Has Durbin spent too much time in D.C. for Illinois voters?

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Sen. Richard Durbin, the Senate’s number two Democrat, could be facing a tougher than anticipated re-election race.

GOP's Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

5 issues to watch in the Iowa's US Senate race

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

As election day draws close, where do Iowa's Senate candidates stand on some key policy issues? Here are five things to watch in the close race between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst:

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

5 things to know about Hawaii elections

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

While Democratic voters dominate in Hawaii, Republicans have raked in enough votes to win in the Aloha State. Here's how the parties stack up against each other among Hawaii voters:

5 things to know about the 2014 Nebraska elections

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

With so many open races on the Nebraska ballot, voters have a lot to absorb. Here are five questions to consider about contests for governor, U.S. Senate and other offices:

5 things to watch in Arizona's November elections

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Electing a replacement for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer tops the list of items to watch in Arizona's November general election. Voters also will choose a new secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and top schools official.

Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.

Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race, tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented the incumbent's reputation in conservative circles.

5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election.