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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 71%

House primaries have been held in states with 308 of the 435 congressional districts, or 71 percent of the total. In the 31 states where first-round primaries have been held, there are 275 districts where incumbents sought renomination and 33...

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 117

That’s a majority of the 233-member House Republican Conference, which is the electorate for party leadership elections today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is favored to defeat Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho for majority leader, the No. 2 job behind...

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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, phones colleagues in his Longworth office, presenting his case and asking for votes in the upcoming election for House Majority Leader, on June 17

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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, phones colleagues in his Longworth office, presenting his case and asking for votes in the upcoming election for House Majority Leader, on June 17

Labrador: Remembering Why We All Came to Congress

Rep. Raul Labrador may not have much of a chance of becoming majority leader of the House of Representatives tomorrow. Yet today, in his appeal to fellow Republicans behind closed doors, the second-term lawmaker from Idaho asked his colleagues to...

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Cantor Out, Democrat Starts Raising Money for Seat

One of the candidates hoping to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Congress has sent out a plea for campaign contributions. The Democratic nominee, that is. College professor Jack Trammell says in a fundraising e-mail that Cantor’s upset...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

Cruz Control: Not in the House

Cruz is in the House… Not this time. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas, won’t back Rep. Marlin Stutzman or any other candidate in the contested race for House majority whip, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said today. Cruz, whose deputy...

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Graham: Without Immigration, Republican Survival ‘Bleak’

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won a Republican primary last week in South Carolina with well-coordinated paid media and get-out-the-vote operations that defined him as “a conservative leader who gets things done.” “We had a lot of money, but we...

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