First on CNN: Battle over pledge in Brown-Shaheen Senate fight
March 17th, 2014
12:34 PM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: Battle over pledge in Brown-Shaheen Senate fight

(CNN) - A war of words is erupting in New Hampshire over a pledge from Massachusetts.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Monday criticized former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who's now taking steps to launch a Republican challenge against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of neighboring New Hampshire, for not signing a pledge to keep outside money out of the race.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Longtime House Democrat running for re-election
March 17th, 2014
11:25 AM ET
1 month ago

Longtime House Democrat running for re-election

(CNN) - Rep. Collin Peterson won't be joining the growing list of longtime House members who've announced in the past few months that they'll retire at the end of the year rather than bid for re-election.

The Democratic congressman from Minnesota said Monday that he's running in November for a 13th term in the House. Peterson, who represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, which runs along the state's western border with North and South Dakota, made the news on radio station KFGO in Fargo, before making a scheduled formal announcement at a campaign event.

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Filed under: 2014 • House • House of Representatives • Minnesota
Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator
March 17th, 2014
10:14 AM ET
1 month ago

Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is adding Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado to their list of Democratic senators facing tough re-elections this year that the conservative group is targeting.

The group, backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch, says it's going to spend just under $1 million starting Monday to run a TV commercial that criticizes Udall for his support of the health care law.

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Filed under: 2014 • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Louisiana • Mark Udall • Mary Landrieu
March 14th, 2014
10:06 AM ET
1 month ago

Scott Brown moves closer to Senate run in N.H.

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts took his first concrete steps Friday towards launching a Republican challenge in neighboring New Hampshire against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is up for re-election this year.

Brown announced at a speech at a major GOP conference in New Hampshire that he's launching an exploratory committee, which allows him to hire staff and raise money for a Senate run.

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Filed under: 2014 • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Who Palin wants in the Senate
March 13th, 2014
11:59 AM ET
1 month ago

Who Palin wants in the Senate

(CNN) - Sarah Palin appears to be picking up the pace when it comes to 2014 endorsements, backing conservatives in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Mississippi for the U.S. Senate.

Thursday the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee backed Chris McDaniel, the conservative state senator in MIssissippi who's primary challenging six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Poll: Majority don't believe Christie, Clinton explanations
March 13th, 2014
09:09 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Majority don't believe Christie, Clinton explanations

(CNN) – A majority of Americans don't believe the explanations by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about two controversies that continue to dog them as they seriously consider White House runs, according to a new national poll.

And another new survey indicates Clinton topping Christie by double digits in one of the most important states in the race for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • New Jersey • Polls
The most important poll number in 2014?
March 12th, 2014
11:27 AM ET
1 month ago

The most important poll number in 2014?

Washington (CNN) – With the midterm elections less than eight months away, and with Republicans framing the battles for control of the U.S. House and Senate as a referendum on President Barack Obama and his signature health care law, the President's approval rating will increasingly be under the spotlight.

According to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages four new national surveys that measure the President's approval rating, 44% of Americans say they approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, with 52% giving him a thumbs down.

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Filed under: 2014 • CNN Poll of polls • President Obama
March 10th, 2014
12:20 PM ET
1 month ago

Tea Party pushes back against McConnell

(CNN) - The leaders of some national tea party groups aren't taking kindly to tough talk by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The top Senate Republican, who's running for re-election this year, said over the weekend that he's not concerned about facing a tea party supported primary challenger back home in Kentucky.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate Primaries • Senate Republicans • Tea Party
Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad
March 10th, 2014
10:33 AM ET
1 month ago

Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad

(CNN) – Sen. Mark Begich is taking aim at the Koch brothers.

The first-term Alaska Democrat, who faces a challenging re-election this November, has been targeted in two TV commercials put up by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Alaska • Mark Begich
Ryan to Iowa as he keeps 2016 'options open'
March 5th, 2014
01:02 PM ET
1 month ago

Ryan to Iowa as he keeps 2016 'options open'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan's heading back to Iowa.

And he's telling CNN that he's keeping his "options open" about a presidential run.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Paul Ryan
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