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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell, Boehner Ads Take Different Tacks

The top two Republicans in Congress have new campaign ads on television as they near primary elections next month. The spots for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio take different tacks. McConnell’s...

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Folsom Lake Marina is at 17% of its total capacity in California.

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Folsom Lake Marina is at 17% of its total capacity in California.

California’s Drought Hung on Senate in Nunes TV Ads

Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, ran campaign ads hundreds of times early this year in Fresno. He didn’t do it from a position of political urgency or vulnerability. Nunes is secure in his Republican-friendly district, having won at least...

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U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following oral arguments at the Supreme Court on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following oral arguments at the Supreme Court on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Coburn Seat-Seeker Wears Constitution

Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma is getting some outside help for his campaign to succeed Sen. Tom Coburn. Lankford “fought President Obama’s intrusive government that risks our freedoms and way of life,” a narrator says in an ad from...

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) during a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) during a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Taylor Griffin’s First North Carolina TV Ad: “Clear Conservative Choice”

North Carolina Republican Taylor Griffin, seeking to unseat Rep. Walter Jones in a primary next month, uses his first television ad to tout his Washington experience and describe himself as the “clear conservative choice for Congress.” “I’ve been there before,”...

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

Pro-Israel Group Opposing Jones in North Carolina

A conservative pro-Israel group is airing television ads opposing North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones five weeks before a Republican primary. Jones is the “most liberal Republican in Congress” and “preaches American decline,” according to the ad from the Emergency Committee...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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