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Pryor and Cotton tangle over missed votes, debate

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican rival U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton are tangling over missed votes in the House and the format of their upcoming televised debate as their nationally watched race heats up.

Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy Tuesday about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina.

Candidates in Ohio governor's race won't debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

In a turn of events unprecedented in recent years, Ohio's governor and his Democratic challenger won't face each other in debates ahead of Election Day.

Sen. Burr planning for re-election bid in 2016

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016.

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.

NRA launches $1.3M ad buy for Cotton

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it's launching a $1.3 million television ad campaign to promote Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, a little over a year after the group ran radio ads defending Pryor's record on guns.

Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program because it includes a secret process for deciding who may grow and sell the drug.

Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.