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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 99

There are 99 women serving in the current 113th Congress. Florida Democrat Alex Sink would become the 100th woman in Congress, setting a new record, if she wins a special election today in the Tampa Bay-area 13th District. Sink, Florida’s...

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This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

Photograph by Vance McAllister for Congress via AP Images

This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

McAllister Upsets Riser in Louisiana

Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister is going to Congress after winning a special election yesterday. McAllister, a wealthy businessman and political newcomer, defeated another Republican, state Sen. Neil Riser, by 60 percent to 40 percent in a runoff election yesterday in the 5th District,...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, holds a Boston Bruins jersey at an event to honor the team on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, holds a Boston Bruins jersey at an event to honor the team on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 65%

That’s the share of the vote that President Barack Obama received in the 2012 election in Massachusetts’ 5th District, a Democratic bastion near Boston that’s holding a special primary election today. The winner of the seven-candidate Democratic race is highly...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Louisiana Republicans Drive Fundraising For Alexander’s Seat

Republicans are dominating fundraising in a field of 14 candidates seeking a vacant U.S. House seat in Louisiana. State Sen. Neil Riser, one of five Republicans running for northeastern Louisiana’s 5th District seat in a special election Oct. 19, raised...

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Members of the Randolph Democratic Committee attended the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention on July 13

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Members of the Randolph Democratic Committee attended the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention on July 13

Massachusetts: Markey’s Would-Be (Dem) Successors Off to Races

Massachusetts election officials have set a Dec. 10 special election to determine a successor for ex-Rep. Ed Markey, who’s being sworn in to the Senate today. The determinative election probably will be the Oct. 15 Democratic primary. Five Democrats have...

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U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey after meeting with volunteers and supporters at the Lynn Democratic Headquarters  on June 23, 2013.

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U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey after meeting with volunteers and supporters at the Lynn Democratic Headquarters on June 23, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 0.35%

That’s the share of U.S. House members in history who have served longer than Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who’s favored to win a special Senate election today in Massachusetts. Markey, a congressman for more than 36 1/2 years, has more...

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens while campaigning with Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, left, during a rally on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth, Mass., on June 22, 2013.

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens while campaigning with Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, left, during a rally on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth, Mass., on June 22, 2013.

Massachusetts Senate Poll: Markey by 10

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez by 10 percentage points ahead of tomorrow’s special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, according to a survey by Suffolk University in Boston. Markey, a member of Congress for 36 years, had 52 percent...

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Tourists walk on the plaza of the U.S. Capitol Building on June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Tourists walk on the plaza of the U.S. Capitol Building on June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 661

That’s how many people have served in both the House and Senate, according to the Senate Historical Office. There are 51 senators in the current 113th Congress who previously served in the House, according to calculations by Political Capital. Democratic...

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