Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results
July 8th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest.

"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives – said Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Ted Cruz • Thad Cochran
Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate
July 8th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate

Washington (CNN) - American voters are divided on whether they want the GOP to win control of the Senate in November's elections, according to a new national poll.

And a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains a free-for-all among the potential contenders, while Hillary Clinton, if she runs for the White House again, would be the prohibitive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Congress • Hillary Clinton • House • Senate
Cochran challenger building evidence towards legal action against Mississippi GOP runoff results
July 7th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Cochran challenger building evidence towards legal action against Mississippi GOP runoff results

(CNN) - The campaign of the tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran said it's building the evidence needed to legally contest those results.

"The evidence we have found so far, which will in part serve as the basis for a challenge, is promising," Noel Fritsch, spokesman for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, told CNN Monday. Fritsch spoke to CNN as attorneys for the campaign told reporters at a news conference at the Hinds County courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi that they will go through ballot boxes, including absentees, before taking legal action.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
First on CNN: Roberts challenger going up with ad in new residency controversy
July 7th, 2014
02:00 PM ET
2 weeks ago

First on CNN: Roberts challenger going up with ad in new residency controversy

(CNN) – Sen. Pat Roberts' primary challenger is going up with a radio commercial that highlights what appeared to be a gaffe by the longtime Republican senator from Kansas in the controversy over his residency.

The radio spot by Milton Wolf comes as the Roberts campaign announced it's going to start re-airing a television commercial that highlighted the controversy involving old Facebook postings from the conservative challenger that included some "insensitive" comments.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas • Pat Roberts
New numbers in cash battle in key Senate showdown
July 7th, 2014
11:38 AM ET
2 weeks ago

New numbers in cash battle in key Senate showdown

(CNN) - With four months to go until the midterm elections, the Democratic senator in a crucial contest that could decide the balance of power in the Senate, has just over $5 million in her campaign warchest.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire's re-election campaign announced Monday that it had $5.1 million cash on hand. And they reported that the senator raised more than $2.8 million the past three months, bringing to more than $10 million she's brought in this cycle. The campaign said Shaheen received donations from more than 31,000 contributors, up nearly 5,000 from the first three months of the year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina

(CNN) – This year's U.S. Senate race in South Carolina might be getting a lot more interesting.

Thomas Ravenel – a reality TV star and former Republican state treasurer who was forced to resign from office after being indicted on federal drug charges – announced Friday that he would run as an independent candidate against GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • Senate • South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
3 weeks ago

On CNN, McDaniel vows to 'stand and fight'

(CNN) - The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results "any day now."

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday on CNN's "New Day" that "the integrity of the process matters. We believe on that night of June 24 there were thousands of irregularities and we've already found thousands of irregularities in the process."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Thad Cochran
Louisiana's Bill Cassidy says teen daughter pregnant, report says
July 3rd, 2014
07:19 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Louisiana's Bill Cassidy says teen daughter pregnant, report says

(CNN) - The unmarried 17-year-old daughter of conservative Republican congressman and Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is pregnant, according to a published report on Thursday.

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer," Cassidy, a physician, said in a statement to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.

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No polling fireworks for Obama or Congress this July 4th
July 3rd, 2014
01:40 PM ET
3 weeks ago

No polling fireworks for Obama or Congress this July 4th

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Independence Day in the White House, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.

Just 41% of Americans approve of the job the President's doing in office, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls. But while Obama's numbers are anything but impressive, the approval rating for Congress is significantly lower.

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July 2nd, 2014
10:00 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Mitt Romney back in a familiar spot

(CNN) - When former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts began to seriously think about launching a campaign for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire, "one of the first calls he made to talk about running was to Gov. Mitt Romney," a close adviser to Brown tells CNN.

Wednesday, the two men talked again, as the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee officially endorsed Brown, the frontrunner among the Republican candidates hoping to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire this November.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
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