WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.
Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan held off Sarah Palin-backed and 2010 Senate nominee Joe Miller in the Alaska Republican Senate primary, earning the right to take on Democratic incumbent Mark Begich this fall. With the Alaska results, the stage is now set for the fall’s most hotly contested races that will decide control of the Senate. Continue reading
AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Poll finds racial gap on Ferguson perceptions Why Obama can’t bridge the divide The last primary of the key Senate races Hillary heads to Iowa Dividing line: A new Pew Research Center poll finds sharp … Continue reading
“I have had an enormously satisfying career, one that I would not have traded for any other,” Jeffords said when he retired. “In no other job do you have both the freedom and obligation to solve problems and help people on a daily basis.” Continue reading
Estrada said that Judge Bert Richardson decided instead that Perry will receive a summons to appear which has not been issued yet. Continue reading
The exact reason for Obama’s return shortly after midnight remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part at countering criticism that Obama was spending two weeks on the Massachusetts island in the midst of multiple crises.
Today in the Morning Line: Obama returns to Washington to deal with Iraq, Ferguson McDonnell’s day in court Perry’s indictment More about Hillary’s money Cantor’s last day Ferguson turns into full-blown national political story: We noted one week ago, just … Continue reading
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. Continue reading