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Obama, Clinton to highlight DNC fundraiser

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September.

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.

Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.

Lawyer criticizes Missouri child abuse proposal

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

Tom Horne falls in GOP attorney general primary

| |Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Attorney General Tom Horne was thrown out of office Tuesday in the Republican primary after a rocky first term that resulted in several misconduct investigations.

Michigan House OKs measure allowing wolf hunting

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Michigan House cleared the way Wednesday for an appointed panel to decide whether to allow continued hunting of the resurgent gray wolf, instead of leaving the matter up to the state's voters.

Iowa Senate race deadlocked

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Iowa Senate race is tied.

Judge rejects Senate leader's conspiracy claims

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A Helena judge has dismissed claims by the Montana Senate majority leader that the governor, a state senator and two commissioners of political practices conspired to drive him out of office.

Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights: