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Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, middle, R-Dewey, answers a question as Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, left, D-Tolleson, and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, listen at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry legislative luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

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Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, middle, R-Dewey, answers a question as Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, left, D-Tolleson, and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, listen at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry legislative luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

Democratic Super-PAC Ads Link Arizona Republicans to Koch Brothers

Democratic super-political action committee is invoking billionaire energy executives Charles and David Koch in television ads that also attack two Arizona Republican U.S. House candidates. “Billionaires and insurance companies” are funding attack ads against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, according to...

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republican Rebranding, Year Later: Priebus Predicting 2014 ‘Home Run’

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, predicts a “tsunami-type election” in 2014, with his party winning control of the Senate and enhancing its House majority. The chairman credits the president’s health-care law for boosting Republican prospects. “Obamacare is...

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

McConnell Welcomes Clinton, Again

Mitch McConnell says he’s happy to have Bill Clinton in Kentucky. The former president has gone there to campaign for the Democrat hoping to unseat the Senate’s minority leader in November, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. He went...

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Michelle Nunn, who is running for U.S. Senate, after a roundtable discussion at the Ryan's restaurant on Feb. 19, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Michelle Nunn, who is running for U.S. Senate, after a roundtable discussion at the Ryan's restaurant on Feb. 19, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.

Michelle Nunn Gets Super-PAC Help

Updated at 5:15 pm EST A super-political action committee will aid Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn as she campaigns for a Republican-held Senate seat. The committee, “Georgians Together,” filed organizing papers last week with the Federal Election Commission and can raise...

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

McConnell’s ‘Coal Country,’ Where the Earth Eats Corvettes

First Mitch McConnell drew a Tea Party opponent. And Matt Bevin is packing a campaign-backing PAC in his bid for the party’s nomination. Then the actress, Ashley Judd, thought she might move in on the Senate minority leader’s home turf....

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

Graham Launches Primary Air War

Sen. Lindsey Graham is launching an ad campaign aimed at Republican opponents in his South Carolina primary race. Graham, senior senator in the Palmetto State, faces five challengers to his Republican throne. State Sen. Lee Bright, businesswoman Nancy Mace, activist...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Washington, D.C.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Washington, D.C.

Tea Party Group Seeks Boehner Primary Challenger

A Tea Party group is initiating a campaign to oust House Speaker John Boehner from his Ohio congressional district. The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC is spending $23,200 to produce and air a television ad and $4,767 on polling in...

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Former Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman and current Congressman Jon Runyan of New Jersey is greeted by players as he is introduced with other alumni before the NFL football training camp in Philadelphia on July 28, 2013.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman and current Congressman Jon Runyan of New Jersey is greeted by players as he is introduced with other alumni before the NFL football training camp in Philadelphia on July 28, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 23

That’s how many House members have announced they won’t seek re-election in 2014. Seventeen House Republicans have said they will make the current 113th Congress their last, including nine who are retiring from political life and eight who are running...

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