagiarism, a senior Democratic source familiar with the senator's thinking confirmed to CNN.

The move further hurts Democratic chances of maintaining control of the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of six seats in November to take the majority.

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Filed under: 2014 • Montana • Senate
Emily's List attacks Tillis over equal pay in North Carolina
GOP Senate nominee Thom Tillis
August 7th, 2014
09:07 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Emily's List attacks Tillis over equal pay in North Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Democratic candidates this cycle are working feverishly to exploit their party's edge among female voters, thrusting issues like equal pay, paid sick leave and women's health to the forefront of their campaigns.

Emily's List, the political action committee that backs female Democratic candidates, is stepping into the fray in North Carolina, home to the country's most expensive Senate race.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Kay Hagan • North Carolina • Senate
Tea party's last chance in 2014 primaries comes down to Tennessee Senate race
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee
August 7th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Tea party's last chance in 2014 primaries comes down to Tennessee Senate race

(CNN) – The Republican primary in Tennessee on Thursday is the tea party's last chance - albeit a distant one - to beat an establishment incumbent this election year.

Longtime GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is defending his seat against state Rep. Joe Carr.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Lamar Alexander • Senate • Tennessee
Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son
Bill Clinton with Ira Magaziner during a White House event in 1997.
August 6th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son

Washington (CNN) – No race is too small for Bill Clinton, especially when you are the son of a former Clinton White House aide and longtime friend.

Clinton will campaign for Rhode Island's Democratic general-treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner on August 27 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a campaign spokesman tells CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Clinton
Flipping the primary script: GOP establishment candidate challenges tea party incumbent
August 5th, 2014
06:54 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Flipping the primary script: GOP establishment candidate challenges tea party incumbent

Updated 11:06 p.m. ET, 8/5/2014

(CNN) – The familiar 2014 narrative - tea party challenger takes on establishment GOP incumbent - was turned on its head Tuesday as Michigan voters headed to the polls in the state's Republican primary.

Challenger Brian Ellis, a wealthy businessman who has support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hoping to unseat two-term Rep. Justin Amash, came up short.

Amash will beat Ellis in the GOP contest for the state's 3rd Congressional District, CNN projects.

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Filed under: 2014 • Michigan • Republican Party
Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem
August 5th, 2014
09:14 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem

Washington (CNN) - Note to Congress: Your constituents are turning on you.

For the first time, a majority of Americans said they disapproved of their representative and thought they were part of the problem in Washington, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll out Tuesday. The poll found that 51% of Americans disapprove of the way their own member of Congress is handling his or her job, while 41% approve.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Polls
Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race
August 5th, 2014
08:10 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race

Washington (CNN) - Tuesday's Senate primary in Kansas could end another ugly showdown that pits a tea party-backed challenger against an establishment Republican incumbent.

The race between Sen. Pat Roberts and challenger Milton Wolf, a second cousin of President Barack Obama, has seen controversies over residency and Facebook photos, and a rare streetside confrontation.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas
Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result
August 4th, 2014
06:59 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result

Washington (CNN) – Chris McDaniel on Monday officially contested results showing he lost a Republican primary to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, revealing what his camp alleges is evidence of voter fraud and other irregularities.

"They asked us to put up or shut up. Here we are. Here we are with the evidence," McDaniel said at a news conference in Jackson.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi
August 4th, 2014
11:51 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Montana newspapers to Sen. Walsh: Drop out of Senate race now

Washington (CNN) – Under fire for plagiarism, Democratic Sen. John Walsh of Montana is now feeling the pressure at home.

Newspapers from the two largest cities in Montana are calling for Walsh to end his Senate campaign in light of charges that he plagiarized part of a paper needed to complete his master's degree at the Army War College.

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Filed under: 2014 • Montana
Judge orders new congressional map in Florida
August 1st, 2014
03:03 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Judge orders new congressional map in Florida

(CNN) - A circuit court judge on Friday ordered Florida's state legislature to redraw congressional district lines before the state's primary in two weeks, suggesting he would be prepared to delay the November 4 general elections in the newly drawn districts.

Judge Terry Lewis had earlier ruled the map, which consists of 27 congressional districts, to be unconstitutional.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida
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