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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

Billionaires Aid Republican Senate Bids

Billionaires Paul Singer, John Paulson and Charles Schwab are helping fund the Republican campaign to take over the Senate in November’s elections. They were among the donors to Friends for an American Majority, a so-called joint fundraising committee that collected...

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Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for governor, prepares to eat possum at the annual Possum Festival, in this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo in Wausau, Fla.

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Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for governor, prepares to eat possum at the annual Possum Festival, in this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo in Wausau, Fla.

On Ballot Today: Florida U.S. House Primary, Arkansas State Senate Seat

Happy special election day from Political Capital. On the menu today: a Republican primary in a key Florida congressional district and a state Senate election in northeastern Arkansas. In Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Clearwater and Largo and...

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell launches his U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 12, 2013.

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell launches his U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 12, 2013.

Out-of-State Money: Out of Sight

How you can tell a national race: Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has raised just over $1 million from itemized individual donors so far for his re-election effort . Only $187,000, or about 15 percent of it, came from Alaska. More,...

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President Bill Clinton with James Lee Witt, right, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during a visit to the tornado-ravaged area in Oklahoma in this 1999 file photo.

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President Bill Clinton with James Lee Witt, right, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during a visit to the tornado-ravaged area in Oklahoma in this 1999 file photo.

Former FEMA Director Jumps into Arkansas Congressional Race

James Lee Witt, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under former President Bill Clinton, said today that he is running for Congress in Arkansas. Witt, a Democrat, is competing for an open seat;  Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging Democratic...

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Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, greets supporters after announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Dardanelle, Ark., on Aug. 6, 2013.

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Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, greets supporters after announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Dardanelle, Ark., on Aug. 6, 2013.

Tom Cotton: Young Man In A Hurry (From House to Senate)

It’s not unusual for  House members to eye the Senate. There are 52 senators in the current 113th Congress who are ex-House members. What makes Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton’s challenge of Sen. Mark Pryor a bit unconventional is that...

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Arkansas Republicans gather for an election watch party in Little Rock, Ark., on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Arkansas Republicans gather for an election watch party in Little Rock, Ark., on Nov. 6, 2012.

Arkansas Votes More Republican Amid Obama Wins

Arkansas zigs as most of the nation zags. As he was losing nationally to President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election, Mitt Romney took 60.57 percent of the vote in Arkansas, the biggest share by a Republican presidential candidate...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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Republican Tom Cotton, left, participates in a debate at Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway, Ark., on Oct. 25, 2012.

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Republican Tom Cotton, left, participates in a debate at Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway, Ark., on Oct. 25, 2012.

Likely Incoming Republican Freshmen Help Vulnerable Members

Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican lawyer strongly favored to win a House seat next week, is donating unneeded campaign funds to Republican candidates in tougher races. Cotton has sent $137,000 in campaign funds to the National Republican Congressional Committee and...

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