By DAVID ESPO | October 31, 2014 2:31 pmEarly votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?
Democrats in tight New England governor races
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 12:32 pmFacing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.
TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 8:48 amA Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station -- and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.
AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 8:06 amWhen U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.
Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 12:42 amSix years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term.
Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 12:42 amAt first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.
Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 12:36 amWhen it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.
Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 12:24 amAs a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.
How the AP-GfK poll was conducted
Associated Press | October 31, 2014 12:24 amThe Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are...
Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad
Associated Press | October 30, 2014 11:00 pmNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout.
Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans
Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:30 pmRepublicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.
Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola
Associated Press | October 30, 2014 5:06 pmPresident Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them.
Roberts' primary foe urges Kansans to vote for him
Associated Press | October 30, 2014 4:18 pmU.S. Sen. Pat Roberts gained a somewhat reluctant endorsement Thursday from his former Republican primary challenger, Milton Wolf, who urged Kansans to vote for the long-time incumbent despite their misgivings.
First presidential debate in works for Republicans
Associated Press | October 30, 2014 4:18 pmThe 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest.
Kansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts
Associated Press | October 30, 2014 4:18 pmBeloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.