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Native Americans Don't Love Senate Candidate's 'War Cry'

Loretta Sanchez made 'offensive' gesture during Democratic convention

(Newser) - She jump-started her campaign for a US Senate seat just days ago , but Loretta Sanchez has already put her foot in her mouth—by putting her hand to her mouth. The California congresswoman was talking with a group of Indian Americans at her state's Democratic convention Saturday night when... More »

Kentucky Dems Are Trying to Punk Ashley Judd Into a Run

She actually doesn't stand a chance in Kentucky: Jonathan Chait

(Newser) - The idea of Ashley Judd actually winning a Senate race against Mitch McConnell is, of course, delightful to Democrats—but it'll never happen, writes Jonathan Chait in a Daily Intelligencer piece titled, "Don’t Run for Senate, Ashley Judd! It’s a Trap!" Kentucky is incredibly conservative,... More »

Ashley Judd Moves Closer to Senate Run

Starts meeting with donors, strategists, politicians

(Newser) - Ashley Judd has been meeting with Democratic donors, strategists, and politicians, as well as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as she moves closer to a Senate run in Kentucky, The Hill reports. At one meeting, a source says Judd promised a decision by May 6—the day the Kentucky Derby... More »

Cory Booker: I'm Exploring Senate Run

Newark mayor looks to replace fellow Dem Frank Lautenberg in 2014

(Newser) - Cory Booker has made his decision : The popular Newark mayor will explore a run for the Senate, he announced today. "Let there be no doubt: I will complete my full second term as mayor of Newark, New Jersey," Booker says in a YouTube video and website post today.... More »

Ashley Judd May Challenge Mitch McConnell in 2014

She's considering a Senate run in Kentucky

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Ashley Judd is considering running for Senate in 2014, four sources tell Politico . But the political fledgling would be up against none other than Kentucky's own Mitch McConnell, so she's also considering waiting until 2016 to take on Rand Paul instead. The actress and... More » Founder Mulls Ga. Senate Run

Erick Erickson may challenge Saxby Chambliss

(Newser) - founder Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger who endorsed the "sweet meteor of death" over any of the GOP candidates for president, is considering entering the political fray himself, CNN reports. Erickson, who is also a CNN contributor, may challenge Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the primaries in... More »

O'Donnell Mulls New Senate Run

Controversial Tea Partier talking about a comeback in 2014

(Newser) - She's baaaack: Delaware Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell is making noises about running for Senate again in 2014, thus ensuring that race would be at least as entertaining as her first unsuccessful run in 2010. "I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a... More »

Birther Queen Running for Senate

Orly Taitz thinks she has a good shot in California

(Newser) - Orly Taitz, aka the "Birther Queen," has already lost one California election ... but she’s not letting that stop her. The dentist, lawyer, and preeminent Obama birth certificate doubter is running for US Senate. The Republican hopes to win her party’s nomination and then unseat California’s... More »

Backers Already Imagining Giffords' Campaign Ads

Gabby Giffords for Senate? Maybe, supporters hope

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords’ backers acknowledge that they don’t want to get too far ahead of themselves … but that isn’t stopping them from daydreaming about the dramatic campaign commercials that would run, should Giffords recover and decide to make a play for Jon Kyl’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat . Several... More »

GOP: Good Riddance, John Ensign

Resignation actually helps Republicans in Nevada

(Newser) - You won’t find many Republicans shedding tears over John Ensign's resignation . Most seem overjoyed that the scandal-plagued congressman is out of the picture, potentially sparing heir apparent Dean Heller a messy primary battle, Politico observes. “I think he did it for his family, but it also benefits the... More »

O'Donnell: Establishment Is Out to Get Me

Both parties want to 'stop Tea Party in its tracks,' she says

(Newser) - Erstwhile Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell blasted reports of a federal investigation into alleged campaign finance fraud as an "establishment trick." We’ve "been warned by multiple high-ranking Democrat insiders that the Delaware Democrat and Republican political establishment is jointly planning to pull out all the stops... More »

Angle's Campaign Like a Dumb and Dumber Sequel

Not 'one good thing' about campaign manager

(Newser) - The fat lady may have sung and left the building, but Politico returns to the topic of Harry Reid's win—arguing that he got a helping hand from Sharron Angle’s disastrous Senate campaign. It reports that Angle's campaign was plagued from within by disorganization and misguided management. It began... More »

Alaska Senate Battle Could Take Weeks to Resolve

Lisa Murkowski write-in campaign makes things hairy

(Newser) - Thanks to Lisa Murkowski’s write-in campaign, it could be weeks before the result of Alaska’s election is clear. And depending on how races in the Lower 48 play out, that could mean weeks of nail-biting before we know which party controls the Senate, the New York Times reports.... More »

O'Donnell Has Trouble Naming Democratic Senators

But GOP hopeful is a big Hillary Clinton fan

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell seemed stymied when asked during last night's debate to name a Democratic senator she’d feel comfortable working with. She gave two names—but neither is currently a Democratic senator. First she mentioned Hillary Clinton, acknowledging “she’s not a senator any more.” Then she... More »

O’Donnell Used to Be ‘Promiscuous'

She also, apparently, drank to excess

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell is ( or, at least, was ) famously anti-masturbation, and she's never been married—so she must still be a virgin, right? Maybe not, at least according to a Yahoo! News report. It offers up a look at O'Donnell's past, including a $6.9 million gender discrimination... More »

Ayotte Wins New Hampshire

Lamontagne has until 5pm to seek recount

(Newser) - New Hampshire has certified former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte as the winner of the Republican primary for US Senate. Ayotte was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and won a narrow victory over Ovide Lamontagne. His conservative credentials and courting of the Tea Party pulled him close in... More »

O’Donnell: Who Needs Castle, I've Got Palin

Highlights from this morning's victory lap

(Newser) - Mike Castle will not be endorsing Christine O'Donnell for the Senate, Politico reports. But O'Donnell doesn't care, as she told Fox and Friends on today's morning show victory lap. Watch all three videos in the gallery. Highlights:
  • Fox and Friends: "Just like my Republican opponent was an Obama Republican,
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Tea Partier O'Donnell Might Pull This Off

She's now ahead in polls, but Delaware GOP is fighting back

(Newser) - If you thought Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance and "strange" ways were going to keep her from winning tomorrow's Delaware Republican Senate primary, think again. A new poll shows she's leading Rep. Mike Castle 47% to 44%—in other words, a dead heat, since the poll has a 3.8%... More »

Anti-Masturbation Candidate Is 'Truly Strange'

Christine O'Donnell has issues with money, truth ... and shrubbery

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell, the masturbation-hating , Sarah-Palin-endorsed , Tea-Party-funded Delaware Senate candidate, gets picked apart in Gail Collins’ latest New York Times column. She’s had “a series of financial problems” and may have earned only $5,800 last year; she claimed to be a university graduate, “but it turns... More »

Ex Classmate: Rand Paul Kidnapped Me to Do Bong Hits

He was member of 'lewd, sacrilegious' club at Baylor

(Newser) - It turns out US Senate candidate Rand Paul wasn't always a squeaky clean conservative, and once kidnapped a female college schoolmate to pressure her to take pot bong hits, according to the woman. Paul and a pal "blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car,"... More »

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