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  • Which Republican governor is down by 22 points in his re-election bid?

    The Franklin & Marshall College poll indicates more bad news for Gov. Tom Corbett. A mere 26 percent of voters surveyed believe he has performed well enough to deserve re-election.

  • Paul LePage phone campaign focuses on Social Security

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.

  • There's nothing undemocratic about strategic voting

    Years before Operation Chaos occurred to Rush Limbaugh, I had been voting strategically in New York. Here's how it all came about.

  • Dems hope decision will energize female supporters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" — an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the...

  • Republican holds financial edge in Nev. AG race

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate for attorney general, has more than his family name going for him. He’s also outraised his Democratic rival so far in 2014, with a little help from out-of-state donors. In the first six months of 2014, Laxalt, 35,...

  • How Republicans will use better data to turn out the vote

    The Republican Party continues to modernize its voter turnout capabilities, with a second digital consulting firm due to announce Tuesday that it will help the party improve its data quality. The Data Trust, a Republican third-party data sharing organization central to the GOP’s overhaul of...

  • Texas governor candidates make fundraising push as reporting deadline nears

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – With the six-month campaign finance reporting deadline here, Texas’ gubernatorial candidates are making one final push to tap supporters. In the past several days, state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee, and her campaign have sent out several emails...

  • McCain says Obama weakened America, encourages donations to RNC

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Because “friends and foes” view President Barak Obama’s America as weak, people should donate to the Republican National Committee, says U.S. Sen. John McCain. McCain On Monday, the RNC sent out a mass email to supporters containing a letter from the...

  • Cochran holds 12-point lead over Democratic challenger

    JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., holds a 12-point lead over Democratic challenger Travis Childers heading into the general election, a new poll shows. Cochran secured the right to run for a seventh term on June 24, narrowly defeating the tea party-supported...

  • Democrats focus on governor's race, rebuilding

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — There are four statewide offices on November's ballot, and the Florida Democratic Party is essentially conceding two of them. Acknowledging that the party is at a low point, party officials said their main focus will be trying to win the governor's office, even if it...

  • Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right? Nope. Mostly they're not. People talk about throwing...

  • Gay advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

    DALLAS (AP) — About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering....

  • Wendy Davis: Talk that she can't win race 'absurd'

    DALLAS (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Saturday it's "absurd" to suggest her chances of becoming Texas governor are fading as some supporters grow restless with a campaign fortified with national exposure and money that still lags against Republican Greg Abbott. "We have four months left,"...

  • Rangel thanks voters on Harlem victory tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Congressman Charles Rangel is on a daylong victory tour through his New York district after a hard-fought primary campaign. The 84-year-old incumbent rode around upper Manhattan in a car on Saturday thanking voters for his narrow win in the Democratic primary. Rangel defeated...

  • Redistricting reform campaigners acknowledge flaws

    CHICAGO (AP) — A group seeking to amend the Illinois constitution to strip politics from the process of drawing legislative boundaries is pledging to refine over the next several years what they acknowledge was a flawed proposal. Deborah Harrington, the leader of the organization Yes for...



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