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  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

    11/12/2014 8:25:45 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 26 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ó Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week and held a comparable edge after election workers had counted about 20,000 absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots late Tuesday. Thousands more ballots remained to be counted, but the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan's lead. The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans' hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided. Sullivan, in a statement,...
  • Two Hidden Factors in the 2014 Campaign

    11/11/2014 9:15:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Looking back on the 2014 election cycle, I see two largely unnoticed turning points that worked against Democrats and in Republicans' favor. The first came in response to the October 2013 government shutdown. This was blamed, as shutdowns usually are, on Republicans, partly because of their skepticism about big government, and partly because media professionals tend to fault the GOP in any partisan fight. The shutdown occurred because about 40 Republican House members refused to support a continuing resolution funding the government without a proviso defunding Obamacare. Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz had been barnstorming the country arguing that this...
  • Col. Rob Maness (ret.) for US Senate announcement on Facebook

    Candy and I enjoyed a double date with Bill and Laura Cassidy tonight at Ye Olde College Inn in New Orleans. Thanks to the Blancher family for hosting us and to Jimmy and the staff for a great New Orleans meal! Congressman Cassidy and I had a positive discussion concerning our shared love for our country and for Louisiana. We also spoke about important points of public policy including the ongoing situation in Bayou Corne, the REDEEM Act, and Sen. Lee's Conservative Reform Agenda... I even encouraged Bill to take a look at our Contract with Louisiana and to hop...
  • Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

    11/07/2014 12:57:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Bradner
    -- Republican Ed Gillespie conceded the Virginia Senate race Friday to incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. Gillespie said at a Friday afternoon news conference that he had called Warner "congratulating him on his re-election" in a race that turned out to be one of the midterm election's biggest surprises. Polls had shown Warner, a popular former governor who'd been endorsed by his Republican predecessor, ex-Sen. John Warner, with a hefty lead. But Gillespie led Warner for much of the night as returns trickled in Tuesday -- and ultimately ended up trailing by less than one percentage point. Get ready: 2016...
  • Reid plots final days in power

    11/07/2014 5:54:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hopes to confirm 50 of President Obamaís nominees and move an omnibus spending bill in a last hurrah before Democrats give up power in the Senate. The nominees are part of a packed lame-duck schedule that Reid is furiously planning, and that will be a topic at Fridayís White House lunch meeting between Obama and congressional leaders. Reid also wants to move a package of expiring tax provisions, the annual Defense Department authorization bill and an extension of a tax moratorium on Internet purchases in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That will be...
  • HuffPo: The Democratic Route to Senate Control in 2016 (uh huh)

    11/06/2014 6:16:14 AM PST · by tellw · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ryan Grim
    Only 10 Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2016, the residual benefit of the shellacking they took in 2010 when tea party Republicans swept into office. The only two challenges Democrats likely will face will be defending Michael Bennet's seat in Colorado and Reid's in Nevada. In a presidential year, Bennet, who managed to survive in 2010, will be the favorite. Reid may be the most vulnerable, but he is a tenacious campaigner and in the past pulled off re-election in the face of stiff odds.
  • Out of the gate, Obama reminds the GOP a majority of voters didnít vote for them

    11/05/2014 7:43:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/5/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The results of the midterm elections are not yet fully known, but it is safe to say at this point that Republicans won a historic victory. As of this writing, the Republicans have won a 52-seat Senate majority outright. Republican candidates are expected to take seats in Alaska and Louisiana, resulting no less than a 54-seat Senate majority in the 115th Congress. NBC News projects that the GOP will hold a 250-seat majority in the next Congress, among the largest Republican majorities in generations. On the gubernatorial level, where Republicans were expected to lose ground, the GOP defied expectations...
  • Dan Sullivan defeats Begich in Alaska Senate race

    11/05/2014 8:52:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 5, 2014 | Rebecca Berg and Justin Green
    Republicans picked up another Senate seat Wednesday.Dan Sullivan led Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, by more than 8,000 votes with 100 percent reporting, according to Associated Press data.The outcome obliterated any last hope among Democrats for a silver lining to Tuesday's Republican wave, and capped a banner Election Day for the GOP.
  • AP: Republican Sasse breezes to Nebraska US Senate win

    11/04/2014 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Nebraska voters have overwhelmingly elected Republican Ben Sasse to the U.S. Senate over Democrat David Domina. Sasse easily won election Tuesday, replacing Republican Mike Johanns, who didn't seek re-election. Sasse is president of Midland University in Fremont and previously worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Fox calls it for Cory Gardner in Colorado!!!

    11/04/2014 6:55:20 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 48 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Fox News
    Fox news just called it for Cory Gardner over Mark Udall in Colorado..
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Georgia's starting to look good....

    11/04/2014 7:27:27 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    WSB ^ | 11/04/2014 | Laz
    Also, results at Politico.... with 70 % county reports, including 50% totals in Dekalb and Fulton (heavy democrat), we have Perdue at 57% and Nunn at 41%. (997,236 for Perdue, 720,071 for Nunn) I expect it to tighten, but it has been 57% to 41% all evening, and with the 50% reporting-in of two heavy liberal enclaves, I would have expected a much more tight race. I'm starting to think Perdue will win without needing a runoff. Governor results are very similar.
  • Fox News just reported Joni Enst wins Iowa and Repubicans WIN SENATE!

    11/04/2014 8:24:22 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    REPUBLICANS WIN SENATE!
  • Tills NC called by AP

    11/04/2014 8:27:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Salem Radio | Salem Radio
    Salem Radio news coverage reports AP calls it for Tillis in NC.
  • Warner takes razor thin lead over Gillespie

    11/04/2014 8:43:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 04 NOVEMBER 2014 | NBC 12
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With more than 98 percent of precincts reporting, Mark Warner now leads Ed Gillespie in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. Gillespie, the Republican challenger led Warner, the incumbent Democrat, for most of the evening. As some of the last votes are being counted, Warner now leads by around 2,500 votes with more than two million counted, so far. Libertarian Robert Sarvis holds 2.7 percent of the vote. At last count, 98.59 percent of precincts were reporting and Warner led by 0.11 percent.
  • Tillis is projected winner in tight U.S. Senate race (Kay Hagen out!)

    11/04/2014 9:02:14 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    charlotteobserver ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014 | Jim Morrill
    Chuck Burton - AP Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis, left, greeted a voter at a polling place in Charlotte Tuesday. Tillis, the N.C. House Speaker, is running against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Store Republican Thom Tillis clinched a narrow victory over incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in North Carolinaís bitter U.S. Senate race. With nearly 98 percent of precincts in, Tillis had 48.95 percent to Haganís 47.14 percent. Libertarian Sean Haugh fielded about 4 percent. Tillis, from Huntersville, held a 50,000-vote lead with some votes from Mecklenburg and other urban counties still out. But several new organizations declared...
  • Midterm Elections 2014: Louisiana Senate Race Will Go to a Runoff (no Mary Landrieu victory)

    11/04/2014 9:06:16 PM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    The Louisiana Senate race is heading into a December run-off as no candidate was able to secure 50 percent of the vote. Based on preliminary exit polls, ABC News projected Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will face-off against Rep Bill Cassidy, R-La., in the run-off. Campaign committees and outside groups have already reserved airtime ahead of an expected run-off. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has set aside $3.3 million to run ads in the month ahead of the December run-off. The Koch-backed group FreedoM Partners has also reserved $2.1 million in television advertisement time ahead of an anticipated run-off in the...
  • NBC Projects Mark Warner as Apparent Winner in Virginia Senate Race

    11/04/2014 10:14:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 04, 2014
    NBC Projects Mark Warner as Apparent Winner in Virginia Senate Race NBC News projects that incumbent Sen. Mark Warner is the apparent winner in the Virginia Senate race. Warner, the incumbent Democrat and former governor of Virginia, remains popular statewide, but he faced a challenge from Republican Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman and lobbyist.
  • AK Results

    11/05/2014 12:04:09 AM PST · by sendthemhome · 54 replies
    Sec of State | 11/5/14 | Sec of State
    For those who care ;) Sullivan over Begich by almost 6 with 73% in AK
  • 2014 Midterm Elections a Republican Stampede

    11/05/2014 1:47:55 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 37 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 5, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While experts predicted a good night for Republicans, the 2014 Midterm Elections turned out to be a stampede exceeding even the most optimistic hopes of conservatives. In addition to taking control of the US Senate and increasing its majority in the House of Representatives, Governors mansions and State Legislatures across the country, Republicans established themselves as a legitimate "big tent party" with ground-breaking firsts from coast to coast. The GOP gained majority control of the US Senate by sweeping close races through the country, holding a 52-47 advantage as of press time, with tight contests in Alaska and Virginia still...