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North Dakota's Heitkamp says she'll seek second Senate term
North Dakota's only Democratic statewide officeholder, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, announced Wednesday that she'll seek a second term, touting herself as an independent-minded politician who gets things done in Washington. "At the end of day the people of North Dakota want to send someone who uses
GOP Asks: What Went Wrong? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: REACHING OUT — OBAMA CALLS CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS: Fresh off his successful re-election bid, President Obama placed phone calls to congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle yesterday, including House Speaker John ...
The Coffee Chronicles: Campaigns Lob Attacks On Transparency And Taxes (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone), CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) and ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@LizHartfield) NOTABLES: ROMNEY GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS: Fresh off his rocky foreign trip, its Mitt Romney’s first day campaigning on U.S. soil since last Tuesday. And he’ll be joined in Basalt, Colo.
Obama Fights Back Against 'You Didn't Build That' Attacks
By AMY WALTER (@amyewalter), ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@LizHartfield) and CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES: OBAMA GOES POSITIVE- SORT OF: After weeks of negative – or “contrast” ads, as the campaign calls them – Team Obama puts out a kinder, gentler TV spot. Speaking straight to camera, without...
What to Watch in Today's Voting Contests
Voters take to the polls to cast their ballots in Arizona, Maine, Virginia, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina today. Residents of these respective states will decide on a series of contests including a special election, a crowded Republican Senate primary and a decision on...
Democrats and Republicans Walk Fine Line in Senate Races
Bipartisanship is an outdated concept. It's like booking a vacation through a travel agency or putting a letter in the mail. Or at least that's what the narrative in Washington would have you believe. Several prominent senators known for their willingness to reach across the aisle -- Olympia Snowe
Will the GOP Take Control of the Senate? The Top 8 Races to Watch
Democrats have 23 seats to defend while Republicans have 10 Senate seats up for re-election.
Candidate Seeking GOP Nomination to U.S. Senate Criticizes ‘Debt Ceiling Debacle’; Won’t Commit to Supporting Sen. McConnell for Senate Leadership
ABC News’ Sherisse Pham (@sherisse) reports: With incumbent Senator Kent Conrad, D-N.D., retiring next year, North Dakota will be a political battleground as Republicans attempt to regain the Senate majority in 2012. Jumping into the fire is Duane Sand, a...
Potential GOP Senate Candidate on the 'Debt Ceiling Increase Debacle'
Candidate Duane Sand won't commit to supporting McConnell as Senate leader.
House Members Spar Over Role of Social Security in Debt Ceiling Negotiation
ABC News’ Arlette Saenz (@arlettesaenz) reports: In a hearing addressing the long term solvency of Social Security, members of a House Ways and Means subcommittee battled over whether or not reforms to Social Security will help alleviate the deficit crisis....