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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $3.4 Million

Florida businessman Curt Clawson provided at least $3.4 million of his own money to win the key Republican nomination yesterday for a vacant U.S. House seat. Clawson’s victory in a four-candidate contest makes him a heavy favorite to win the...

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Democratic State Sen. Nina Turner comments after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address on Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Democratic State Sen. Nina Turner comments after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address on Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio.

Democrats Funnel Money, Staff Into State Races

The refrain from Ohio State Senator Nina Turner’s campaign manager was familiar — one that all candidates embrace, if warily, over the course of a race. “Call time, call time, call time,” repeated Turner, seated across a desk at state...

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6, 2012.

Bush White House Aids Gillespie’s Virginia Fundraising

As a former counselor to President George W. Bush and chairman of the national and Virginia Republican parties, Ed Gillespie got to know the Republican luminaries and donors who are now helping him try to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner....

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35%

About 35 percent of Americans who signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s federal exchanges are under 35 years old, according to the White House. About 28 percent are between 18 and 34 years old. The share of younger people who signed...

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William S. Cohen

Jeb Bush Has Winning, `Broad-Based’ Appeal: Cohen

Bill Cohen has played with both sides of the aisle. The Republican former defense secretary for President Bill Clinton served three terms each in the House and Senate. And the way he sees it, Florida’s Jeb Bush has the best...

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Republicans More Likely to Vote: Democratic Strategists

Two leading Democratic political strategists are warning the party this year  that it is dangerously behind in one of the most fundamental chores of electoral politics: Convincing supporters it’s worth their while to vote. Democrats are now 7 percentage points...

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Ryan’s $4 Million: House’s Biggest

Paul Ryan has the biggest campaign fund in the  House, at more than $4 million. It’s not hard to explain why. The Wisconsin Republican was Mitt Romney’s running mate on the party’s 2012 presidential ticket. He leads the House Budget Committee...

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