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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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An election worker posts a sign before the opening of a polling station for a special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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An election worker posts a sign before the opening of a polling station for a special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Christie, N.J. Lawmakers Mark Record $124 Million 2013 Cycle

Spurred by record independent spending levels and costly local races, Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers pushed campaign spending to a record $124 million during the 2013 election cycle in New Jersey. “While final numbers won’t be available until January, special...

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Second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, left, speaks with supporter Sibylle Heidrich-von Campe, 86. from Long Beach, after his announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2014, during a rally at the Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Miss., on Oct. 17, 2013.

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Second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, left, speaks with supporter Sibylle Heidrich-von Campe, 86. from Long Beach, after his announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2014, during a rally at the Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Miss., on Oct. 17, 2013.

Tea Party Group Targets Cochran for 2014 Senate Primary

The Madison Project, a group backing Tea Party-aligned candidates in the 2014 Republican primaries, next week will turn up the heat on Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who has yet to say whether he’ll run again next year or...

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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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Delegates listen to President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Delegates listen to President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Labor’s 65% Love for Obama: Trumka Says Not Stopping There

The majority of union members voted for President Barack Obama, helping to secure his win in key battleground states including Ohio and Wisconsin. Union members voted for Obama by 65-33 percent, according to a national survey conducted by Peter D....

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

Obama in Bomber Jacket on Road: Romney `Sure Ain’t Change’

President Obama, resuming his re-election campaign after spending the last several days tending to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, kicked off  his final sprint of the 2012 election making closing argument to voters through three states and three time zones. Wearing a...

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Bound for a Colorado rally, Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan meet aboard the campaign plane over Henderson, Nevada, on Oct. 23, 2012.

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Bound for a Colorado rally, Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan meet aboard the campaign plane over Henderson, Nevada, on Oct. 23, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 32

That’s how many years it has been since one political party last had to defend more than twice as many Senate seats as the other party, as is the case in 2012. The partisan distribution of seats on the Nov....

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