• Maryland can’t verify vote flips helped Dems

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. A “calibration issue” that reportedly flipped Republican votes into the Democratic column isn’t the only problem plaguing Maryland voting machines. State officials say two touch screens malfunctioned during early voting, too. Now the Maryland | Read More »

  • Politico: This is the ‘most wide-open Senate election in a decade’

    Politico reports: It’s the largest and most wide-open Senate battlefield in more than a decade: ten races, all neck-and-neck affairs headed into the final days of the campaign. And it’s not only that there are more competitive races this time | Read More »

  • ‘Calibration issue’ pops up on Maryland voting machines

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland. “When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — | Read More »

  • Obama and a Republican Senate

    Politico considers how the White House would operate with a Republican Senate: Nervous that Democrats could lose control of the Senate, the White House is already discussing how to cut deals with a Republican majority. As bad as the electoral map | Read More »

  • Georgia race statistical tie

    CNN reports: Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday. The three-point margin falls within the poll’s sampling | Read More »

  • Cook County ballot box tries to cast GOP votes for Democrats

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. CHICAGO — Early Voting in Illinois got off to its typical start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at | Read More »

  • Poll: Women support GOP

    From the AP: Women have moved in the GOP’s direction since September. In last month’s AP-GfK poll, 47 percent of female likely voters said they favored a Democratic-controlled Congress while 40 percent wanted the Republicans to capture control. In the | Read More »

  • Freedom Partners Action Fund launches $6.5 million ad campaign

    Press Release: Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Action Fund, a free-market Super PAC, is announcing a $6.5 million ad campaign that will begin on Wednesday, October 22 and continue through Election Day. Airing in Alaska, Arkansas, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa and | Read More »

  • Could one man flip the Senate?

    CNN reports: Auburn, Maine (CNN) – A quiet lobbying campaign by a low-key man from Maine could determine which party controls the Senate next year. Sen. Angus King, a Maine Independent, is holding private conversations with Independent Senate candidates to urge | Read More »

  • Polls show good news for Democrats?

    Politicususa.com reports: Two new polls of the Senate races in Kansas and North Carolina reveal that a Republican wave remains media wishful thinking, as Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan leads in North Carolina, and Independent Greg Orman is tied with Sen. | Read More »

  • Wasserman Schultz: Dems are going to hold the Senate

    According to the leader of the Democratic National Committee, the GOP will not take back the Senate this November as most forecasts predict: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the leader of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday that her party will keep | Read More »

  • Scott Brown closing the gap in NH

    From Fox News: A tightening Senate race in New Hampshire is bringing with it an onslaught of negative ads and campaign-trail recriminations, as Republican Scott Brown closes the gap against incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown, who had been trailing in | Read More »

  • Poll: Gardner up in Colorado

    Politico reports: Cory Gardner is ahead by 6 points in a Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday, the latest in a string of surveys that show the Colorado Republican Senate candidate in the lead. Gardner leads Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, 47 percent to | Read More »

  • Dem. approval rating lowest in 30 years

    ABC News reports: Barack Obama and his political party are heading into the midterm elections in trouble. The president’s 40 percent job approval rating in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the lowest of his career – and the | Read More »

  • 46% of likely voters prefer a Republican-controlled Congress

    NBC reports: OCTOBER 15, 2014 – Republicans hold a slight advantage over Democrats in the midterm elections that take place less than three weeks from now, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. In the poll, 46 percent of | Read More »

  • New ad praises Senator Pat Roberts for defending freedom of speech

    Washington, D.C.—American Commitment, a national advocacy organization, is launching an online ad campaign aimed at thanking Senator Pat Roberts for his steadfast defense of free speech.  President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid supported a Constitutional Amendment last month that would | Read More »

  • ‘Unemployed’ man in Dem attack ad has a job

    Fox News reports: The Democratic Governors Association has again run into trouble with one of the ads it is funding, this time using a picture of a man employed by a company that has praised Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage | Read More »

  • E-signatures just one concern, election integrity advocate says

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The acceptance of electronic or e-signatures on voter registration forms from third parties poses risks, but there’s a lot more to be worried about leading up to Nov. 4, says one | Read More »

  • Control of the Senate less certain than ever?

    According to MSNBC, control of the Senate is less certain than ever: As November approaches, control of the Senate is growing increasingly unpredictable as Republican gains in key states are offset by new vulnerabilities in unexpected places. The good news | Read More »

  • WashPo claims ‘wild cards’ will shake up midterms

    According to the Washington Post, the GOP’s takeover of the Senate is far from a done-deal: As campaign season heads into its final weeks, some wild cards are on the table in states where the GOP had been expecting easy | Read More »