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Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from the television show "Mad Men."

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Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from the television show "Mad Men."

Mad Man Hamms it Up for Franken

Sen. Al Franken has enlisted one of the top ad-men to his fundraising team. Too bad he’s not real. Actor Jon Hamm, who plays infamous ad-man Don Draper in AMC’s award winning drama, “Mad Men,” has agreed to help the...

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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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Senator Cory Booker takes his oath of office from Vice President Joe Biden during a cerrmonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Oct. 31, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senator Cory Booker takes his oath of office from Vice President Joe Biden during a cerrmonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Oct. 31, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Booker’s Bank Account Rebuilding for November

Cory Booker, now a sitting senator, raised big money in short order to get there. Booker, the former mayor of New Jersey’s largest city of Newark and the state’s second most-popular politician after Gov. Chris Christie, raised $1.2 million for...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

Cuomo Raises $33 Million for Campaign He Isn’t Officially Running

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $33.3 million on hand for a re-election campaign that he hasn’t officially said he’s running. He also lacks an opponent so far. The 56-year-old Democrat raised more than $7 million since July, according to...

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Washington’s Resolutions: 2014 Dawning

  If ever there were a place, and a time, in need of new resolutions, it would certainly be Washington, D.C., on New Year’s Day 2014. House Speaker John Boehner, who presided over a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal...

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 16, 2013

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 16, 2013

Impeachment Talk Money-Making

There’s nothing like a threat to rally the troops. Like the threat of impeachment. Even if it’s not a real threat. A Democratic National Committee blog posting over the weekend raised that threat, with a few free-floating comments by Republican...

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The Republican National Convention (RNC)

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Bloomberg By the Numbers: $343 Million

  The six major political party committees raised $343 million during the first 11 months of 2013, up from $326 million during the same period in 2009, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a Washington-based research organization. While the Republican...

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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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