April 15th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
13 hours ago

Landrieu touts fight for oil and gas jobs in new ad

(CNN) - Pushing back after months of negative television commercials from pro-Republican outside groups, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is taking to the airwaves Tuesday with a new ad that touts her efforts on behalf of the oil and gas industry, which employs 300,000 people in the state.

The one-minute long spot shows Louisiana residents at home, at a restaurant, and at work, watching news clips of the three-term senator.

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Filed under: 2014 • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu • Senate • Senate Race
Democrats top GOP last month in Senate cash battle
April 9th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
7 days ago

Democrats top GOP last month in Senate cash battle

Washington (CNN) - In the 2014 battle for the Senate, the Democrats' "best month" beat out the Republicans' "best month."

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported Wednesday that they raised $8.1 million in March, their best month of fundraising this cycle. The Senate Democrats' re-election arm says it's now brought in over $74 million since the beginning of the midterm election season, and they have just over $22 million cash on hand with zero debt.

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Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad
April 3rd, 2014
12:33 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad

(CNN) - Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn of Georgia is playing up her work for former Republican President George H.W. Bush in the first television commercial of her Senate campaign.

"While leading President Bush's Points of Light Foundation, we grew it into the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service," Nunn says in the ad. FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn • Senate • Senate Race
Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race
September 25th, 2012
03:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race

(CNN) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, under fire for his controversial rape comments, has until Tuesday to drop out of the U.S. Senate race – but he has vowed to continue.

Akin became a political pariah after an appearance on Missouri television station KTVI on August 19, where his comments on rape-induced pregnancy caused public outrage.

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Akin imbroglio is bad news for Republicans
August 22nd, 2012
03:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin imbroglio is bad news for Republicans

Washington (CNN) - If there is any silver lining for Republicans from the Todd Akin imbroglio, no one seems to have found it yet.

Election forecasters have downgraded the Missouri congressman's chances of winning the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Claire McCaskill because of his incendiary comments on rape and pregnancy.

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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Republican Party • Senate Race
Akin's constituents respond to 'legitimate rape' comments
August 20th, 2012
07:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin's constituents respond to 'legitimate rape' comments

St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) - Fresh off the heels of Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments, his constituents in Missouri's 2nd Congressional District seemed to share mixed feelings on his response and whether they'll be supporting him or not in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

"I cringed," Beverly Johnson said from the front porch of the store she works at in historic St. Charles.
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Senate Race • Senate Republicans
Tea Party Express calls on Akin to step down
August 20th, 2012
06:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Tea Party Express calls on Akin to step down

(CNN) – The nation's largest tea party political action committee, the Tea Party Express, is calling on Rep. Todd Akin to step down as Missouri's Republican nominee for a Senate seat on Monday following controversial comments the congressman made about rape.

Answering a question about whether he thought abortion should be legal in cases of rape, Akin said in an interview Sunday that in instances of "legitimate rape" the female body has ways of stopping a potential pregnancy. Video of the interview was posted online by the liberal super PAC American Bridge.

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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Republican Party • Senate Race • Senate Republicans
Senate races locked up in Virginia, Wisconsin
August 8th, 2012
02:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate races locked up in Virginia, Wisconsin

(CNN) – Three months ahead of November's general election, races for the U.S. Senate are deadlocked in Virginia and Wisconsin, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Virginia's two candidates – former Governors Tim Kaine and George Allen – are statistically tied in their race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb. Kaine, a Democrat, stood at 48% in the Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll, while Allen, a Republican, was at 46%.
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Filed under: George Allen • Jim Webb • Senate Race • Tammy Baldwin • Tim Kaine • Tommy Thompson • Virginia • Wisconsin
Tester ad highlights breaks from Obama
August 7th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Tester ad highlights breaks from Obama

(CNN) – Democratic Senator Jon Tester released a new television ad Tuesday highlighting his breaks with the Obama administration–like voting against Wall Street and for the Keystone Pipeline–and touting the Montana senator's home state first voting record.

"Why are out of state, corporate super PACs attacking Jon Tester? Because Jon always puts Montana first. Jon was 'the only Democrat who voted against both the Wall Street and auto' bailouts," the ad says.
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Filed under: 2012 • Montana • Senate Race
Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton
July 30th, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton

(CNN) – U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will speak in a headlining role at the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign said Monday.

A rising star in the Democratic Party, Warren will speak in primetime just before former President Bill Clinton, who will enter President Obama’s name into the nomination.
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