Missouri fortunes a tossup if U.S. Senate flips to GOP control

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The prospect of a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate is both good and bad news for Missouri’s two senators.

Burke to vote early in Madison on Tuesday

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke plans to cast her ballot early on Tuesday in Madison.

Clinton-led rally set for Macalester College

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Minnesota Democrats are calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to help build enthusiasm among their voters as re-election bids of Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken near their conclusion.

Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of the November election.

Harrop complains to city about large Cianci signs

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Providence Republican mayoral candidate Dan Harrop is complaining that large campaign signs for his independent opponent, Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see), violate city ordinances.

DCCC raises $17M in September, NRCC raises $11M

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Despite long odds of toppling Republicans' majority, House Democrats' campaign committee raised $16.7 million last month and began October with more than $34 million for the final weeks before Election Day, officials said Monday.

Haley's focus on jobs helped her weather problems

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Nikki Haley, who became South Carolina's first female governor in 2011, is widely favored to win re-election after sidestepping several first-term blunders and focusing on job gains that have burnished her image nationally as a Republican star.

Burke, Walker pushing early voting in Wisconsin

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tried to capitalize on a two-week early voting period that began Monday, holding rallies and other events to get voters to the polls.

Cotton to vote early in Arkansas US Senate race

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Republican Congressman Tom Cotton and his wife, Anna, are planning to vote early in Cotton's race for the U.S. Senate.

In Cianci race, GOP opponent donates to Democrat

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The three-way race for mayor of Providence features twice-convicted felon and ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci making a comeback bid for a seventh term as an independent.