Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016.
The race was close, with incumbent Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist remaining neck-and-neck until about 90 percent of the votes were counted. The re-election of Scott marks a loss for reproductive rights and health-care access in the state.
Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.
A Republican-dominated Senate with McConnell as majority leader could spell serious trouble for reproductive rights.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 quietly repealed equal pay protections for women. You wouldn’t know that from a recent Walker campaign ad.
With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in Tuesday’s election, anti-choice groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage.
Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.
Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply.
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will likely become majority leader if he wins his re-election campaign next week and if the Republicans win the Senate, has promised his base that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority for him.