| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Illinois voters continue to be dissatisfied with the job Democrat Pat Quinn is doing as governor, but so far they're willing to stick with him rather than switch to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The Republican Party's libertarian tide, which waxed strongly over the last four years, has begun to recede in the face of growing public fears about Islamic militancy in the Mideast.
The latest evidence of the shift comes from a Pew Research Center...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained that the Democrat still isn't doing enough...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Yet another poll, this one from PPP, finds the governor's race close, showing Democrat Charlie Crist holding a 3 point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott, and the medical marijuana initiative floating just above the 60 percent level needed for...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:58 AM
Yet another poll, this one of likely voters as of just a few days ago, shows Sen. Mark Warner with a more than 20 percentage point lead over GOP challenger Ed Gillespie.
Likely voters favor Warner by 53 percent, compared with 31 percent for Gillespie,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. They rose together, both elected in 2008. Now President Barack Obama and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., are struggling together.
Since Obama and Hagan both won in North Carolina six years ago, seen as harbingers of a resurgence of the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Posing a challenge to Republican Larry Hogan, the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women has asked candidates for governor to explain their positions on a series of women's health issues.
NOW made a formal request Monday that Hogan,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:35 PM
MIAMI Florida Democrats made it official Tuesday: They want a former Republican governor to beat the current Republican governor.
Heading into Tuesday's primary election, Charlie Crist's win over longtime Democrat Nan Rich was never in doubt. Only the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:54 PM
NORFOLK — U.S. Sen. John McCain charged a group of veterans with "one more mission" on Wednesday afternoon: to send Ed Gillespie to the U.S. Senate.
Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman and adviser to President George W....
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH — The campaign stop by a Republican Senate hopeful Saturday in Virginia Beach felt more like a block party or family reunion, with hot dogs and hamburgers to compliment the short, sweet campaign messages from a couple of national...