(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.
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.
(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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(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.
(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.
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.
(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.