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Sexism takes center stage in 2014

05/08/14 11:37AM

It may be a big year for women seeking office. But with it has come a torrent of chauvinistic invective and sexual innuendo -- almost exclusively from Republican men. And we're only four months in... read more

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, candidate for U.S. Senate, waits to speak during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Aug. 3, 2013.

Democrats hold strong in three key Senate races

05/12/14 07:00AM

Republicans may have a strong chance at capturing the Senate in 2014, but they haven’t won yet. New NBC News/Marist polls in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky show Democrats competitive in each state, even as the candidates face a conservative electorate broadly dissatisfied with President Obama’s record. read more

Shenna Bellows

A Democratic Senate candidate makes waves in Maine

03/07/14 10:16AM

On the day of the state Democratic caucuses earlier this month, Shenna Bellows trekked from the northern city of Bangor to the town of Kittery, on the New Hampshire border, asking local men and women to help her in what she called a “David and Goliath” Senate race against popular three-term incumbent Republican Susan Collins. read more