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By Domenico Montanaro
While incumbents usually have the advantage in elections, this midterm season has been a boon for Republican challengers.
Nearly $4 billion dollars has been spent on this election -- more than any other midterm in history. Here is what you could buy with the amount that was spent for Tuesday’s races.
By Lisa Desjardins
South Dakota polls are closing an hour later than planned. Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund No results from the much-watched South Dakota U.S. Senate race will be released until an hour after the polls were…
While it might not be the most convenient day in present time, November Tuesdays were the best day to vote in the 1880s. A look at the history of election day and modern efforts to change it.
This election has seen more ads than any other midterm election in history. Here are a few of the most telling political ads of the season.
Republicans need six seats to claim the Senate majority. If they win five, the Senate will be tied for only the fourth time in history. While Vice President Joe Biden can break the tie, his vote might not be enough…
Women voters turn out for midterm elections at a higher rate than men. Taking the hint, politicians from both sides are heavily targeting women by supporting women candidates and airing ads relating to “women’s issues.” But women don’t all vote…
When presidential approval ratings drop, congressional midterms usually serve as an accurate “report card” for the president. This year, with President Obama’s ratings at 40 percent, Democrats are actively distancing themselves from his policies.
There’s much talk of the Republican advantage this midterm, as the balance of power in the Senate is expected to favor the GOP. But Democrats can claim a few advantages themselves, including family ties, their clever spending tactics and Independents…
By News Desk
Six seats. That’s all Republicans need to gain control of the Senate. And if that happens this Election Day, Mitch McConnell will be the new majority leader. So what would a McConnell-led Senate look like? It may surprise some to…
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