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23 hrs ago | Politico

Alaska primary a test of Dem 'meddling'

An outside group backing Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has spent nearly $4 million in attack ads against GOP Senate front-runner Dan Sullivan, a move Republicans say is "meddling" by Democrats to set themselves up for an easier general election this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Matt Mead, US Governors, Claire McCaskill, Missouri

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Fri Aug 15, 2014

CultureMap

Why Wendy Davis probably isn't going to win

As we inch ever closer to November's gubernatorial election, polls pitting Republican Greg Abbott against Democratic challenger Wendy Davis are being scrutinized by media outlets across the country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dallas, TX

Washington Examiner

Is this House candidate the Todd Akin of 2014?

The Republican primary race for Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District looks like it's headed for a recount, with the Post Crescent reporting state Sen. Glenn Grothman leads fellow state Sen. Joe Leibham by just 214 votes, according to unofficial results.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Washington Examiner

Republican leaders get the Senate candidates they wanted

Every Senate Republican running for re-election this year won his primary, denying the GOP nomination to less experienced Tea Party challengers who could have put safe seats in play for the Democrats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Representative Tom Cotton, Jerry Moran

Slate

The End of a Click-Friendly, Anti-Gay, Holocaust-Trolling Republican State Legislator

He made it into my story about Tennessee's primaries, and he was covered in my tweets about the results, but state Sen. Stacey Campfield deserves another moment.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The Gaffe Patrol, on duty again

Democrats have been searching desperately for the next Todd Akin. Two years ago, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri shot himself in the foot by talking about "legitimate rape," as if there were any such thing.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Chuck Grassley, Opinion

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Real Clear Politics

GOP Senate Incumbents Complete Sweep in Primaries

Back in March, Mitch McConnell made a brash prediction about how Senate Republican incumbents would fare against Tea Party insurgents in the upcoming primary season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tea Party, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Missouri, Lamar Alexander

Slate

Montana's Plagiarist Senator Will Quit His Race

In one way, Jonathan Martin's story about the plagiarized Army War College thesis of Montana Sen. John Walsh broke at just the right time.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Cleveland.com

FitzGerald says the campaign is on, but what would you have advised? What you're saying

In a note to supporters Thursday, Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ed FitzGerald said his campaign remains focused on issues and will resume in earnest beginning Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, Republican

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Politico

Abortion laws fuel fight for Senate

The 2014 campaign hasn't had the equivalent of Todd Akin's infamous rape comments driving the abortion debate.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Cory Gardner, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Washington Times

This time around, ita s the Democrats who are stuck with lousy candidates

In the lead-up to the 2012 midterm elections, all the talk was about the GOP taking control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Richard Lugar, US Senate, Indiana, Jim DeMint, Mitch McConnell

The Miami Herald

Field set in Missouri 2nd Congressional District

A former U.S. ambassador seeking a two-year return to Washington will face a St. Louis educator and a St. Charles business owner in the November general election for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Ann Wagner, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ballwin, MO, Barack Obama

Tue Aug 05, 2014

NewsOne

GOP Rep. Steve King: 'I'm Not Sure Obama Could Pass The Citizenship Test'

While stomping for Sen. Rand Paul , Rep. Steve King quipped that President Barack Obama wouldn't be able to pass the citizenship test because he doesn't understand the United States economic infrastructure and how capitalism works.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Book TV

"Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom"

Former U.S. Congressman Todd Akin appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to talk about his book, "Firing Back."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri Government, Missouri

Independent Women's Forum

Salon: Four Reasons the GOP is Anti-Woman

An article up at Salon purports to expose "four reasons GOP's new 'war for women' is a ridiculous joke."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Daily Kos

The unbearable invisibility of political underdogs

In theory, Americans love the underdog. In practice-especially in 21st century media coverage of political campaigns-underdog candidates might as well be wearing Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Ann Wagner, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Hot Air

Democrats fumbling their way to turnout debacle?

It wasn't supposed to work this way. The Democrats looked long and hard for viable challengers to Senate Republicans, and hoped to turn at least one major Republican challenger into the Todd Akin of 2014 as a means to paint the entire party as crazy, radical, incompetent, or all three.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin

Chattanoogan.com

A Tennessee Transplant's Thoughts On Age And Politics

I have read several opinions favoring the job performance of Representative Fleischmann as well the apparent disdain that they have for his challenger and his age.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chuck Fleischmann , Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chattanooga, TN, Christine O'Donnell, US Senate

Tue Jul 29, 2014

SF Sentinel

Iowa's Ernst dabbles in nullification extremism

In 2010 and 2012, Republican primary voters nominated some pretty outrageous candidates who were so extreme, they alienated the American mainstream and helped deliver key victories to Democrats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christine O'Donnell, US Senate, Social Security, Personal Finance, Gay/Lesbian

Lucianne.com

Next 25 Articles

Desperately looking to fire up their base, Democrats are on the hunt for the next Todd Akin - a loose-talking Republican candidate who can be cast as being so far outside of the mainstream that they tarnish the GOP's image and dampen its chances of taking over the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney, panels

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