West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) is calling on Gov. Joe Manchin (D) and the state Legislature to decide in a special session whether West Virginia law allows for the special election to succeed the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D) to take place earlier than November 2012.
Despite a late bid by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, this week's "Worst Week in Washington" winner is House Minority Leader John Boehner.
Reps. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) this week launched their first ads of the 2010 general election, joining a handful of Democratic incumbents who are on the air very, very early, stretching the ad wars into the early summer months.
The Fix ranks the 10 most influential Republican leaders in this week's Friday Line.
The Fix looks at six Senate candidates with much to gain (or lose) from second quarter fundraising reports filed this week.
Did Marco Rubio win the Republican Party nomination four months too early?
The Fix picks the ten nastiest Senate races of the last 30 years.
New data from Gallup shows that independent voters now favor a generic Republican candidate for Congress over a generic Democratic candidate by 12 points, a trend that appears to be tied to their feelings about President Barack Obama.
With most of Washington headed out of Washington for the July 4th holiday weekend, we thought we'd get a jump on the "Worst Week in Washington" competition.
The special election for the late Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-W.Va.) seat might not have to wait until 2012 after all.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation national poll shows support for President Barack Obama's health care bill bumping up in a significant way over the past month, data that seems to affirm the idea pushed by Administration officials that the legislation will ultimately be a net political positive.
The news that West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) will appoint a senator to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D) means that the number of appointees that have served in the 11th Congress will soon be bumped up to seven - the largest number in more than six decades.
Less than 24 hours after holding a press conference designed to clear the air about misstatements he made about his military record, Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk is taking to the Chicago airwaves with two new ads designed to re-frame the Senate race.
Bill Clinton has endorsed former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) in the Colorado Senate race, a move that puts him squarely at odds with the White House, which is backing Sen. Michael Bennet (D).
A month to the day after the first allegations surfaced about embellishments in his military resume, Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk (R) held a press conference in Chicago designed to re-start a Senate campaign that has gone badly off track.
The death of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) on Monday night and subsequent announcement that the special election to replace him will be held in 2012 adds further intrigue to an election cycle that already has a surfeit of great story lines.
Running as a Reid in Nevada may be tough for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but it's even harder for Reid's son, Rory.
The Fix breaks down six Senators to keep an eye on during the Kagan confirmation hearings today.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) announced this afternoon that a special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D) will be held in 2012, not this fall as some had speculated.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee R) leaned heavily toward the 2012 presidential race over the weekend, telling Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace that he "does better against [President] Obama than any other Republican."
The death of West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd (D) will trigger a fierce battle to replace him although the timing of that race remains an open question.
When Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her her confirmation hearings later today, she will be a tabula rasa for large swaths of the American public.