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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts at an event on April 4, 2013 in Nashua, N.H.

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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts at an event on April 4, 2013 in Nashua, N.H.

Scott Brown: ‘Coming Soon’

Coming soon, to a computer near you: Scott Brown “Giving power back to the people.” So says his word-sparing, place-holding website. In New Hampshire? As Bloomberg’s Annie Linskey notes: “Brown has sent signals that he is prepared to seek the Republican nomination...

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Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference on June 15, 2013, in Washington.

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Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference on June 15, 2013, in Washington.

Run, Sarah, Run? Lose, Sarah, Lose

Run, Sarah, run, Alaska’s Republicans say. Lose, Sarah, lose, most Alaska voters say. As the former (half-term) governor who served as her party’s nominee for vice president in 2008 considers a campaign for Senate, more than one-third of Alaska’s Republicans...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

Mark Sanford Down 9 Points in S.C.

  Colbert and politics. It started as a joke — the popular host of Comedy Central’s Colbert report running for president of South Carolina and opening his own super-PAC. Now it’s no joke — Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch,...

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Charles "Charlie" Crist, governor of Florida, waits for President Barack Obama to speak in Washington.

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Charles "Charlie" Crist, governor of Florida, waits for President Barack Obama to speak in Washington.

Florida’s Scott Hears Footsteps — Loudest Coming from Charlie Crist

Updated at 3:45 pm EST Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a former chief executive officer at HCA Holdings, could lose his 2014 re-election bid to several hypothetical opponents, including former Gov. Charlie Crist, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and...

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Michigan State Police in riot gear push back protestors who are blocking a street during a rally at the state Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation on Dec. 11, 2012 in Lansing.

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Michigan State Police in riot gear push back protestors who are blocking a street during a rally at the state Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation on Dec. 11, 2012 in Lansing.

Michigan’s Snyder Less Popular After Right-to-Work Bill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s popularity has taken a beating since he backed a right-to-work bill during the legislature’s recent lame duck session. Republican Snyder’s approval rating dipped to 38 percent, with 56 percent of voters disapproving of his job performance,...

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn looks over a drought-damaged ear of corn on the farm of Jerry Kitowski on July 16, 2012 in Waltonville, Illinois.

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn looks over a drought-damaged ear of corn on the farm of Jerry Kitowski on July 16, 2012 in Waltonville, Illinois.

Quinn Defends 25%: Bloomberg Bkfst

Unlike his two immediate predecessors, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in prison. Still, staying out of legal trouble hasn’t helped the Democrat’s approval ratings. In a Public Policy Polling survey released late last month, Quinn’s job approval rating stood at...

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Chris Christie with his tickets as he arrives at Giants Stadium to attend a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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Chris Christie with his tickets as he arrives at Giants Stadium to attend a Bruce Springsteen concert.

Springsteen Born to Lose — to Christie or Booker, that is

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor, is born to run — right over his idol. The 50-year-old Republican, who declared his candidacy for a second term Nov. 26, would beat the Democrat-backing balladeer Bruce Springsteen, 63, in next year’s election, according to...

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