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Candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., poses for a photo with 2014 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion Sarah DeLoach at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on April 17, 2014.

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Candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., poses for a photo with 2014 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion Sarah DeLoach at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on April 17, 2014.

Georgia Republican Runoff: What to Watch

It’s Republican primary runoff day in Georgia. The marquee race is the U.S. Senate contest between businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston, who were the top vote-getters in a May primary that produced no majority-vote winner. The winner of...

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Senatorial candidate Milton Wolf speaks during a stop of the Tea Party Express in Olathe, Kan., on April 28, 2014.

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Senatorial candidate Milton Wolf speaks during a stop of the Tea Party Express in Olathe, Kan., on April 28, 2014.

Roberts Ad Attacks Kansas Primary Rival Wolf

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is out with a television ad attacking Milton Wolf, a doctor opposing him in the Aug. 5 Republican primary. Roberts’s spot calls attention to Wolf having posted graphic X-Ray images on his Facebook page, citing...

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

Oklahoma Primary: What to Watch

It may take another round of voting after today’s Republican Senate primary in Oklahoma to determine whether the party will nominate James Lankford or T.W. Shannon. Lankford, a two-term House member, and Shannon, a former state House speaker, surely will...

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

New York Primary: What to Watch

Rep. Charlie Rangel finds out today if Democratic voters in his Manhattan-and-Bronx district will grant him a 23rd House term. Rangel, a former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, faces state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in a rematch of...

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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) greets supporters during a campaign rally at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on June 22, 2014 in Mississippi.

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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) greets supporters during a campaign rally at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on June 22, 2014 in Mississippi.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 12,964

Today is Sen. Thad Cochran’s 12,964th day in the Senate, the 24th-longest tenure in the history of the institution. The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican, who entered the Senate in December 1978 after serving six years in the House, is in danger...

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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre gives some passing pointers on June 9, in Lauderdale County, Miss.

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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre gives some passing pointers on June 9, in Lauderdale County, Miss.

Cochran’s Ad Advantage Narrows as Brett Favre Arrives

Brett Favre and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have arrived on Mississippi’s crowded political airwaves to try to boost Sen. Thad Cochran. He needs the help. Cochran has so far been the biggest single broadcast television advertiser during Mississippi’s Republican runoff...

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