Zoeller reminds politicians about robocall ban

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEHL'-ur) is reminding political candidates that using technology that automatically dials residential phone numbers and plays prerecorded messages is illegal in Indiana.

TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.

Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.

Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.

Majority of early voters in Kansas are Republicans

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

More registered Republicans have cast early votes in Kansas than voters affiliated with other parties in the state, and GOP officials are trumpeting the data as a sign that Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts are headed toward re-election after tough races.

Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.