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Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, middle, R-Dewey, answers a question as Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, left, D-Tolleson, and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, listen at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry legislative luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

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Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, middle, R-Dewey, answers a question as Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, left, D-Tolleson, and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, listen at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry legislative luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

Democratic Super-PAC Ads Link Arizona Republicans to Koch Brothers

Democratic super-political action committee is invoking billionaire energy executives Charles and David Koch in television ads that also attack two Arizona Republican U.S. House candidates. “Billionaires and insurance companies” are funding attack ads against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, according to...

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Rep. Christopher Rants delivers his retirement speech at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa in 2010

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Rep. Christopher Rants delivers his retirement speech at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa in 2010

Super-PAC To Help Republicans ‘Elect 51′ Senators

Senate Republicans will be fixated on the number 51 over the next 12 months. That’s how many seats they need for a majority in the 100-member chamber — six more than the 45 they presently hold. Republicans will get help...

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, right, introduces Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at a campaign stop at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas, in this 2008 file photo.

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, right, introduces Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at a campaign stop at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas, in this 2008 file photo.

General Clark Lines Up Behind Clinton for President

General Wesley Clark, an unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate, now says he’s ready for Hillary in 2016. Clark, who sought his party’s nomination in 2004, penned a fundraising e-mail for the super-political action committee supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

Obama Re-Election Behind Him, Burton Joins Consulting Firm

Former White House aide Bill Burton is joining the Global Strategy Group as executive vice president in its Washington office.  Burton is co-founder and senior strategist for Priorities USA Action, a super-political action committee that helped re-elect the president. Burton has “a...

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A Tea Party supporter from Brunswick, Georgia, stands outside the Supreme Court.

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A Tea Party supporter from Brunswick, Georgia, stands outside the Supreme Court.

Who Really Gave $12 Million to FreedomWorks Super-PAC?

Two groups advocating for stronger campaign finance laws, the Campaign Finance Institute and Democracy 21, have asked the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to look at two companies that contributed $12 million to the Tea Party-aligned FreedomWorks’ super-political action...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

Adelsons’ Campaign Total: $53.4 Million

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have given $53.4 million to candidates, parties and political action committees for the 2012 elections, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics. The two gave $20 million to...

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, addresses the volunteers who helped construct a home in Middleborough, Mass., presented to Iraq War disabled veteran Sgt. Peter Damon, right, and his wife, Jen, by the non-profit organization Homes for our Troops, in this file photo.

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, addresses the volunteers who helped construct a home in Middleborough, Mass., presented to Iraq War disabled veteran Sgt. Peter Damon, right, and his wife, Jen, by the non-profit organization Homes for our Troops, in this file photo.

Pro-Romney Super-PAC Spends $17.7 Million in 10 States

The main super-political action committee backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is spending $17.7 million on two television ads that will air in 10 key states this week. Restore Our Future, which is run by veterans of Romney’s 2008 campaign,...

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Cleveland Browns' new owner Jimmy Haslam sits in the "Dog Pound" in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cleveland Browns' new owner Jimmy Haslam sits in the "Dog Pound" in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.

New Browns Owner Joins Colleagues in Backing Republicans

Jimmy Haslam III, approved this week as new owner of the Cleveland Browns, will feel right at home during league meetings when the discussion turns to politics. Many more National Football League owners support Republicans over Democrats, and Haslam is...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd.

Adelson, Koch Among Donors to Republican Convention

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife have given $36 million to super-political action committees in 2012, contributed $5 million to the host committee that helped stage the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August, new Federal Election...

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