Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Allegations of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration could be a re-election hurdle for the Chicago Democrat.

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

Man facing trial files to run for Michigan House

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A Detroit-area marijuana advocate facing a felony trial on charges he sold the drug is running for a seat in the state House.

Taveras rolls out plan to fix infrastructure

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) has announced a plan to address the state's aging infrastructure.

Indy 'unlikely' to seek 2016 party conventions

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Don't count on Indianapolis hosting either the Democratic or Republican national conventions in 2016.

Ricketts, Bruning spar in Nebraska governor's race

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Jon Bruning accused each other Tuesday of running negative, inaccurate television ads in the final weeks of the Republican primary race for Nebraska governor.

Michigan elections take shape at filing deadline

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Michigan's top-of-the-ticket gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates can look ahead to November while many others vying for the largest number of open U.S. House seats in 22 years must first survive the August primary.

Republican official cited for excess contributions

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Three political action committees that state investigators said were under the direction of a top Massachusetts Republican official have agreed to pay $17,500 after making excess campaign contributions.

Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday.

Cotton defends vote against farm bill

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.