June 11, 2012 Tuesday's special election in Arizona will fill the House seat that Gabrielle Giffords is leaving. On one side is Giffords' opponent from 2010; on the other is her former top aide, who was also hurt in the shooting rampage that wounded the congresswoman and killed six others.
June 7, 2012 Former Marine Jesse Kelly, who ran against Gabrielle Giffords, has avoided such images in his campaign to fill her seat in an upcoming special election.
June 6, 2012 Republicans need to pick up four seats to win control of the U.S. Senate in November. One race they're eyeing is in North Dakota, where longtime Democratic incumbent Kent Conrad is retiring. Outside spending is already in play, and the Democratic candidate is distancing herself from President Obama.
June 6, 2012 California's new truly open primary has set up several single-party matchups in November for U.S. House seats. The state changed its primary system with an eye toward limiting partisan battles, which backers hope will give moderates a better chance of being elected.
June 5, 2012 WDETCongressional incumbents typically have a big advantage come election time. But Michigan Democrat John Conyers — the second-most senior member of the U.S. House — faces a newly redrawn congressional district and the toughest re-election campaign of his political career.
June 4, 2012 In the era of superPACs, political parties and candidates seem to be the last players in the system who must abide by limits on fundraising and spending. Some observers say it's time to get rid of campaign contribution limits, but others worry that would open the door only wider to corruption.
June 2, 2012 Warren secured more than 95 percent of the delegate vote at the state's Democratic Convention, clearing the way for her to focus solely on incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.
June 1, 2012 A federal judge has blocked state elections officials from enforcing tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. And the Justice Department has sent a letter to Florida telling it to immediately halt efforts to purge from the voting rolls people suspected of being noncitizens.
June 1, 2012 Recent court cases have changed the rules about money in federal politics, but there still are rules. Here's a snapshot of fundraising limits and regulations across the political spectrum — ranging from the candidates themselves to the new superPACs.
May 31, 2012 Warren said her roots did not afford her preferential treatment.
May 30, 2012 It's not every day you get to watch a video of U.S. House candidate as he strolls down a long hill telling his story and passing along the way a number of props — including a chess board, a horse and semiautomatic rifle — meant to illustrate parts of his biography and his reasons for running for Congress.
May 30, 2012 It's rare for incumbents like Rep. Thad McCotter, the Michigan Republican, to fail to collect enough valid signatures and get on a ballot. But this kind of embarrassment has occasionally happened to others. Fortunately for many politicians, most states don't have such ballot-access requirements or ask for a minimal number of signatures.
May 30, 2012 The U.S. House colleagues from neighboring congressional districts in northern New Jersey once called themselves friends. But redistricting means Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman will face off in the Democratic primary on Tuesday for one congressional seat. The race has been anything but friendly.