Ernst back from military training to Senate race

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

Michigan lawmaker's mom supports primary opponent

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.

Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

Foley focuses on cities in seeking Malloy rematch

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said Monday he's still crafting his urban agenda for Connecticut's cities, focusing on issues such as high unemployment, a large educational achievement gap and affordable housing needs.

Walker says he would back anti-outsourcing rules

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he would support efforts to ensure that tax credits and other economic development incentives do not go to companies that outsource jobs.

Sen. McCaskill gives $240K to Missouri Democrats

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has given $240,000 from her campaign to the Missouri Democratic Party.

APNewsBreak: Residency case targets GOP legislator

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A residency dispute involving a Minnesota legislator has landed in court and could put a Republican-held seat in contention at a time when the party is fighting to wrest chamber control from Democrats.

Another independent qualifies for Nebraska ballot

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Another independent has qualified for the November ballot in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race.

Millions spent on Missouri road, farm proposals

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Two proposals on Missouri's August ballot are attracting millions of dollars of campaign spending.

Democrat raises $1.1M in Kansas governor's race

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Democratic challenger Paul Davis has raised more in contributions this year than Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, but the incumbent is entering the fall campaign with more cash on hand.