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In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election.

VP Joe Biden to campaign for Schneider in Illinois

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend a rally in support of Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider.

Grandstanding, outsourcing raised in Senate debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of grandstanding and fear mongering while he accused her of "outsourcing" her independence as they met for their second debate two weeks before Election Day.

Washington sheriff says pot rules working

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A prominent law enforcement official in Washington state says in ads set to air Tuesday in Oregon that his state's regulations involving legalized recreational marijuana are working.

In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

Orman outlines college cost accountability plan

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Independent candidate for Senate Greg Orman says colleges that receive federal dollars should be barred from raising costs to students above the rate of inflation.

DFL US House candidate calls GOP's Emmer divisive

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A DFL congressional candidate attacked Republican hopeful Tom Emmer's record as a state lawmaker, calling him divisive and uncooperative during a debate Tuesday in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests.

Thousands of Gov. Walker-related emails released

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was county executive have been released.