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Alaska primary a test of Dem 'meddling'
An outside group backing Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has spent nearly $4 million in attack ads against GOP Senate front-runner Dan Sullivan, a move Republicans say is "meddling" by Democrats to set themselves up for an easier general election this fall.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Why Wendy Davis probably isn't going to win
As we inch ever closer to November's gubernatorial election, polls pitting Republican Greg Abbott against Democratic challenger Wendy Davis are being scrutinized by media outlets across the country.
Is this House candidate the Todd Akin of 2014?
The Republican primary race for Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District looks like it's headed for a recount, with the Post Crescent reporting state Sen. Glenn Grothman leads fellow state Sen. Joe Leibham by just 214 votes, according to unofficial results.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Republican leaders get the Senate candidates they wanted
Every Senate Republican running for re-election this year won his primary, denying the GOP nomination to less experienced Tea Party challengers who could have put safe seats in play for the Democrats.
The End of a Click-Friendly, Anti-Gay, Holocaust-Trolling Republican State Legislator
He made it into my story about Tennessee's primaries, and he was covered in my tweets about the results, but state Sen. Stacey Campfield deserves another moment.
EDITORIAL: The Gaffe Patrol, on duty again
Democrats have been searching desperately for the next Todd Akin. Two years ago, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri shot himself in the foot by talking about "legitimate rape," as if there were any such thing.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Real Clear Politics
GOP Senate Incumbents Complete Sweep in Primaries
Back in March, Mitch McConnell made a brash prediction about how Senate Republican incumbents would fare against Tea Party insurgents in the upcoming primary season.
Montana's Plagiarist Senator Will Quit His Race
In one way, Jonathan Martin's story about the plagiarized Army War College thesis of Montana Sen. John Walsh broke at just the right time.
FitzGerald says the campaign is on, but what would you have advised? What you're saying
In a note to supporters Thursday, Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ed FitzGerald said his campaign remains focused on issues and will resume in earnest beginning Friday.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Abortion laws fuel fight for Senate
The 2014 campaign hasn't had the equivalent of Todd Akin's infamous rape comments driving the abortion debate.
This time around, ita s the Democrats who are stuck with lousy candidates
In the lead-up to the 2012 midterm elections, all the talk was about the GOP taking control of the Senate.
The Miami Herald
Field set in Missouri 2nd Congressional District
A former U.S. ambassador seeking a two-year return to Washington will face a St. Louis educator and a St. Charles business owner in the November general election for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
GOP Rep. Steve King: 'I'm Not Sure Obama Could Pass The Citizenship Test'
While stomping for Sen. Rand Paul , Rep. Steve King quipped that President Barack Obama wouldn't be able to pass the citizenship test because he doesn't understand the United States economic infrastructure and how capitalism works.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
"Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom"
Former U.S. Congressman Todd Akin appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to talk about his book, "Firing Back."
Independent Women's Forum
Salon: Four Reasons the GOP is Anti-Woman
An article up at Salon purports to expose "four reasons GOP's new 'war for women' is a ridiculous joke."
Fri Aug 01, 2014
The unbearable invisibility of political underdogs
In theory, Americans love the underdog. In practice-especially in 21st century media coverage of political campaigns-underdog candidates might as well be wearing Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Democrats fumbling their way to turnout debacle?
It wasn't supposed to work this way. The Democrats looked long and hard for viable challengers to Senate Republicans, and hoped to turn at least one major Republican challenger into the Todd Akin of 2014 as a means to paint the entire party as crazy, radical, incompetent, or all three.
A Tennessee Transplant's Thoughts On Age And Politics
I have read several opinions favoring the job performance of Representative Fleischmann as well the apparent disdain that they have for his challenger and his age.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Iowa's Ernst dabbles in nullification extremism
In 2010 and 2012, Republican primary voters nominated some pretty outrageous candidates who were so extreme, they alienated the American mainstream and helped deliver key victories to Democrats.
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Desperately looking to fire up their base, Democrats are on the hunt for the next Todd Akin - a loose-talking Republican candidate who can be cast as being so far outside of the mainstream that they tarnish the GOP's image and dampen its chances of taking over the Senate.