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Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen Hagan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. …

Election countdown: Politicians say the darndest things

Nine days before the election and both parties are in full stump mode, sending top figures to campaign in the closest races. Trouble is, sometimes politicians get in front of an open microphone and wander off script. Our highlights:<p><b>Did Hillary Clinton just say that?</b><p>We have noted previously that …

Just how close is that Colorado Senate race? Polls differ

If there's one consistent theme in this year's midterm election, it's that no one trusts the polls. That's made it difficult to figure out how close some of the hottest races are this year.<p>The prime example last week was the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. Throughout the summer and fall, Democratic …

Government

Family ties can be a candidate's blessing or curse

Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning …

Republicans hold lead in tight race for Senate control

Republicanshold a narrow, but steady, lead in the contest for control of the Senate, according to polls released Sunday.<p>Enough races remain extremely close that<p>Democratscould still keep control of the chamber, but only if all the breaks go their way. So far, that's not happening in the campaign's …

South Dakota

Early Voting Entering Final Stretch

The last week of early voting -- and the last week before the election -- is upon us. As of Sunday, Oct. 26 over 7.6 million people have voted. If past patterns hold true, the number of voters will ramp up at an increasing rate as we enter the final stretch into Election Day. I track early voting …

North Carolina

The Incredible Rise in Campaign Spending

Getty Images<p>Cynthia Johnson—Getty Images<p>Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images<p>MPI/Getty Images<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis<p>FilmMagic/Getty Images<p>Ed Reinke—AP<p>Alex …

Hillary Clinton's 2008 supporters see a second chance to make history

Six years after their heroine lost to Barack Obama, Clinton voters gear up for a second bid for the White House in the 2016 election<p>There is no doubt in Rachel Mannlein-Hochman’s mind.<p>As she stands in a crowd of cheering Democrats waiting for Hillary Clinton to appear onstage in North Carolina, she …

National Organization For Marriage - No Recovery Of Attorney Fees In Case Against IRS

Judge James C. Cacheris has ruled last week (10/16/14) that the National Organization for Marriage is not entitled to the nearly $700,000 in legal fees that it was seeking in connection with its suit against the IRS, which was decided by Judge Cacheris on June 3, 2014. (Decisions are in the …

Mike Enzi vs. Charlie Hardy Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Wyoming Senate Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Mike Enzi vs. Charlie Hardy Wyoming Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan …

Hardy

McCarthy vows change to save GOP

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy landed here from Los Angeles with a bang: He bluntly warned that Republicans will blow the presidency in 2016 if they don’t make some radical changes — and quick.<p>McCarthy, speaking without a working microphone, told a group of Long Island …

Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn found rare agreement Sunday in a debate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, …

Election Season: Time for GOP Halloween Masquerade Ball

It's lucky for the Republicans that most general elections fall so close to Halloween. That gives them an excuse for their great bi-annual GOP Halloween Masquerade Ball.<p>This year the Republicans are doing their very best to prevent the voters from remembering who they really are and what they …

Middle-class

Polls give Republicans edge in critical states

Republicans are on the precipice of taking control of the Senate for the first time in eight years, new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday show, but the GOP has yet to lock up many of the key battleground races.<p>The surveys show the Republican candidate with slight, inside-the-margin advantages …

Joni Ernst, trumpeting ‘the Iowa way,’ shakes up her state

At campaign stops throughout the state, she is considered a rising star in a thin field.<p>At campaign stops in the state, she is considered a rising star in a thin field.<p>CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Joni Ernst, U.S. Senate candidate, has a banana, a cup of coffee, and a 31-foot RV painted with American …

NBC News/Marist Polls Show Tight Contests in Key States

Control of the U.S. Senate is coming down to the wire, with Democrats and Republicans locked in tight races in the key contests that will determine the majority in that chamber of Congress, according to six new NBC News/Marist polls.<p>The momentum in these races, however, has swung mostly in the …

Brown, Kashkari campaigns test two connected theories

California likes to think of itself as the originator and arbiter of all things meaningful. In the low-intensity November election, the cutting-edge quotient has been hard to find. Especially when it comes to the marquee race.<p>One candidate for governor, the incumbent Democrat<p>Jerry Brown, has barely …

Jerry Brown

In key election states, conservative groups build a ground game

For much of her 17 years as a financial planner, Molly Vogt never imagined she'd become a political activist. But she was outraged by the financial crisis, launching an economy-focused women's group called "My Purse Politics" and ultimately taking a full-time job with<p>Americans for Prosperity. She …

Government

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

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