| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:56 PM
With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive.
At the top...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:26 AM
It's always interesting to watch the filings pour in as we approach the filing deadline to run for office. The filing period in Maryland closed on Tuesday night at 9 PM, and there are a lot of interesting things that I see that will make for an intriguing...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The two major political parties look at off-cycle congressional elections the way great powers eye wars in small lands — as a chance to test weapons and tactics they'll soon deploy elsewhere.
That's why many of the ads...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- After a deluge of television ads, robocalls and mailers fueled by more than $12 million in campaign spending, only one thing is certain about today’s special congressional election in Florida: The results will be over-interpreted....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The Republican hoping to preserve his party's hold on a closely contested, vacant congressional seat in Florida took less than a minute in a debate Monday to hit what he hopes will be the winning theme.
His Democratic opponent, Alex Sink, wants to...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Original post | 10:08 a.m.
Updated | 11: 28 a.m.
There’s so much spin emanating from Democrats on Wednesday, it would be easy to get a case of vertigo.
They’re attempting to convince people that their loss in the closely watched...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:25 PM
As political frays go, the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry Waxman is going to be a crowded, eclectic doozy.
No fewer than 21 people — most of them lacking any public profile — have applied to appear on the June 3 primary ballot in that...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Join Times staff writer Jean Merl at 12:30 p.m. for an L.A. Now Live discussion on the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Waxman's district is one of the state's most politically active and wealthy areas, and no fewer...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:17 AM
SACRAMENTO — The field is set for a special election to fill a vacancy in the 23rd Senate District seat, with two Republicans, two Democrats and a Libertarian looking to replace Bill Emmerson, who resigned last year.
Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:19 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s sudden rush to legalize marijuana for the sick or dying is heading toward a potentially important speed bump: Gov. Rick Scott.
While Republican and Democratic lawmakers are rushing to advance bills legalizing some...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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Pity the poor Congressional Budget Office, which is routinely identified as a nonpartisan source of information about the federal government's budget and maybe the statistical mysteries of economics in...