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Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton rallied fellow Democrats in Wisconsin on Friday, saying the nation is watching the state and voters shouldn't have a hard choice in choosing a governor when they compare the state's economic recovery to that of the U.S. as a whole.

Stenberg eligible to be treasurer, official rules

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Nebraska secretary of state says incumbent Don Stenberg is eligible to be state treasurer and to run again.

Green Party governor candidate wants prison reform

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Anita Rios says running as a third-party candidate for governor comes with a freedom not available to her mainstream rivals.

House candidates: Incumbent's record a key issue

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The two primary candidates for North Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives agree that the race could rest on the short record of Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who won the job in his third attempt over an 18-year span.

More people voting absentee in Kentucky election

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

More people are voting absentee in Kentucky's Nov. 4 general election, a sign the state's closely watched Senate race could be boosting turnout.

Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he's not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out yard signs, nail files and doggie treats with his name emblazoned on the bag.

McFadden renews call for Ebola travel ban

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is renewing his call for a travel ban from countries being ravaged by Ebola.

Happ launches first TV ad in attorney general race

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ's first television ad in the race against Republican Brad Schimel features her sitting atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle while talking about protecting women.

Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.