July 2nd, 2014
10:00 AM ET
3 months 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
June 27th, 2014
09:26 AM ET
3 months 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
First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown
June 24th, 2014
07:03 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's making another endorsement, and this time it's in a crucial Senate race in his own backyard.

CNN has learned that next week the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will endorse Scott 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 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
Celebrity battle on the campaign trail
June 20th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
3 months ago

Celebrity battle on the campaign trail

(CNN) - I'll see your Brett Favre and raise you a Chuck Woolery.

It seems Mississippi's GOP Senate runoff campaign is turning into a battle of celebrities.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
Tight race and unusual gender gap in Iowa Senate battle
June 18th, 2014
08:32 AM ET
4 months ago

Tight race and unusual gender gap in Iowa Senate battle

(CNN) - It's pretty much all tied up in a crucial Senate contest that could decide whether the Republicans take control of the chamber in November's midterm elections, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday indicates Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley with a slight 44%-40% edge over GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst in the battle to succeed longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring at the end of the year. If the Republicans can flip Harkin's seat and five other Democratic held seats, they would win control of the Senate.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bruce Braley • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Senate • Senate Race
First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran
June 13th, 2014
01:34 PM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran

Washington (CNN) - As the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff contest is about to enter into its final week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to go up with a new television ad for embattled incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, CNN has learned.

Cochran is squaring off against tea party favorite Chris McDaniel, a state senator, in a June 24th runoff.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
May 28th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: First major TV ad on VA scandal

Washington (CNN) -- The Veterans Affairs scandal's been a major issue on the campaign trail the past couple of weeks. Now it's front and center in the campaign ad wars.

Crossroads GPS, the non-profit sister organization to American Crossroads, a leading pro-GOP outside group which was co-founded and steered by Karl Rove, says that starting Wednesday it will start running a television commercial in Alaska that's critical of Sen. Mark Begich over his reaction to the growing controversy, which was first reported by CNN six months ago.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS • Mark Begich • Senate • Senate Race
GOP candidate with both grassroots and establishment backing
May 27th, 2014
08:49 AM ET
4 months ago

GOP candidate with both grassroots and establishment backing

Updated 3:30 p.m. ET, 5/28/2014

(CNN) - Joni Ernst doesn't have to take sides in the battle between the Republican establishment and the tea party movement.

It seems she's got the backing of both sides.

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Filed under: 2014 • Iowa • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
May 21st, 2014
02:32 PM ET
4 months ago

The gloves are off in the marquee Senate battle

(CNN) - Kentucky residents awoke Wednesday to a new wave of negative campaign television commercials.

They're just a taste of things to come over the next five months in what's already a very ugly and expensive Senate contest. When it's all over in November, the Bluegrass showdown could break records and become the most expensive Senate campaign in history.

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May 14th, 2014
11:41 AM ET
5 months ago

Short-lived tea party victories?

(CNN) - They were much needed victories for the tea party movement. And major tea party and anti-establishment GOP groups were quick to celebrate.

But the wins Tuesday night by Ben Sasse in the Republican Senate primary in Nebraska and Alex Mooney in the GOP contest in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District might be some of the last those on the right will celebrate this primary season. Anti-establishment candidates face long odds in upcoming GOP primaries.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Senate Race • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
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