September election will fill Duncan's senate seat

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A special election to replace longtime Texas state Sen. Robert Duncan of Lubbock will be held Sept. 9.

Kobach foe criticizes 'dual' Kansas voting system

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's opponent in the Republican primary predicted Tuesday that a "dual" voting system designed by him to help Kansas enforce a proof-of-citizenship rule will confuse voters and suppress turnout.

Long Island attorney faces Israel in NY House race

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The tightly contested race to challenge incumbent Democrat Steve Israel in Long Island's 3rd Congressional District appears to have been settled.

Grimes jabs McConnell on jobs issue in new TV ad

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes went on the attack again Tuesday with a new TV ad featuring an out-of-work Appalachian coal miner who questions Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's commitment to job growth.

Group joins crowded ad space in Kansas Senate race

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

A Washington-area group is spending more than $423,000 on radio and television ads in Kansas markets to boost tea party challenger Milton Wolf's campaign against U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary, and the group's leader said Monday that the effort signals the race is tightening.

PAC dollars boost Yoder's treasury in Kansas 3rd

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Contributions from political action committees have helped Republican congressman Kevin Yoder stockpile funds for his re-election campaign in Kansas' 3rd District.

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections.

GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations with political gridlock that some of her regular customers grumble about.

Democrat Jack Hatch has $183,000 in campaign fund

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Democrat Jack Hatch said Monday he has just $183,000 in his campaign chest, a pittance compared to the $4 million amassed by Republican Gov. Terry Branstad.