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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

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...

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...

Real Clear Politics Election 2014

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...

Dem Candidates See Obama as Either Helper or Foil

In Michigan, Rep. Gary Peters is happy to be seen eating deli sandwiches with President Obama while talking to constituents about increasing the federal minimum wage. In North Carolina, Sen. Kay...

Pryor Holds Slim Lead in Arkansas Senate Race

Incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor narrowly leads GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll. The contest is considered a must-win for Republicans hoping to...

Alex Sink Urged to Run Against David Jolly Again

Democrats are "very aggressively" lobbying former Florida CFO Alex Sink to challenge newly elected Rep. David Jolly in November, according to CNN. The Republican attorney and former lobbyist defeated...

Poll: Election Indicators Suggest Republican Edge

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as...

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