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  • Superintendent candidates present strikingly different visions for Common Core
    Alexa Armstrong/Cronkite News Service | October 01, 2014 9:28 pm
    The two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction have strikingly different visions for the future of the Common Core State Standards in Arizona.
  • McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign
    Associated Press | October 01, 2014 3:54 pm
    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too.
  • Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee
    Associated Press | October 01, 2014 2:25 pm
    Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided Wednesday in a boost for independent Greg Orman and a blow to the GOP's hopes of capturing a majority.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election
    Associated Press | October 01, 2014 2:18 pm
    It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped campaigns from trying to appeal on other topics as well. Here's a look at what voters think on the top issues of the election cycle.
  • Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law
    Associated Press | October 01, 2014 1:56 pm
    Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy
    Associated Press | October 01, 2014 1:32 pm
    It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy.
  • Group aims to put food policy on the kitchen table
    Associated Press | October 01, 2014 9:24 am
    Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote.
  • Jeb Bush talks education for Arkansas GOP hopeful
    Associated Press | September 30, 2014 1:07 pm
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised education proposals from gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas Tuesday despite differences between the Republicans on key school reforms, as the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate stepped up campaigning for Republicans in tight races ahead of the midterm elections.
  • Hillary Clinton to raise money for NH's Shaheen
    Associated Press | September 30, 2014 12:48 pm
    Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire -- an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House.
  • In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes
    Associated Press | September 30, 2014 12:21 pm
    Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.
  • Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races
    Associated Press | September 30, 2014 11:19 am
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.
  • Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters
    Associated Press | September 30, 2014 12:12 am
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key state in the presidential primary calendar.
  • Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal wrangle in 4th Arizona governor's debate
    Associated Press | September 29, 2014 8:28 pm
    Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal exchanged heated attacks during their fourth debate, with Ducey calling DuVal a "bag man" for dark money groups and DuVal demanding that Ducey answer questions about whether he was accused of misrepresentation in the sale of his ice cream company.
  • Jeb Bush says GOP would 'fix a few big things'
    Associated Press | September 29, 2014 8:00 pm
    Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and "fix a few big things" in Washington.
  • High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio
    Associated Press | September 29, 2014 4:48 pm
    A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin Tuesday.

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