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Ga. Republican senate candidate sends Obama to voicemail in new ad

When it comes to opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) isn’t taking any calls from President Barack Obama — literally — as the Senate hopeful explained in a new campaign ad.

GOP needs to focus on Millennials in midterm push

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Winter is — at least according to the calendar — turning to spring, but conservatives should be more concerned with another imminent changing of the seasons — primary to general. The early months of an election year are dominated by lower-turnout special elections and primary contests, during which campaigns can focus on high-turnout base voters — better known as senior citizens.

Ryan Costello seeks retiring Rep. Jim Gerlach’s seat in Pennsylvania

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Running for Congress has been a dream for Ryan Costello since he was in law school at Villanova University during the late ‘90s and early 2000s. He never had his chance, until now – a chance brought about by the sudden unexpected retirement of Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) after 12 years in office.

Obama: Democrats get clobbered in the midterms

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President Barack Obama joins a legion of fellow Democrats looking woefully on the 2014 midterm elections, telling a crowd of supporters Thursday that the party gets “clobbered” in such races.

Reince Priebus: Obamacare will drive Millennials to GOP creating a ‘tsunami’ in 2014

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Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus exuded confidence while discussing the 2014 elections Tuesday, saying the midterms will be a “tsunami” victory for the GOP, especially among female and young voters.

Ed Gillespie, the Senate candidate for college students

Ed Gillespie in October 2012. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

Ed Gillespie is eager to hear the opinions of college students. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee, running for Senate against incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), showed that his platform is more than platitudes by driving 150 miles through a snowstorm in mid-February to speak to a handful of College Republicans.

Yes, really.

Joe Biden: WH run would ruin golf game

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According to Vice President Joe Biden, a run for the White House in 2016 may just be a bunch of malarkey because of the damage it could cause his golf game.

GOP congressional candidate channels Frank Underwood in new campaign ad

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Watch out Frank Underwood – you have some serious competition coming your way in the form of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio.

NY Times/CBS Poll: GOP future bright in 2014

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Either way you look at it, the immediate future looks bright for Republicans according to a New York Times/CBS poll released Wednesday.

[WATCH] Rand Paul: Democrats should be embarrassed to be associated with Bill Clinton

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) adamantly disapproves of former President Bill Clinton’s decision to campaign with Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes, saying Tuesday his assistance will be a burden rather than a boon to the Senate hopeful.

[WATCH] Florida Dem congressional candidate: Immigration reform is important, where else will we get our maids and landscapers?

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A Democratic congressional candidate running for the House of Representatives asserted Tuesday that immigration reform is “important” because without it, employers aren’t going to be able find people to work as maids and landscapers.

[WATCH] Chris Matthews admits Democrats are likely to lose Senate in November

Chris Matthews

Even firebrand liberal Chris Matthews is convinced that the GOP will control both chambers of Congress in 2015. The MSNBC host proclaimed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that the Democrats are likely to lose at least five seats in the Senate this November, calling it a “rosy scenario” if that’s all the party loses. He predicts, however, that as many as ten Democratic seats could flip at the end of the day.

Senate candidate Dr. Milton Wolf allegedly joked about gunshot patients, posted x-rays to Facebook

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Dr. Milton Wolf, a Tea Party candidate in Kansas, is under fire for allegedly posting X-rays of gunshot victims on Facebook and joking about them. Perhaps he forgot that the Internet is not a very forgiving place, especially when you’re running for Senate.

[WATCH] J.T., Jimmy Fallon once again school Americans on the ‘History of Rap’

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Jimmy Fallon saved the best for last during his inaugural week as host of the storied “Tonight Show,” bringing on his ‘brother from another mother’ Justin Timberlake to help deliver the latest, much-anticipated installment of their “History of Rap” series Friday night.

Former GOP candidates split over whether America is ready for a female president

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Two former Republican presidential candidates – Arizona Sen. John McCain and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann - aren’t on the same page when it comes to whether America is ready for a female president in 2016.

[LISTEN] Scott Walker zings Hillary Clinton, calls her a ‘product of Washington’

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker further raised suspicions that he plans on running for president in 2016 when he laid a zinger on presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Wednesday, calling her a “product of Washington” who would serve as a major liability for her party if she runs.

101-year-old enters Florida congressional race

Joe Newman

Joe Newman has watched history unfold before his very eyes: the Great Depression and V-J Day; Vietnam and Woodstock; the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and the killing of Osama bin Laden. Now, at 101 years old, Newman is hoping for one more shot to be part of history by running for Congress.

Former Dem congressman slams ‘bimbo’ ex-colleague

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The sting of a loss still seems to burn for former Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), who lashed out at past victor Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.) on Wednesday, calling her a “bimbo.”

Dem congressional candidate: Fewer hours worked because of Obamacare is ‘exciting prospect’

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While many lament the 2 million fewer workers in the job market as a result of the Affordable Care Act, Alex Sink, a democrat running in a special election for Florida’s 13th Congressional district, is calling the projection “an exciting prospect.”

[WATCH] Florida democrat runs on Obamacare — by blaming the White House

Joe Garcia

Democrats facing tough reelections have taken to distancing themselves from President Barack Obama, opting to pass on the campaigner-in-chief’s help on the campaign trail. And now, vulnerable Democrats like Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) who once supported the Affordable Care Act have figured out just how to run on Obamacare — by placing the blame for the healthcare law’s failure on the White House.