May 16, 2012 Republican voters in Nebraska defied the expectations of pundits and the intentions of outside groups, nominating a little-known rancher and state lawmaker to run for an open U.S. Senate seat. Deb Fischer, 61, will face a former governor and former senator, Democrat Bob Kerrey, in November.
May 14, 2012 Winning the seat from Nebraska would help Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate. Two-term incumbent Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring. Voters from both parties will select their nominees Tuesday. The Republican winner is likely to face former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.
April 13, 2012 To get elected in southwestern Pennsylvania as a Democrat, it helps to be a conservative one. And because of congressional reapportionment, two conservative Democratic incumbents — Rep. Jason Altmire and Rep. Mark Critz — are facing off for a single seat in their party's primary later this month.
April 6, 2012 The Republican primaries may not officially be over, but political ads have moved on to the general election. With gas prices dominating discussion, President Obama's campaign released a TV ad this week defending the president's energy policy and directly attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.
March 13, 2012 Reporters aboard his charter plane asked Romney asked about his expectations for Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. He said if the polls "are anywhere near correct, we'll end up with, I don't know, a third of the delegates." And Romney, said if that's the case that "inches us closer to the magic number" of 1,144 delegates.