Rachel's Most Recent Stories

  • October 29, 2014

    President Obama largely has been missing from the campaign trail during this 2014 campaign. And the places where this campaign is playing out, where the most competitive Senate races are, are in states he lost by double-digits during the 2012 presidential election. So over this last week, the president has been relegated to campaigning in places he is popular — blue states — and mostly for Democratic gubernatorial candidates, not Democrats in close Senate races. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2014

    We’ve written a lot about the top takeovers, with Republicans needing to net six seats to take control of the U.S. Senate. But what about the closest races? And a lot of them are close. Of the 36 states where Senate contests are happening, only 17 are considered potentially competitive. And of those, 10 are still within 5 points in the polls and five of those are within just 3 points. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2014

    More than $1 billion has been spent in this campaign on TV ads. There were several that stood out this year for different reasons — from the issues they brought up to the, sometimes strange, attempts at getting attention. We highlight the best, worst, and most memorable of this campaign. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2014

    Today in the Morning Line: Interest in election may be low from general public, but the power players care and are investing Nearly $4 billion expected to be spent, more than any midterm in history Outside groups also to set … Continue reading

  • October 23, 2014

    Today in the Morning Line: GOP with better than 50-50 chance of winning the Senate But it could be a late Election Night We could all be waiting on Iowa, Alaska, or go into overtime On the 12th day from … Continue reading