July 1st, 2014
10:31 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Fewer wins this time, but tea party has changed the GOP

Washington (CNN) – Call it a brief intermission: There's a three-week break in the action after a slew of primaries in May and June and a couple big headlines.

The major story line so far this election cycle is the ongoing battle that pits mainstream Republicans against tea party groups and anti-establishment organizations.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress
July 1st, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Winning strategy likely to stay in Mississippi

Washington (CNN) – An unlikely group helped Sen. Thad Cochran capture the Republican nomination in a hotly contested primary runoff, but the strategy that propelled him to victory is unlikely to make it into the GOP playbook.

In the final weeks of the election, Cochran's campaign and allies turned to African-Americans and Democrats to carry the incumbent senator past his tea party challenger.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
June 30th, 2014
11:48 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Kissing congressman reverses decision, announces plan to seek re-election in Louisiana

(CNN) – Rep. Vance McAllister said Monday he will run for re-election in November despite previously announcing he would not seek another term in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.

McAllister – who is married with children – was caught on video kissing an aide in his office, sparking calls for the Republican congressman to step down. Three weeks after the video was posted by a local newspaper, he announced he would not seek re-election, only to reverse that decision on Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • Louisiana • Vance McAllister
June 27th, 2014
09:26 AM ET
3 weeks ago

McDaniel says 'hundreds' of irregularities found in Mississippi race

(CNN) - Three days after Mississippi's bitter Republican Senate primary runoff ended, the challenger in the race refuses to concede, charging that "this was not a fair election. Activity was illegal, at worst. Unethical, at best."

And in an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate WLOX, state Sen. Chris McDaniel said he was shocked at how fellow Republicans verbally attacked him after he announced a primary challenge against six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
June 25th, 2014
07:10 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Cochran’s strategy: Good or bad for the GOP?

(CNN) – A number of high-profile conservative activists are steamed over Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s decision to court traditionally Democratic voters – including African-Americans – in his primary runoff victory over tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel.

“I wonder what the campaign slogan was in Mississippi the past couple days,” Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show. “Uncle Toms for Thad?”

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Republican Party • Thad Cochran
June 25th, 2014
06:10 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Charlie Rangel on slim victory: My opponent was more popular than I thought

(CNN) – Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, who was first elected in 1971, claimed victory in what he says is his last race, looking like he'll survive a second straight narrow victory against the same opponent he faced two years ago when he barely kept his political career alive.

Rangel blamed the changing district for his slim margins of victory.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Rangel • New York
Poll: Jerry Brown has huge lead in historic bid
June 25th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Poll: Jerry Brown has huge lead in historic bid

(CNN) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's in the driver's seat as he campaigns this year for an unprecedented fourth term steering the Golden State, according to a new survey.

A Field Poll released Wednesday indicates that Brown leads GOP challenger Neel Kashkari 52%-32% among California voters likely to cast ballots in the November general election. Sixteen percent of likely votes were undecided.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown
June 25th, 2014
09:08 AM ET
4 weeks ago

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

Washington (CNN) – The establishment struck back.

Two weeks after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss to a little-known and underfunded tea party challenger rocked the Republican Party, incumbent and mainstream GOP candidates came out on top in several high-profile primary showdowns.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress
Anthony Brown wins Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary
June 24th, 2014
09:21 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Anthony Brown wins Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary

(CNN) – CNN projects that Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will win the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The two-term lieutenant governor faced off in an ugly primary battle against state Attorney General Doug Gansler and state lawmaker Heather Mizeur.

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Filed under: 2014 • Maryland
Republican businessman wins Florida race to replace cocaine congressman
June 24th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Republican businessman wins Florida race to replace cocaine congressman

(CNN) - Republican businessman Curt Clawson won Tuesday's special general election in Florida to replace embattled former Rep. Trey Radel.

Clawson defeated Democrat April Freeman and two other candidates in the race for the state's 19th Congressional District.

Clawson had a 67%-29% lead with all precincts reporting, according to numbers compiled by The Associated Press.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida
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