• Should GOP be nervous about Iowa seat?

    Politico reports that the GOP is “fretting” over the seat of retiring liberal Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa: Few states are more important than Iowa in the battle for the Senate this fall. But anxiety is rising within Republican ranks | Read More »

  • Obamacare still haunting Dems

    According to Fox News, Democrats are working to downplay their support of Obamacare: The politically divisive legacy of ObamaCare has vulnerable Democrats trying to downplay their past support of the legislation ahead of Election Day – by criticizing the president’s | Read More »

  • Latinos threaten to boycott mid-term elections

    Latino Democratic voters are upset that President Obama has not acted on immigration reform and granted sweeping amnesty, instead punting the issue until after this fall’s elections. Fox News Latino reports: Some Latino Democrats, saying they are fed up with | Read More »

  • Al Franken in trouble?

    Long-time Democratic senator from Minnesota, Al Franken, may be in trouble because of his allegiance to President Obama. Fox News reports: A survey of registered and likely voters by KSTP/Survey USA in mid-August had Franken ahead of McFadden by nine points, 51 | Read More »

  • Kansas senate race suddenly matters?

    According to NPR, the once “a low-key U.S. Senate race” in Kansas is “suddenly volatile”:  In presidential elections, Kansas is deep red. And the state’s entire congressional delegation is Republican. But this year, there’s sudden volatility in Kansas politics. As | Read More »

  • ‘Missing voters’ up 62 percent in North Carolina

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. RALEIGH, N.C. — “Alarming” numbers of inactive voters are fattening election rolls in North Carolina, an electoral group charges. The Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina reports that voters classified as inactive grew from 460,065 | Read More »

  • Global warming Democrats invite election backlash

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Recent polling numbers may induce Republicans on the November ballot to turn certain Democrats’ obsession with global warming into a Republican weapon, slamming Democrats for ignoring much more important issues. Several Democratic politicians and | Read More »

  • Libs predict a ‘nail biter’ this fall

    The liberal-minded Huffington Post is not surprisingly not hopping on the bandwagon the Washington Post and other media outlets have created that predicts with fair certainty a Republican takeover of the senate this fall. According to HuffPo, though: WASHINGTON — | Read More »

  • Polling shows GOP gaining momentum

    The Republican Party has been consistently touted as the likely victor in the race to control the senate this fall. Forecasts have had the GOP’s chance at winning the six seats necessary to do so at as much as 86 | Read More »

  • Silver lining for Dems if they lose the senate?

    The American Prospect proclaims, “Yes, it’ll make for a miserable two years. But just look at what 2016 will be like.” Their reasoning? Here’s the good news for Democrats: Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, Democrats will almost certainly | Read More »

  • History and the 2014 elections

    According to the Washington Post, patterns from past senate elections can help us predict what will take place this fall: The Wall Street Journal this week dove into the data to try and figure out what the past might tell us about | Read More »

  • NC Dems in panic mode?

    Reports are saying that Kay Hagan and her liberal posse in North Carolina are  launching “a $9.1 million TV blitz in North Carolina attacking Republican Thom Tillis.” (from the Charlotte Observer.) The story goes on: The ad buy, the largest so far | Read More »

  • Hollywood A-listers trying to keep Senate full of Dems

    The Hill reports today that moviestars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Barbra Streisand are pumping thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns in an attempt to salvage the midterm elections for a swing left: Streisand, a longtime Democratic donor, opened | Read More »

  • Republican takeover ‘more and more assured’

    The Washington Post asserts that lucky breaks and the downfall of Tea Party candidates means a Republican takeover of the senate is nigh: The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal | Read More »

  • Experts say challenge in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race will fail

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. According to a pair of experts, state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s challenge of the results of the the U.S. Senate race has little chance of success. Six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the heavily contentious senate race by | Read More »

  • Will third party candidates ruin the GOP’s chances?

    The Republicans need to take over only six seats to win back control of the Senate from the Democrats, but according to Breitbart.com, In a number of races, Republicans could fall short due to third party, especially Libertarian, challengers.” Mike | Read More »

  • Bloomberg: Every Senate seat matters

    Despite optimistic reports from several other media outlets, Bloomberg is still dubious concerning the GOP’s chances of regaining the senate this fall: Writes Jonathan Bernstein: A new estimate from Nate Silver gives Republicans a 60 percent chance of winning a Senate | Read More »

  • WSJ: ‘Prospects brighten for GOP’

    The Wall Street Journal reports that “unexpectedly strong bids by several Republican candidates and President Barack Obama‘s continued sagging approval ratings are boosting GOP chances of capturing a Senate majority.” The Journal cites the Republicans’ “competitive bids for at least ten Senate | Read More »

  • Reasons the GOP should be optimistic/fearful

    Roll Call has compiled a list of reasons the Republicans should be optimistic about their chances for retaking the senate this fall. Among them is the fact that they have three almost seats guaranteed in South Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana. Reasons for pessimism involve | Read More »

  • Poll shows GOP’s chances at 60 percent

    With a showing as high as 86 percent, the Republicans’ chances of regaining the senate this fall have been fluctuating, but have so far remained on the higher end of 50 percent. The New York Times now places the likelihood at | Read More »