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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

Bill Cassidy Defeats Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put...

Midterm Demographics Didn't Sink the Democrats

A congealing conventional wisdom surrounding the 2014 elections is that Democrats had a long night because of an unfavorable...

The Other Republican Wave: State Legislatures

Last Tuesday, Republicans made historic gains in the nation’s state legislatures. The GOP now controls 68 out of 98 partisan state legislative...

Real Clear Politics Election 2014

Facing Do-or-Die Runoff, Landrieu Goes on Offense

Mary Landrieu is the last Deep South Democrat standing after last week's midterm drubbing by the Republicans. But now that her party has withdrawn $2 million in advertising placements ahead of her...

Examining the Polls and the Election Results

As Tuesday night got going, most people suspected that Republicans were headed for a good night. This, after all, was what the polls strongly suggested.  Instead, they had a great night. What is...

A Referendum on the President

There are two basic approaches to evaluating elections.  The first view holds that elections are choices: Voters evaluate the proposals put forward by the candidates, and carefully select the...

Senate Gains Give Mitch McConnell a Double Win

With victories ranging from the now solidly Republican state of Arkansas to heavily Democratic Colorado, the Republican Party last night secured the majority in the U.S. Senate that has eluded it in...

GOP Officials: Benching Obama Hurt Some Dems

One of the biggest mistakes Democrats made this election cycle was benching their messenger-in-chief, Barack Obama, said the man in charge of the GOP’s Senate campaigns. “They sidelined...

Wins in Key Governor Races Bolster GOP's Huge Night

The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate may have been the biggest story coming out of Tuesday night, but it wasn’t the only reason the GOP had to celebrate a midterm wave that rivaled the...

Why the House Results Matter

Republicans added at least 12 seats to their House majority Tuesday. If they win just a few of the 17 remaining undecided races, they’ll hold a greater advantage in the lower chamber than at...

GOP Stays in Control of House, Expands Majority

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans claimed a commanding majority in the House on Tuesday, pushing their dominance to near-historic levels as they dispatched the last white Democrats in the South and made...

An Obama-Republican Governing Alliance? Unlikely.

For President Obama and his party, Tuesday night's midterm results were nothing short of brutal. Voters' deep misgivings about Washington and Obama's leadership put Republicans in charge of both...

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