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  • Jeb Bush in 2016? Bank on it: Pro     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, shares his thoughts on the possibility of Jeb Bush entering the 2016 presidential election.

  • Hillary in 2016? She's in the majority: Pro     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Jimmy Williams, Blue Nationreview executive editor, discusses what to expect if the Republicans take the Senate in the midterm elections. Also a look at Hillary Clinton's views on various political issues.

  • Current polling suggests Republicans will take control of the Senate and hold onto the House. If Republicans take control of the Senate, McConnell has said he may use high-pressure tactics to challenge Obama, such as attaching riders to rein in the EPA via must-pass spending bills that only require a simple majority to pass. As McConnell mulls using riders to...

  • Compromise key for GOP before 2016: Ex-Reagan aide Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    A yellow stoplight stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building at night in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans can make compromises should they win control of the Senate in midterm elections, former Reagan White House chief Ken Duberstein says.

  • Election money reaches record levels     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group CEO, and Thomas "Mack" McLarty, former Clinton chief of staff, discuss the battle for the balance of power on Capitol Hill and whether both parties will be able to reach across the aisle and work with each other after the midterm elections.

  • Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush in 2016?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group CEO, and Thomas "Mack" McLarty, former Clinton chief of staff, share their thoughts on the likely candidates for the 2016 presidential elections.

  • National Democrats return to Kentucky airwaves Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Tuesday released an ad that criticizes Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as spending three decades amassing wealth in Washington while his Kentucky constituents struggled. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's return to Kentucky airwaves comes two weeks after it ditched its ad budget...

  • $4 billion on political ads...But will it matter? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Many factors can decide the 2014 battle for Congress. But campaign money isn't likely to.

  • Control of Congress in crosshairs     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood and Politico's Ben White, talk about next week's critical election for the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

  • 'Preparing' for 2016 presidential bid: Rick Perry Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC Monday he was thinking about and preparing for another White House run in 2016.

  • Key midterm elections to watch     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of the upcoming elections. Democrats are holding tough but Republicans have the advantage, reports Harwood.

  • GOP outraises Democrats in early October Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party borrowed another $5 million to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races, according to finance reports filed Thursday. The DNC raised $6.2 million during the first two weeks of October and sent $1.5 million to its...

  • These senators get the most Wall St. campaign cash Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Sen. Cory Booker

    Financial firms are shelling out big cash for the mid-term Senate elections, but their favorite candidate is an unlikely one.

  • Midterms: Democrats need some fortunate breaks Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Democrats still have a chance to maintain the majority in the Senate, but they are going to need some good fortune.

  • Mark Cuban to GOP: Forget the social issues Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    Mark Cuban is shown in an episode of “Necessary Roughness.”

    Investor Mark Cuban, while talking about fostering prosperity on CNBC Wednesday, advised the Republican Party: "Stay completely out of social issues."

  • Republicans aim for midterm sweep     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Sara Fagen, CNBC contributor, shares her thoughts on the Republicans' chances of winning over voters before Election Day.

  • Dems hiding from President Obama?     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.

    Politico's Ben White has the update on the upcoming midterm election and President Obama's unpopularity among some voters.

  • Pandora knows who you will (probably) vote for Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    If you live in Florida and like Pandora, you're probably hearing a lot of Rick Scott for Governor ads. That is, if you like country music.

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school— some on as little as $7.25 per hour. In one state, Illinois, the campaign to support the minimum wage would not actually raise the wage.

  • News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Democrats' campaign committee for House races picked up $16.7 million in September despite long odds of winning a majority— surpassing both parties' campaign arms focused on the Senate, which is very much in play. If Republicans net six Senate seats and win handily as expected in the House, they will control both chambers in Congress for the final two years of...