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Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, during the House Appropriations Committee to snack on during the markup of a fiscal 2012 interior and environment draft bill.

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Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, during the House Appropriations Committee to snack on during the markup of a fiscal 2012 interior and environment draft bill.

Simpson Bags NRA Backing in Idaho

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson, whose Republican primary challenger is backed by the Club ForGrowth, today bagged the endorsement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association, delivered the group’s endorsement...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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Mitt Romney attends a rally at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, on October, 12, 2012.

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Mitt Romney attends a rally at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, on October, 12, 2012.

From Boise, C.O.D.: Republican Money Channeled to Battlegrounds

The Idaho Republican Party received $8 million from the joint fundraising committee supporting presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee. The cash didn’t stay in Boise very long. Two of the three state parties that split $24 million...

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Attorney General Jon Bruning, center, in a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, in Omaha.

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Attorney General Jon Bruning, center, in a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, in Omaha.

Primary Day in Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon

Political Capital will be watching primary elections for Congress today in Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon. Here’s a look at some key contests: Nebraska: Republicans are picking a nominee for the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Democrat Ben Nelson, with the...

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