Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign with Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes two weeks before the election.

In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

10 closely watched races for New Mexico House

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Among the most closely watched legislative races that could determine whether Democrats retain their majority in the New Mexico House.

Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

With two weeks to go before mail-in ballots are counted, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber by focusing on the consulting business of the governor's fiancee.

Missouri fortunes a tossup if U.S. Senate flips to GOP control

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The prospect of a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate is both good and bad news for Missouri’s two senators.

New Hampshire Senate race tightens

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate race has tightened as incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is ahead of opponent Scott Brown by 3 percentage points in a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released Monday.

McConnell takes one-point lead over Grimes in Kentucky's Senate Race

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Kentucky's U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat two weeks before Election Day, with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regaining the slimmest of leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new Bluegrass Poll.

Senate control may hinge on Louisiana, land of political melodrama

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

In Louisiana, they serve up their politics the way they do their seafood: with a bite of tartness and a healthy dash of hot sauce.