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Senate candidate records GOP address, then deploys

Senate candidate records GOP address, then deploys

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.

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GOP keeps House edge in Democratic-leaning states

GOP keeps House edge in Democratic-leaning states

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House members. Now a Florida court is lending credence to their complaint.

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Michelle Nunn to return cash linked to ex-con

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Democratic Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, will return contributions linked to a political operative convicted in a 1995 bribery case who recently co-hosted a fundraiser for her, a campaign spokesman said Friday.

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Biden calls on governors to lead nation

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve…

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GOP's Ernst of Iowa to give party's radio address

GOP's Ernst of Iowa to give party's radio address

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active-duty training for the Iowa National Guard. But before lacing up her boots, Ernst was to record the Republicans' n…

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts stoked the political brushfire he was hoping to smother during a recent Kansas City-area radio morning show.

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Chelsea Clinton speaking fees can reach $75,000

Chelsea Clinton speaking fees can reach $75,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like her high-profile parents, Chelsea Clinton is becoming a draw on the speaking circuit, with some organizations shelling out as much as $75,000 per speech.

July 10, 2014 3:18 pm

Biden to speak at liberal Netroots Nation

Biden to speak at liberal Netroots Nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will mingle with liberal activists next week at the Netroots Nation convention.

July 09, 2014 3:03 pm

Obama raises money for absent Colo. senator

Obama raises money for absent Colo. senator

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a tough race for re-election, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall chose the benefit of President Barack Obama's fundraising prowess Wednesday over the pleasure of his company.

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Udall stays away as Obama raises cash for campaign

Udall stays away as Obama raises cash for campaign

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Colorado Democrats to throw their support and their money behind the state's Sen. Mark Udall, who is locked in a tight re-election bid. But the senator himself was nowhere to be seen, having decided …

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FACT CHECK: It's 'Mediscare' time in Kentucky

FACT CHECK: It's 'Mediscare' time in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down. Now they've surfaced in this year's midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.

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Obama inches into competitive Colorado Senate race

Obama inches into competitive Colorado Senate race

DENVER (AP) — For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate this fall. Obama's trip to Colorado to raise money for Sen. Mar…

July 08, 2014 7:01 pm

Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016

Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

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Convention another step for Cleveland's comeback

Convention another step for Cleveland's comeback

CLEVELAND (AP) — The vote by a Republican panel to make Cleveland its host for the party's 2016 national convention could be a big step in the city's efforts to remake a hard-bitten image forged by decades of misfortune.

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FACT CHECK: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

FACT CHECK: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down. Now they've surfaced in this year's midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.

July 08, 2014 4:21 pm

Cruz, tea party groups want probe of Miss. runoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering ev…

July 08, 2014 4:15 pm

Walker says he knew son was gay wedding witness

OREGON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son's decision to be a witness at a relative's same-sex marriage isn't a policy statement.

July 08, 2014 1:59 pm

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Republican Party says U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes.

July 07, 2014 6:56 pm

Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November. Contenders for those seats will have to do battle against challengers from their own parties.

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Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption — and another possible tax hike waiting for them after t…

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AP-GfK Poll: Most voters choose a political party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

July 07, 2014 1:27 pm

Obama coming to Colorado for Udall fundraiser

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling to Colorado this week to give a speech about the economy and raise money for Sen. Mark Udall's re-election campaign.

July 07, 2014 9:55 am

Senate Democrats: Obamacare? What's that?

Senate Democrats: Obamacare? What's that?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefore, politically.

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Senate Democrats try to pull focus from Obamacare

Senate Democrats try to pull focus from Obamacare

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefore, politically.

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Clinton says she's donated college speaking fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's donated to her family's foundation the huge sums she has earned in speaking fees at colleges for the last year and half.

July 05, 2014 8:28 pm

Senate majority could rest on the sage grouse

Senate majority could rest on the sage grouse

DENVER (AP) — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

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Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba

Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End t…

July 05, 2014 10:38 am

Black Democrats look to Cochran on voting rights

Black Democrats look to Cochran on voting rights

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.

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McDaniel takes step to challenge Miss. election

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is taking the first step to challenge the outcome.

July 03, 2014 2:44 pm

Faith at issue in Senate race in Arkansas

Faith at issue in Senate race in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Candidates in the closely watched Senate race in Arkansas sparred after Republican Rep. Tom Cotton said Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor believes "faith is something that only happens at 11 o'clock on Sunday mornings."

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Democrats to visit potential 2016 convention sites

Democrats to visit potential 2016 convention sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to travel to six cities this summer to evaluate potential sites for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

July 03, 2014 10:38 am

Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — Returning to the same New Hampshire farm where he launched his last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted he would not pursue a third White House bid but called on voters to punish President Barack Oba…

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Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year.

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McDaniel not giving up GOP runoff against Cochran

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chris McDaniel has presented no evidence to support his claim that voter fraud pushed Senate incumbent Thad Cochran to victory in Mississippi's GOP runoff. And without evidence, the tea party-backed hopeful is going to h…

July 01, 2014 3:27 pm

Crossroads books $20M in TV ads for 6 Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.

July 01, 2014 12:12 pm

Candidates fill inboxes with fundraising appeals

Candidates fill inboxes with fundraising appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hopes everyone's summer is off to a good start. Please send money.

July 01, 2014 2:17 am

McAllister changes course, will seek re-election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The married congressman who refused to leave office after he was seen kissing a female aide on grainy security footage changed course Monday, announcing that he would run for re-election despite the scandal and calls f…

June 30, 2014 1:59 pm

Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is wildly unpopular.

June 30, 2014 3:59 am

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.

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Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.

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Early House race tests Obamacare as election issue

CLEARWATER, Fla. | The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

February 22, 2014 11:35 am
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