Senate

Senate Dems Block Cruz Bill Revoking US Citizenship of Terrorists

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Ted Cruz ripped Senate Dems for blocking his bill that'd revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join ISIS, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Sect. of State.

GOP Can Win Big in Nov.

William Kristol, Weekly Standard

The danger over the next 6 weeks is that Repub. strategists & donors will play it safe and fail to take advantage of other opportunities. The focus will be on the 7 swing Senate seats & on making sure R's hold KS & GA. But there are opportunities in MI (open seat) & in 1 or more of MN, VA, OR, NJ, & IL.

Immigration Silver Bullet: Insurgents Chart GOP Path to Victory

Robert W. Patterson, Breitbart

How can Repubs. recapture the Senate from Harry Reid and the Dems? A new poll points to a winning strategy, if GOP leaders have the courage to use the remaining 7 weeks to nationalize the elections around 1 game-changing issue.

GOP Could Absolutely Fail to Win Senate

Guy Benson, Hot Air

Don't get cocky, GOP. Until the data starts to reflect the expected rightward cascade of undecided voters, Republicans rely on that expectation at their peril. 

Americans Sick of Govt Regulation

Betsy McCaughey, Creators.com

A whopping 59% say they’d like to send a “leave me alone” message to Washington, while only 32% say their message is “lend me a hand.” People are fed up with gov't bossing them around, according to an 8/14 Fox poll of registered voters. It suggests R's have a good shot at taking seats from D's. 

Mark Udall Spent Your Tax $ on A Wealth Advisory Firm

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Dem. incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) billed taxpayers $4,500 since 2011 for services from an independent wealth advisory firm that specializes in extremely rich clients and wealth created over multiple generations.

Dan Sullivan Wins Alaska GOP Senate Primary

Elizabeth Titus, Politico

ConservativeHQ-endorsed Dan Sullivan won the Alaska GOP Senate primary on Tues. and will face Dem. Sen. Mark Begich this fall in a crucial race for control of the Senate. Sullivan, the state’s former A.G. & director of natural resources, won 40% of the vote with 80% of precincts reporting.

Ken Cuccinelli Defends Tea Party Losses

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“At the end of the day, statistically, I think, and now I’m talking in the whole group, it was pretty lucky on their part,” Ken Cuccinelli, the former Repub. attorney general of VA and new president of the Senate Conservatives Fund said of the incumbent victors. “It was a statistical anomaly.”

Conservatives: Let's Not Get Cocky About Montana

Montana GOP Senate candidate Steve Daines is a good man and a good candidate, but by defining her campaign on day one as “millionaires versus the middle class” Democrat Amanda Curtis has signaled she may be the underdog, but she will be no pushover.

Senate Spoilers: 6 States to Watch for 3rd-Party Candidates

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

As both Dems & Repubs. calculate their odds of a Senate majority, several 3rd party candidates are complicating their math. Popular dissatisfaction with both parties, and bitter campaigns, have helped boost 3rd-party candidates in a number of states into the high single digits.

McConnell Faces Toughest Test

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Mitch McConnell can almost taste becoming Senate majority leader, but first he has to make sure he isn’t the Repub. who costs the GOP its shot at chamber control. His strengths and weaknesses were on full display in his battle against Alison Lundergan Grimes this weekend.

Senate Conservatives Fund Not Backing Down On Mississippi Fight

Ashe Schow, Washington Examiner

President of the Senate Conservatives Fund Ken Cuccinelli stated, "Other Republican senators were supporting that super PAC that did all the race-baiting attacks. This is not over for them because it suggests they don’t, aren’t just not conservative, that they are anti-conservative. And the conservative base will respond to that."

Has John McCain Lost His Mind?

Bryan Pruitt, RedState

It is far past time for Arizona Republicans to find a real conservative to represent their state.

Ted Cruz Blasts Reid's Attacks on Kochs

Right Scoop Staff

Ted Cruz hit back at Harry Reid for his attack on the Koch brothers. Cruz told Reid that it’s not his place to attack private citizens. He noted the hypocrisy of Reid for not mentioning the billionaire who has pledged to give money to Dems. to get Climate Change laws passed.

Ted Cruz’s Moment in Time?

Matt Mackowiak, GOP USA

Running for president in 2016 may be a risky endeavor, but Cruz doesn’t shrink from challenges.

Dr. Rand Paul Operates for Free

Katrina Trinko, National Review Online

The Kentucky Senator has a busy schedule, but occasionally finds time to practice his profession.

Nuclear Option Evaded? NLRB Noms Out

Burgess Everett, John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, Politico

Senators have tentatively agreed to retain the filibuster if two NLRB nominees are replaced and voted upon.

Rubio Turning Away From Amnesty?

Beth Reinhard, National Journal

Rubio hasn't spoken about amnesty, even to rebut House opposition. Does he finally feel the sting?

In 2014, the Senate’s More Volatile

Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

It’s very possible there could be more net seat change in the Senate than in the House next year.

EXCLUSIVE: BEAT LAMAR Blasts Alexander for Taking Money From Lobbying Firm That Backs Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Government

BEAT LAMAR is holding Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander accountable for taking money from employees of a K Street firm that lobbied Congress to buy fighter jets given to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government.