- Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residents
Miami Herald, Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 04:47 PM
Scores of Alaskans have complained about receiving emails and letters to find their voting histories and those of their acquaintances sent by an elusive group calling itself the Alaska State Voter Program. …
- Biden Voices Support For Northern Ireland Talks
Huffington Post, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 06:34 PM
Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his support behind a new round of power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. Biden spoke with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. He also held separate phone calls with Peter Robinson, the leader of Northern Ireland's Catholic-Protestant government, and Robinson's deputy, Martin McGuinness. The White House says Biden discussed with the leaders the role that former U.
- 9 first-time Latino candidates run for Congress
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 01:05 PM
First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day.
- Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 03:13 AM
She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth.
- House Republicans make liberal use of Obama in ads
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 06:17 PM
One week before Election Day, House Republicans rolled out late-campaign attack ads Tuesday tying Democrats to President Barack Obama. The unpopular chief executive embarked on a round of travel to boost gubernatorial candidates in a half-dozen states. …
- Grand Teton lodge under review after Biden stay
Associated Press, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 03:58 PM
The National Park Service is reviewing its policy for VIP stays at a lakeside vacation lodge in the Grand Tetons after a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.
- Rand Paul launches ads in Kansas
Associated Press, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 11:11 PM
He's not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country.
- Biden to travel to Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco
Miami Herald, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 08:47 PM
Vice President Joe Biden is planning a trip next month to Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey. …
- Romney, Dole campaign with Kansas Sen. Roberts
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 04:07 PM
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning in Kansas for U. S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election, portraying a vote for his independent challenger as a vote for Democratic President Barack Obama. U. S. Senate Majority Leader and presidential nominee Bob Dole joined Romney and Roberts Monday at an upscale Overland Park restaurant and bowling emporium.
- Obama, in low demand, suits up for governor races
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 03:43 AM
President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape, avoiding hostile Senate terrain during the final days of the midterm campaign in favor of tight governor races where his liabilities are less likely to stick to Democratic candidates. With a week left before Election Day, Obama is fanning out to campaign in six states, betting that his last-minute appeals will mobilize core Democratic voters who have a history of sitting out midterm elections. Democratic governor candidates also are better shielded from Obama's policies than Democratic candidates for Senate, whose votes can directly advance the president's agenda. "In Senate races, voters are looking through the lens of federal politics, and voters are getting a president with the lowest approval of his presidency right now," said Nathan Daschle, a former executive director of the Democratic Governors' Association. State action has been a crucial element of Obama's health care law. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama's fundraising for the national party benefits Democrats up and down the ballot, including governors.
- Family ties can be a candidate's blessing or curse
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 10/26/2014 - 10:48 AM
In Arkansas, former Sen. David Pryor and his wife, Barbara, campaign for son Mark, the incumbent Democratic senator, while onetime elected officials — Georgia's Sam Nunn, Florida's Bob Graham and Louisiana's Moon Landrieu — are lending a hand to their daughters. Gwen Graham is seeking a House seat in northern Florida, Michelle Nunn is running for the Senate and Mary Landrieu is pursuing a fourth Senate term. The presence of their fathers, whether in campaign ads or on the trail, is a reminder to older voters, crucial in low-turnout midterm elections, of the Southern Democrats of the past. House Republican candidate and Iraq War veteran Paul Chabot couldn't make the Immanuel Baptist Salt and Light Ministry forum with local and congressional candidates on Oct.
- Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes
Huffington Post, Sunday - 10/26/2014 - 09:09 AM
As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearning for good jobs. It's not the emphasis that his fellow Republican, Gov. Nathan Deal, wants to hear. Deal is battling for re-election while Democrats emphasize the economy and remind Georgians that they have the nation's highest unemployment rate. Georgia isn't the only state where a governor on the ballot could conceivably undermine his party's Senate nominee, or vice versa.