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  • Iowa's Braley, Ernst duel over abortion in debate
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 7:54 pm
    Republican candidate Joni Ernst defended her opposition to abortion rights during Thursday's final debate between her and Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley in their neck-and-neck race for a U.S. Senate seat, but she said for the first time that she might support a legal exception to save the life of the mother.
  • Some in Congress expand their job title on ballot
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 7:18 pm
    David Valadao is a Republican member of Congress from California, but voters in his agriculture-heavy district won't necessarily recognize that he's the incumbent when they cast their vote. Instead, he'll be listed on the ballot as "farmer/small businessman."
  • Jerry Springer hits the road for Ohio candidate
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 3:24 pm
    An election fight is nothing compared with what Jerry Springer sees in his day job.
  • Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 2:48 pm
    The Florida governor's race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances.
  • Results from independent redistricting are mixed
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 2:36 pm
    A few states have turned to independent or arms-length commissions to limit political influences when redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
  • GOP's Gillespie ditches ads in Senate race in Va.
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 2:36 pm
    Ed Gillespie has one of the sharpest political instincts of any of the Republicans' recruits for Senate races this year. But that and a thick Rolodex of GOP donors haven't helped him close a massive campaign cash deficit against incumbent Virginia Sen. Mark Warner.
  • US Sen. Paul: Ebola "incredibly" contagious
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 2:18 pm
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.
  • Dem push for health law rooted in demographics
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 1:54 pm
    While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work.
  • Number of uncontested House races nearly triples
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 1:49 pm
    A growing number of voters won't have much choice on Election Day when it comes to voting for members of Congress.
  • Early Mass. Senate district dubbed 1st gerrymander
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 1:42 pm
    Just about forever, American politicians have been drawing odd-shaped election districts in an effort to give one political party an advantage over another. In 1812, the practice got a name: gerrymandering.
  • GOP has a built-in advantage in fight for US House
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 1:30 pm
    To the naked eye, Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District looks like one of those inkblot tests spilled onto the western suburbs of Philadelphia, twisting and turning as it captures some communities and conspicuously avoids others.
  • McCain appears with Tillis in eastern NC
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 1:24 pm
    The U.S. Senate needs Thom Tillis because of leadership skills he exhibited as North Carolina House speaker, John McCain said Thursday while later criticizing colleague Kay Hagan for missing key Armed Service Committee meetings as national security issues grew.
  • Kansas Senate candidate got started in lights
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 10:42 am
    Greg Orman was fresh out of college, just four months into his first job as a management consultant, when he got a phone call from his father in Kansas asking whether it was worth it to install energy-efficient lighting in his furniture store.
  • The sexist political pit
    Pat McMahon | October 16, 2014 10:11 am
  • Florida out of the gate at start of early voting
    Associated Press | October 16, 2014 9:49 am
    Midterm elections are less than three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states.

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