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North Carolina elections 2014

North Carolina Campaigns Prepare For Potential Recount

Could the Tar Heel State Senate race go to overtime?

October 31, 2014
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Immigration May Be Factor In Close North Carolina Senate Race

How immigration could decide the race that could tip control of the Senate.

October 27, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Hagan Hanging On In North Carolina

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 20, 2014
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Senate Race In North Carolina Could Be Nation’s Most Expensive Ever

You won’t believe the outrageous amount of money that’s been burned in the Tar Heel State.

October 20, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Democrats Pull Out Of Kentucky

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 14, 2014
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A Tar Heel Rebellion Against Reaction

Even voters who are fed up with President Obama aren’t ready for radical conservatism.

October 9, 2014

Bad Education: How School Cuts Are Killing Thom Tillis

Could conservative overreach deliver a key Senate race to the Democrats?

October 7, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Grimes Pulls Ahead In Kentucky?

Get all the latest news on the midterm campaigns.

October 6, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Another New Low In Colorado

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail.

September 29, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Palin Returns

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

September 23, 2014

Senator Kay Hagan: High-Energy, Low-Key, And In The Political Spotlight

Meet one of the most quietly effective — and undeniably embattled — members of the Senate.

September 22, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Is North Carolina Going Blue?

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail.

September 18, 2014

Big Question In NC Senate Race: Who’s Worse — Obama Or GOP?

Obama’s unpopularity is hurting Kay Hagan in her North Carolina Senate race.

September 17, 2014

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

September 12, 2014

Republicans Appear In Position To Take Senate Control

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Voters hate Washington, and they’ll get their chance to shake things up in November’s midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give them control of the entire Congress for the remaining […]

September 2, 2014

Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

August 22, 2014

Poll Roundup: Hawaii Primaries Go Down To The Wire

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

August 8, 2014

WATCH: GOP Candidate Hit With Brutal Attack Ad In North Carolina

Last week, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a campaign ad pushing the embattled incumbent’s record as a moderate who’s “not too far left, not too far right — just like North Carolina.” On Tuesday, the Democratic group Forward North Carolina came out with an ad completing the argument that Hagan began: While she is in the […]

August 4, 2014

WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a new ad on Tuesday, highlighting her moderate credentials and record of working across the aisle. The ad, titled “Same Team,” is a clear attempt to push back against months of attack ads that have painted her as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama’s agenda. “One of the things […]

July 29, 2014

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

July 25, 2014

Poll Roundup: Ugly Mississippi Race Still Up For Grabs

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

June 20, 2014

Does Thom Tillis Have A Problem With Women?

North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) has already alienated minority voters this week – and there’s reason to believe that women may be next. Following a budget dispute last week, Tills said that North Carolina state Rep. Susi Hamilton’s (D) criticisms of him were “born out of emotions,” in an interview with the StarNews. Hamilton had […]

June 19, 2014

GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis Has Had A Rough 24 Hours

The North Carolina election suddenly isn’t looking so good for state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. He’s trailing incumbent Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) by 5 points, according to PPP’s latest poll, released on Tuesday. This represents Hagan’s largest lead in any public poll since September (though most other surveys show the race […]

June 17, 2014

WATCH: Democratic Super PAC Crashes Tillis Victory Party For Attack Ad

A Democratic SuperPAC crashed North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ victory party on Tuesday night — and took the occasion to film footage for a tough new attack ad. The ad, appropriately titled “undercover,” features a narrator whispering into the camera as Tillis accepts the Republican Senate nomination on stage in the background. “I’m watching […]

May 9, 2014

The Tea Party Will Quickly Learn To Love ‘Establishment’ Candidate Thom Tillis

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis cruised to a surprisingly comfortable victory in Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary, and the media reaction was quick and dramatic. “GOP establishment 1, Tea Party 0,” CNN declared. “The Tea Party’s North Carolina wipeout,” Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin wrote. The results are “sending shivers down the spine of Tea Party […]

May 7, 2014