Jim DeMint leaving Senate; Tim Scott rumored as potential replacement
DeMint, a fiscal conservative who has been at odds with House Speaker John Boehner over his willingness to compromise with the president on tax hikes, will leave to replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation.
Brown disappoints conservatives
Scott Brown lost ground to Elizabeth Warren starting after her primetime address at the Democratic National Convention, and never made it up.
Dems hold Senate, expect little compromise ahead
There has been little compromise in the Senate in the last two years, and with Republicans maintaining control of the House, it is not expected to improve.
Ohio: Obama wins; Mandel loses Senate bid
Brown had been seen early on as a vulnerable incumbent, but his long experience in the House before winning election to the Senate in 2006 helped carry him to victory.
Senate Results Thread: Democrat Tim Kaine takes Va.
A live, updating thread of all the U.S. Senate races.
Republicans take no chances on election fraud
Droves of volunteers on the Mitt Romney campaign, along with independent groups, are making sure repeats of the Minnesota Senate race and Washington state governor’s race will not be repeated.
Republican senators express concern about military voters missing Election Day
For some reason, only Republicans seem to get angry about the threat of military voters becoming disenfranchised because their ballots get lost in the mail. Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, John McCain of Arizona, | Read More »
Senators: Thousands of ballots won’t reach troops
The military has long struggled to get timely ballots to deployed troops who move frequently in theater.
Romney prospects improve in key swing states
One pollster all but exits Florida, saying “Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” while the race continues to be tight in Iowa and Ohio. All eyes are now on the ground game – getting out the vote.
Sen. Barbara Boxer inserts foot in gasp
During an interview with MSNBC Monday the California Senator erroneously recalled a statement by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that is often misrepresented to mean ill will against President Barack Obama.
U.S. Senate Election Thread 2012