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
Poll: Democrats with slight edge in two key Senate races
July 15th, 2014
11:54 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Democrats with slight edge in two key Senate races

(CNN) - The Democrats have a slight lead in two crucial Senate showdowns that could decide whether the party keeps control of the chamber this November, according to new polling.

And NBC News/Marist surveys released Tuesday also indicate that two important gubernatorial races are all knotted up.

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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Michigan • Poll • Senate Race
July 15th, 2014
08:44 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Christie comes under attack as he heads to Iowa

(CNN) - Two days before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa, a conservative group is launching digital ads that slam the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender over his Garden State record on judicial nominations.

A top Christie adviser defended the governor's record and criticized the group.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa
GOP Senate showdown in Georgia getting heated
July 14th, 2014
11:37 AM ET
2 weeks ago

GOP Senate showdown in Georgia getting heated

(CNN) - With just over a week to go until the runoff, the two candidates in the Republican Senate primary in Georgia are sharpening their attacks on each other.

Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue fired away at each other as Sunday night's one and only televised debate between the two candidates turned into a testy affair. The winner of the July 22 runoff will face off against Democrat Michelle Nunn in November's general election.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
First on CNN: Republicans try to expand the midterm map, in new push
July 14th, 2014
08:19 AM ET
2 weeks ago

First on CNN: Republicans try to expand the midterm map, in new push

updated 9:45am ET

Washington (CNN) - With the midterm elections less than four months away and closing, the Republican National Committee is launching a new messaging campaign to highlight what it considers the GOP's favorable political landscape, as the party tries to expand the campaign map.

"With just over 100 days to go until the November midterm elections, the momentum is on the Republican side," declares the RNC, in a messaging email obtained by CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Republican National Committee • RNC
Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone
July 12th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone

Washington (CNN) - If you're a national political party salivating over the prospect of winning a seat that's long been in your opponent's hands, what should you do?

One strategy: give your candidate a huge megaphone.

Enter the Republican National Committee, Iowa GOP Senate nominee Joni Ernst - and an address heard by millions around the country.

On Saturday, Ernst delivered the weekly Republican address. The candidate pushed familiar conservative themes: smaller government, opposition to Obamacare and strong national security. Ernst also played up her outsider status and pushed populist themes.

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Filed under: 2014 • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Republican National Committee
July 10th, 2014
06:07 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

(CNN) – House Republicans plan to sue President Barack Obama over the sweeping health care law he championed.

Speaker John Boehner said the suit will follow the argument Obama violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress and changing the law's employer mandate on his own.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama
Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies
July 10th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies

(CNN) - Harper Collins is banking on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring in the dough as a popular author.

The Democratic governor's memoir "All Things Possible: Success and Setbacks in Politics and Life," will have an initial printing of 200,000 copies, the publishing company confirmed to CNN Thursday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Democratic senator skips fundraiser with Obama
Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado interviewed by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
July 9th, 2014
09:39 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Democratic senator skips fundraiser with Obama

(CNN) - President Barack Obama says keeping the Democrats in control of the Senate is one of his top priorities this year.

But his trip to Colorado is a vivid illustration of just how much the President – who is the party's top fundraiser but who is also saddled with low approval ratings – can, and can't, help.

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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Mark Udall • President Obama • Senate • Senate Race
July 8th, 2014
07:21 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach,' offers first class seat home to every child

(CNN) – Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."

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Filed under: 2014 • Crossfire • Immigration • President Obama • Tom Coburn
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