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Oklahoma's US Senate candidates speak on panel

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon criticized two of his top Republican opponents on Wednesday in the race for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, and he vowed if elected in November not to support current U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McFadden takes aim at Franken in hockey TV ad

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is taking aim at Democratic incumbent Al Franken in a hockey-themed cable television ad.

Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate.

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

Self-funded Oklahoma legislator has most money

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A 27-year-old first-term Republican state representative from Oklahoma City who put $500,000 of his own money into his campaign has amassed the biggest war chest in the race to replace U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the 5th Congressional District, federal campaign finance reports show.

Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.

Schauer releases plan to raise education funding

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Wednesday he would make education his top budget priority, but didn't specify how much he'd spend on schools or universities.

Congressional challengers raising campaign cash

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Two challengers hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year as they look ahead to the fall elections, but the incumbent still had the most cash.

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.