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Sparks fly at 2nd Corbett, Wolf campaign debate

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A lively second debate between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf became tense Wednesday as Wolf sought to assign blame to Corbett for budget deficits and struggling schools while Corbett tried to frame Wolf as the candidate who will favor labor unions over taxpayers.

NY governor candidate wants to reduce income taxes

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino wants to sharply reduce income tax rates while lowering the number of tax brackets from eight to two.

Abbott: Wouldn't veto repeal of Texas DREAM Act

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he wouldn't veto a repeal of a law that gives in-state tuition to immigrants who entered the country illegally and that is supported by other big GOP figures including Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush.

Dem challenger calls GOP House incumbent a liar

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

At a raucous debate Wednesday, Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia called Republican Rep. Michael Grimm a liar who failed to tell the truth to federal officials. The incumbent in the fiercely competitive and closely watched U.S. House race dismissed the criticism as political mudslinging.

Kobach: No correspondence in Kansas Senate dispute

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says it had no written or email correspondence with national Republican groups or U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election campaign as a legal dispute over the contest unfolded.

Democrats pull ahead in generic ballot, but GOP still favored to pick up seats

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Democrats have regained the edge in the generic congressional ballot, according to a new CNN/ORC poll--but independent analysts still see the party with a net loss in Senate and House of Representatives seats this fall.

McConnell wraps opponent in Obama, gains edge in Kentucky

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

When Jim Cauley returned to Pikeville, Ky., this month for his 30th high school reunion, he heard familiar complaints from old classmates.

Study: In 2012, Florida voters waited the longest to cast ballots

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Voters in Florida waited far longer than those in other states to cast their votes in the 2012 election, hampered by long ballots and cutbacks in early voting options, according to a new report by congressional auditors.

California governor vetoes ethics bills

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending.

Bella Hammond endorses Begich in new ad

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Former Alaska first lady Bella Hammond likens Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich to her husband in a new campaign ad.