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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

Why Is Mary Landrieu in So Much Trouble?

It happens like clockwork.  Every six years, observers start the cycle predicting the demise of Louisiana’s Sen. Mary Landrieu.  Every six years, they are proven wrong, as she somehow...

Ernst Holding Narrow Lead in Iowa Senate Race

Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst leads Rep. Bruce Braley in Iowa's closely watched Senate contest, 48 percent to 46 percent,...

Colorado Senate Race a Petri Dish for Both Parties

There is perhaps no other state this election cycle that better reflects the lessons learned by both parties over the past four years than...

Real Clear Politics Election 2014

McConnell Ad Targets Key Grimes Voters: Women

The Mitch McConnell campaign has released a new ad targeting a key bloc of support for opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes: women. The spot features several young women talking directly to the camera....

Michelle Obama Stumps for Braley -- Not "Bailey"

Michelle Obama returned to Iowa on Tuesday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley -- and this time she remembered his name. After Braley was introduced, the first lady said,...

Polls: Ducey Widens Lead Over DuVal in Arizona

Republican Doug Ducey is opening up his lead over Democrat Fred DuVal in the tight Arizona gubernatorial race, according two recently released surveys. RCP now rates the race “leans GOP,”...

Is America's Quietest Campaign in California?

Across blue, red, and purple states, nearly a dozen governors are in danger of losing their jobs -- making 2014 an unusually challenging year for incumbents. Consequently, these endangered...

Obama Says Red State Dems Are "Strong Allies" of His

Democratic Senate candidates in red states have gone to great lengths to distance themselves from President Obama and his position on several key issues -- in some cases, even refusing to acknowledge...

Why You Should Heed What the Polls Say

I've been getting a lot of e-mails and tweets either asking me if the polls might be skewed toward Republicans this year, or forwarding me articles suggesting that they might be. This isn’t...

Ebola Spreading as a Midterm Campaign Issue

Ebola has spread to the campaign trail. No, candidates haven’t contracted the deadly disease. But growing fears about the threat of the virus and the administration’s response to it have...

RGA Outraises Democratic Group in Third Quarter

The Republican Governors Association raised $21.5 million in the third quarter of 2014, narrowly beating its Democratic counterpart, which raised $19.7 million.  “As we enter the home...

Tillis Backs McConnell as Leader If GOP Takes Senate

U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis suggested Monday that he would back Sen. Mitch McConnell for majority leader should Republicans win control of the upper chamber next month. Tillis had previously...

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