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GOP’s Gillespie ditches ads in Senate race in Va.

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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. Warner has a 4-to-1 advantage in [...]

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Arkansas Democrats calling, again, on Bill Clinton

  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Democrats are again enlisting their favorite politicalson to fend off a Republican drive to claim a U.S. Senate seat and other top offices, announcing Tuesday that former President Bill Clinton will return to the state to campaign for the second time this month. The party said the former president [...]

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Former NC mayor sentenced for taking bribes

  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina’s largest city on Tuesday was sentenced to almost four years in prison for taking bribes from undercover federal agents he thought were developers seeking to fast-track projects. Patrick Cannon had resigned in the midst of the case that stunned Charlotte residents who had once [...]

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Dems’ House chances fade as reality sets in

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ high hopes of mitigating House losses in a rough election year have been dashed by reality. The question now is not whether Republicans hold the House — that’s a given. Rather, it’s how many seats could the GOP add to its majority on Election Day? And how close could it [...]

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2016 questions abound as Jeb Bush stumps for son

  ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jeb Bush was eager to campaign on Tuesday for his favored candidate for the office of Texas land commissioner. That would be his son, George P. Bush. But the voters the former Florida governor was trying to win over in Abilene were already sold. They’re eager to vote for a [...]

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Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race

  FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — In the final weeks of a cross-country battle for Senate control, officials in both political parties are making multimillion-dollar advertising decisions that offer clues about where the real battlefields lie. In Kentucky, after spending about $2 million to attack Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee went off the air [...]

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Behind McConnell ad, a Ky. woman’s complex story

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a recent campaign ad for Republican Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky woman tells of how the U.S. Senate’s minority leader fought to help get her daughter back from war-torn West Africa in a custody battle that spanned two years, two governments and two continents. The woman, a community college professor [...]

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Michelle Obama campaigns in Wisconsin, Illinois

  CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama made a pair of stops Tuesday in the upper Midwest for gubernatorial candidates locked in close contests, encouraging early voting, particularly among young voters, women and minorities. She spent the first half of Tuesday near the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison to rally young voters for [...]

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Porn email scandal grips Pennsylvania Capitol

  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Capitol is gripped by a widening scandal over the exchange of emails containing pornography by current and former members of the attorney general’s office. Gov. Tom Corbett was attorney general when the emails were exchanged by members of his staff, forcing him to defend his management as he [...]

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No images of Hong Kong protests in China’s media

  BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has cut off news about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events. By contrast, media in semiautonomous [...]

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Group aims to put food policy on the kitchen table

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don’t normally think about food policy when they vote. A group of food advocates is trying to figure out how to change that. They’re putting money and organizational effort into elections for the first time, including an [...]

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