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Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of re…

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Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections.

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Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 w…

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Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Har…

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Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Har…

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Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an high-p…

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Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential n…

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Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

MIAMI (AP) — Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

September 13, 2014 8:05 am

War plan joggles usual politics in Senate races

War plan joggles usual politics in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control…

September 13, 2014 3:33 am

Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.

September 13, 2014 2:37 am

Sen. Mark Udall visits flooded Colorado towns

Sen. Mark Udall visits flooded Colorado towns

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall marked the one-year anniversary of last year's devastating floods by visiting two battered villages northwest of Denver while his re-election campaign continue…

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Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe.

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Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control…

September 12, 2014 4:42 pm

Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm, which is looking to topple Democrats from their majority in November's elections, spent almost $13 million last month, committee aides said Friday.

September 12, 2014 10:59 am

Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to he…

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Biden returning to key presidential state of Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of the next presidential campaign.

September 11, 2014 3:43 pm

Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

BOSTON (AP) — For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically wounded and…

September 11, 2014 3:27 pm

Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are bringing together heads of state, business leaders and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon for their annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting.

September 11, 2014 11:33 am

Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.

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Independent walks tightrope in Senate bid in Kan.

Independent walks tightrope in Senate bid in Kan.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman, the suddenly relevant independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, is walking a tightrope in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, projecting himself as fresh and authentic while acknowledgi…

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First lady will campaign in Iowa for Bruce Braley

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Iowa next month for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, his campaign said Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Republican women struggle to secure party's future

Republican women struggle to secure party's future

OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that — like the Republican Party — is struggling to grow.

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Ricketts can have Heidemann removed from ballot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts can replace former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann as his running mate on the November ballot, Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale said Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 4:31 pm

Grimes' Ky. Senate task: Sway non-Obama voters

Grimes' Ky. Senate task: Sway non-Obama voters

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Gina Roberts was pleased to see a woman capture a statewide office in Kentucky when Alison Lundergan Grimes was elected secretary of state. That doesn't mean Roberts is voting for the Democrat over Senate Republican leade…

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News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

BOSTON (AP) — Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a bitter Democra…

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After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the Republican nomin…

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US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

BOSTON (AP) — In a stunning defeat, nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday lost a bitter Democratic primary contest to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the state's 6th Congressional District.

September 09, 2014 10:47 pm

News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.

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US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

BOSTON (AP) — Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.

September 09, 2014 8:48 pm

Incumbent US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Massachusetts Democratic primary to Moulton

BOSTON (AP) — Incumbent US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Massachusetts Democratic primary to Moulton.

September 09, 2014 8:45 pm

Brown wins New Hampshire Republican Senate primary

Brown wins New Hampshire Republican Senate primary

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.

September 09, 2014 7:47 pm

Brown wins New Hampshire Republican primary; to face Shaheen as he eyes return to US Senate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Brown wins New Hampshire Republican primary; to face Shaheen as he eyes return to US Senate.

September 09, 2014 7:45 pm

Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

CHICAGO (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just what cons…

September 09, 2014 6:22 pm

Witness: Conspiracy with ex-governor was unspoken

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A key prosecution witness at former Gov. John Rowland's federal trial said Tuesday under cross-examination that their conspiracy to hide payments for Rowland's campaign work was unspoken.

September 09, 2014 5:41 pm

Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

DENVER (AP) — Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop the rise of the terrorist organization …

September 09, 2014 5:34 pm

Kansas Democrat sues to get name off Senate ballot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic candidate in Kansas' Senate race is asking the state Supreme Court to remove his name from the ballot, a move designed to boost the chances of the independent candidate challenging longtime Republican Sen. P…

September 09, 2014 5:17 pm

Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Pat Roberts' quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.

September 09, 2014 5:14 pm

Miss. high court sets Senate race appeal schedule

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 as a candidate tries to revive a lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

September 09, 2014 4:44 pm

Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation."

September 09, 2014 3:17 pm

Romney's advisers meet in DC, shoot down WH talk

Romney's advisers meet in DC, shoot down WH talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Mitt Romney's inner circle are shooting down speculation about the former Republican presidential nominee's 2016 ambitions on the eve of a senior staff reunion in Washington.

September 09, 2014 2:04 pm

GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a retiring Democratic lion, Sen. Carl Levin.

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Wendy Davis says memoir was not written to aid bid

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said revealing in a memoir that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not meant to boost her campaign in its fi…

September 08, 2014 10:11 pm

Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

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Boxing firm sued Kansas Senate hopeful Orman

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman is embroiled in a federal lawsuit in Kansas with an international boxing equipment manufacturer in a dispute over $30 million worth of payments for royalties and merchandis…

September 08, 2014 6:31 pm

Candidate's husband: I hid Rowland campaign work

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The key prosecution witness at John Rowland's federal conspiracy trial testified Monday that he hired the former Connecticut governor as a consultant for his wife's 2012 congressional campaign and hid the arrangement a…

September 08, 2014 4:24 pm

Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary Rod…

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Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers into a force …

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In Senate races, candidates tackle the blame game

In Senate races, candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA (AP) — Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

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