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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration  on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Rove’s Bad Night: Sherrod Brown

It was a bad night for Karl Rove. That’s the assessment this morning of  Sen.  Sherrod Brown of Ohio after yesterday’s election results. First, Brown survived what he said was $40 million spent against him in his race with Republican...

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Political consultant Karl Rove, left, speaks with Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, at the Republican National Convention.

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Political consultant Karl Rove, left, speaks with Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, at the Republican National Convention.

Crossroads, Chamber Lose in 2012

The big losers in 2012 include Karl Rove and Scott Reed. American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, founded with the help of Rove, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, whose voter-education and political operation was led by Scott Reed, were among the...

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The debate between presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is seen on a television in a Korean restaurant on Oct. 22, 2012 in Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

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The debate between presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is seen on a television in a Korean restaurant on Oct. 22, 2012 in Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,014,484

That’s how many times television ads from President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and other groups involved in the Nov. 6 election have aired during the general election campaign, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG. The totals include spots that...

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Romney's "mom jeans." Not cool but, evidently, ok.

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Romney's "mom jeans." Not cool but, evidently, ok.

Romney’s Not Cool And That’s OK

Mitt Romney wears “mom jeans.” He listens to music that running mate Paul Ryan says he’s heard in hotel elevators. And he thought the Twilight series was “fun.” Who’s conjuring this dweeby image of the Republican candidate for president? Fellow...

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Karl Rove and Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah at the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove and Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah at the Republican National Convention.

Karl Rove at War With Himself

Forget Obama vs. Romney or Democrats vs. Republicans.  Here’s the battle to watch as the presidential campaign heads into its final 5 weeks: Karl Rove the ideologue vs. Karl Rove the realist. Both sides of Rove, President George W. Bush’s...

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Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, speaks during a forum at a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, speaks during a forum at a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Akin Links McCaskill to Obama in Ad

Updated 3:30 p.m. with the McCaskill campaign  Rep. Todd Akin is trying to go back on offense in the Missouri U.S. Senate race after spending weeks apologizing and doing damage control following his controversial comments about rape and abortion. Akin’s...

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