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Christie, Huckabee relegated to undercard at next GOP debate

...Huckabee as they struggled to stand out in the crowded Republican field amid signs of momentum in states where the first primary contests will be held.The decision underscores concerns about the pivotal role that national opinion surveys have been playing...
Nation and World
GOP faces chaos it hoped to avoid

...her team to focus a full year before Election Day on building the kind of operation that can carry her beyond the primary contests. She currently employs 511 staffers across the country - close to the number of staff on all the Republican campaigns...
Nation and World
Trump elbows his way into 2016 race

...this guy?"The speech drew immediate scorn online from Republicans who fear Trump will turn an otherwise serious primary contest into a circus. Trump, well known from his years in the public eye, is polling just well enough at the moment to...
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Clinton to make boosting wages key to plan agenda that came out of a bunch of Wall Streeters."Clinton has said she will take nothing for granted in the primary contest, but the economic message will allow her to begin contrasting herself with Republicans. In recent speeches, she...
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The 'NOs' resoundingly have it - Measure 2 fails

...batting aside two little-known primary challengers.Democrats and Libertarians had a somewhat more competitive primary contest for Young's seat, with state Rep. Sharon Cissna and small business owner Matt Moore, both Anchorage Democrats...
Kookesh, Wilson face challengers

...Angoon Democrat, will face the winner of a Republican primary contest between Dennis Watson of Craig and Gary Graham of...from Wrangell, will face the winner of a Democratic primary contest between Rob Allen and Denny Pearson, both of Sitka...
Senior legislators easily win races

...Anchorage and Green Party winner Jim Sykes, who helped found the party in 1990. Sykes won a friendly Green Party primary contest against Thomas Higgins. In the House race, Young won an unchallenged bid for a 16th term in office. Winning the...
GOP hopefuls risk alienating independent voters

...intent on putting an increasingly ideologically conservative and intolerant face on the party. They are pulling the primary contest so far right that the party will be far less attractive to the independent voters needed to win the general election...

...the Republican primary and only token challengers from other parties. Also, many races for the Legislature had no primary contest. "We were hoping it would be 20 percent," said Virginia Breeze, a spokeswoman for the Division of Elections...
Battle turns bitter for Senate seat

...said polling shows him slightly ahead this time, but Taylor scoffed at that. Including an expensive Republican primary contest, Taylor had raised $101,667 as of Oct. 6, and had $24,386 in cash on-hand. Middag is spending less than...


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