Republican governors running for re-election next year are looking to capitalize on distaste for Washington gridlock and President Barack Obama’s dropping public approval amid the bumpy rollout of his signature health care law — and Democratic challengers may need to respond with a popular cause.
Sen. Robert Menendez is being investigated by a Miami federal grand jury for his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill spent more than $19 million on her re-election campaign but hasn’t finished paying all the bills.
Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana and Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey served years in the Senate, bowed out because of a term-limits promise or the frustration of endless fundraising and then discovered they couldn’t quit the place.
President Barack Obama is meeting with about 25 wealthy donors who each contributed $35,800 to his re-election effort.
Imploring supporters to stick with him, President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday that his re-election is “not a slam dunk” — despite his administration’s achievements — because of understandable public skepticism over the economy.