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5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Five things to know about Wyoming's midterm elections on Nov. 4:

Backers of Nebraska wage hike target new voters

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Backers of a ballot measure that seeks to raise Nebraska's minimum wage say the effort could drive up turnout and improve the chances of Democratic candidates in some high-profile races.

Steve Kraske: Claire McCaskill flirts with a run for Missouri governor

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Running for the U.S. Senate was never a sure thing for Claire McCaskill. She had to be courted. The story goes that she was so resistant to the idea that it took an extraordinary intervention from Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who in 2005 headed the Democratic recruiting committee.

No incumbent advantage in Delaware treasurer race

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Delaware's race for state treasurer is becoming more focused on experience and qualifications now that Chip Flowers has said he will not run for re-election, leaving no one with the built-in advantage of being an incumbent.

Native American politics heat up in Wyoming

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and local elections.

5 races to watch during Colorado election season

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

This fall, Colorado voters will make choices that affect a national struggle for U.S. Senate, determine whether Gov. John Hickenlooper gets a second term and decide which party holds key statewide offices. Here are five political races to watch in Colorado this campaign season:

Indiana gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Indiana Democrats are using the issue of gay marriage to boost support going into the November general election.

Indiana gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Indiana voters who'd hoped to decide whether to place the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution won't find the issue on the November ballot. But same-sex marriage is still playing a role in many political races, giving Democrats hopes of gaining a critical foothold in the heavily Republican state.

5 things to know about Minnesota midterm election

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

With any luck, Minnesota has two months left in its election season. Then again, the state is accustomed to high-profile races that go into overtime.

Brace for more election year slams, West Virginia

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

For West Virginians already sick of political slam ads, TV will be even tougher to stomach after their Labor Day barbecues.