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  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Congressional challengers raising campaign cash 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:32 pm
  • BOSTON - Two challengers hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year as they look ahead to the fall elections, but the incumbent still had the most cash.

  • Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Va. Senate bid 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:32 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Republican Ed Gillespie's campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $2.2 million in its bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a sizable haul for a non-incumbent.

  • Videographer vows more oversight on politicians 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:50 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The cameraman behind the video that led Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for politicians across the country: You could be next.

  • Obama, Republicans compete for support among women 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:04 am
  • LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

  • Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:41 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent said Friday that he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November.

  • Jindal hires new press secretary 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:54 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has a new press secretary with experience working on a Republican presidential campaign.

  • Minnesota Senate rivals tied to investment firm 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting a well-funded GOP challenger as a corporate raider who put profit over people.

  • Sen. Warner campaign says it has nearly $9 million 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:17 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has nearly $9 million to spend on his re-election campaign, which has yet to begin in earnest, the Democratic senator and former governor's campaign announced Wednesday.

  • Dems hope Corbett's woes a boost in US House races 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:32 am
  • WASHINGTON - With a congressional map tilted against them, Pennsylvania Democrats are hoping that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett's continuing unpopularity may help them flip one or two House seats in their favor.

  • Ohio Democrats seek GOP missteps in US House races 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Their four congressional seats considered safe, Ohio Democrats head into the state's primary election looking to take advantage of any openings that might be created by Republican missteps or tea party challenges. But with all 12 GOP incumbents seeking re-election, the odds are stacked against them.

  • Correction: Redistricting-Wisconsin story 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:26 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - In a March 31 story about Wisconsin redistricting, The Associated Press erroneously reported that David Canon said the three Republican-held congressional districts that were still competitive under the redrawn electoral maps are the 1st, 7th and 9th. He said they were the 1st, 7th and 8th districts. There is no 9th district.

  • SC districts about party, in this case the GOP 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:19 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The decade-long Republican control of South Carolina government has resulted in congressional districts increasingly safe for the GOP and has marginalized conservative white Democrats who for decades ran the state where the Civil War began.

  • Did GOP draw an advantage in congressional lines? 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:07 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - When Republicans took control of the Alabama Legislature in 2010, they also won the right to control the once-in-a -decade process of redrawing congressional district lines.

  • Analysts say Utah redistricting tough on Democrats 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:07 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's seven-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has brushed aside speculation that his decision to retire from Congress this year was spurred by fear he would lose his seat to a tough GOP challenger.

  • Oregon congressional map pleases both parties 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:01 am
  • SALEM, Oregon - The 2010 election gave Oregon an evenly divided House of Representatives and a power-sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the result was a redistricting process that left both parties relatively happy.

  • Brannon again sets goal, this time for US Senate 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 5:24 pm
  • BURLINGTON, North Carolina - Greg Brannon is approaching his goal of becoming a U.S. senator much the way he did his goal of becoming a doctor - he reads and reads.

  • Rogers, GOP hawk, quitting Congress for radio show 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was retiring from Congress next year.

  • No challengers in 1 of every 11 legislative races 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:47 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Incumbent lawmakers are running for re-election without any challengers in one of every 11 races for the Utah Legislature this year.

  • Unguarded comments, caught on tape, dog candidates 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:34 pm
  • WASHINGTON - You might think this year's candidates had learned from Barack Obama's comments about bitter people who "cling to guns or religion." Or perhaps from Mitt Romney's apparent dismissal of the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes.

  • Santorum in Iowa: GOP still divided after RNC plan 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:24 pm
  • JOHNSTON, Iowa - Elements of the Republican Party remain divided and distrustful of one another despite the yearlong effort by the Republican National Committee to unify competing factions, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in Iowa Wednesday.

  • Obama: Nuclear blast a bigger concern than Russia 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:58 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama says he's more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in New York City than Russia's recent actions and called President Vladimir Putin's country "a regional power."

  • Bungling mars health care deadline in some states 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:29 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - As supporters of the federal health care reforms push for final signups, a handful of states are trying to press the reset button.

  • Romney slams Obama for 'faulty judgment' on Russia 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 12:48 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow's intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea.