May 21st, 2014
09:41 AM ET
4 months ago

5 things we learned on Tuesday

(CNN) - Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and once again anti-establishment candidates came up short in high-profile Republican showdowns.

That's a sharp difference with what we have seen over the last two election cycles, when establishment Republicans were overwhelmed by the insurgency in their own party and did little to stop it. But they appear to have turned the tables on the conservatives so far in this election cycle and have a string of victories to show for it.

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Filed under: 2014
First on CNN: NRSC starts showcasing Tillis narrative
May 8th, 2014
08:18 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: NRSC starts showcasing Tillis narrative

Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Campaign is making an online push starting Thursday to familiarize voters in North Carolina and donors across the county with Thom Tillis, the GOP's new Senate nominee in the Tar Heel state.

The NRSC is blasting a biographical video of the North Carolina House speaker, using YouTube as platform for distribution across blogs and social networks.

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Filed under: 2014 • DSCC • North Carolina • NRSC • Senate • Senate Race
November 20th, 2013
09:10 AM ET
10 months ago

Should Jeb run? No Bush family consensus

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush and his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, apparently don't see eye-to-eye over whether Jeb Bush should run for the White House in 2016.

In an interview with Jay Leno Tuesday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show," the former president said his brother should "run for President if he wants to. He'd be a great one."
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • George W. Bush • Jay Leno • Jeb Bush
Polls: Weiner gaining ground in NYC mayoral battle
June 26th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Polls: Weiner gaining ground in NYC mayoral battle

(CNN) - Politics is full of second chances.

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, now Rep. Sanford, is living proof.

Two new polls suggest that former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York may follow in Sanford's footsteps in winning political redemption.
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What's behind the drop in Hillary Clinton's numbers?
June 10th, 2013
11:15 AM ET
1 year ago

What's behind the drop in Hillary Clinton's numbers?

Washington (CNN) - Three national polls out over the past two weeks indicate the same thing - that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's favorable rating is dropping.

But two things: If you're surprised by the slippage, don't be. And while edging down, Clinton's favorable ratings are still firmly in positive territory.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Polls
Christie's opponent puts up first ad
May 22nd, 2013
09:29 AM ET
1 year ago

Christie's opponent puts up first ad

(CNN) – The Democrat hoping to oust New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released her first television ad Wednesday.

New Jersey State Sen. Barbara Buono, already outspent by her opponent in ad money, used the spot to not only introduce herself but to take a few swipes at the Republican governor, who's up for re-election in November.
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Filed under: Ads • Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Poll: Majority wanted background checks to pass Senate
April 29th, 2013
10:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Majority wanted background checks to pass Senate

(CNN) - Nearly two-thirds of Americans say that the Senate should have passed a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales, according to a new national poll.

But the survey, released Monday by Gallup, indicates a partisan divide, with Democrats and independent voters not seeing eye-to-eye with Republicans.
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Filed under: Gun control • Polls
Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term
April 23rd, 2013
10:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term

(CNN) - Longtime Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, will not seek re-election next year, he said in a statement Tuesday.

"After much consideration and many conversations with my wife Mel and our family, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2014. I will serve out my term, and then it will be time to go home to Montana," he said.
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Filed under: 2014 • Max Baucus • Montana • Senate
Rep. Braley to run for Senate in Iowa
February 7th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Braley to run for Senate in Iowa

(CNN) – With just two words, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley publicly announced Thursday he's running for the Senate seat currently held by retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.

"I'm in," the congressman posted on Twitter, linking to a Facebook page with the sprawling slogan: "Bruce for Iowa."
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Filed under: Iowa • Senate
Republicans quick to react to jobs report
May 4th, 2012
09:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Republicans quick to react to jobs report

Washington (CNN) - Both the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and the chairman of the Republican National Committee were quick to use April's unemployment numbers to criticize President Barack Obama's job on creating jobs.

"It's a terrible and very disappointing report this morning. Clearly the American people are wondering why this recovery isn't happening faster, what's taking years and years for the recovery to occur. And we seem to be slowing down, not speeding up. This is not progress," Mitt Romney said Friday in an interview on Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jobs • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Reince Priebus • unemployment
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