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Gregory Giroux

analyzes elections, financing of congressional and presidential elections, political advertising and demographics.




Senatorial candidate Milton Wolf speaks during a stop of the Tea Party Express in Olathe, Kan., on April 28, 2014.

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Senatorial candidate Milton Wolf speaks during a stop of the Tea Party Express in Olathe, Kan., on April 28, 2014.

Roberts Ad Attacks Kansas Primary Rival Wolf

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is out with a television ad attacking Milton Wolf, a doctor opposing him in the Aug. 5 Republican primary. Roberts’s spot calls attention to Wolf having posted graphic X-Ray images on his Facebook page, citing...

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Traffic jams up on the Kennedy Expressway leaving the city for a holiday weekend in Chicago.

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Traffic jams up on the Kennedy Expressway leaving the city for a holiday weekend in Chicago.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 34.8 Million

About 34.8 million people plan to drive at least 50 miles from their home during the five-day period ending July 6. That’s up from 34.1 million last year, and the most since 2007, according to AAA. “Stronger business travel and...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 71%

House primaries have been held in states with 308 of the 435 congressional districts, or 71 percent of the total. In the 31 states where first-round primaries have been held, there are 275 districts where incumbents sought renomination and 33...

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Health Care

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Rove: National Tea Party Groups ‘Come Up Losers’

National groups aligned with the Tea Party have had little success in the 2014 election, compared with local groups linked to the limited-government movement that have had “an enormous impact,” according to Republican strategist Karl Rove. National Tea Party groups...

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