Roll Call looks ahead to the midterm elections and sizes up five potential rematches for the House.
A national survey has found that Democrats hold a three-point lead over Republicans when voters are asked which party they would vote for in the 2014 midterm elections. The Rasmussen Reports poll found that 41% of likely U.S. votersShow More Summary
Charlie Cook: "At this point, there are two competing theories on what theme will dominate the 2014 congressional elections. The one that seems to have become the conventional wisdom is that Republicans will continue to have problems with perception of their brand--specifically with younger, minority, female, and moderate voters. Show More Summary
During times like these—a still-fragile economy; unemployment persistently, unacceptably high; the prospect of a midterm election with dynamics that work against the Democrats—the environment always takes the hit. That’s just the way things are. Show More Summary
During a discussion on Fox News Thursday afternoon that linked President Obama's latest round of fundraising for the 2014 midterm elections with his efforts to pass stricter gun control laws, contributor Charles Krauthammer suggested an idea that appeared to shock his fellow panelists as well as host Chris Wallace. Show More Summary
We can imagine what lies ahead in 2017 — no matter the result of either the 2014 midterm elections or the 2016 presidential outcome. There will be no more $1 trillion deficits. About $10 trillion will have been added to the national debt during the Obama administration, on top of the more than $4 trillion from the prior eight-year George W. Show More Summary
Democrats are convinced that Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is vulnerable in next year's midterm elections. Even the most vulnerable Senator, however, needs an opponent in order to lose. Actress Ashley Judd floated, and then quickly deflated, her own trial ballon about opposing McConnell. Show More Summary
For months, Breitbart News has noted that Senate Democrats face a difficult political terrain going into the 2014 midterm elections. Democrats are defending 21 seats against the GOP's 14. While the GOP is favored in all of its races, Mitt Romney won 7 states the Democrats are defending. Show More Summary
Red-state Democratic senators on the ballot in 2014 will have a dual challenge. As a general matter the party that holds the White House does poorly in the second midterm election. Moreover, in the case of a number of senators … Continue reading ?
The other day, Harry Reid decided that he wouldn’t include a scary-looking gun ban in the Senate’s package of gun control regulations, mostly because of the midterm elections next year. A gun ban based on purely cosmetic features of weapons would most certainly cost the Democrats the Senate and House. But that doesn’t deter the [...]
Larry Sabato and Kyle Kondik: "Obama's greatest setback to date has been the 2010 midterm elections. Gains that Republicans scored in the House and Senate still circumscribe his agenda. It is no surprise, then, that the Obama White House wants to achieve something no other president has ever done: Retake full control of Congress in a midterm... Show More Summary
Remember October 2010? There were some pretty sexy midterm Congressional elections going on, huh? Also the gorgeous Richard Neutra-designed Troxell House hit the market in the Pacific Palisades, asking $4.45 million. The...
Washington (CNN) – Organizing for Action, the political group newly formed from President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, wasn't created to win the 2014 midterm elections, the president told a restaurant full of the group's supporters Wednesday. Instead, Obama described OFA's mission as making sure "the voices of people who put me here continue to be [...]
Politico: "Minnesota topped the urnout list for the eighth time in the last nine presidential and midterm elections, with 76.1 percent turnout. Hawaii came in last, with urnout at a mere 44.1 percent. Overall turnout was down from 62...Show More Summary
(CNN) – Not wasting a minute, Democratic campaign groups in Congress are bringing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan–which he's set to release Tuesday–into the line of fire, attempting to make it a wedge issue in the 2014 midterm elections. But Republicans are hitting back, attacking Democrats for their lack of a balanced budget one day [...]
Since the 2010 midterm elections, conservatives have looked to Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to provide a vanguard against Obama's radical agenda. It has been a disheartening experience. In fairness to House Republicans, there is little one legislative chamber can do to affect the direction of the federal government. Show More Summary
The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter warns Democrats that they have some advantages heading into 2014 and beyond -- the history that a president’s party traditionally loses seats in midterm elections, the slowly growing economy, and the Democrats thin bench beyond H …
The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.
Welcome to the ‘Harlem Shake’ shake: Midterm elections edition. We hope this viral video dance craze dies well before the 2014 vote — in fact we’re a bit surprised it’s gone on as long as it has — but meanwhile volunteers for SenateShow More Summary
Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America Republican control of the House makes meaningful advancement on President Obama's agenda near-impossible. And so, to deal with this, Obama plans to make the midterm elections a priority. If Democrats...Show More Summary