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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

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 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...

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Mine Workers Union Backs Tennant in W.Va.

The United Mine Workers of America waded into the Senate race in West Virginia Monday, endorsing Democratic candidate Natalie Tennant.   “Don’t let anyone fool you -- Natalie...

Will 2014 Midterms Be a Wave Election?

Analysts are beginning to wonder: Where is the Republican wave? You can find Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley grappling with the question here (with apologies to Kondik and Skelley, I...

Why Republicans Will Take the Senate

The second of two parts Harry Reid has been waxing optimistic when asked about the future of Democrats’ hold on the U.S. Senate. In an interview with a local television station last week, the...

How Democrats Can Hold Their Senate Majority

The first in a two-part series. The summer has been a difficult one for Democrats hoping to hold on to their majority in the U.S. Senate this fall. Their incumbent in Montana exited the midterms...

Ducey Tops GOP Field in Arizona Governor Race

GOP Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey captured the Republican nomination for governor in Arizona with about 37 percent of the vote Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic nominee Fred...

Jenkins, Rahall Look Beyond Coal in W.Va. House Race

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- The House race in West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District ranks among the most competitive, unpredictable contests this election cycle. Yet, there's already a champion there:...

Why the Latest N.H. Poll Should Be Taken Seriously

The New Hampshire Senate race poll released last Thursday night caused quite a stir. It showed Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's lead over former Sen. Scott Brown collapsing to two points. Many people had begun...

GOP Sees Model in Pearce; Dems See Opportunity

The last part in a weeklong special report, "Hispanic Voters: Trends and Opportunities," running this week and sponsored by Univision. When Republicans began looking for ways to win over some of the...

Poll: Brown Pulls Nearly Even With Shaheen in N.H.

Scott Brown is back in the ballgame.   The former Massachusetts senator had appeared to be fading in his bid to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, but a new poll...

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