Kansas Republican Steve Watkins and his father gave a combined $1.2 million of their own money to fund the younger Watkins’ bid for an open congressional seat. Most of it was spent against other Republicans.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is relishing his popularity with conservatives after his fiery defense of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Graham hopes use some of that capital in November’s midterms.
Democrats running for office this fall are coming to the defense of the Affordable Care Act, a marked contrast with previous election cycles. In Washington, ACA premiums are expected to spike next year.
South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn is hitting the campaign trail to sell his anti-poverty proposal ahead of the 2018 midterms. But Clyburn is also has to sell himself if he wants a promotion in House Democratic leadership.
League of United Latin American Citizens President Domingo Garcia says he plans to meet with Texas Sen. John Cornyn to discuss, among other things, finding a solution to keep DACA recipients in the country.
Instead of preparing for an attack by what could be a newly emboldened Democratic Congress, Republicans worry that Trump aides are wasting time trying to respond to non-stop controversies, Trump tweets and the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election
Spending by outside groups helped elevated Sharice Davids in a six-way Democratic primary, but now Rep. Kevin Yoder’s challenger says she wants to end the influence of special interest money in politics. Would Davids be leading Yoder without the thousands spent on her behalf in the toss-up race?
President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are coming to Kentucky to campaign for their parties’ congressional candidates. But the two have traded insults on the campaign trail with Biden not ruling out a 2020 challenge to Trump
California’s new data privacy law has become a focal point in the national furor over Americans’ right to privacy in the digital age. Congress is weighing legislation that could preempt the state law, a move supported by major tech companies.
South Carolina elected officials have strong connections to, and unusual sway with, President Donald Trump. But S.C. Republicans are running out of options for protecting the MOX program, a major home state interest.
Idaho is in between “judicial emergencies,” as its two federal district court judges cannot handle all of the state’s civil cases. A bill adding a third judgeship could help, but wouldn’t take effect until 2021.
Rep. Mark Sanford has talked for years about controlling government spending, but the South Carolina Republican is being forced to leave Congress at the end of the year with little to show for his efforts. And his legacy may be more tied to controversy over his personal life.
The prolonged fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court has energized Republican voters angry at the newly minted justice’s perceived mistreatment, but Democrats are hoping to pick off college-educated women.