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David Perdue after declaring victory in the Republican primary runoff for nomination to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, at his election-night party in Atlanta, on July 22, 2014.

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David Perdue after declaring victory in the Republican primary runoff for nomination to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, at his election-night party in Atlanta, on July 22, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 30,233

That’s how many broadcast television ads ran in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race through July 21, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG. That’s the second-highest total in any Senate race this year behind North Carolina, where outside groups helped state House Speaker...

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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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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre gives some passing pointers on June 9, in Lauderdale County, Miss.

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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre gives some passing pointers on June 9, in Lauderdale County, Miss.

Cochran’s Ad Advantage Narrows as Brett Favre Arrives

Brett Favre and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have arrived on Mississippi’s crowded political airwaves to try to boost Sen. Thad Cochran. He needs the help. Cochran has so far been the biggest single broadcast television advertiser during Mississippi’s Republican runoff...

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Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

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Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

Eric Cantor’s Historic Loss, By the Numbers

It was one of those nights you’ll remember years later where you were and what you were doing. For this political junkie, the first indelible image of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s unprecedented defeat — or at least the real...

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