Washington (CNN) – The National Republican group whose mission is to elect GOP House members has altered some of its misleading websites for 2014 congressional candidates, making it more clear that any contributions made through the sites will be going toward defeating Democrats, not supporting them.
CNN Special Investigations Correspondent Drew Griffin featured the National Republican Congressional Committee’s strategy earlier this month. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates are actually run by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Washington (CNN) - With President Barack Obama's approval ratings near all-time lows, there are a number of congressional Democrats facing challenging reelection campaigns this year who aren't screaming for him to join them on the campaign trail.
But when it comes to fundraising, Obama remains the party's top rainmaker, and lawmakers definitely want his help accumulating campaign cash.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state announced Thursday that he'll retire at the end of this year rather than run for re-election in November.
Hastings, who currently serves as the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement he was stepping down after 10 terms to allow someone new to represent Washington's 4th Congressional District.
(CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tops Donald Trump and another potential GOP challenger this year by 2-1 margins in possible November showdowns, according to a new poll.
And a Quinnipiac University survey of New York voters released Thursday also indicates that more than six in 10 approve of the job the job their Democratic governor is doing in office, with 59% saying Cuomo deserves to be re-elected this year to a second term in Albany.
(CNN) – An openly gay Republican running for Congress released a video on Wednesday that appears to be the first of its kind: A political ad explicitly featuring footage of him and his same-sex partner.
Carl DeMaio, who's challenging a Democratic incumbent for a House seat in California, is seen in the video holding hands with his partner of five years, Johnathan Hale, at an LGBT pride parade.
Washington (CNN) - California Republican Rep. Gary Miller announced Wednesday he would not run for re-election in November, giving Democrats a good chance to pick up his seat in the midterm election.
"It has been a great honor to spend so many years in public service, striving to make a difference for Southern California families. While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton. I will not seek re-election to Congress at the end of this term," Miller said in a statement.
Washington (CNN) – La-Z-Boy is about to get some free advertising in Kansas.
Milton Wolf, a conservative Republican primary challenger to three-term Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, began airing a biting statewide radio ad Wednesday seizing on new questions about the longtime Senator's ties to his home state.
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Washington (CNN) - They are two of the hottest battlegrounds in the 2014 fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
And Wednesday a leading pro-Democratic group said it's going up with TV commercials in North Carolina and Arkansas that target Republicans challenging incumbent Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor, who face tough re-elections this year.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's latest decision to delay an aspect of the Affordable Care Act, saying the move was about "smoothing out" the health care law's rocky implementation.
Obama acknowledged that "challenges" exist in implementing the massive Affordable Care Act. During a joint news conference Tuesday with French President François Hollande, Obama said his administration was responding to the central question: "How do we make it work for the American people and for their employees in an optimal way?"
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Chicago (CNN) - Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady will attend Gov. Chris Christie's only public event Tuesday with the Economic Club of Chicago, Brady's campaign manager Dan Egler told CNN.
Brady is one of several Republican candidates running for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this year.