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2014 Elections

Christian right key to Republican performance in U.S. midterms
www.reuters.com
If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should say a prayer of thanks for Christian conservatives. Although they get little attention from candidates, [...]
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Fight for U.S. Senate control may not end on Election Day
www.reuters.com
The fight for control of the U.S. Senate could last far past the Nov. 4 election, with possible run-offs in Louisiana and Georgia and surprising surges by independent candidates [...]
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House Majority PAC places new ad buy against Michael Grimm
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Democrat-aligned House Majority PAC has placed a massive broadcast television buy against New York Rep. Michael Grimm for the final week of the campaign. [...]
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Vulnerable Senate Democrats Almost Always Voted With Obama
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A new CQ Roll Call study of Senate votes shows vulnerable Senate Democrats almost always voted to support the president in 2014. The full list at the link. [...]
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Crunching the Numbers: Women voters and the midterms
www.cbsnews.com
Crunching the Numbers: It's become conventional wisdom to say "women voters" are key, but which particular groups of women are up for grabs? [...]
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The 7 Nailbiters
atr.rollcall.com
Eleven days before Election Day, the parties don't agree on much except these House races will be decided by the slimmest of margins. [...]
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As Midterms Near, GOP Leads on Key Issues, Democrats Have a More Positive Image
www.people-press.org
Survey Report With less than two weeks before the midterm elections, the Republican Party holds significant leads on several major issues. Voters say the GOP could do a better job than the Democrats on the economy, and the Republicans hold double-digit advantages on both terrorism and the budget deficit. [...]
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A Good Year May Not Save These Three Vulnerable House Republicans
blogs.rollcall.com
In his recent column, “Weak GOP Candidates May Need More Than a Good Year,” Stu Rothenberg pointed out how a handful of under-performing Senate candidates could cost Republicans the majority. Similarly, though the House of Representatives is not in play, a trio of GOP incumbents could cost their party larger gains in the House. [...]
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US mid-terms: Southern Democrats run from Obama to survive
www.bbc.co.uk
Louisiana is hot, humid and poor - in roughly that order - and all three facts are unmissable. [...]
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In Tight Midterms Facing Low Turnout, Colorado’s Senate Race Could Decide Who Controls Congress
www.democracynow.org
As we broadcast from Denver, Colorado, we examine how the state’s U.S. Senate race in the upcoming midterm election could shape who controls Congress. [...]
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Iowa Senate Race Becomes Headache for House Democrats
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A competitive Iowa Senate race has created a ripple effect down ballot, causing headaches for national Democrats as Election Day nears. [...]
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$200,000.00 a year is middle class in Arkansas?
americasnextpresident.com
Arkansas Senator, Mark Pryor (D-AR) apparently is far, far, far off into la-la-land! In last night's debate with Republican challenger Tom Cotton, Mr. Pryor, in response to a question about the middle class in Arkansas, "guessed" about $200,000.00 per year, in income! Have you ever spent any time in Arkansas? Some of the nicest people in the world live there.  And there is some really beautiful country and landscapes to see.  But nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year in income [...]
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The Editors – The Other War on Women
www.nationalreview.com
The Democrats’ “war on women” strategy has always been frivolous and intellectually dishonest, and it is now being revealed as ineffective, too. Let us call the roll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state hoping to oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is trailing in the polls in spite of being a cause célèbre for the Hollywood Left — Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Katzenberg have lavished Manhattan and Beverly Hills money upon her race — even after having eng [...]
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As goes Colorado, so goes the nation?
www.bbc.co.uk
For 10 years Colorado has tilted steadily to the political left, as Democrats have claimed victory after victory. Now Republicans are pinning their hopes on a campaign that could ensure they gain control of the US Senate - and prove that their party has a future in an increasingly urban, socially liberal nation. [...]
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Mid-term Blues: Day Two – Abortion and country music in Memphis
www.bbc.co.uk
BBC News is visiting five states in five days to test the mood of American voters ahead of the mid-term elections on 4 November. We're following the old Blues Highway from St Louis to New Orleans, looking at a different issue in each place. [...]
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