Congress

3:56am

Sat September 29, 2012
House & Senate Races

Utah House Candidates Both Have The 'Right Strategy'

Originally published on Sat September 29, 2012 2:53 pm

Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28. She's running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

In Utah, the state's lone Democratic congressman is in a tough battle for a seventh term. Jim Matheson's opponent, Mia Love, has the support of national GOP superstars and, if elected, would become the first black Republican woman in Congress.

In a state where only about 25 percent of residents vote as Democrats, Matheson has successfully gotten enough Republicans to vote for him and keep him in office for the past 12 years. He can trace his political roots back to his father, Scott Matheson, the state's last Democratic governor.

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2:24pm

Fri September 28, 2012
It's All Politics

In Blue-Leaning Connecticut, Tight Senate Race Has Democrat On Offense

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 5:24 pm

Linda McMahon (center) visits a senior center in Naugatuck, Conn., this month.
Jessica Hill AP

It might seem counterintuitive, but the man running against Republican Linda McMahon in her second attempt at becoming Connecticut's first female senator wants this race to be all about women.

Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy released an ad this week, hammering McMahon's stance on women's health and reminding voters of McMahon's former role as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

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7:55am

Fri September 28, 2012
A Word With The Candidates

Aurora Positioned As The Linchpin In The 6th Congressional District

Mike Coffman is pictured to the left, Joe Miklosi to the right.
Coffman - U.S. House, Miklosi - Colorado House Democrats
  • Colorado Public Radio's Andrea Dukakis reports

For the 6th Congressional district, the big game changer is Aurora. In redistricting, the new boundaries take out a big chunk of Republican Douglas county to the south and replaced it with the more working class and Democratic north Aurora.

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2:49am

Fri September 28, 2012
NPR Story

With Senate Control At Stake, Key Wis. Race Tightens

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 9:39 am

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson in Madison, Wis., ahead of the Aug. 14 Republican primary for Wisconsin's open Senate seat. He was one of four candidates.
Andy Manis AP

One of the most important seats in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate is in Wisconsin, where Democrat Herb Kohl is retiring. Early polls showed popular former Gov. Tommy Thompson might easily flip the seat to the GOP, but he's now trailing Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin. It's a race that's going down to the wire in this almost evenly divided state.

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4:57pm

Wed September 26, 2012
It's All Politics

Cherokee Nation Chief Demands Apology From Scott Brown Campaign

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks during a news conference in Boston last Friday.
Elise Amendola AP

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