2012 Senate races
Nov 6, 2012 — Republican Senate candidates Linda McMahon in Connecticut and Tom Smith in Pennsylvania spent a combined $56 million of their own money in losing efforts.
Nov 1, 2012 — Republican candidates have benefited more than twice as much as their Democratic counterparts from the spending by outside groups. More than 80 percent of all the Republican outside money comes from secret donors. On the Democratic side, less than 10 percent of the money is secret.
Oct 18, 2012 — It's not just the presidential contest that's being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller's race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is also seen as a tossup. That's a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.
Aug 22, 2012 — After his remarks about rape and pregnancy, Missouri Republican Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. One expert says that to attract moderate voters, Akin must steer the conversation to the economy.
Jul 10, 2012 — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says pro-Republican groups aren't playing by the rules. It plans to file a complaint accusing a trio of "social welfare" groups of abusing the rules to hide the identities of their donors.
May 16, 2012 — U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?
Jan 17, 2012 — In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have the numbers on their side — 23 of the 33 seats at stake this year are held by Democrats or Dem-leaning independents. But can they get the majority?