August 24, 2010 In today's Arizona primary, a Tea Party-backed challenge to Sen. John McCain is expected to fall short. The challenger is former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.
August 19, 2010 If you're the son of a gaffe-prone former vice president, you know you will be under intense scrutiny if you decide to run for office yourself. Welcome, Ben Quayle, to the world of politics.
August 17, 2010 Tuesday's GOP primary for governor of Wyoming includes the son of former Sen. Alan Simpson and the grandson of former Sen. Cliff Hansen. The GOP is favored to win the governorship this year as Democratic incumbent Dave Freudenthal is retiring.
August 17, 2010 Today's primary contest in Washington State is known as a "top two" primary: all the candidates appear on the same ballot, and the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the November general election.
August 4, 2010 The big news of the Aug. 3 primaries: Rep. Jerry Moran won the GOP Senate nomination in Kansas, Michigan Republicans picked an outsider as their gubernatorial nominee, and Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick was ousted in Michigan.
August 3, 2010 An outsider, former Gateway Computers president Rick Snyder, won the Republican primary for governor of Michigan. The Democratic nod went to Virg Bernero, the mayor of Lansing. Gov. Jennifer Granholm is term limited.
August 3, 2010 No surprises in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Missouri to replace retiring GOP Sen. Kit Bond. For the GOP, the winner was former House majority whip Roy Blunt. On the Democratic side, it was Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
August 3, 2010 There's a Senate race on the ballot in today's Missouri primary, but the big story is a referendum that would have state voters exempted from the new health care bill. If it passes, it will likely be challenged in the courts.
August 3, 2010 After eight years of Democrat Jennifer Granholm as governor, Michigan Republicans feel — with the sour economy and Granholm's low approval numbers — that they have a strong shot at returning to the office.
August 3, 2010 The big primary to watch today is the Republican contest for the Senate in Kansas, where two members of the House, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt, are battling to succeed Sam Brownback. Brownback is leaving the Senate to run for governor.
July 28, 2010 Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is in the process of leaving the GOP to run for governor as a candidate of the American Constitution Party. Here's what the party stands for.
July 27, 2010 The ultimate negative campaign ad: A judicial candidate is being dissed by his own daughter. Plus, the latest on today's Oklahoma gubernatorial primaries.
July 26, 2010 Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, insisting that neither Republican candidate could win the governorship this year, enters the race as a third-party candidate ... all but guaranteeing a Democratic victory.