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Tentative education deal overshadowed by Knik Arm

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

While lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on the education package that sent their session into overtime, another long-simmering issue re-emerged.

Rauner skips GOP event over pastor's comments

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) isn't attending a Republican dinner in Moline because he says he disagrees with past statements from a pastor asked to speak at the event.

Udall, Gardner about even in Colorado Senate race

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive.

Democrat Tom Udall raises $1M for Senate race

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democratic incumbent Tom Udall holds a large fundraising advantage over two Republican challengers in the race for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat.

New date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.

Tea party big wigs in Nebraska for Sasse

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A slew of tea party favorites are heading to central Nebraska this week to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse, less than three weeks before the May 13 primary election.

Topeka attorney files to run for attorney general

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A veteran Topeka attorney has filed to run for Kansas attorney general as a Democrat, becoming the first potential challenger this year for Republican incumbent Derek Schmidt.

2 GOP Senate candidates say rival evading stands

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Two Republicans competing for Minnesota's U.S. Senate nomination on Thursday accused a leading GOP contender of ducking tough questions, marking the first real skirmish in the race to determine Democratic Sen. Al Franken's fall challenger.

Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.

Crit Luallen will not run for governor

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democrat Crit Luallen met with political consultants and put together a plan to raise money and assemble a campaign team for a possible run for governor in 2015. But the former state auditor backed away from the race on Thursday, saying she chose family time over politics.