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Bill Clinton to headline rallies for Arkansas Dems

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a series of rallies for Arkansas Democrats next week, lending a hand in the party's efforts to fend off a Republican takeover of his home state's top offices in the November election, party officials announced Monday.

High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin Tuesday.

McConnell's backers spend millions in Kentucky

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Two groups with close ties to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are on track to spend nearly $20 million on television advertisements to sway Kentucky voters, a staggering amount for a single race that stands as a textbook example of the use of outside money in a tight contest.

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

Looking at Franken's presidential disagreements

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has cast 380 votes that President Obama had an opinion on since taking office in July 2009. He sided with the president on all but 10.

Democratic faithful gather to hear Michelle Obama

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Wisconsin residents are lining up in Milwaukee to hear first lady Michelle Obama speak.

Candidates for governor meet in first TV debate

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The five candidates seeking to become the state's next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts on Monday with Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker working to draw sharper distinctions between their candidacies.

Teacher union backs Malloy despite hard feelings

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Facing a tough re-election battle, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appears to be making some strides toward mending fences with Connecticut teachers who've been angered by remarks he made about tenure and the roll-out of his public education initiative.

5 Republican goals if they win the Senate Nov. 4

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Five things Republicans hope to do if they win control of the Senate this fall:

Lawsuit could scramble Kansas Senate race again

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A key contest in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate could turn on the outcome of an arcane legal argument Monday over whether Democrats must field a candidate against struggling Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.