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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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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, right, and California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari during an event in San Francisco on June 13, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, right, and California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari during an event in San Francisco on June 13, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $100 Million

The Republican Governors Association is positioned to spend $100 million in the final 100 days of the 2014 election. The RGA, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is in a “strong financial position” as it defends Republican-held offices in...

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Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event at Kings Point  on September 28, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida.

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Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event at Kings Point on September 28, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida.

Impeachment? Meet President Biden

Random political thoughts about impeachment: Rep. Duncan on impeaching Obama: When someone is shooting themselves in the foot, you don’t take the gun away from them. #cwc113 — J.C. Derrick (@jcderrick1) July 15, 2014 Rep Labrador notes that there is...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

Paul vs. Perry: Never Eye-to-Eye

Leave it to Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, to comment on Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky eyed...

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Supporters of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) celebrate during his 'Victory Party' after Cochran held on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel on June 24, 2014.

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Supporters of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) celebrate during his 'Victory Party' after Cochran held on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel on June 24, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 18%

The Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate runoff won by Thad Cochran yesterday drew at least 374,893 voters, compared with 318,902 in the first-round primary on June 3, an increase of about 18 percent. The total in yesterday’s runoff probably will be revised...

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 117

That’s a majority of the 233-member House Republican Conference, which is the electorate for party leadership elections today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is favored to defeat Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho for majority leader, the No. 2 job behind...

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