2014 US elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2014 US elections


As Hillary Clinton stumps for Democrats, 2016 looms large

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:23 AM

While she has stressed she will not announce her decision for several months a string of appearances ahead of the November 4 mid terms has raised speculation that a Clinton campaign is coalescing

WILL SHE RUN? Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an event at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Michelle Obama: Still popular and driving Democratic votes

Oct 08, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Michelle Obama is criss crossing the United States with a single objective – slaying the familiar foe haunting Democrats in mid term elections: low turnout

MICHELLE MAGIC. US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke during a campaign rally at the Overture Center October 7, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. Darren Hauck/Getty Images/AFP

Bill Clinton, party scramble to keep Senate Democratic

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Democrats ruled the US South for a century but since the 1990s they have been in free fall in a region that despite increasing diversity has grown more conservative

SUPPORT... BUT NOT VOTES? Former US president Bill Clinton(C) shakes hands with supporters at rally October 6, 2014 on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway, Arkansas. Michael Mathes/AFP

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Republicans must gain six seats to take over the US Senate and many analysts say that goal is within reach

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama unveils election year 'growth and jobs' budget

Mar 05, 2014 - 7:39 AM

The mildly expansionary 3 9 trillion plan has little chance of passing Congress but Obama will use it as a platform to underline his populist voter friendly narrative ahead of the polls

GROWTH AND JOBS. US President Barack Obama, pictured here during  his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014, proposes a 'growth and jobs' budget on an election year. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool