Former President Barack Obama celebrated a big night for Democrats with a tweet on Wednesday morning, writing, “This is what happens when the people vote.”
In the 2012 and 2014 elections, government employees were more likely to vote than workers in the private sector, according to census data.
During a Wednesday interview, Kay Hagan blamed her 2014 defeat to Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) on “money in politics,” despite the fact that she spent more than twice as much money as Tillis and that outside groups supporting her far outspent groups supporting Tillis.
The Politico list of the top political donors in the year 2014 was dominated by liberal billionaires, with Tom Steyer leading the pack.
The 2014 midterm election has at last come to a close, and Republicans won the final seat up for grabs.
Republican Bill Cassidy handedly defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in the runoff for the Louisiana Senate seat Saturday, according to the Associated Press and other sources.
The victory ousted Landrieu from the seat she has held for 18 years. For the first time since she was 23 years old, Landrieu will not hold political office.
Landrieu’s fellow Democrats abandoned her, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which withdrew its $2 million ad buy for the runoff after Democrats lost control of the Senate in November. Her Senate colleagues also declined to join her in voting to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a last ditch failed attempt by Landrieu to demonstrate her “clout.”
Tom Steyer pledged to raise $50 million for his personal Super PAC during the 2014 election cycle. He failed miserably, public records show.