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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

In N.H., Garcia Offers Test for New-Look GOP

SALEM, N.H. -- If a Republican political operative were to dream up an ideal GOP congressional candidate for 2014, the image might look something like Marilinda Garcia.  Running for a U.S. House...

Landrieu Ad Touts Border Fence She Called "Dumb"

Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is running a new TV ad that accuses her Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, of...

Poll: Crist Leads Scott in Tight Race for Fla. Governor

A new PPP survey shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott trailing in his re-election battle against former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist -- a onetime Republican...

Real Clear Politics Election 2014

Will Foreign Policy Rear Its Head as Campaign Issue?

Jobs and the economy have been the dynamic duo of congressional campaigns the past couple of election cycles. They invariably rank at the top of voters’ concerns in polling, and are thus the...

Dems Ignore Blowback Risks in Harsh Rhetoric Barrage

It's easy to forget now, but there once was a time when the Democratic Party was accustomed to chastising itself over some candidates' timidity.  But with two months until the midterm elections,...

Can Chuck Hassebrook Win Neb. Governor Race?

Despite being the one of the richest men in the world, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett tends to keep his money out of politics. While he is known to give a couple thousand dollars to various...

What the Generic Ballot Tells Us About a GOP Wave

Last week, I considered the question of whether a Republican wave was forthcoming in 2014, using Senate races as the metric.  One of the more common objections to the idea of a Republican wave...

Democrat Withdraws From Senate Race in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has ended his campaign without explanation. Chad Taylor sent a letter to the Kansas secretary of state on...

Arizona Governor Race Tightens, But Will That Last?

How close is Arizona’s gubernatorial race? Republicans have long been favored to win, but with the general election season finally underway, the Grand Canyon State race appears to have drawn...

Begich's Willie Horton-Style Ad Stirs Up Alaska Race

The highly competitive Alaska Senate race turned vitriolic over the holiday weekend after Democratic incumbent Mark Begich's campaign released a brutal new TV ad that tied Republican challenger Dan...

Residency Issue Comes to the Fore in Key Races

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents this cycle, and her re-election race is one of the most watched. It is not only expected to be a long one, as a...

The 2014 Midterms: An Election Without a Cause

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y.  -- On a sunny afternoon last week, nostalgia permeated the musty air inside the nearly century-old David & Helen Getman Memorial Home, which remains a fixture of this...

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