The Post plows a bit of ground familiar to Bearing Drift readers: Which Republican can mount a serious challenge to Sen. Mark Warner? There are two GOP candidates in the race — Shak Hill and Howie Lind. Neither has much name recognition, and an objective observer would give neither much chance to beat the very popular Warner. Read full article >>
SPRINGFIELD — Republican candidates for governor are split on whether a government worker pension overhaul backed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn should be approved when lawmakers return to the Capitol this week.
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner are opposed to the pension reform framework agreed to by Springfield lawmakers last week while state Sen. Bill Brady seemed to be in favor of the deal. [ more › ]
Congressional candidate George Demos uses image of Obama, Toronto mayor vs. Rep. Tim Bishop.
According to a new national poll, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is still the early frontrunner among possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — The former chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party blasted Republican U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn and questioned his campaign’s integrity, honor and campaign tactics in an email to hundreds of conservative Nebraskans. Mark Fahleson Nebraska Watchdog has learned that Mark Fahleson recently sent a mass email...
Kentucky GOP senate candidate Matt Bevin is out with a new video responding to Senator Mitch McConnell's remarks in an October phone call that he would like to punch the Senate Conservatives Fund in the nose, as reported by the Washington...Show More Summary
The GOP is campaigning on self-deportation, ten months after pledging more minority outreach. The post South Carolina Senate Candidate Details Immigration Plan: ‘I’m For Self-Deportation’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Wyoming GOP senate candidate Liz Cheney is pushing back against the perception of her as a carpetbagger.Cheney, who moved to Wyoming last year, released an ad today featuring her three daughters discussing their ancestors' long history in Wyoming:Cheney is running against Republican Mike Enzi, a three-term senator.
Minnesota City Pages has obtained photographs of Stewart Mills, Republican candidate for the House from Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, partying like it’s 1999, and they ain’t pretty: In June, we broke the news that Stewart Mills is a Packers fan. That being the case, perhaps nobody should be surprised to learn that dude knows how […]
Stewart Mills, the Minnesota Republican who is aiming to unseat Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan, issued a statement Friday responding to some potentially damaging photos that surfaced on City Pages' Minnesota Politics blog. “It’s no secret that in the past I’ve let...
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau PURCELLVILLE, Va. — Republicans named their candidate in the special election for the Lt. Gov.-elect, Ralph Northam‘s soon-to-be-vacant state Senate District 6 seat, but the unresolved attorney general race leaves the Senate majority in limbo. THEY’RE READY: Republicans have a candidate ready in the upcoming special election for...
(CNN) - In the crucial swing state of Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush appears to be the top contender among a crop of potential GOP presidential candidates, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite for Democratic voters, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University survey also indicates that if the […]
On Monday, the Washington Post ("Paul Ryan, GOP's budget architect, sets his sights on fighting poverty and winning minds") published a glowing profile of failed 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. His extremist makeover,...Show More Summary
(CNN) - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's still interested in making amends with fellow possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie. Paul was speaking to a radio station in the important caucus state of Iowa on Wednesday when the New Jersey governor came up: host Simon Conway of WHO radio proposed that the […]
Frustrated by constant republican opposition to pass Obama candidate nominations, Harry Reid may finally invoke the "nuclear option" and end the GOP's ability to filibuster nominees. Politico reports that this may take place as soon as today. Show More Summary
A political candidate endorsed by a member of the 'Duck Dynasty' family has upset his establishment opponent in a special election held in Louisiana.
Former GOP presidential candidate and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) waded into the gay marriage debate on a special comedic platform Tuesday. In a spirited interview with Stephen Colbert, Santorum was asked whether proponents of traditional...Show More Summary
Apparently, getting a medal from the GOP box of Cracker Jacks warrants front page news on Monica Wehby's website: On the front page of her website, Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby prominently states that she has received the "Congressional...Show More Summary
San Diego, the eighth largest city in the country, used to be solidly Republican based on its military heritage, retiree population, and its many suburban strongholds. But it has been moving left. Barack Obama trounced Mitt Romney by 25 points among city voters in last year's presidential election. Show More Summary