2014 Senate elections

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    North Carolina’s close Senate race is a puzzling election in a purple state.

North Carolina’s close Senate race is a puzzling election in a purple state.

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At the beginning of North Carolina’s Senate race many commentators were quick to discount the incumbent Democrat Senator, Kay Hagan’s chance of victory. Christopher Cooper writes that while the policies coming out of the Tar Heel state have been moving to the right, it still remains a purple state. He argues that Hagan’s Republican challenger, Thom Tillis’, connections with […]

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    Mitch McConnell looks poised to win a Senate race in Kentucky which may be the most expensive in U.S. history.  

Mitch McConnell looks poised to win a Senate race in Kentucky which may be the most expensive in U.S. history.  

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Kentucky’s Senate race has so far been a hard fought one, with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes hoping to unseat the current Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. Despite McConnell’s relative low popularity ratings, Anne Cizmar argues that Grimes faces an uphill battle, having already had to distance herself from President Obama. She writes that barring a shake up to the […]

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    Colorado’s close and fluid Senate race offers important lessons on political strategy for both Republicans and Democrats.

Colorado’s close and fluid Senate race offers important lessons on political strategy for both Republicans and Democrats.

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In less than a month’s time, voters in Colorado will go to the polls to decide whether or not they wish to give their incumbent Senator, Democrat Mark Udall, another term, or instead, opt for his Republican challenger, Cory Gardner. Courtenay Daum takes a close look at what is proving to be a very close election race and one […]

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