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  • Michigan Democrats file FEC complaint over truck

    They're urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land ran afoul of campaign finance rules by renting two big-rig pick-up trucks from her brother-in-law for use on the stump.

  • Democrats look increasingly like the party of the past

    In many ways today's Democrats seem stuck in the past, a party whose headliners are increasingly legacy candidates.

  • Kansas Democrat drops out of Senate race

    The Democratic nominee for Senate in Kansas has dropped out of the race and deferred to a wealthy independent candidate, possibly threatening incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts and putting his assumed safe Republican seat in play. Roberts is recovering from a tough August GOP primary, and some...

  • Hochul gets de Blasio endorsement, defends record

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Hochul's bid to become New York's next lieutenant governor won the endorsement of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, as Hochul sought to push back against a Democratic primary challenger who has questioned her liberal credentials. Joined on the steps of City...

  • PolitiFact rates Begich ad 'pants on fire'

    The ad, the first run by a Senate campaign to be pulled this election cycle, faulted Begich's Republican opponent, former attorney general Dan Sullivan, for the release of a man now charged with murder and sexual assault.

  • Key Democrat pushes Obama to act on immigration

    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., urged Democrats to stop pressuring President Obama to postpone executive action on immigration.

  • Poll: Tom Corbett trailing by more points than he actually gets

    The Pennsylvania Republican is far and away the most vulnerable incumbent of 2014, as a new poll from Pittsburgh's Robert Morris University indicates.

  • Mitch McConnell concedes Medicaid expansion may last

    In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, the Republican Minority Leader argued that Kentucky's acceptance of federal funding to expand Medicaid was a "mistake" but he also suggested it may not be undone.

  • Iraq vet gives Tierney tough challenge in Massachusetts

    Primary season may be waning, but there's still a nail-biter of a contest in the Northeast.

  • Dem wins Chamber endorsement in key House race

    The Chamber of Commerce is backing Democrat Scott Peters over Republican Carl DeMaio for a San Diego-area House seat -- one Republicans have targeted as a prime pick-up opportunity in this midterm election cycle.

  • Correction: Illinois Election-Farm Forum story

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In an Aug. 27 story about an Illinois agricultural forum, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that the forum was coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau, based on information from a bureau official. The event was coordinated by the Illinois Agricultural Legislative...

  • NY Gov. Cuomo nets endorsements as primary nears

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is picking up key endorsements from editorial boards and labor unions ahead of next week's Democratic primary following a week in which his little-known challenger seemed to be picking up momentum. Cuomo was endorsed Tuesday by The New York Daily...

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a...

  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the complaints...

  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters. Scott, the Republican incumbent seeking a second term,...



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