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  • In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

    In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders:...
  • Low turnout, not Obamacare, poses chief threat, Democrats say

    Low turnout, not Obamacare, poses chief threat, Democrats say
    WASHINGTON – Following their loss in Tuesday’s special congressional election in Florida, Democratic strategists increasingly are willing to say publicly that the party faces a problem in this year’s midterm election – but it&...
  • GOP emphasis on Obamacare helps David Jolly win House seat in Florida

    GOP emphasis on Obamacare helps David Jolly win House seat in Florida
    Republicans scored a significant victory in a special congressional election Tuesday, holding on to a seat in a swing district in Florida that Democrats had high hopes of capturing after a campaign that focused heavily on President Obama's healthcare law....
  • Republican wins Florida congressional race seen as test on Obamacare

    Republican wins Florida congressional race seen as test on Obamacare
    Republicans scored a significant victory in a special congressional election Tuesday, holding onto a seat in a swing district in Florida that Democrats had high hopes of capturing after a campaign that focused heavily on President Obama’s healthcare...
  • State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note

    State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note
    California Democrats broke with Gov. Jerry Brown by calling for the legalization of marijuana and a ban on "fracking" in the state party's official platform Sunday. The Democrats' support for decriminalizing and taxing recreational cannabis and...
  • At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency

    At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency
    California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections. But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...
  • In Florida, a local race with national scripts

    In Florida, a local race with national scripts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — The two major political parties look at off-cycle congressional elections the way great powers eye wars in small lands — as a chance to test weapons and tactics they'll soon deploy elsewhere. That's why many of the ads...
  • Reps. Issa, Cummings make peace after Issa abruptly ends hearing

    Reps. Issa, Cummings make peace after Issa abruptly ends hearing
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, has apologized to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for adjourning a hearing while the panel's top Democrat was speaking. Apology accepted, Cummings said after...
  • Rep. Issa apologizes to Democrat Cummings over handling of hearing

    Rep. Issa apologizes to Democrat Cummings over handling of hearing
    WASHINGTON – The House Republican majority shot down a Democratic effort Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, for the "disrespectful manner" in which he adjourned a hearing as the panel’s top...
  • Latinos, single women, young voters: a squishy base for Democrats

    Latinos, single women, young voters: a squishy base for Democrats
    If current demographic trends hold true, the Democratic Party has a healthy future, but, in the near term -- meaning the 2014 congressional campaign -- Republicans still have the key to success: voters who actually show up on Election Day. A week ago,...
  • Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now

    Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now
    NASHUA, N.H. — For better or worse, they are the class of Obama. Eight Democratic senators swept into office partly on Barack Obama's 2008 coattails are facing their first reelection bid without the benefit of having the president on the ballot...