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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration  on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Rove’s Bad Night: Sherrod Brown

It was a bad night for Karl Rove. That’s the assessment this morning of  Sen.  Sherrod Brown of Ohio after yesterday’s election results. First, Brown survived what he said was $40 million spent against him in his race with Republican...

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Secret Service agents keep watch as Gov. Mitt Romney emerges from backstage during a campaign rally at University of Findlay on Oct. 28, 2012 in Findlay, Ohio.

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Secret Service agents keep watch as Gov. Mitt Romney emerges from backstage during a campaign rally at University of Findlay on Oct. 28, 2012 in Findlay, Ohio.

Ohio: Close Count Could Take Days

With polls showing a tightening presidential race in Ohio, there’s at least a chance for what elections officials are calling the “nightmare scenario:” The U.S. presidential race comes down to Ohio on election night, and the race can’t be called...

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Rep. Nan Hayworth, left, and Rep. James Renacci before a House Financial Services Committee committee hearing.

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Rep. Nan Hayworth, left, and Rep. James Renacci before a House Financial Services Committee committee hearing.

Ohio Voters Tune Out TV Ads — `Sick of It,’ Campaign Aide Says

The Cleveland media market is so saturated with political TV commercials – and voters are so sick of them — that it’s a waste of money to run a barrage of spots as the Nov. 6 election nears. So says Republican Rep. James...

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 28, 2012.

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 28, 2012.

Kasich: Romney `Touched People’

The first presidential debate has “breathed new life and energy into the Republican Party,” Ohio Governor John Kasich, a former congressman and Republican presidential candidate in 2000, said during a conference call with reporters today. “For the life of me,...

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stands on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stands on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention

Gabby Giffords Gets Rock Star Reception for Pledge

The crowd inside the Time Warner Cable arena erupted when former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, severely wounded in a Jan. 8, 2011, shooting, came out at about 8 p.m. to lead the pledge of allegiance at the Democratic National Convention...

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Vice President Joe Biden and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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Vice President Joe Biden and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Democratic Mayors Rue Prospect of Romney Administration

After already slashing municipal budgets because of the recession and cuts in state funding, Democratic city mayors don’t hide their concerns that a White House occupied by Republican Mitt Romney would tighten their funding even more and imperil critical services. “If you...

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Delegates join hands while praying during day two of the DNC.

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Delegates join hands while praying during day two of the DNC.

Platform Chief Strickland Explains God, Jerusalem Omissions

Leaving God out of the Democratic Party platform was unintentional, and language calling for Jerusalem to remain the capital of Israel wasn’t initially included because that’s not official U.S. State Department policy, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland said today. Strickland, chairman of...

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