Sen. Mary Landrieu (D.), one of the vulnerable incumbents this cycle, has a slight lead over, Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is considered the top Republican.
In five years, Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) has not received a roll-call vote on a single amendment he brought to the floor.
A group of the nation’s largest media companies, press organizations, and First Amendment advocacy groups urged Senate leaders to promptly pass a bill that would protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their sources in court.
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton made his first two endorsements for Senate, giving nods to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), the Hill reports.
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is trying to distance herself from the Obama administration’s new plan to restrict carbon emissions, but her fundraising activities are creating a dilemma for her campaign and ammunition for her opponents.
Six states held primaries on Tuesday, setting the ballot in three key Senate races: Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas.
They’re all races that are varying degrees of toss-ups, and they are all important in the GOP’s efforts to take control of the Senate.
This is awkward. Alison Lundergan Grimes’s campaign sent out a fundraising email on Monday suggesting that given the “gaffes” of her GOP opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, it’s no surprise that she is leading a recent poll (conducted by a Democratic firm). Unfortunately, her campaign gaffed:
If you ask me what are the biggest “toss ups” in the midterms today, I would unflinchingly say North Carolina, Louisiana, and Alaska. I would throw in Arkansas as my number four, but reiterate that it’s leaning red.
Arkansas is one of the races that leans red, but sometimes just barely. It looks like this was one of those weeks.