Election Top Stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the election of contradictions. In the 2014 midterms, a surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in." At least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority. The ads come one after another in an onslaught of spin that galls voters. "In Iowa you see a lot of...
DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016. The tea party-backed Texan's rousing speech Saturday in Dallas energized thousands at the summit of Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September. Clinton will be the featured lunch speaker at the Sept. 19 Women's Leadership Forum. Obama will be the keynote speaker later in...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters appear ready to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job. Florida is one of four states...
MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job. Florida is one of four states where voters will...
YORK, Pa. (AP) — As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. Scott Perry has suddenly seen immigration become a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the U.S.-Mexico border, eclipsing even...