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Democratic Rep. Mark Critz, right, greets workers at Gamesa, a wind turbine blade company in Ebensburg, Pa.

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Democratic Rep. Mark Critz, right, greets workers at Gamesa, a wind turbine blade company in Ebensburg, Pa.

Biggest Outside Money: Critz Race

Outside money has been a major factor in a lot of congressional campaigns this year. The race between Democratic Rep. Mark Critz and Republican challenger Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania has attracted more outside money to date than any other contest....

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Mitt Romney at a call center at his Pennsylvania campaign headquarters in Harrisburg.

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Mitt Romney at a call center at his Pennsylvania campaign headquarters in Harrisburg.

Romney’s Philly Cash Haul Today

Republican Mitt Romney is campaigning today in Pennsylvania, a state that polls portray as securely ready to vote for President Barack Obama’s re-election. He is there for money. The Romney campaign motorcade rolled out of the Renaissance Hotel in Philadelphia...

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Mitt Romney attends a Tax Day roundtable event at the Bethel Park Community Center in Pennsylvania.

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Mitt Romney attends a Tax Day roundtable event at the Bethel Park Community Center in Pennsylvania.

Romney’s Pennsylvania Stop: Off the Beaten Swing-State Path

Mitt Romney will campaign tomorrow in Pennsylvania, a rare departure from the well-worn bloc of nine states where he and President Barack Obama have been focusing their campaign visits and television commercials. For much of the campaign, Pennsylvania (20 electoral...

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Republican Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. candidate Tom Smith.

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Republican Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. candidate Tom Smith.

Pennsylvania Republican Likens Rape Pregnancy to Out-of-Wedlock One

Another Republican Senate candidate has waded into the contentious issue of pregnancy caused by rape, comparing the birth decision to be made in such cases to whether a child conceived out of wedlock should be aborted. The comments by Tom Smith, who...

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Voting in the Illinois primary election in Bourgonnais.

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Voting in the Illinois primary election in Bourgonnais.

Party Identification: Ebbs and Flows

The blogosphere has buzzed with complaints about polls this week. Polls that showed President Barack Obama running ahead of Republican Mitt Romney. The common complaint: too many Democrats surveyed. Andy Kohut, one of the best in the business, has an...

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President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One to Ohio for campaign stops in Mansfield and Akron.

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President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One to Ohio for campaign stops in Mansfield and Akron.

Ohio: One in 10 Open to Persuasion

In Ohio, where President Barack Obama is campaigning for reelection today and where a new poll shows him holding an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney, there is room to move between now and November. While 87 percent of the likely...

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Volunteers for the Obama 2012 campaign are instructed on how to interact with residents in a Tampa neighborhood as they prepare to canvass the area.

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Volunteers for the Obama 2012 campaign are instructed on how to interact with residents in a Tampa neighborhood as they prepare to canvass the area.

Obama’s Swing-State Advantage: Quinnipiac, CBS, NYT Poll

President Barack Obama holds an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney in three swing states critical to the outcome of the presidential election, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times. The survey of...

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