Obama approval sinks in California

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

President Barack Obama’s numbers have sunk to an all-time low in California, a new Field Poll reported Monday.

Poll: Two-thirds oppose law change so Rand Paul can run for Senate, president simultaneously

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Though U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is generating national buzz as he flirts with running for the White House in 2016, voters in Kentucky are not as enthused by the idea, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

GOP govs' group hits Democrats in Colorado, Maine

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats' hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally, the Republican Governors Association tells voters in ads that started running Tuesday.

Abbott ad shows physical struggle after accident

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Details of a new television ad from Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.

Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.

Snyder ad says he's built 'strong foundation'

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday began running a TV ad that emphasizes his accountant credentials as key to building a "strong foundation" for Michigan's recovery, promising voters who have not benefited from the resurgence that they soon will.

Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself "a new kind of Republican" as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a state that has become increasingly reluctant to elect members of the GOP.

TV station's Senate, governor debates on hold

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A western Michigan TV station has postponed U.S. Senate and gubernatorial debates proposed for next week after Republican candidates didn't agree to debate.

Davis sees Kansas school cuts if Brownback wins

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Democratic challenger Paul Davis predicted Tuesday that state aid for Kansas public schools will be cut if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wins re-election this year, but Davis didn't outline a specific plan to boost education funding.

GOP hopefuls bicker in latest governor debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Fresh off landing big, 11th-hour endorsements, Rhode Island's two Republican governor hopefuls bickered in another televised debate, with one of the candidates saying voters have been ill-served by a campaign filled with "venom."