US Senate

Clear Path to Senate Majority Opens for Republicans

Taegan Goddard, PoliticalWire.com

A recent forecast model gives Repubs. a 65.1% chance of winning the Senate. The path to a GOP majority is becoming a little clearer -- and the problem for Dems is that it runs through 6 deeply red states.

Landrieu Subpoenaed to Defend La. Residency Claims

Cathy Burke, NewsMax

Louisiana Dem. Sen. Mary Landrieu has been issued a subpoena for a court hearing Fri. to defend her state residency claims. Landrieu, who is Louisiana's only remaining statewide Dem. official, is considered one of the most vulnerable lawmakers running for re-election this fall.

10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson, Roll Call

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. Mitch McConnell was the only Repub. to make the list.

58 Senate Seats for the GOP?

M. Joseph Sheppard, American Thinker

Fifty-eight senate seats might see some solid conservative legislation passed. 

Conservative Senate Candidates Outperformed Expectations In 2014

Goldwater Conservative, Red State

Polling indicates that on a per-dollar basis, constitutional conservatives running for the Senate fared far better than establishment candidates. Polling also indicates that these candidates vastly outperformed their polling expectations.

Voters Want A Republican House & Senate

Katie Frates, Daily Caller

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a plurality of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.

WH Adviser: Cruz 'Has the Power' in the House

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer fueled speculation that Repubs. would bring impeachment charges against Obama, saying the House-controlled GOP listens mainly to Sen. Ted Cruz, not Speaker John Boehner.

Endangered Governors List: GOP Edition

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

While the Senate looks to be breaking in one direction, gubernatorial mansions across the country appear poised to swap parties. Republicans have a batch of vulnerable governors, but none are as embattled as those in Pennsylvania, Maine, and Florida. 

GOP Senate to House: Don't Screw This Up

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.

CONFIRMED: Senate GOP Leaders Paid for Attacks On Conservatives

Erick Erickson, Red State

The attack ads in MS run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate R's, including Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. Senate Repub. leaders are willing to risk losing a majority so they can get their own re-elected. 

Odds Tilt Toward GOP Senate

Alexander Bolton and Justin Sink, The Hill

Republicans are in the strongest position to win back the Senate since losing it eight years ago.

Senate Republicans' Bait-and-Switch Fundraising

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman, for Roll Call

If you read the Senate Republicans' fundraising letters, you’d think the NRSC was supporting tea party principles. But they are actually spending the money in GOP primaries to support Big Government establishment Republicans like Mississippi's incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and defeat limited government constitutional conservatives like Chris McDaniel.

McConnell's Promise For Nov.: I'll Make Senate Work

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Repub. Leader Mitch McConnell said he would make the Senate work again if Repubs. win majority control in Nov. McConnell said he'd force Senators to put in longer hours and even work Fridays to produce consensus.

GOP-E: We'll Move Immigration Reform if We Regain Sen.

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Gang of 8 that passed a comprehensive reform bill last year, said he'd craft a better legis. approach if R's control in '15. Grassley agreed. D's threaten that if the House doesn't pass comp. reform now the issue'll be dead in '15-'16, sinking the GOP among Hispanics.

McConnell's Favorability Rating Lowest Among Leadership

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell's net favorability rating stands at negative 17%, the lowest among all cong. leaders (Pelosi's is a negative 16%).

If You Care About Benghazi You Have To Watch This Video

You have to watch this video of Ted Cruz on the Senate Floor if you really want to understand what's at stake and why the Democrats are blocking any meaningful effort to get the facts about what happened the day four Americans were killed in the Benghazi massacre.

Tea Party Winning

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author, Conservative Activist & CHQ Chairman

In TAKEOVER I outline a plan of how conservatives can take over the Republican Party and govern America according to conservative principles by 2017. The results in North Carolina show that our issues are driving the agenda, now we must cinch up our belts, organize, call meetings and use the plan I outline in TAKEOVER to win the vote.

Are GOP Sens. Turning Against Their Own in '16?

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some GOP senators say they would prefer their party nominate a current or former governor instead of possible hopefuls like Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

House to Focus on IRS Targeting, Senate Takes on Keystone

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

The House this week will vote on whether to hold a former top IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, while Senate lawmakers will grapple with legislation that would green light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

Cochran Can't Defend Record in Debate with McDaniel

Voters are entitled to a debate between the major candidates for the United States Senate, and it’s sad that Mississippi’s senior Senator has chosen instead to hide behind his handlers and avoid the tough questions. We think Mississippi deserves better.