Obama: This Election Is About Me and My Policies

Democratic candidates and strategists have spent the entire year trying to figure out how to make the midterm into anything other than a referendum on President Obama. Indeed, Democratic Party Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said back in May that the 2014 elections are “absolutely not” a referendum on President Barack Obama’s policies. “These elections,…
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November May Be Our Last, Best Chance to Win the Senate – Will We Seize It?

Over the past several election cycles the Republican Party has been criticized for its poor choice of candidates in top-tier races. The media has used it as an opportunity to either poke fun at the GOP (Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m Not a Witch” ad, for instance) or to point to their out of touch views (Todd…
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A Slew of Weak Candidates Could Spell Trouble for Senate Democrats

A number of forces have come together to make the 2014 midterms fertile ground for Republicans to win a majority in the U.S. Senate: President Obama’s job approval remains in the dumps, the playing field puts Democrats on defense in a number of conservative-leaning districts, the national conversation has been focused around unpopular policies or…
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VA Scandal Exacerbated the Growing Rift Between President and Party

The Veterans Affairs scandal is deepening a rift between Congressional Democrats—especially those running in tough districts—and the Obama Administration. The dustup is just the latest in an increasingly fraught relationship between the president and his fellow party members. The problems began very early in President Obama’s first term when Congressional Democrats felt they were not…
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