Election ads in judicial races can tilt rulings, study finds

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The flood of political ads in state judicial elections appears to have swept away many criminal appeals, according to a critical new study.

Huge number of Louisiana voters undecided about Senate race

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Louisiana U.S. Senate race is a wide open contest, according to a new statewide poll that found nearly one-fourth of those surveyed undecided.

Turnout will be crucial in tightening North Carolina Senate battle

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

. Jordan DeLoatch, a Duke University senior from Cary, set out on a recent Saturday with a clipboard to knock on doors for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, ready to talk about whatever voters had on their minds.

Online fundraising is boosting candidate war chests in California

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An online fundraising revolution has helped propel California congressional candidates to new heights.

Progressive Dems don't endorse in governor's race

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have declined to endorse in the governor's race, calling Gina Raimondo a "Wall Street Democrat" and "unacceptably conservative" on economic issues.

Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Tuesday that Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola, in response to GOP officials who say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address public health concerns.

5 SC governor candidates meet in final debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used the final debate between the candidates to hammer her on the state's child welfare agency and her lack of support for a law to take guns away from people convicted of criminal domestic violence.

More than 206,600 early ballots cast in Georgia

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says more than 200,000 Georgians have submitted early ballots in the Nov. 4 general election.

Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung went after each other's leadership and decision-making in the first televised debate of the Rhode Island governor's race, while voters also got an introduction to a wild-card Moderate Party candidate.

Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.