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U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey after meeting with volunteers and supporters at the Lynn Democratic Headquarters  on June 23, 2013.

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U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey after meeting with volunteers and supporters at the Lynn Democratic Headquarters on June 23, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 0.35%

That’s the share of U.S. House members in history who have served longer than Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who’s favored to win a special Senate election today in Massachusetts. Markey, a congressman for more than 36 1/2 years, has more...

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens while campaigning with Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, left, during a rally on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth, Mass., on June 22, 2013.

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens while campaigning with Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, left, during a rally on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth, Mass., on June 22, 2013.

Massachusetts Senate Poll: Markey by 10

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez by 10 percentage points ahead of tomorrow’s special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, according to a survey by Suffolk University in Boston. Markey, a member of Congress for 36 years, had 52 percent...

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders look over merchandise on the exhibition floor during the Berkshire shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 4, 2013.

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders look over merchandise on the exhibition floor during the Berkshire shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 4, 2013.

Buffett Contributes to DNC’s $5.9 Million Raised in May

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated $32,400 to the Democratic National Committee last month, the maximum an individual can give to the party each year, new Federal Election Commission records show. Buffett, the world’s third-richest person and chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, listens as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve speaks to the Economic Club of New York.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, listens as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve speaks to the Economic Club of New York.

Koch, Trump Help Senate Republican Group Raise $3.6 Million in May

Senate Republicans’ campaign arm raised $3.6 million in May from donors including billionaire David Koch and Donald Trump. Koch, the executive vice president of Koch Industries, one of the world’s biggest closely held companies, and Trump each gave $32,400 last month...

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, right, introduces Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at a campaign stop at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas, in this 2008 file photo.

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, right, introduces Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at a campaign stop at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas, in this 2008 file photo.

General Clark Lines Up Behind Clinton for President

General Wesley Clark, an unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate, now says he’s ready for Hillary in 2016. Clark, who sought his party’s nomination in 2004, penned a fundraising e-mail for the super-political action committee supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...

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Tourists walk on the plaza of the U.S. Capitol Building on June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Tourists walk on the plaza of the U.S. Capitol Building on June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 661

That’s how many people have served in both the House and Senate, according to the Senate Historical Office. There are 51 senators in the current 113th Congress who previously served in the House, according to calculations by Political Capital. Democratic...

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