Duckworth Slams 'Tasteless' GOP Tweet

Duckworth takes issue with GOP tweet. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Illinois Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., criticized the National Republican Senatorial Committee for releasing a tweet that appeared to be a swipe at her status as a disabled veteran.  

Earlier in the day, the NRSC released a now-deleted tweet saying, "Tammy Duckworth has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans." Duckworth lost both of her legs during the Iraq War while piloting a helicopter. In response, Duckworth's deputy campaign manager and spokesman, Matt McGrath, criticized the tweet.  

Can an Independent Immigration Lawyer Win in Alaska?

Stock (third from left), a respected legal scholar, has previously testified before Congress. (CQ Roll Call)

While Alaska Democrats do not currently have anyone to run against incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the party is working to allow independents to run on their primary ballot, and they might have an ideal candidate in a Harvard-educated, ex-Republican legal scholar on immigration - Margaret Stock.  

In January, the Alaska Democratic Party adopted a rule change that would allow for candidates not affiliated with a political party to run in the state's Democratic primary.  

Federal Workers Get Political Guidelines for the Digital Age

Federal workers will have to keep their political opinions to themselves while they're on the clock. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images File Photo)

Federal workers wishing to blast their political views on the 2016 elections on social media are reminded that they are barred from engaging in that behavior at the workplace and during work hours, guidelines released Thursday  by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.  

The guidance goes as far as to require federal employees to leave the premises of their workplace during break times to tweet or Facebook about campaign news, even from their personal cellphones and laptops.  

Artur Davis Goes to Court to Get Back Into Democratic Party

Former Democratic Congressman Davis speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Should a desperation move to crowbar his way into local politics fail next week, former Rep. Artur Davis may attempt to drag Democrat leaders before the state Supreme Court.  

“If I’m successful, we’ll be taking our case to voters in District 1,” Davis told the Montgomery Advertiser . “If I’m not successful, there’s another court down the street I’d be willing to talk to, the Alabama Supreme Court. If I’m unsuccessful in the judicial process, then I’m unsuccessful.”  

6 House Debate Moments That Reminded Us of High School (Video)

Foust is running for Congress in Virginia. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rowdy auditoriums, petty exchanges, testy comebacks. Sounds like high school, right?  

Try House candidate debates in 2014.  

5 Sleeper House Races

Keating is a Massachusetts Democrat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In the midst of wall-to-wall political coverage before Election Day, this handful of House races have managed to mostly fly under the radar.  

These are sleeper races, from Arkansas to West Virginia, where the district's partisan breakdown does not reflect the competitive nature of the race.  

Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset (Video)

Eric Cantor is a Republican from Virginia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the first person in American history to lose his primary while holding that position. He lost Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.  

College professor David Brat defeated Cantor, 56 percent to 44 percent, with 80 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.  

Daring Young Congressman Hosts Trapeze School Fundraiser

There are plenty of inspired fundraisers out there, but Illinois Rep. Bill Foster may have the most unique event of the cycle.  

The Democrat now in his second stint on Capitol Hill is scheduled to host a trapeze school fundraiser in June, according to an invitation obtained by CQ Roll Call.  

House Candidate Bleeps F-Word in Campaign Video (Updated)

Updated 1:01 p.m. | Democrat David Kanuth is set to hit the airwaves for a Los Angeles-based congressional race after recently splashing across the radar screen of California political operatives with an $804,000 first-quarter fundraising haul.  

In the race to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the attorney will soon go on the air with a $62,000 ad buy, specifically in Palos Verdes, the South Bay and the Westside, which includes the cities of Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, according to a source tracking media buys.  

Democratic Senate Candidate: McCutcheon 'Worst Ruling Since Dred Scott'

Former Capitol Hill staffer Rick Weiland is running for Senate in South Dakota, and he was among the Democrats upset with the Supreme Court's recent ruling on campaign finance.  

The Supreme Court struck down aggregate contribution limits in a Wednesday ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.