10 closely watched races for New Mexico House

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Among the most closely watched legislative races that could determine whether Democrats retain their majority in the New Mexico House.

Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign with Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes two weeks before the election.

Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

With two weeks to go before mail-in ballots are counted, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber by focusing on the consulting business of the governor's fiancee.

Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

Eastern Kentucky's struggles fuel Senate battle

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother.

Gardner outraises Udall as voting begins

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Rep. Cory Gardner is outraising Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and has more than triple the incumbent's cash on hand in the final days of the campaign, according to reports from both sides of the race.

Christie, Beauprez visit Denver vocational school

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A new Denver vocational school that teaches software development, sometimes to students who never finished high school, was the focus of a campaign stop Monday by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.