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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc.

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc.

Koch Brothers’ $300-Million Friday

The Koch Brothers, two of the richest people in the world, grew $300 million richer on Friday, by the measure of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Charles and David Koch, worth a combined $100.4 billion, gained $300 million on Friday. http://t.co/7V3C8fb9Hg...

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Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, questions witnesses during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in this file photo.

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Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, questions witnesses during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56

That’s how many years it’s been since West Virginia elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate. It’s the longest such drought for Republicans in the nation. The last West Virginia Republican to win a Senate race was Chapman Revercomb, whose...

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Sen. Kay Hagan during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Sen. Kay Hagan during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 20

That’s the number of Democratic senators whose terms expire at the end of 2014. Seven of those 20 Democrats represent states that voted for Republican Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election. The seven are Mark...

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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., with his pick-up truck at Bunker Hill Community College in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston.

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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., with his pick-up truck at Bunker Hill Community College in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 23

That’s how many U.S. Senate seats Democrats are defending in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic senators are seeking re-election in 16 states and aren’t defending their seats in seven more. Republicans are the incumbent party in 10 Senate races, including...

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