(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama tops the list of the worst presidents since World War Two, according to a new national poll.
And the survey, released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, also indicates that a plurality of voters nationwide say in hindsight that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election.
Washington (CNN) – Call it a brief intermission: There's a three-week break in the action after a slew of primaries in May and June and a couple big headlines.
The major story line so far this election cycle is the ongoing battle that pits mainstream Republicans against tea party groups and anti-establishment organizations.
(CNN) - Rick Perry's headed back to South Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.
It's the third trip by the longtime Republican governor of Texas to the Palmetto State in the past year. Perry, who launched a failed campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, is not running for re-election this year and instead is considering another bid for the White House in 2016.
Washington (CNN) - At first glance, Monday's Supreme Court ruling that closely held companies cannot be required to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees appears to be a defeat for the White House, Democrats and the health care reform measure they pushed into law.
Most Republicans were quick to celebrate the ruling.
(CNN) - Mississippi tea party leader and attorney Mark Mayfield has died, according to his attorney, Merrida Coxwell.
Mayfield was one of the three men charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home and create a political video against the six-term Republican senator.