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GO FIGURE: Sen. Mary Landrieu's uphill climb

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

A look at the numbers highlights the challenge facing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu as she tries to win a fourth term in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Attorney general fined for using staff on campaign

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has agreed to pay $10,000 of his own money to settle allegations from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission that he used office staff on his failed re-election campaign.

Kansas senators decry Keystone measure's rejection

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Kansas U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts are predicting that the Senate will move quickly to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline once fellow Republicans take control in January.

Van de Putte announces San Antonio mayoral run

|Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (PYOOT) says she is a candidate for mayor of San Antonio.

Kruzan won't seek 4th term as Bloomington mayor

|Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan (kroo-ZAN') says he won't seek a fourth term leading the southern Indiana city.

Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education policies — a likely cornerstone of a White House campaign — are drawing fire from critics who argue they place too much emphasis on testing.

After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month.

Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

|Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Ex-state GOP chief declines Indianapolis mayor bid

|Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

A former Indiana Republican chairman has decided against making a bid to become the next mayor of Indianapolis.

Christie's personality comes under scrutiny

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona has made him a political celebrity. But as he relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association this week, Christie shifts from advocate for others to salesman for himself as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.