By PHILIP ELLIOTT | October 20, 2014 2:12 amDCCC raises $17M in September, spends $37M
For GOP's Scalise, being No. 3 boosts popularity
Associated Press | October 20, 2014 2:06 amLet's count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Republican-led House.
At rallies, Obama casts 2014 as key for his legacy
Associated Press | October 19, 2014 7:30 pmMarching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he's fought for in the White House. "Don't give up now," he said. "Not after we've made this much progress."
LePage's style at center of Maine governor's race
Associated Press | October 19, 2014 6:54 amTo some in Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hot-headed and divisive. Others say the hard-charging former mayor has found his own way to be effective in a state with a proud independent streak.
In Georgia Senate bid, Nunn talks economy to women
Associated Press | October 18, 2014 1:25 pmYou don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.
Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view
Associated Press | October 18, 2014 9:06 amAndrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office.
House Dems fight to hold 9 districts Romney won
Associated Press | October 18, 2014 1:00 amAs House Republicans try enlarging their majority in next month's elections, one focus is the nine Democratic-held districts that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney carried in 2012. A brief look at each race:
GOP targets Dem House districts that backed Romney
Associated Press | October 18, 2014 1:00 amRepublicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012.
Walker, Burke disagree on Wisconsin's economy
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 6:30 pmDemocrat Mary Burke argued during a debate Friday in Wisconsin's hotly contested governor's race that Republican incumbent Scott Walker mismanaged Wisconsin's finances, leading to a projected $1.8 billion budget shortfall, and enacted tax cuts that benefited the wealthy over the middle class.
Crist stumps with first lady _ and his trusted fan
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 4:36 pmIn one of his first public appearances since his trusty fan took center stage during a debate, Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made hay of the dust-up during a rally with Michelle Obama on Friday.
GOP turns to Ebola fears in campaign drive
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 3:36 pmRepublicans are tapping into Americans' fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument of the 2014 elections.
GOP ad in Neb. links Democrat to convicted killer
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 2:48 pmNational Republicans launched an ad linking a Nebraska Democrat to a convicted murderer in a commercial echoing a spot with racial overtones that roiled the 1988 presidential race.
News Guide: National Democrats send $10M to allies
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 1:06 pmWith nearly three weeks until Election Day, political parties and their committees on Friday were busy moving cash around with a sharp eye on the Senate, where control is at stake.
Pot playing little role in tight Colorado contests
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 10:06 amColorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just don't expect any of them to talk much about the biggest news of the year: legal pot.
RNC takes out loan, sends $5M to allied committees
Associated Press | October 17, 2014 9:30 amThe Republican National Committee said Friday it has borrowed $5 million to help GOP campaign committees and that all new donations will be sent to help candidates in competitive Senate races.