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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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Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Tea Party Fired Up in Mississippi: ‘Belly of the Beast’

The Tea Party Patriots flaty predict a win later this month in Mississippi, where favored candidate Chris McDaniel faces 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in a run-off for the Republican Party’s nomination. “Run-offs are about turnout and enthusiasm,” said Kevin...

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Iowa Republican Senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, left, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, and U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., right, during a campaign rally for Ernst, on April 27, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Iowa Republican Senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, left, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, and U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., right, during a campaign rally for Ernst, on April 27, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

U.S. Chamber, Debt-Increase Supporter, Backs Candidates Who Didn’t

In February, Bruce Josten, chief lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sent a letter to members of the House and Senate. “Raising the debt limit is necessary to avoid any question of a threat of government default of any...

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), left, speaks next to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) during a news conference after the vote for the farm bill Feb. 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), left, speaks next to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) during a news conference after the vote for the farm bill Feb. 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Cochran Gets Maximum NRSC Aid Facing McDaniel in Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who faces a Tea Party-aligned challenger in a June 3 Republican primary, received the maximum campaign donation from the political arm of the Senate Republicans. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is overseeing the party’s...

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Matt Bevin, republican Senate candidate for Kentucky, during the Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot Out in West Point, Ky.

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Matt Bevin, republican Senate candidate for Kentucky, during the Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot Out in West Point, Ky.

Bevin Loans $350,000 More to McConnell Challenge

Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, in an uphill battle to dethrone Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary next week, is turning again to his biggest donor: Himself. Bevin loaned his campaign $350,000 on May 8, raising the amount...

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National Park Service park ranger Richard Trott removes a closed sign at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 2013 after the government shutdown.

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National Park Service park ranger Richard Trott removes a closed sign at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 2013 after the government shutdown.

Chamber Backs Gov’t-Shutdown Republicans in TV Ads

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobby, is out today with ads in two Senate and 11 House races, all on behalf of Republicans –including support for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in his effort to...

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North Carolina Speaker of the House and GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis, R-NC, and his wife Susan campaign in Huntersville, N.C., neighborhood north of Charlotte, on May 5, 2014, the evening before the primary election.

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North Carolina Speaker of the House and GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis, R-NC, and his wife Susan campaign in Huntersville, N.C., neighborhood north of Charlotte, on May 5, 2014, the evening before the primary election.

North Carolina Primary: What to Watch

Will Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s state House speaker, win at least 40 percent of the vote in a Republican U.S. Senate primary today? That’s the big question on primary day in the Tarheel State, one of the biggest states holding...

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