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A Black Atheist is Running for U.S. Senate from Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Senate seat up for grabs this November is considered one of the safest in the nation for Republicans to hold on to. But Sean Braddy, an atheist running as an independent, is challenging him anyway.

Trump Will Have Big Trouble With Congress In September

Republican representatives and senators will return to Washington right after Labor Day with one thing in mind: pass a continuing resolution with as little controversy as possible so they can quickly get back to their districts or states to campaign for reelection. That CR will present Donald Trump with enormous challenges [...]

Republican Senator Grassley refuses to be photographed with Trump

At a Saturday Iowa event, Grassley avoided the stage so as not to be in a photograph with Trump. While Donald Trump was speaking, Iowa Republican officials came on stage to stand with him, with one notable exception. Sen. Chuck Grassley refused to be photographed with Trump. Show More Summary

Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year. … Click to Continue »

Why Is the Trumpish Right Inept at Hardball Politics?

We’ve only a few days to go until the Arizona Republican Senate primary, and death is on the mind of Dr. Kelli Ward. The former state senator is trailing, significantly, in her bid to oust Sen. John McCain. But it’s not her campaign’s impending death that consumes Ward: It’s John McCain’s. “I’m a doctor. Show More Summary

Are Republicans trying to pull a Todd Akin in the Florida Senate race?

There is some evidence GOP groups are trying to sideline well-financed centrist Patrick Murphy in favor of liberal firebrand Alan Grayson.

Watch: PA Democratic Senate Candidate Twists Herself Into A Pretzel Over Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate Katie McGinty appears to be cruising to a slim victory over incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, but...

John McCain -- Britney Spears is My Jam (VIDEO)

Senator John McCain literally melts when he talks about his favorite female celeb... one Britney Spears. Our photog got the 79-year-old Republican from Arizona at LAX Thursday, and he makes it clear... he's not just paying lip service -- he's…

North Carolina senator on trail fields hard questions like, why no socks?

One of North Carolina’s most powerful – and, perhaps, most politically vulnerable – Republicans in Congress has found himself in an unexpectedly close reelection contest this year and he’s being … Click to Continue »...

Weak Bench Undermines Democratic Hopes for Senate

Senate Democrats, aware of the dead weight that Donald J. Trump has placed on their vulnerable Republican colleagues, can taste a reclaimed majority,” the New York Times reports. “But just as Senate Republicans blew their chances in 2010 and 2012 [...]

Ted Strickland targets Rob Portman on choice, embrace of Trump's anti-woman agenda

Donald Trump's biggest demographic problem is with women voters, and Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland is making the most of it, tying his Republican opponent Sen. Rob Portman to Trump in his opposition to abortion rights and women's rights in a new ad appropriately called "Choice." Narrator: "We all know what Donald Trump has said about women. Show More Summary

Why Gabby Giffords’s Gun Safety Group Is Backing Two Republicans

In a rare move, a leading gun-safety political action committee co-founded by Gabrielle Giffords—the shooting survivor who is a former Democratic U.S. representative from Arizona—has endorsed two Republican senators in their races for...Show More Summary

How not to get dragged down by the Donald

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The GOP Senate candidate in Nevada may be the best example of how Republicans can save themselves from Trump.

New DSCC ad hits 'morally tainted' Republican senators who stand with Trump

The DSCC released a new web ad, "Morally Tainted," Thursday highlighting how Republican senators and Senate candidates continue to support Donald Trump even as he continues his dangerous and inflammatory comments. The video asks theShow More Summary

Democrats’ Weak Bench Undermines Hope of Taking Back Senate

Various flaws mar many of the party’s candidates, despite a year when the Republicans have chosen a contentious presidential candidate.

Mercer-Funded Super PAC in Arizona Senate Race Turns to Cambridge Analytica

Less than a month after receiving a $200,000 donation from mega-donors Robert and Diana Mercer, the super PAC backing Senator John McCain’s Republican primary opponent, Kelli Ward, reported paying $450,000 to Cambridge Analytica, the...Show More Summary

Gay Republican Iowa Senate Hopeful: I’m Not the Perfect Candidate Because I’m Gay

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

He’s out, but perhaps not quite fully proud. Mike Pryor is the first openly gay Republican to run for Iowa Legislature, but LGBT rights isn’t part of his campaign platform. Polk County GOP picks its first gay Senate candidate: Mike Pryor… Read The post Gay Republican Iowa Senate Hopeful: I’m Not the Perfect Candidate Because I’m Gay appeared first on Towleroad.

The Latest: Trump campaign head draws contrast with Rubio

Donald Trump's campaign manager is contrasting the Republican presidential nominee's immigration stance with that of former primary rival Marco Rubio. Rubio has offered lukewarm support for Trump as he seeks reelection to his SenateShow More Summary

Morning Digest: Ted Strickland finally starts standing up for his tenure as governor

Leading Off: ? OH-Sen: Republicans have relentlessly attacked Democrat Ted Strickland's tenure as governor in Ohio's Senate race, arguing in ad after ad that Strickland was somehow to blame for the job losses his state suffered at the end of the last decade. Show More Summary

Lost Liberal Media Narrative? EpiPen CEO is the Daughter of Democratic Senator Joe Manchin

Wonder if the liberal media would pounce on the CEO of the makers of EpiPen if the CEO were a Republican? But, that narrative has not been activated since the CEO is Heather Bresch, the daughter of Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin. Photo by NASA HQ PHOTO

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