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  • Analysis: Lessons for Democratic strategists from 2014

    WASHINGTON You could feel it from day one of this cycle. Senate Democratic strategists knew they were smarter than their Republican adversaries. They'd out-think them and out-work them. Incumbent Democratic senators who run good campaigns rarely lose,...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...
  • Unity ticket defeats Alaska GOP Gov. Sean Parnell in drawn-out race

    A novel unity ticket featuring independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott has defeated Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska in an election so excruciatingly close that its outcome was not known until 10 days after the polls closed. As of...
  • Elizabeth Warren gets seat at leadership table

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren will get a newly created seat at the Democratic leadership table. A Democratic source familiar with the leadership's thinking told CQ Roll Call that the Massachusetts senator's role will involve outreach to progressives. A second...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate race, ousting Mark Begich

    One week after the midterm election, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan won the state's costly, hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, giving Republicans an eight-seat gain nationally with one race still to be decided. Sullivan was about 8,000 votes...
  • Republican claims victory in Senate race in Alaska

    Republican claims victory in Senate race in Alaska
    Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory Wednesday in a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Sullivan, a 49-year-old former...
  • Republican declares victory in Alaska Senate race as Begich refuses to concede

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska As Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan declared victory early Wednesday, incumbent Democrat Mark Begich was not ready to concede his seat. The Associated Press called the race for Sullivan after more votes were...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • Alaska races for governor, senator to hinge on absentee ballots

    Alaska races for governor, senator to hinge on absentee ballots
    Alaska independent Bill Walker maintained a slim lead in the governor's race over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell on Wednesday, while Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan after a fierce campaign in which Begich sought...
  • With GOP likely to pick up Alaska, Republicans up to 53 Senate seats in '15

    Looks like Republicans will have at least 53, and more likely 54, seats in the Senate that convenes in January. With all Alaska precincts reporting, Republican Dan Sullivan had a 4 percentage point lead over Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat. The Alaska...
  • Senate Democrats saw the GOP wave before election night

    WASHINGTON The executive directors of the Democratic and Republican Senate campaign arms broke down the results of Tuesday's midterm elections Thursday at an Election Impact conference hosted by CQ Roll Call, giving a candid assessment of the factors that...