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  • Mass. group pushing nuclear power ballot question

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A group of local residents say they've collected enough signatures to place a public policy question on the November ballot in the Cape and Islands senate district related to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The group Cape Downwinders says they plan to deliver more than...

  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan offered a series of...

  • Ohio governor holds double-digit lead over Dem challenger

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows Gov. John Kasich holds a 12-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Kasich leads FitzGerald by a 48-36 percent margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Kasich A previous...

  • Dems' House campaign raises almost $5M this week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic donors online gave their party's House campaign arm almost $5 million in the week that ended Friday, a record for the group attempting the uphill task of ousting Republicans from their majority. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unleashed a torrent of...

  • Republican governor candidate spends $4.4 million

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari reported Thursday that he spent $4.4 million on his primary race to defeat a tea party candidate for second place, but he said he started the fall campaign with less than $200,000 in his campaign account. That's less than...

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the...

  • Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for farmers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would work to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens on farmers and would travel the globe on his own dime to promote Illinois products if elected. The Winnetka businessman, who is trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat...

  • Perry: America must end 'ambivalence' on Israel

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday criticized an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. The retiring Republican governor spoke at a pro-Israel rally outside Dallas' city hall. Perry...

  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of leading a "tax-happy" state and the Chicago Democrat countering that Rauner's proposal to cut income taxes will lead to painful cuts to schools,...

  • In NY race, niche issues become political parties

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is well aware of the gambit. In the 1994 gubernatorial race, 54,000 votes cast on the "Tax Cut Now" ballot line created by Republicans to highlight New York's heavy tax load helped relatively unknown Republican state Sen. George Pataki upset...

  • Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections. Now, as Obama enthusiastically...

  • Poll: Brown leads by 19 points in re-election bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a 19-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in his bid for a fourth term. The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday comes a month after the candidates advanced from the primary. The survey...

  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of...

  • Poll: Florida voters not happy with Crist or Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters don't trust Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist in what's turning out to be close race for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. And that means Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie could be a...

  • McAuliffe heads West to fundraise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning a trip to Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado, to fundraise for his political action committee. McAuliffe is scheduled to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by billionaire grocery store magnate Ron Burkle, according...



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