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West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announces that she will be running for the US Senate in 2014 during a news conference at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va., on Sept. 17, 2013.

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West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announces that she will be running for the US Senate in 2014 during a news conference at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va., on Sept. 17, 2013.

West Virginia Primary: What to Watch

Updated at 2:25 p.m. Senate primaries today in West Virginia will confirm a long-anticipated November match-up between two of the state’s top officeholders, both women. Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant, West Virginia’s Democratic secretary of state, are...

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the Senate, is interviewed before an internet safety event sponsored by Google at Robert Bland Middle School in Weston, W.Va., on April 15, 2014.

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the Senate, is interviewed before an internet safety event sponsored by Google at Robert Bland Middle School in Weston, W.Va., on April 15, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24

West Virginia is among 24 states that have never had a female U.S. senator. The state will lose that status after a November election in which the main contenders surely will be two women, Republican Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat...

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

That’s how many U.S. Senate races will be held this year. The number increased by one last week, when Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn said he’d resign at the end of the current 113th Congress, about two years before the expiration...

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Tory Burch, left, and Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Affairs.

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Tory Burch, left, and Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Affairs.

Jill Biden’s Tory Burch Night, DiCaprio’s Casting Call for Wilson

Designer Tory Burch became a billionaire in 2013, and added a Georgetown shop to her empire this week. On the night of President Barack Obama’s speech about “an economy that’s profoundly unequal,” Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden,...

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Senate Aging: Will You Still Re-Elect Us When We’re 64?

Frank Lautenberg’s passing spotlights some obvious generational changes that have been occurring in the Senate for several years. Yet dig a little deeper, and something counter-intuitive emerges. As Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux noted yesterday upon word of Lautenberg’s death at age 89, the New Jersey Democrat...

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., arrives in the Senate Reception Room before the 'Vote-A-Rama' on amendments to the budget resolution on March 22, 2013.

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., arrives in the Senate Reception Room before the 'Vote-A-Rama' on amendments to the budget resolution on March 22, 2013.

Rockefeller, Kerkorian Help DSCC Raise $3.54 Million

Sen. Jay Rockefeller isn’t seeking re-election next year, though the wealthy West Virginia Democrat is still using some of his personal fortune to help his party’s prospects in the midterm election. Rockefeller donated the maximum $32,400 to the Democratic Senatorial...

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A cyber security analyst works in the "watch and warning center" during a tour of the government’s cyber defense lab in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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A cyber security analyst works in the "watch and warning center" during a tour of the government’s cyber defense lab in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Rockefeller Seeks SEC Guidance: ‘Insufficient’ Cybersecurity Reporting

A Senate leader is asking the new Securities and Exchange Commission chairman to give more authoritative guidance to companies on disclosing cyber attacks, calling reporting so far “insufficient.” “While the staff guidance has had a positive impact on the information...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Sen. Mike Johanns waits for the beginning of a news conference in this file photo.

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Sen. Mike Johanns waits for the beginning of a news conference in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11

That’s how many senators in the 113th Congress are former governors. Mike Johanns, Nebraska’s Republican governor from 1999 to 2005, the U.S. agriculture secretary from 2005 to 2007 and a senator since 2009, announced yesterday that he wouldn’t seek a second Senate...

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