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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Louisiana Republicans Drive Fundraising For Alexander’s Seat

Republicans are dominating fundraising in a field of 14 candidates seeking a vacant U.S. House seat in Louisiana. State Sen. Neil Riser, one of five Republicans running for northeastern Louisiana’s 5th District seat in a special election Oct. 19, raised...

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

Balance of Power: Republican Leaders Aid House Members Weighing Senate Bids

Republican Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana haven’t yet said if they’ll run for Senate seats now held by Democrats. Fundraising help from high-ranking Republican senators may facilitate their decision-making. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent...

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

Kaine Forms ‘Common Ground PAC’

Senator-elect Tim Kaine  of Virginia is sponsoring a political action committee he’s calling ‘“Common Ground PAC.” As in the common ground that the former Democratic governor said he would seek in a Congress divided over issues including the so-called fiscal...

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Wisconsin State representative Democrat Mark Pocan  during a session of the Wisconisn State Assembly at the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 8, 2011.

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Wisconsin State representative Democrat Mark Pocan during a session of the Wisconisn State Assembly at the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 8, 2011.

Leadership PACs: Autumn Blossom

Despite its name, having a so-called leadership political action committee isn’t contingent on being a high-ranking member of Congress. One doesn’t even have to be a member of Congress to have a leadership PAC. Candidates for Congress favored to win...

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