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 "Mitt Romney":

"… c tilt in the state and President Barack Obama's easy win over former Gov. Mitt Romney helped the consumer advocate in her bid. The Massachusetts r …"

"… erm even though his state went heavily for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Tennesseans gave Republican Sen. Bob Corker a second term. …"

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 "Rocky Mountain region":

"… rnia, while Obama made no attempt to carry Texas, much of the South or the Rocky Mountain region other than Colorado. There were 33 Senate seats on the ballo …"

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 "Republican presidential primary":

"… previously worked for the campaign.The groups became prominent during the Republican presidential primary when each candidate had a supporting chorus in the form of a super PAC. Th …"

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 "Nebraska":

"… state Sen. Deb Fischer, who is favored to win the U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.Fischer faces former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey in the race to replace retiring …"

"… site says it plans to focus on “high impact races” but only names Nebraska.Its most recent quarterly filing shows the super PAC took in $22 …"

"… e, show transfers to End the Gridlock totaling more than $257,000.The only Nebraska-based donor currently on record is Richard Holland, who helped build one o …"

"… ;TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.The New York Times rates the Nebraska seat a “likely, though not surefire” pickup for the GOP. Fischer has a …"

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 "Gary Johnson":

"… ntrunner Mitt Romney, the now-presumptive nominee, to dark horse candidate Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor who has since been become the Libertarian …"

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 "Joe Ricketts":

"… ance report. At that time, the super PAC had less than $2,000 cash on hand.Joe Ricketts, the founder of the financial services giant now known as TD Ameritrade, i …"

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 "Tim Pawlenty":

"… s Barbour, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, have built fundraising machines to pull in millions as they test the wate …"

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

By Robert Brodsky

Major clients in 2003-2004 include John Kerry

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ireland":

"… assisting on the 2003 campaign of Arnold Schwarzenegger. A 2004 report in Ireland's Sunday Business Post speculated that the Republican turning to Shrum was …"

"… d an international impact. The firm has helped candidates win elections in Ireland, Great Britain, Bolivia and Colombia, and has done consulting work for for …"

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 "North Dakota":

"… and sunflowers on the farm where he lives with his wife and two children. North Dakota is a place where too much rain, sun, wind or hail is common. Living off th …"

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 "president":

"… cided to put the campaign on K Street. You know, hello?"But while the vice president’s official headquarters is in Nashville, he has not shed his longtime as …"

"… hington Establishment is not surprising, considering that he has been vice president for seven years. But his image as the ultimate insider raises a problem fo …"

"… s current and former aides and close friends. Jack Quinn, who was the vice president’s chief of staff, has since represented Intel Corp. and a coalition of c …"

"… ht, who heads fund-raising for Gore, represents Bell Atlantic. Roy Neel is president of the United States Telecom Association, which represents the Baby Bells. …"

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 "Edison Electric Institute":

"… registered lobbyist for the Distilled Spirits Council, BP America and the Edison Electric Institute, while Weber is registered with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., Mobil …"

"… s registered with Congress to lobby for the following companies: AT&T, Edison Electric Institute, Federal Home Mortgage Corp., Northern States Power Company, the National …"