Democrats maintain control of Senate

By The Associated Press

Dems win GOP seats in Indiana, Massachusetts; McCaskill survives in Missouri

Excerpts from this story referencing "Joe Donnelly":

"… a stronger America for future generations." Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly edged out tea party-backed Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a r …"

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

By The Associated Press

The nation decides: Voters choose between Romney, Obama as the man who'll best fix the economy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Joe Donnelly":

"… ren turned Republican Scott Brown out of office in Massachusetts, and Rep. Joe Donnelly captured a seat from GOP hands in Indiana. Deb Fischer picke …"

House candidates draw one-campaign super PACs

By Russ Choma

Super PACs devoted solely to supporting a congressional candidate spent $28 million in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "candidate":

"… with presidential hopefuls, have moved down-ticket and are now supporting candidates in congressional races this election.Super PACs devoted solely to support …"

"… aces this election.Super PACs devoted solely to supporting a congressional candidate spent $28 million in the 2012 election with about $22 million going toward …"

"… the 2012 election with about $22 million going toward helping conservative candidates, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign data. …"

"… n data.Federal Election Commission rules prohibit "coordination" between a candidate and an outside spending group, but many super PACs have gotten around thos …"

Daily Disclosure: Nebraska Senate race targeted by Democratic super PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic super PAC End the Gridlock is pumping money into a race that looks increasingly like a GOP pickup

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob Kerrey":

"… bsp;to win the U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.Fischer faces former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in the Republic …"

Ameritrade founder Ricketts' Nebraska contribution worries watchdogs

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donor Joe Ricketts' eleventh-hour investment in Nebraska primary winner could pay dividends.

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney general":

"… a three-way race that also featured frontrunner Jon Bruning, the state’s attorney general, and state Treasurer Don Stenberg, the favored candidate of the conservati …"

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC spending again plays major role in Senate contest, this time in Nebraska.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… Club for Growth spent millions in the GOP U.S. Senate primary election in Indiana, where six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar lost to Richard Mourdock, a t …"

PAC profile: American Crossroads

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob Kerrey":

"… on Tester of Montana, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Bob Kerrey of Nebraska and Tim Kaine of Virginia. All of those Democrats were victori …"

Democrats desperately seek their own Rove

By Peter H. Stone

For chastened Democrats, ‘a lesson and a beating’; Republicans hone tactics that brought in secretive millions last year...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sean Sweeney":

"… and congressional elections.Two former White House aides, Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney, are launching another group to focus on Obama’s re-election.“Democrat …"

Consultant profile: Bob Shrum (Shrum, Devine & Donilon)

By Robert Brodsky

Major clients in 2003-2004 include John Kerry

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Edwards":

"… ater that year. Shrum had a wealth of success with the Senate campaigns of John Edwards of North Carolina, Jon Corzine of New Jersey and Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, a …"

Program to help small farmers now virtually run by industry

By Gil Shochat

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2001 — When Brad Koetz was told that his impressive sunflower yield was unfit for human consumption, he was taken abac

Excerpts from this story referencing "Insurance":

"… e was covered by his policy. His was a standard one called Multiperil Crop Insurance, the “bread and butter” policy from which the industry makes much of i …"

"… over the negotiations. He now works as a consultant for the National Crop Insurance Services, an industry trade organization that was involved in the 1997 neg …"

"… n the 1997 negotiations.Although Smith downplays the role of National Crop Insurance Services in the discussions, Bob Parkerson, president of this organization …"

"… various important points,” he said.According to Parkerson, National Crop Insurance Services continues to have a “good respect for Dallas,” whom they now …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part five

For months, disarray was the hallmark of Vice President Al Gore's campaign. Last October 6, he moved his campaign to Nashville from Washingt

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… official Washington. According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, Gore led the pack in inside-the-Beltway donations, with nearly $1.2 milli …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part one

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 — It is no surprise and nothing new in the land of the spin and the home of the sound bite that each and every can

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Justice":

"… t Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, which is registered with the Department of Justice to represent foreign entities. Its clients have included MCI, Viacom, the …"