Conservative group keeps spending big bucks to oust Senate Democrats
April 23rd, 2014
03:30 PM ET
3 hours ago

Conservative group keeps spending big bucks to oust Senate Democrats

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is definitely putting its money where its mouth is.

The conservative non-profit political advocacy group backed by the deep pockets of billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch announced Wednesday that it will spend around $2.5 million over the next two weeks to run television commercials critical of the federal health care law in four states where Democrats face a challenge in keeping Senate seats in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Louisiana • Michigan • New Hampshire • Senate • Senate Race
First on CNN: Romney takes sides in GOP primary battle
April 23rd, 2014
08:46 AM ET
12 hours ago

First on CNN: Romney takes sides in GOP primary battle

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California - the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

CNN has learned that Wednesday Romney will endorse Tony Strickland for Congress in California's 25th district, to succeed longtime GOP Rep. Buck McKeon. The House Armed Services committee chairman announced in January that he wouldn't run for re-election this November.

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Filed under: 2014 • GOP • Mitt Romney • Republican Party
Challenger goes up with first spot in Mississippi Senate primary battle
April 22nd, 2014
03:39 PM ET
1 day ago

Challenger goes up with first spot in Mississippi Senate primary battle

(CNN) - A Republican state senator in Mississippi, who has mounted a primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, touts his conservative credentials in first campaign television commercial.

The ad from Chris McDaniel comes six weeks before he faces off against the six-term incumbent in Mississippi's GOP primary. Cochran's campaign has already gone up with five spots over the past two months.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
Place with political pedigree
April 22nd, 2014
11:44 AM ET
1 day ago

Place with political pedigree

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - From the outside, it looks like a plain store front that could be anywhere USA.

But step inside 379 Elm Street in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, and you enter a building with a rich history in campaign politics. And Scott Brown is writing the latest chapter in the building's political biography.

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Filed under: 2014 • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
Big bucks an indicator of outside groups’ influence
April 16th, 2014
12:34 PM ET
1 week ago

Big bucks an indicator of outside groups’ influence

Washington (CNN) - They've become some of the most important players in campaign politics over the past four years, and brand new fundraising figures indicate that the influence of outside groups is not diminishing.

In fact, the numbers suggest that these organizations, which are free of many of the fundraising rules that keep checks on candidates and party committees, will have a major impact on the 2014 Senate, House and gubernatorial elections, which are shaping up to be the most expensive midterms ever.

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance • Fundraising
Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle
April 15th, 2014
01:15 PM ET
1 week ago

Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle

(CNN) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes out raised Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell during the first three months of this year, but the five-term senator still holds a more than two-to-one advantage over his Democratic challenger when it comes to money in the bank.

The Senate battle in the Bluegrass State could turn into the most expensive and most bitter contest this year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
April 15th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
1 week 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
Crucial Senate battle heating up
April 11th, 2014
11:13 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Crucial Senate battle heating up

(CNN) – Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts will go up Monday with his first television commercial in his Republican bid for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.

The launch of the ad, coming just four days after Brown formally kicked off his campaign, is another sign that if he wins his party's nomination, his GOP challenge against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen could turn the contest in the Granite State into one of the most high profile and expensive Senate races in the country.
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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Game on in New Hampshire: Brown enters Senate race
April 10th, 2014
08:49 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Game on in New Hampshire: Brown enters Senate race

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts will tout his Granite State roots Thursday as he formally launches a Republican bid for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.

And the Republican will criticize the federal health care law and criticize Jeanne Shaheen, the incumbent Democratic senator he hopes to oust in November, saying "I am running to hold Senator Shaheen accountable."

Hours before Brown officially kicks off his campaign, Shaheen's campaign touted its expanding cash war chest.
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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican
April 9th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
2 weeks ago

2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican

(CNN) - There's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House, according to a new survey.

A Suffolk University poll of Iowa voters also indicates what just about every other national and state survey has indicated, that Hillary Clinton would be the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, should the former secretary of state launch a second campaign for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa
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