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Sabato 2014 Senate Race Ratings

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Top 11 2014 Senate races


 

 


August 29, 2014



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ Portman Fills the Gap in the GOP Presidential Field

WaPo Is Rick Perry really ready for 2016?

Politico Ted Cruz feeds 2016 buzz with hires

Politico Mike Pence's Koch advantage

WSJ Mitt Romney Is Back in Demand
WaPo Romney isn’t running for president again. But people will still keep talking about it.
Politico Poll: Romney breaks away in Iowa

WaPo He’s already a famous surgeon and author, so why is Ben Carson toying with a longshot presidential bid?

WSJ AFL-CIO’s Trumka: Democrats Need New Economic Team in 2016
NYT Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

NATIONAL


NatJ The White House Is Spoiling for a Fight on Immigration
WExam Obama gives himself leeway on immigration action deadline
WSJ Obama Taps Sarah Saldaña to Run ICE
Scribd Sarah Saldaña bio

HOUSE

Hill GOP douses shutdown threats
Rush Limbaugh Democrat Amnesty Strategy: Shutdown!

SENATE

Politico RNC spends more on Senate field efforts

Sabato 2014 Senate Race Ratings

Rush Limbaugh We Need to Do More Than Win an Election



NEW JERSEY

Hill New evidence coming in Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal?

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ Obama Administration, Pennsylvania Governor Reach Deal to Expand Medicaid
NYT Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor
WaPo Pennsylvania’s Republican governor expands Medicaid
WaPo Tom Corbett’s poll numbers are epically bad

NORTH CAROLINA

WSJ North Carolina’s Voter Growth Could Help Kay Hagan
Roll Call Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

VIRGINIA

NYT Debate Over Jury Instructions at Ex-Governor’s Trial

COLORADO

Roll Call Romanoff Courts Latinos Crucial to Colorado Race

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Fox Republicans eye bonus Senate opportunity in NH as Brown gains on Dem incumbent

Roll Call Will New Hampshire GOP Voters Anoint a Rising Star?

NEW YORK

Buffalo News Times’ support of rival has Hochul scrambling

Albany TU U.S. Attorney pushes two corrupt pols to lose pension dollars

GEORGIA


Hill Georgia Senate hopeful hits GOP opponent on business background

LOUISIANA

WaPo Landrieu claims parents’ home as her own, raising questions of Louisiana residency

KENTUCKY

Hill Grimes faces new campaign bus questions

ARKANSAS

WaPo Health-care premiums fall in Arkansas
Roll Call National Democrats Hit Tom Cotton on Social Security
WTimes Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton running neck and neck in Arkansas Senate race: poll

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows








 



 

August 28, 2014



SENATE

WSJ McConnell: Will Use Budget to Undo Obama Agenda if GOP Captures Senate
NYT In Audio From a Koch Event, McConnell Envisions Undoing Obama Initiatives
NYT Mitch McConnell Is Headed Down the Stretch

WSJ Good Deeds Punished as Crossroads Dings Dems on Debt Plan

Karl Rove Countdown To Kicking Out Harry Reid

NATIONAL

NYT Immigration Clash Could Lead to Shutdown
WSJ Rubio’s New Tone on Immigration Loud and Clear
WaPo Obama’s immigration decision could roil 2014 election

WaPo Obama’s use of executive privilege is about to come in focus

NYT $506 Billion Is Forecast for U.S. Deficit, a Slight Rise

HOUSE

WExam No Republican wave in November election




NEW JERSEY

NYT Committee on Shut Lanes Subpoenas Cellphone Records of a Top Christie Aide

VIRGINIA

NYT Unflattering Portrait of Virginia’s Former First Lady Is Offered by Her Lawyers
WaPo At the McDonnell trial, sidewalk visuals drive home the same point as testimony

MINNESOTA

NatJ Finding Al Franken

KANSAS

NatJ Governor's woes may be hurting GOP senator in Kansas

COLORADO

NatJ Boehner Set to Raise Cash for Rep. Mike Coffman

IOWA

NYT Ex-Iowa State Senator Admits Taking Cash to Switch Allegiance
WaPo Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme

NEW YORK

NYT In Queens Primary, 2-Term Senator Faces Rival Seeking a Comeback
NYT Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor

CALIFORNIA

NatJ What Kind of Republican Is Carl DeMaio? He and His Opponent Disagree.

LOUISIANA

WaPo Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core State Standards

ALASKA

NYT Alaska Referendum Upholds Tax System for Oil Companies



 



 

August 27, 2014



HOUSE

WaPo John Boehner. And a monkey.
Politico John Boehner, donors huddle in Jackson Hole

SENATE

NYT Senate Update: Republicans Cross a Threshold: Forecast is 67% chance of GOP Majority
WaPo Republicans think they are headed to a big victory this fall. Does that matter?

PRESIDENTIAL



NYT Rubio Warns Obama Against Executive Action on Immigration
Byron York Marco Rubio's course correction on immigration

Politico Mitt Romney: ’Circumstances can change’

WaPo Will Al Sharpton become a thorn in Hillary Clinton’s side?
WExam Democrats set primary calendar that would help Hillary Clinton



FLORIDA

WSJ Charlie Crist Wins Democratic Primary in Florida Governor's Race
NYT Easy Primary Wins for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott in Florida

NatJ Republican Governor Candidates Pitch Big Tents in Florida and Illinois

Hill Florida GOP gets their top House pick

MICHIGAN

Detroit News Land proposes cutting 75 percent of federal gas tax

NORTH CAROLINA



WSJ Hagan’s Handshake Comes With Tough Words for Obama

VIRGINIA

WaPo McDonnell again says he promised no favors for gifts

KANSAS

WExam Here's how the Democratic candidate plans to win Kansas' governor race

IOWA



WSJ Farm Bill Has Become a Midterm Flash Point
Hill Dem poll: Iowa Senate race a dead heat

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Politico Scott Brown campaign leaks reporter emails to Breitbart

NEW YORK

NYT Governor Cuomo’s Failure on Ethics Reform Hinders an Endorsement
WExam New York Times snubs Andrew Cuomo with non-endorsement

TEXAS

NYT Texas v. Perry Emerges From Years of Struggle Over Anticorruption Unit
Politico Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry's legal team

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa State Sen. Constance Johnson wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate

ARKANSAS

WSJ Christie Pitches In for GOP in Arkansas Race
Atlantic Inside the Democrats' Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate
WaPo Mark Pryor injects Ebola into the Arkansas Senate race
NatJ Mark Pryor Says Opponent Puts U.S. at Risk for Ebola

CONNECTICUT

WSJ Outside Money Gushes Into Connecticut Race

VERMONT

Fox Businessman wins Vermont Republican primary to take on Dem Gov. Shumlin

ARIZONA



NYT Arizona Treasurer Wins G.O.P. Primary for Governor
Wikipedia Doug Ducey bio

Fox McSally pilots easy Arizona GOP primary win to face Democratic Rep. Barber in rematch

Hill GOP nominates former Air Force Lt. Col. to take on Sinema

Politico Arizona House race too close to call
Hill Key Ariz. GOP primary is too close to call

HAWAII

HE Hawaii investigates election day debacles



 



 

August 26, 2014



HOUSE

Roll Call Tuesday Primaries: 4 Things to Watch in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma

WSJ House GOP Hires $500-an-Hour Lawyers for Suit Against Obama
NatJ House Hires Lawyer for Obama Lawsuit: Contract Caps Legal Fees at $350k

Fox GOP lawmakers say DOJ probe into IRS 'compromised,' demand special counsel

SENATE

WSJ Obama's Immigration Plans Irk Some Democrats
NYT Future of Export-Import Bank Is Wild Card in Key Senate Races

NATIONAL

Politico The 2014 digital ad juggernaut

NYT Election Panel Enacts Policies by Not Acting

WTimes Freddie Mac faulted by IG in $2 billion mortgage fraud loss

PRESIDENTIAL


Michael Gerson Is President Obama too detached to lead?
Greg Sargent How demographics could whiplash GOP

Politico Hillary doomed if she’s Obama’s third term

WaPo Warren draft group continues ‘full steam ahead,’ despite senator’s complaint

NatJ The Date of the 2016 Iowa Caucus Is Set. For Now.



FLORIDA

WaPo Charlie Crist, Rick Scott battle for every Florida vote

NORTH CAROLINA

WSJ Obama Visit to North Carolina Puts Hagan on the Spot

VIRGINIA

WSJ Prosecutors Challenge Marital Strife Claim in McDonnell Case
NYT In Virginia Corruption Trial, Tables Are Turned on Ex-Governor
WaPo Prosecutor spars with McDonnell during questioning

NEW MEXICO

WaPo A New Mexico Senate candidate mentions James Foley’s death in a new campaign ad

NEW YORK

Fred Dicker Astorino to send cease-and-desist letters to block Cuomo ads

TEXAS



WSJ Perry's Lawyers Move to Dismiss Criminal Indictment
NYT Texas Governor’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal of Abuse-of-Power Case
WExam Rick Perry just hired someone from ... Bill Clinton's old office?

GEORGIA


WaPo Michelle Nunn said she might not vote for Harry Reid if she gets elected.
This makes no sense.


TENNESSEE

Fox Primary challenger concedes to GOP Rep. DesJarlais

ARIZONA

NatJ GOP Establishment Makes Late Primary Play in Arizona House Battleground


 



 

August 25, 2014



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ The Christie-Giuliani Connections

Fox Paul calls Clinton 'war hawk,' predicts her stance will scare off 2016 voters

WTimes GOP travel itineraries offer clues to 2016 White House field

NatJ How to Win a Party Convention: Hotel Rooms, Big Money—and Swag

WExam Paul Ryan: 'I sure wish' Mitt Romney would run for president again

Politico Secrets of the Clinton Library

SENATE

WSJ Seib Video: Senate Election Outlook
NatJ Throwback Senators: The Must-Have 2014 Campaign Accessory

NATIONAL


WSJ Democrats Hold Edge in Online Fundraising for Midterm Elections
WExam Top Democratic data firm innovates as Republicans play catch-up

NYT In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police

Paul Krugman Wrong Way Nation





NEW JERSEY

WExam In New Jersey Senate campaign, echoes of Ron Paul

VIRGINIA

WaPo Will NRA ads in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race help or hurt Ed Gillespie?

WaPo Republican Comstock’s past a political touchstone in Va. congressional race

WISCONSIN

Politico Scott Walker ad touts record on jobs
WSJ Hyperventilating in Wisconsin

COLORADO

Juan Williams Experts' eyes turn to Colo.

NEW YORK

NYT Cuomo Opponent Unbowed by Underdog Status

TEXAS

Michael Barone A decent lawyer should tell liberals they're damned fools and ought to stop

LOUISIANA

Hill La. Senate: The Tea Party’s last hope

INDIANA



WSJ Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Iraq, Immigration and 2016

ARIZONA

NatJ The Handcuffing of Sheriff Joe




 



 

August 24, 2014



NATIONAL

NYT In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police
WTimes Police militarizing with few checks on power, expert says

WExam This Republican data firm talks to 200,000 voters -- every single month

SENATE

Politico The Kochs' plan to beat Harry Reid

PRESIDENTIAL

WaPo Rick Perry’s future tested by his past in New Hampshire
WTimes Rick Perry turns mug shot into ‘Wanted’ fundraising shirt

Hill Warren disavows PAC urging 2016 run

Fox Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar



MICHIGAN

Fox Michigan GOP pick Lt. Gov. Calley over Tea Party challenger
Detroit News Lt. Gov. Brian Calley gets nomination over Nakagiri

NORTH CAROLINA

Hill Hagan hits Obama on VA ahead of NC visit

VIRGINIA

WaPo Bob McDonnell courts jurors with narrative of a micromanager blindsided by his wife
Politico On stand, Bob McDonnell recalls glory days

WaPo Will NRA ads in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race help or hurt Ed Gillespie?

WISCONSIN

WaPo Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sought help from top GOP donors for allied group

IOWA

Hill Will Iowa be Dems’ Waterloo?

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston Globe Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen in dead heat

NEW YORK

Fox New regs by NY election board on political committees raises free speech concerns

GEORGIA


Hill Poll: Nunn leads Perdue in GA Senate race

LOUISIANA

WExam Is the Louisiana Senate race at a turning point?

ARIZONA

NYT U.S. Court to Hear Case on Voting Restrictions as Arizona Prepares for Polls


 



 

August 23, 2014



NATIONAL

LA Times Immigrant rights groups sue U.S. over fast-tracked deportations
WSJ Immigrant Advocacy, Civil-Rights Groups File Suit Against U.S.
NYT U.S. Faces Suit Over Tactics at Immigrant Detention Center
WaPo Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families

HOUSE

NatJ How the House GOP Is Setting the Agenda for the Party's 2016 Candidates

Politico Rep. Darrell Issa subpoenas White House documents

NatJ House Staffers Banned From Wikipedia Over Anti-Transgender Edits

SENATE

WSJ GOP Senate Lineup Cheers Party Leaders
WExam Is Scott Brown's rise in New Hampshire a good omen for Republicans?

PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ Rick Perry Indictment May Help More Than Hurt His 2016 Chances
NYT Perry Courts Primary State and Vows Fight at Home
WaPo Two years later, Rick Perry finds the New Hampshire climate a bit less frosty
WExam Rick Perry had a good week, but legal troubles remain



WaPo Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan reunite to please supporters, snipe at Democrats
WaPo Mitt Romney doused by Paul Ryan for Ice Bucket Challenge



FLORIDA

WSJ Florida Judge Clears New Congressional Map to Take Effect in 2016
NYT Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting
WaPo Florida judge approves redrawn congressional maps

VIRGINIA

WSJ Former Virginia Gov. Blames Himself for Events That 'Crushed' Family
NYT Ex-Governor of Virginia Denies Graft Charges and Defends Wife
Fox Bob McDonnell trial: Ex-Va. gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

WISCONSIN

NYT Emails Show Bigger Fund-Raising Role for Wisconsin Leader
Politico Emails show Scott Walker recall election campaign push

KANSAS

Allysia Finley Pat Roberts Has a Problem

COLORADO

WaPo Campaign 2014: RGA Colorado 'Hustled'

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WaPo Why the Senate race in New Hampshire is suddenly close
WTimes Tea party group weighs backing Brown in N.H. Senate fight
Politico It’s on: Brown vs. Shaheen (and Obama)

TEXAS

Fox Texas Gov. Perry's team will ask judge to end case

GEORGIA


WSJ Emily’s List Attacks Perdue in Georgia Senate Race
Politico Nunn whacks Perdue in Georgia forum

ILLINOIS

WSJ Illinois Court Blocks Term Limits
SunTimes Rauner vows to take term-limits case to state Supreme Court

KENTUCKY



NatJ Kentucky Senate Race Marked by Dueling Complaints
Politico Kentucky GOP files complaint over Alison Lundergan Grimes bus

ARIZONA

NYT As Arizona Primary Nears, Governor Candidates Turn Eyes to Border

ALASKA

WExam Joe Miller's odd non-concession concession
























 



 

August 22, 2014



NATIONAL

WSJ Rick Perry Says ISIS ‘Needs to Be Eliminated Now’
WSJ So What Will You Do, Mr. President?
NYT Revulsion for ISIS Builds, but Lawmakers Remain Wary of Greater U.S. Military Role
NYT Rick Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering U.S. Along Mexico Border

WSJ Bergdahl Swap Violated Law, GAO Says
Fox Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl prisoner swap, government watchdog says

ARRA Voters Think Focus Of Immigration Policy Should Be Protecting American Workers

WSJ Democratic Committees Bested GOP in July Fundraising
Kim Strassel Those Koch Attacks Are Working

SENATE

WaPo What history tells us about who will win the Senate in 2014
NYT Georgia Is the Reason the G.O.P. Is Edging Up in the Overall Senate Race

Politico How going nuclear unclogged the Senate

PRESIDENTIAL



WaPo With an eye on 2016, Rand Paul takes his campaign-in-waiting to the operating room

Jen Rubin Challenges for 2016 hopefuls: Sen. Marco Rubio

WExam This time around, Rick Perry rolls his sleeves up

Albany TU Poll: NYers say Cuomo would beat Republicans in 2016



NEW JERSEY



WSJ Christie Aims GOP Work at N.J. Firms

FLORIDA

WSJ Florida’s New Redistricting Plan: Round Two
NatJ Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

VIRGINIA

WSJ Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Points to Marital Strife in Corruption Trial
NYT Ex-Governor Details Marital Woes in Virginia Corruption Trial
WaPo McDonnell describes a marriage unraveling during his rise to power
WTimes McDonnell testifies he didn’t know about donor’s gifts

IOWA

Fox Iowa GOP Senate candidate takes on military sexual assaults, armed with personal story
Hill Ex-Sen. Webb backs Braley in Iowa

Roll Call Once a GOP Staffer, Candidate Now Vies to Be Main Event

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WSJ Shaheen-Brown Senate Matchup Tightens in New Hampshire, Poll Shows
Politico Poll: Scott Brown closes gap with Jeanne Shaheen

NEW YORK

Jason Riley Andrew Cuomo's Ethics

TEXAS

WSJ Perry Lawyers Say Cancer Agency Probe Not Connected To Allegations Against TX Gov

GEORGIA


Politico Nunn whacks Perdue in Georgia forum

ILLINOIS

Allysia Finley Rahm's Rival?

KENTUCKY

Politico Mitch McConnell more polished at Kentucky forum

ARKANSAS

WSJ Sen. Mark Pryor Spotlights the Health Law’s Rx for Pre-Existing Illnesses
Hill Poll: Pryor up 5 on Cotton in Arkansas

ALASKA

WSJ Republicans Strike Mark Begich Where He’s Strongest
WSJ Alaska’s Sen. Begich Begins General Election TV Ad Attack on Sullivan
NYT Alaska Might Be More Friendly to Democrats Than It Appears








 



 

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