Poll: Immigration tops list of most important issues
July 16th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
1 week ago

Poll: Immigration tops list of most important issues

(CNN) - The percentage of Americans who say that immigration is the nation's top problem has soared over the past month, according to a new national survey.

A Gallup poll released Wednesday indicates that 17% of the public says that immigration is the most important issue right now, up 12-percentage points from June.

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Filed under: 2014 • Immigration • Poll
Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul
July 16th, 2014
08:42 AM ET
1 week ago

Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) - You don't see this every day.

Priorities USA, the leading Democratic super PAC that supported President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election, and which is planning to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign if the former secretary of state runs for the White House again, announced that it raised just $1,845 over the past three months.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Priorities USA
July 15th, 2014
08:44 AM ET
1 week 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
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
July 11th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
2 weeks ago

What's behind Romney 2016 speculation

(CNN) - Here we go again. Another poll adding to the feeding frenzy over a possible third Mitt Romney run for the White House.

While the 2012 Republican presidential nominee's repeatedly said he's not running again in 2016, the attention such speculation captures is a sign of the wide open nature right now of the next GOP nomination race.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Poll
2016 Watch: Christie back to N.H.
July 9th, 2014
10:54 AM ET
2 weeks ago

2016 Watch: Christie back to N.H.

(CNN) - Chris Christie's headed back to New Hampshire, again.

The New Jersey governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association will headline a fundraiser for the Granite State's GOP at the end of July. For the possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, it's the second straight month he'll visit New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Hampshire
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
2 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
First on CNN: Roberts challenger going up with ad in new residency controversy
July 7th, 2014
02:00 PM ET
3 weeks ago

First on CNN: Roberts challenger going up with ad in new residency controversy

(CNN) – Sen. Pat Roberts' primary challenger is going up with a radio commercial that highlights what appeared to be a gaffe by the longtime Republican senator from Kansas in the controversy over his residency.

The radio spot by Milton Wolf comes as the Roberts campaign announced it's going to start re-airing a television commercial that highlighted the controversy involving old Facebook postings from the conservative challenger that included some "insensitive" comments.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas • Pat Roberts
New numbers in cash battle in key Senate showdown
July 7th, 2014
11:38 AM ET
3 weeks ago

New numbers in cash battle in key Senate showdown

(CNN) - With four months to go until the midterm elections, the Democratic senator in a crucial contest that could decide the balance of power in the Senate, has just over $5 million in her campaign warchest.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire's re-election campaign announced Monday that it had $5.1 million cash on hand. And they reported that the senator raised more than $2.8 million the past three months, bringing to more than $10 million she's brought in this cycle. The campaign said Shaheen received donations from more than 31,000 contributors, up nearly 5,000 from the first three months of the year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
No polling fireworks for Obama or Congress this July 4th
July 3rd, 2014
01:40 PM ET
3 weeks ago

No polling fireworks for Obama or Congress this July 4th

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Independence Day in the White House, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.

Just 41% of Americans approve of the job the President's doing in office, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls. But while Obama's numbers are anything but impressive, the approval rating for Congress is significantly lower.

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