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Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections

...shunned by Kentucky's political establishment after he challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP Senate primary. It's an approach that fits with the outsider appeal of Trump and Carson, who are roiling the GOP presidential...
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'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

...Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states.Obama's law offers subsidized private insurance to people without access to...
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Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn't win Tuesday's primary. For months, Miller, a tea party favorite, said he would not commit to supporting either Lt. Gov.
In Alaska, a distinct feel to getting out the vote

...Anchorage suburb on a recent night, demonstrating how Alaska's unique political culture makes the outcome of Tuesday's GOP Senate primary anybody's guess.In this remote and lightly-populated state, where residents refer to the Lower 48 as...
RNC co-chair: Excitement within party in Alaska

...for U.S. Senate. The others are former state Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan and Joe Miller, the 2010 GOP Senate nominee in the race eventually won in a write-in campaign by Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski.The Anchorage Daily...
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...spokeswoman for Mallott, said the campaign is expected to ramp up after the primary clears the question of who will be the GOP Senate candidate in the general and whether voters will choose to repeal a system championed by Parnell that lowered taxes for...
Third-party candidates in Senate races worry GOP

...affected by third-party candidates this year include:KENTUCKYDemocrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will need help to beat GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell in this Republican-leaning state, and she hopes a tiny slice might come from Harrodsburg police...
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters or the other eliminates the filibuster for legislation, not just judicial appointments," said John Ullyot, a GOP Senate aide during the 2005 filibuster debates. "The genie is out of the bottle," he said, "and there's no putting it...
Former GOP Senate candidate seeks debt help

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sen. Don Benton is hoping that those who once supported his U.S. Senate bid will now help him pay off his debt.
My Turn: Treadwell's national sales tax pitch wrong for Alaska

I was surprised when GOP Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell endorsed the National Sales Tax at a debate in Homer. Treadwell even confirmed his support for the tax...


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