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Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.

5 things to know about Missouri's elections

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Missouri's midterm elections will feature a full slate of contests for the U.S. House and the Missouri Legislature but little in the way of competitive statewide races. The ballot also will include several proposed constitutional amendments. Here are a few things to know about the November elections.

Will low turnout plague November election?

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?

5 things to know about North Dakota's election

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

As election season enters full swing after Labor Day, North Dakota residents will begin to see advertisements for November's midterm elections. Here are some of the most important races and ballot issues to watch.

5 things to know about Mississippi Nov. 4 election

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Here are five things to know about Mississippi's Nov. 4 ballot, which includes all four U.S. House seats and a hard-fought race for one U.S. Senate seat:

Five things to know about Delaware's election

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Here are five things to know about campaigns, candidates and politics in Delaware as voters prepare for the Sept. 9 primary contest and Nov. 4 general election:

Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker portrays himself as a man of action, willing to take on tough political fights. It's a huge theme in his re-election campaign, underscored in his 2013 political memoir, "Unintimidated."

Backers of Nebraska wage hike target new voters

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race, tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented the incumbent's reputation in conservative circles.

Democrat King lags in New Mexico governor's race

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

After a summer of bruising television ads in New Mexico's race for governor, Democrat Gary King remains optimistic he can close the gap in an uphill challenge against Republican incumbent Susana Martinez.