Senate News & Analysis
March 7, 2014 · 11:54 AM EDT
A Republican group recently boasted about Republicans becoming “the only political party in history to run a Web ending.”
But it would be surprising if many Republican candidates are anxious to put .GOP behind their name.
The Republican State Leadership Committee led the effort to secure the…
February 28, 2014 · 4:00 PM EDT
Two forces could collide in Oregon later this year: a state shifting to the left while short-term political forces are working against Democrats nationwide. But the fact that Republicans have even a remote chance of winning the Senate race in Oregon demonstrates just what kind of cycle this is…
February 28, 2014 · 3:59 PM EDT
The last time Republicans won a U.S. Senate race Michigan there was an open seat in a midterm election of a Democratic president. That was 20 years ago, but Republicans believe it is a winning formula for 2014.
Michigan is one example of a Democratic seat that could…
February 28, 2014 · 3:57 PM EDT
Colorado Senate. In a surprise decision, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner decided to jump into the Colorado Senate race against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. The Denver Post broke the news on Wednesday and we immediately moved the race from Safe to Democrat Favored.
But in less than a day,…
February 27, 2014 · 2:15 PM EDT
GOP leaders on Capitol Hill apparently have already decided to punt rather than push ahead with their own immigration proposal, but that hasn’t stopped the chatter from the sidelines, especially from those who don’t like the leadership’s decision.
February 26, 2014 · 5:15 PM EDT
In a surprise decision, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner has decided to jump into the Colorado Senate race against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. While there are other Republicans running already, Gardner gives the GOP an upper-tier candidate in a race that has not been considered competitive until now. The…
February 25, 2014 · 11:03 AM EDT
For Republicans in D.C., the Affordable Care Act is a black and white issue — you are either for it or against it. And they are all against it. But for many GOP legislators and candidates outside the Beltway, the politics of Obamacare is much more complicated.
February 24, 2014 · 12:29 PM EDT
You probably think the recent spat between the National Republican Senatorial Committee (and really the entire GOP establishment) and Jamestown Associates, a GOP consulting firm, is interesting because it reflects the fissure in the Republican Party. But after covering campaigns for decades, I think it’s also a fascinating story…
February 21, 2014 · 4:48 PM EDT
Two more members of Congress decided this would be their final term, but their exits don’t change the battle for the majority in the House. And contrary to an all-too-common media narrative, their departures do not signal an exodus from the House of Representatives.
February 14, 2014 · 5:29 PM EDT
The 2014 election cycle officially gets underway in a few weeks when voters in Texas go to the polls for the primaries.
Because of the recent string of high-profile Republican Senate primaries over the last couple of cycles, Rep. Steve Stockman’s challenge to incumbent Sen. John Cornyn received…