March 4th, 2014
Should Democrats lose their majority in the Senate in the midterm elections, Republican Conference Chairman Sen. John Thune says Americans should expect to see more Republican ideas, like the many bills passed in the House on Obamacare, that have been blocked once they reach the Senate floor.
"Given a chance to be in the majority after this election, I think you'll see a lot of Republican ideas offered, advanced out there," Thune told Fox News' "Happening Now" on Wednesday.
March 3rd, 2014
From Political Capital
Republican Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana haven’t yet said if they’ll run for Senate seats now held by Democrats.
Fundraising help from high-ranking Republican senators may facilitate their decision-making.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent $10,000 each to Cotton and Daines in May through his political organization, Bluegrass Committee, it said last month in a filing to the Federal Election Commission.
March 8th, 2012
From Roll Call
The stakes are high and the challenges many as a new Senate Republican leadership team attempts to find its bearings and lay a foundation for winning the majority in November.
Four seats separate Republicans from Senate control, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) could find his power strengthened in the coming months as his new team looks to the veteran Member for guidance in navigating the political minefield that could upend their quest to flip the chamber. Among their challenges: developing an appealing agenda, coordinating with an unpredictable House Republican majority and avoiding internal dissension in advance of the post-election leadership elections that could further shake up the Conference.