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Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

At first blush, Illinois seems like a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor.

Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout.

Colorado House candidates debate in Spanish

Candidates for one of the top congressional races in the country debated in Spanish on Thursday as they compete for a district with a growing Hispanic population.

Campaign brings Clinton, O'Malley, to same event

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made sure to flatter each other during a simultaneous appearance at an event for a fellow Democrat.

Obama speaks to Myanmar's political leaders

President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders.

Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola

President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them.

Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas military prison -- and is forcefully vowing to stop it -- as he taps into the potential fears of voters during the closing days of a tight re-election campaign.

Kansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts

Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.

Roberts' primary foe urges Kansans to vote for him

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts gained a somewhat reluctant endorsement Thursday from his former Republican primary challenger, Milton Wolf, who urged Kansans to vote for the long-time incumbent despite their misgivings.

First presidential debate in works for Republicans

The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest.

Obama wows crowd at Connecticut governor's rally

First lady Michelle Obama is urging voters in Connecticut to get out and vote for Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, saying he has been an "instrumental partner" to her husband.

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.

Rural vote could be key in Kentucky Senate race

When Mitch McConnell knocked off an incumbent Democrat in a close race in 1984 to win his Senate seat, he did so because of voters in the cities of Louisville and Lexington.

Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.

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