The NRSC cast doubt on an ad where the senator said the Bible is his "compass."
A Democratic super-PAC with close ties to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Friday a slate of new hires for a "Correct the Record" effort designed to defend Democratic candidates for 2016.
Democratic super-PAC American Bridge relaunched its election-season "It's Not Just Akin" website Thursday after a controversial comment by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) regarding pregnancy and rape.
The Democratic group originally launched the website ahead of last year's Republican National Convention, looking to seize on former Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) comment that in instances of "legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Akin's comment became a flashpoint in the election. He went on to lose his race against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), while President Obama won women by a 55-43 percent margin.
On Wednesday, Franks said "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." Franks made the comment while arguing against a Democratic amendment allowing an exception for rape and incest victims in his bill banning abortions after the 20th week of gestation.
The television spot that never aired played off the famous "3 a.m." attack ad to criticize Obama’s handling of Benghazi.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he might continue to support a controversial gun-owners’ rights group despite taking heat from from Republican colleagues.
Paul recently signed a fundraising letter for the National Association for Gun Rights, which has run television and radio ads accusing Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) of teaming up with liberal Democrats to push gun-control legislation.
Paul distanced himself from the group, but said he might continue to help with its fundraising.
“I have signed fundraising letters for them. I don’t have a connection with the group. It’s illegal for me to have a direct connection with the group or talk about what ads they run or not,” said Paul. “I can make a decision in the future over whether I’ll continue to do it, and I haven’t come to a conclusion or thought that through yet.”
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse chastised administration officials on Tuesday for failing to enforce campaign finance laws during the 2012 election.
Unions are attacking Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a new national television ad that likens him to the penny-pinching Mr. Potter of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
In a clip that pays homage to the Christmas favorite, the ads say Boehner’s plan to stop the tax increases and budget cuts of the “fiscal cliff” would sacrifice entitlement programs while protecting the wealthy.
“Welcome to Boehnerville — where the rich won’t pay their fair share; our children’s educations will be cut; Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security will be put at risk; and the economic recovery would falter,” the ad says before encouraging people to contact Congress.