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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally at Ida Lee Park on Oct. 16, 2012 in Leesburg, VA.

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally at Ida Lee Park on Oct. 16, 2012 in Leesburg, VA.

Wisconsin, Virginia: Most RNC $

The Republican National Committee sent more than $14 million this month to its affiliates in 28 states led by Wisconsin and Virginia, both key states in the Nov. 6 presidential and U.S. Senate elections. The RNC sent more than $3.3...

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

Adelson Donates $1.5 Million to Virginia Super-PAC Helping Allen

Sheldon Adelson has cut another seven-figure check, this time to a super-political action committee aiding Republican George Allen in Virginia’s competitive Senate race. The billionaire casino executive gave $1.5 million on Oct. 12 to Independence Virginia PAC, which is helping...

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President Barack Obama takes the stage during a campaign event at  in Fairfax, Va.

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President Barack Obama takes the stage during a campaign event at in Fairfax, Va.

Obama’s Rebound: `Economy Has Come Too Far to Turn Back Now’

Updated with Romney reaction at 12:15 pm EDT “This morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office,” President Barack Obama said today at a campaign rally in Virginia. “Today’s news...

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

Virginia Democrat Kaine Touts Work With Bush in Senate Ad

In the 2006 and 2008 elections, it wasn’t hard to find Democratic television ads attacking George W. Bush, who had poor approval ratings at the end of his eight-year presidency. Now comes Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for a U.S....

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President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 31, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 31, 2012.

Obama: `Battle-Tested,’ Saying So

There was no talk of the war in Afghanistan in Republican Mitt Romney’s speech accepting his party’s presidential nomination. There will be plenty of talk about war, and peace, in Charlotte this week. ”You’re going to hear about it from...

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President Barack Obama with Sen. Mark Warner, left, and Virginia Democratic Senate candidate, former  Gov. Timothy Kaine, right, during a campaign stop at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 13, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with Sen. Mark Warner, left, and Virginia Democratic Senate candidate, former Gov. Timothy Kaine, right, during a campaign stop at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 13, 2012.

Obama to Virginia, 52.6-Percenter: `Finish What We Started in 2008′

Yes, Virginia, you gave 52.6 percent of your vote to President Barack Obama in 2008, the first time you went Democratic since the 1960s. You were closest among all 50 states to matching the president’s margin of victory nationally: 52.9...

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A member of Rick Santorum's staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court during opening arguments on President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

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A member of Rick Santorum's staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court during opening arguments on President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

Kerrey, Kaine, Brown at Crossroads

The unfettered money is everywhere. With unprecedented money floating around in the super-PAC campaigns of 2012, it’s tempting to think of it all as an Obama-Romney contest. It’s much more than that. American Crossroads, the super-PAC that Republican strategist Karl...

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

Attempted Senate Comeback Rare

Most U.S. senators who lose their seats don’t try to come back. Their political standing has lost some luster. They’re often in their later years in life. And they can segue to lucrative careers in the private sector. George Allen...

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