Republican Infighting Escalates as 2014 Races Loom


PHOTO: Rep. Bill Cassidy, left, is seen in this undated photo from his Congressional website while Rob Maness, left, is seen in this undated photo from his official Facebook page.
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PHOTO: Rep. Bill Cassidy, left, is seen in this undated photo from his Congressional website while Rob Maness, left, is seen in this undated photo from his official Facebook page.

The Race: Louisiana Senate (Challenge to vulnerable Democrat incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu)
The Party Leaders' Favorite: Rep. Bill Cassidy, Representative Louisiana 6th District.
The Challenger: Rob Maness, retired Air Force colonel
Taking sides: The Madison Project and Senate Conservatives Fund have endorsed Maness. The NRSC is supporting Cassidy.
On the fence: Club for Growth
Primary: No primary. Election is on Nov. 4, 2014. Runoff is on Dec. 6, 2014.


PHOTO: Sen. Mike Enzi, left, speaks at a press conference in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 23, 2013 while Liz Cheney, right, holds a news conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.
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PHOTO: Sen. Mike Enzi, left, speaks at a press conference in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 23, 2013 while Liz Cheney, right, holds a news conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

The Race: Wyoming Senate
The Incumbent: Sen. Mike Enzi, 16 years in office
The Challenger: Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney
Taking sides: The NRSC will support Enzi Primary: Aug. 19, 2014


PHOTO: Candidate Bryan Smith on is interviewed in Roll Calls Washington office on August 19, 2013 while Rep. Mike Simpson during the House Appropriations Committee markup on July 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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PHOTO: Candidate Bryan Smith on is interviewed in Roll Call's Washington office on August 19, 2013 while Rep. Mike Simpson during the House Appropriations Committee markup on July 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The Race: Idaho's 2nd Congressional District
The Incumbent: Rep. Mike Simpson
The Challenger: Bryan Smith, attorney
Taking sides: Club for Growth and the Madison Project endorsed Smith. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Republican Congressional Committee will support Simpson.
Primary: May 20, 2014

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PHOTO: House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference to introduce the "Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013," Sept. 11, 2013.

The Race: Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District
The Incumbent: Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 12 years in office
The Challenger: Art Halvorson, Coast Guard veteran.
Taking sides: The Madison Project has endorsed Halvorson.
On the fence: Club for Growth

Primary: May 20, 2014

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