2016 Watch: O'Malley heads to Nevada
April 14th, 2014
01:19 PM ET
2 weeks ago

2016 Watch: O'Malley heads to Nevada

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will headline a Democratic event next month in Nevada, a state that draws potential White House candidates as it's the first western state to vote in the primary and caucus calendar.

The Democratic governor will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Clark County Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Las Vegas on May 2, the Nevada Democratic Party announced Monday.
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Filed under: Martin O'Malley
February 21st, 2014
12:04 PM ET
2 months ago

Nugent apologizes for using term 'subhuman mongrel'

Updated 1:03 p.m.

(CNN) - Conservative activist and rocker Ted Nugent apologized Friday for using the term "subhuman mongrel" to describe President Barack Obama.

"I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself," he said in an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, who's also a CNN political commentator.
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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz
Group goes after Scott Brown with new ad
January 8th, 2014
11:57 AM ET
4 months ago

Group goes after Scott Brown with new ad

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts hasn't launched another bid for the Senate, but he's already being targeted in negative television ads.

The Senate Majority PAC, a group that works to keep the upper chamber in Democratic hands, launched a new spot Wednesday that blasts Brown as he considers a Senate bit from the neighboring state of New Hampshire.
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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Longtime Republican to retire from House
November 7th, 2013
02:37 PM ET
6 months ago

Longtime Republican to retire from House

(CNN) – Longtime Republican Rep. Howard Coble of North Carolina announced Thursday he plans to retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election next year.

The 15-term Congressman announced his decision at a press conference in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Filed under: 2014 • House • North Carolina
First on CNN: NRSC targets vulnerable Democrats
September 27th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: NRSC targets vulnerable Democrats

Washington (CNN) – As the Senate begins getting down to the business on Friday of whether to defund the health care law backed by President Barack Obama, a national Republican political committee cautions Democratic incumbents facing tough reelection fights.

"Today, Democrats may have one last opportunity to save their Senate seat by opposing an amendment to fund Obamacare," reads a release the National Republican Senatorial Committee is sending to five states that have a Democratic senator and large numbers of conservatives.
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Filed under: Congress • Health care • NRSC
Should Hillary Clinton weigh in on Syria?
September 3rd, 2013
11:57 AM ET
8 months ago

Should Hillary Clinton weigh in on Syria?

(CNN) – As major developments unfold in Syria, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke her recent silence on Twitter to...congratulate Diana Nyad.

"Flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between 2. Feels like I swim with sharks – but you actually did it! Congrats!" Clinton posted on Twitter Monday evening, referring to Nyad's record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Syria
Conservative challenger takes on top Senate Republican
July 24th, 2013
10:48 AM ET
9 months ago

Conservative challenger takes on top Senate Republican

Updated 4:09 p.m. ET, 7/23

(CNN) – As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fends off attacks from the left in his 2014 Senate campaign, the Kentucky senator will now have to beat back an opponent from the right. But McConnell wasted no time in pushing back against his new primary challenger

Louisville businessman Matt Bevin announced Wednesday he'll take on McConnell in a Republican primary, saying the five-term incumbent has been in office long enough.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries
April 30th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
12 months ago

Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries

(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, a longtime U.S. congressman, and Republican businessman and political newcomer Gabriel Gomez will face off in the Massachusetts Senate special election after winning their respective party nominations in Tuesday's primary, the Associated Press projected.

Markey beat fellow Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, while Gomez won a three-way primary in a race largely overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings that took place a little more than two weeks ago.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • John Kerry • Massachusetts • Senate
Sen. Bennet to chair Democratic campaign committee
December 4th, 2012
01:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Bennet to chair Democratic campaign committee

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado will serve as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2014 cycle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.

The DSCC, a group tasked with getting Democrats elected to the Senate, was chaired by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington in the last cycle, one marked by a net gain of two seats for Democrats in the upper chamber.
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Filed under: DSCC • Michael Bennet
Obama campaign back on the job–with a different goal
November 21st, 2012
01:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama campaign back on the job–with a different goal

(CNN) - Obama for America, the name of the president's re-election campaign, is already at work in an adjusted role as a policy advocate for President Barack Obama's second term.

Those on the campaign email list likely received a message Wednesday from the group, explaining the consequences of the so-called fiscal cliff and the president's plan in the ongoing negotiations to avert the economic disaster.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fiscal Cliff • President Obama