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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

New Senate Polls Buoy Southern Democrats

A new round of polls released on Wednesday offered generally upbeat news for Democrats in four U.S. Senate contests in Southern states considered key to the party's hopes of retaining its majority in...

Chamber of Commerce Poll: Gardner Leads Udall in Colo.

The Colorado Senate race between Rep. Cory Gardner and incumbent Democrat Mark Udall is a virtual dead heat, according to a U.S....

Pa. Dems Keep the Gloves on in Gubernatorial Primary

PHILADELPHIA -- With Republican Tom Corbett among the nation's most vulnerable incumbent governors up for re-election this year, the Pennsylvania...

Real Clear Politics Election 2014

Udall's First Ad Hits Opponent's Abortion Record

Mark Udall's fellow vulnerable Democratic colleagues focused their first television ads on themselves, touting home-state ties, Senate accomplishments, and even their relationship with God. But the...

Keystone Delay Puts Red-State Democrats in a Bind

The administration's announcement Friday that it will extend its Keystone XL pipeline review, further postponing a final decision on the controversial project, has drawn bipartisan outrage from...

Different State, Very Different Race for Brown

Scott Brown's homegrown appeal was the centerpiece of his 2012 Senate re-election campaign in Massachusetts. Elizabeth Warren "is trying to nationalize the race," he told RCP during a campaign stop...

Could Democrats Gain Senate Seats This Fall?

It's a virtual article of faith among election analysts that Republicans will gain Senate seats in the 2014 midterms.  I tend to agree with that assessment, and strongly so. In fact, like other...

Ad Touts Landrieu as Critic of Obama Energy Policy

Sen. Mary Landrieu's first re-election advertisement, which spotlights her as a strong advocate for Louisiana and focuses on the power of her incumbency, will begin airing throughout the state on...

Alex Sink Passes on Second Try for FL-13 Seat

Democrat Alex Sink is opting out of Round 2 in the battle for the House seat in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Her decision comes a month after she narrowly lost to Republican David...

Turnout in Mind, Obama Cites Voting Rights "Threat"

Among the many political messages that resonate in the African-American community, President Obama knows that calls to protect voting rights will rouse many of his most loyal supporters. In an...

Ernst Narrowly Leads GOP Field in Iowa Senate Race

State Sen. Joni Ernst has worked her way to the front of a crowded Republican field in the U.S. Senate race in Iowa, according to a new Suffolk University poll. However, the contest remains wide open...

With Eye on Vote, Obama Pushes Women's Equity

Turnout. It's the reason President Obama stapled a paycheck-equity message aimed at women to a plug for the Affordable Care Act’s gender-neutral impact on some health care pricing. It’s...

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