Just before Christmas, the Senate Majority PAC — a group formed to help Senate Democrats win seats in the Senate — announced a nearly $1.5 million digital advertising campaign.
While some 2016 presidential candidates are talking about income inequality, few have directly addressed perhaps the most jarring manifestation of poverty.
Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have missed on Tuesday, September 16: • Election law expert Rick Hasen expects the Kansas Supreme Court to remove Democrat Chad Taylor’s name from the ballot. Such a decision would be a big blow to incumbent Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), who hopes that Taylor […]
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times ROCHESTER, N.H. — The Iraq war was once again front and center on the campaign trail in New Hampshire last week, with a Democratic president under fire. The gruesome beheading of native son James Foley at the hands of Islamic militants thrust the issue to the fore, leading residents […]
By William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner has yet to formally file his lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overreaching his executive authority, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats and Republicans from making a mad dash for campaign cash off the threatened legal action. No sooner did Boehner (R-OH), unveil a […]
By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is often seen this summer outside the White House, strolling down a city street, joking with ordinary Americans, grabbing a burger or a waffle cone. Just a regular guy. This week it’s in Denver. A few weeks ago, in St. Paul and Minneapolis. In […]
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama made a somber plea before an intimate crowd of some of Hollywood’s biggest donors Wednesday night, asking for help energizing disillusioned voters to give Democrats a chance of keeping their Senate majority in the midterm election. “I’m in trouble at home,” the president joked […]