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Jay Danny Cooper urges Alabama residents to vote in the primary on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Jay Danny Cooper urges Alabama residents to vote in the primary on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Democratic Donor-Casino Owner at Center of Voting Rights Suit

Democratic donor Milton McGregor is at the center of a voting rights suit against Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. Strange led the February 2013 raid on McGregor’s VictoryLand, a dog track more than 20 miles east of the state capital of Montgomery that...

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Bradley Byrne celebrates with his supporters after learning he won the Republican runoff for Alabama's First Congressional District at his election night headquarters in downtown Mobile on Nov. 5, 2013.

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Bradley Byrne celebrates with his supporters after learning he won the Republican runoff for Alabama's First Congressional District at his election night headquarters in downtown Mobile on Nov. 5, 2013.

Boeing, Airbus: Alabama Donors in State Where Assembly Deal Struck

Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne is a shoo-in to secure a seat in the House of Representatives Dec. 17 after winning a fiercely contested runoff election last month in a Republican-leaning district in and around Mobile. Byrne, a former state legislator,...

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President Barack Obama greets attendees during a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2013.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees during a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2013.

Election Day: What to Watch

Updated 9:45 a.m. EST It’s Election Day today in many parts of the nation. Here’s a look at some of the big races to watch. Poll closing times are listed parenthetically and set to Eastern time. Virginia governor (7 p.m.):...

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Representative Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, displays an advertisement from the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, displays an advertisement from the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Fighting Obamacare, Supporting Shutdown — Where it Works

While a failed strategy to defund Obamacare led to a 16-day partial government shutdown and damaged Republicans in the eyes of much of the nation, it remains a popular campaign message in some conservative congressional districts set for special elections next...

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Robbie McGhee, who runs the Poarch Band of Creek Indians government-relations office, oversaw the tribe’s political-donation process.

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Robbie McGhee, who runs the Poarch Band of Creek Indians government-relations office, oversaw the tribe’s political-donation process.

Shades of Abramoff in Alabama Bingo Battle

When the Poarch Band of Creek Indians agreed to contribute $550,000 to the Alabama Republicans for the 2010 elections, the money first went to Washington, where the Republican State Leadership Committee received the money and then wrote similar-sized checks to the state party....

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