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  • Challengers show ability to compete for dollars 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of congressional seats into battlegrounds between the two parties.

  • Rep. Heck leads Bilbray in campaign contributions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:33 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck was leading Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray by a 3-1 margin in campaign cash in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, a seat coveted by Democrats in the fall election.

  • Congressional challengers raising campaign cash 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:32 pm
  • BOSTON - Two challengers hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year as they look ahead to the fall elections, but the incumbent still had the most cash.

  • Self-funded Oklahoma legislator has most money 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A 27-year-old first-term Republican state representative from Oklahoma City who put $500,000 of his own money into his campaign has amassed the biggest war chest in the race to replace U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the 5th Congressional District, federal campaign finance reports show.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Jenkins leads fundraising in Kansas 2nd District 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:31 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.

  • Love leads fundraising for 4th District race 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:40 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - When it comes to raising campaign cash, Republican Mia Love continues outpace her opponents in her bid to win the seat held by outgoing Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson.

  • Alex Sink will not run for Congress again 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:22 am
  • MIAMI - Alex Sink will not run for Congress again this year.

  • Bachmann backs Emmer to succeed her in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:20 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is formally backing GOP candidate Tom Emmer to succeed her in Congress as an expected primary awaits that Minnesota race.

  • Young rival Dunbar raises nearly $17K in quarter 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:37 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Democratic U.S. House hopeful Forrest Dunbar has reported raising nearly $17,000 during the first quarter of this year.

  • Scott Fitzgerald won't run for open US House seat 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:30 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (PEE'-treye).

  • Facing tough challenge, Peterson has $523K banked 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:55 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson has raised more money in the past three months than he did in at this stage in his previous campaign. But he has less in the bank compared with the same time in 2012.

  • Tarpley running for McAllister's US House seat 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:13 pm
  • PINEVILLE, Louisiana - Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.

  • Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.

  • Congressional primary races fill up for open seats 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:05 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - Four Michigan lawmakers are exiting the U.S. House in January, leaving their congressional seats with wide open races after years of stability.

  • Bachmann says she is 'going to different perch' 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:31 am
  • MONTICELLO, Minnesota - Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn't going away, she's "just going to a different perch."

  • Okla. political hopefuls wrap up candidate filing 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:35 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's two U.S. Senate seats on the ballot in 2014 continued to draw a stream of political hopefuls on the final day of candidate filing Friday, including two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond.

  • Field for Okla.'s 5th District seat keeps growing 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:17 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Two more people have joined a crowded field for Oklahoma's 5th District seat, the only open congressional seat on the 2014 ballot.

  • Debbie Dingell raises $500,000 for House race 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:35 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Debbie Dingell has raised more than $500,000 in a little more than a month of campaigning for her husband's 12th Congressional District seat.

  • La. congressman rebuffs calls for his resignation 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:46 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Byrum not running for Rogers' seat in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:41 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Democratic Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum says she won't run for Michigan's 8th District U.S. House seat to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers.

  • Mo. state Democratic lawmaker charged with 2 DWIs 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:51 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A southeastern Missouri lawmaker is facing two charges of driving while intoxicated stemming from separate arrests in the capital city, according to court documents released Monday.

  • Candidates to file for 2014 Oklahoma elections 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:35 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Elections for both of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats, the open 5th Congressional District seat and statewide seats including governor and lieutenant governor will highlight a busy 2014 political season that formally kicks off Wednesday when candidates begin arriving at the State Capitol to file paperwork and pay fees to have their names placed on the ballot.

  • Dems hope Corbett's woes a boost in US House races 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:32 am
  • WASHINGTON - With a congressional map tilted against them, Pennsylvania Democrats are hoping that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett's continuing unpopularity may help them flip one or two House seats in their favor.