Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.
As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He’s never lost a general election and has spent 30 years in the Senate scaling Republican leadership ranks.
With wins in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia Tuesday Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006.
Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.
Jesse Benton says he doesn’t want a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012 to be a distraction in Kentucky.
Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s high-stakes Senate race on Wednesday, a day after primaries in several states that also set up a Republican runoff in Georgia and left tea party insurgents still scratching for a breakthrough triumph.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell looked to vanquish a tea party challenger, and nearly a dozen candidates vied for spots on the Georgia ballot for fall elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate — highlights Tuesday night of party primaries that spread across six states.
Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the super-rich.
A half-dozen Senate races are heightening the struggle between establishment Republicans and tea party campaign operations, threatening to exacerbate conservative divisions this fall and beyond.
A liberal leaning think tank is blaming Senate Democrats for the gridlock the government has been having recently.