| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:57 PM
One usually surefire way to gauge the political climate on election night is to follow the clock of poll closings across the nation, east to west.
But this is no normal midterm. Several races are expected to be razor-close to the very end, and some...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Connecticut's popular system to publicly finance campaigns for statewide office and the General Assembly helps ensure candidates raise funds and spend time with the people they are running to represent.
Under the Citizens Election Program, the state's...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Confused by the ins and outs of how the governors of New York and New Jersey are coping with the Ebola crisis? Relax, there is an answer, but in this midterm election year, it appears that politics is trumping science.
As German social scientist Max...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:34 PM
There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news.
Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Republicans hold a narrow, but steady, lead in the contest for control of the Senate, according to polls released Sunday.
Enough races remain extremely close that Democrats could still keep control of the chamber, but only if all the breaks go their...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to return to New Hampshire Monday to stump for a U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidate there, aides said.
The visit marks his fifth trip to this early primary state this year as term-limited O'Malley spends his final...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has become the latest Republican to distance himself from an effort to support full human rights for individuals from conception onward.
At its convention over the weekend, the New Hampshire Republican Party...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
For years, Republican opposition to immigration reform has exacted a steep political cost, the enmity of Latino voters.
But now some are pivoting to a less perilous argument for their opposition to reordering the nation’s immigration laws: It&...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...