• 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 »

  • GA Repubs ready to choose nominee

    Republicans in Georgia have been fighting for months, but it’s finally time for them to choose their nominee for the senate run this fall. From the New York Times: Georgia Republicans on Tuesday will finally pick a Senate nominee, choosing | Read More »

  • Forecast gives GOP 86 percent chance of taking over senate

    According to the Washington Post‘s “Election Lab” forecast model, the Republicans have an 86 percent chance of winning back the senate in 2014. According to the Post: The updated forecast for the House is nothing surprising. In line with what we’ve previously | Read More »

  • GOP still favored for 2014

    According to Politico, the Republicans are closing in on a senate majority, come 2014: Republicans have more options. They’ve landed top recruits to take on first-term senators in New Hampshire and Colorado, nominated credible female candidates in open-seat contests in | Read More »

  • Will these 12 races decide the Senate majority?

    The Washington Post lists the 12 senate races that it projects will decide which party holds the majority come November. On the list are: Michigan, Georgia, Iowa, Colorado, Alaska, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Montana, West Virginia, and South Dakota. | Read More »

  • Learning from Thad Cochran

    How did Thad Cochran bounce back to win in the Republican Senate nomination in Mississippi, beating our a strong Tea Party challenger? He had 36 years of experience on his side, for one thing, (as well as Brett Favre), but | Read More »

  • Will Mississippi make or break the GOP?

    According to the New York Times, a Tea Party victory in Mississippi tonight could “fracture” the GOP, and would only serve to strengthen the Democrats’ chances of holding onto the Senate majority: WASHINGTON — Fear of losing a seat to | Read More »

  • NC GOP senate candidate in hot water

    Thom Tillis is getting flack for comments he made in 2012. “If you take a look, you mentioned the Hispanic population —the African American population, there’s a number of things that our party stands for that they embrace,” he said. “I | Read More »

  • Senate landscape in GOP’s favor?

    According to USA Today, “Republicans are enjoying clear advantages in their quest for a Senate takeover.” The environment is really good right now, and the quality of candidates is superior,” said Scott Reed, a veteran GOP strategist and senior political aide | Read More »

  • We have no idea how much Obamacare costs

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Remember back when Obamacare was supposed to be reducing the deficit? Those were the days: For Democratic lawmakers who were hesitant to sign onto the sweeping 2010 health care law, one of the most powerful | Read More »

  • Obamacare outreach does little to reduce number of Iowa’s uninsured

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. DES MOINES, Iowa — Only one quarter of Iowans without health insurance have opted to get coverage since the introduction of Obamacare, despite millions of dollars in federal spending encouraging them to sign up. | Read More »

  • Kansas’ Obamacare opposition saves tax dollars

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.  OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Kansas’ opposition to Obamacare has actually saved taxpayers money. A breakdown of raw enrollment numbers and spending has revealed that, from a fiscal perspective, Kansas was probably right to reject a more than | Read More »

  • Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange most costly in the nation

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, costs the nation’s taxpayers the most per enrollee, according to a new study by Kaiser Health. Hawaii’s exchange, which has just more than 8,500 people registered, has | Read More »

  • Obamacare squandered $1.2 billion on failed exchanges

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Christopher Conover, Yevgeniy Feyman, and Katherine Restrepo try to figure out: So how much taxpayer money did Obamacare’s failed state exchanges squander? We calculated a federal cost per enrollee consisting of a) the total amount | Read More »

  • Only 54 percent of MS residents who enrolled in Obamacare have paid

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Fifty-four percent of Mississippi residents who enrolled in Obamacare have paid their first-month premiums. Nationwide, 67 percent of enrollees paid through the federal insurance exchange to complete enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, according to numbers from | Read More »

  • Obamacare and Romneycare

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Following on the heels of the failure of the Obamacare exchange in Oregon,Massachusetts has announced its “first exchange in the nation” is also going under. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to | Read More »