Just as voters are about to tune in to this fall's battle for control of the House, many Republican incumbents are running away from President Bush out of fear that they'll be caught in an anti-Bush tidal wave that could sweep them from power
Republicans determined to win in November are up against a troublesome trend - growing opposition to President Bush. An AP-Ipsos poll conducted this week found the president's approval rating has dropped to 33%, matching his low in May.
Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay said he is taking the necessary steps to remove his name from the November ballot, giving his party a chance to field a write-in candidate in hopes of holding the House seat. Buffeted by scandal, DeLay said his Jun
The leading Republican candidate to replace scandal-scarred Rep. Bob Ney on the November ballot may be ineligible, party officials said, complicating GOP efforts to assure a smooth transition for the fall campaign.
A new poll indicates that former state employee Don Goldwater still holds a double-digit lead in the four-candidate field for the Republican gubernatorial ... goldwater4governor.org
Texas Republicans abandoned their court fight to replace former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on the November ballot after being turned back at the Supreme Court. The decision came after Justice Antonin Scalia rejected Texas Republicans' reques
American voters are as ready to dump incumbent lawmakers as they were just before they handed control of Congress to Republicans in 1994, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.
Republican Rep. Bob Ney (OH) abruptly abandoned his bid for re-election, becoming the latest Capitol Hill figure to fall victim to the Jack Abramoff scandal. The six-term congressman insisted in a statement that he was innocent and said he was acting
"For this summer vacation, re-election is job one," said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political science professor who tracks congressional races. "Many Republicans are scared, and they should be."
With the passage of the Defense Authorization bill, the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, and the Reauthorization of the Patriot Act, Senate Republicans have demonstrated their ongoing commitment [we'll help spread the word]
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the fall elections, confronted members of a firefighting team at the Billings airport telling them they had done a "piss-poor job," according to an official state report and
When Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) encouraged everyone in state politics to help the Green Party earn a spot on the November ballot, at least one group answered the call: Santorum donors. Fourteen Santorum supporters gave $40,000 to fund a petition
"A lot of the products that used to be made here now are made overseas," Johnston said. "Nobody is against trade. It’s all about what is fair. "Pretty much everybody we compete against is subsidized in one form or another, especia
Legislation to bar federal courts from ruling on constitutional issues arising from the Pledge of Allegiance, including the "one nation, under God" reference, passed the House after lawmakers argued that the pledge is linked to the nation**
Two of Georgia's most controversial political candidates got a cool reception from the voters, who rejected former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed and left U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney facing a runoff.
The morning begins with a prayer in Jason’s Deli, a strip-mall joint in Atlanta, and we all bow our heads and say amen. We—me, the Atlanta reporter, and all the Buck Springs Republicans—stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and the ﬁne a cappella
[And Osama's still out there.] Vice President Dick Cheney told Republicans to keep security issues prominent ahead of November's elections and condemned Democratic calls for a timetable on troop withdrawal from Iraq as "a bad idea.**QQ*
"Evangelical Protestants have become much more Republican in recent times, although 40 or 50 years ago more of them were Democrats," said Green, director of the University of Akron's Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
Could a Republican-controlled Congress, pass a bill to protect the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance from court challenges? No problem, especially if proposed during the patriotic season leading up to the Fourth of July, Republ
Indicted former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay must stay on the November congressional ballot despite withdrawing from the race, a federal court ruled in a decision that could help Democrats win this key seat. Texas Republicans quickly responded they would
President Bush says Democrats want to "wave the white flag of surrender" in Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney accuses the opposition party's leaders of "defeatism" in the global war on terrorism. And House Republican leader Joh
Internet providers told Congress on Tuesday they're doing all they can to combat online child pornography, but they were told to expect legislation. Several voiced skepticism about creating new laws that would force them to retain data about
[Must be election time.] House Republicans intend to hold votes this summer and fall touching on abortion, guns, religion and other priority issues for social conservatives, part of an attempt to improve the party's prospects in the midterm elect
In a vote charged with election-year politics, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution that wrapped the Iraq conflict into the war on terrorism and rejected a deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal.
Republican Rep. Christopher Shays cites his differences with President George W. Bush, produces a chart outlining his moderate voting record and pledges his independence from party leaders in Congress. His Connecticut colleague, Republican Rep. Ro
The flag debate comes shortly after the Senate defeated a constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriages. Democrats say Republicans are scheduling votes on similar issues to win support from conservatives who might not vote in the November c
A confidential House Republican Iraq strategy memo shows an effort from House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) to put renewed focus on 9/11, paint Democrats as "cut and run" advocates and frame a future Iraq "victory" as "
A new loophole in election spending regulations is likely to produce a torrent of unsolicited e-mails to voters -- and widespread complaints about political spam -- as the midterm elections approach this fall
Republicans and Democrats alike had cause to cheer primary results across eight states Tuesday, prelude to midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. Not so much President Bush, or his call for immigration legislation.
A former Republican congressman won a bitter US House of Representatives race in California. Republican Brian Bilbray narrowly beat back a challenge by Democrat Francine Busby in a conservative district north of San Diego.