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  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:15 pm
  • LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates relying on geography 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:56 pm
  • PHOENIX - Two Republican candidates for Arizona governor in an already crowded field could have a critical advantage thanks to support close to home, the Arizona Capitol Times reported (http://bit.ly/1jWCfT1) earlier this month.

  • McCrory coal ash announcement miffs GOP lawmakers 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:05 pm
  • GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Some North Carolina lawmakers say they were surprised and miffed by fellow Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's announcement that he's seeking legislation to beef up government oversight of coal ash dumps.

  • Democrat's retirement opens door for GOP in NC 7th 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:37 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two years ago, Republican David Rouzer lost to Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre by just 654 votes - a razor-thin margin of 0.2 percent among the nearly 337,000 ballots cast.

  • GOP official: Mead censure unlikely in convention 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:45 am
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A Republican leader for Wyoming's most populated county says Gov. Matt Mead isn't likely to be censured during May's statewide GOP convention.

  • Nebraska Democrats want GOP candidate to pull ad 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:56 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad showing him knocking a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law.

  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:52 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

  • Hill criticized in GOP debate over donation 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:24 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.

  • Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:12 pm
  • GROVETOWN, Georgia - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

  • Ohio fund invests $50M in fund led by GOP bundler 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:59 pm
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's government-run investment fund for injured workers has agreed to put $50 million into a Wisconsin-based real-estate investment fund run by a major bundler of campaign contributions to Republican presidential candidates.

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:19 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

  • Taxes, minimum wage top issues in November 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:43 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won't be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do.

  • Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:01 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia's long-time Democratic Legislature, a few Democrats have jumped ship to the GOP and are challenging former colleagues in midterm races.

  • Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:55 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights - barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.

  • Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:07 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.

  • Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:02 am
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Slapping Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in the GOP-controlled state Legislature.

  • Former Mississippi Guv Barbour to speak in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:41 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will be a featured speaker at the Ohio GOP's annual dinner in Columbus.

  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:58 am
  • DENVER - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

  • Shumlin to keynote New Hampshire fundraiser 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:25 am
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Democrats are hearing from the governor of Vermont at their annual fundraising dinner.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:26 am
  • WASHINGTON - Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

  • Illinois Democrats plan organizational meeting 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Democratic Party is planning to hold an organizational meeting for the state central committee.

  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:08 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Most of Illinois' 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state's temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats' campaign to preserve the tax hike and push to update the state's school funding formula.

  • RNC team examines Las Vegas as convention site 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:48 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A Republican National Committee team has paid a visit to Las Vegas to explore the logistics for staging the GOP's 2016 national convention.

  • Conservative think tank CEO headed to Virginia 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:38 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - The CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center is resigning at the end of April to lead Virginia-based State Budget Solutions, a think tank that aims to help states develop fiscally sound budgets.