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Giffords' Resignation Opens Up Race For Ariz. Seat
Jan Brewer will call a special primary election for some time in April and then a general election in June to fill Gifford's seat in the 8th Congressional District in southeast Arizona. ... MORE

Warren, Brown settle on super pact
Both campaigns are poised to raise record sums of cash and may not be hurt too badly if third parties continue to advertise in the two main media markets there. It could open up each side to charges that it is not living... MORE

Giffords to resign, forcing 2 elections almost at once
The regular election will be in the new district lines of what's now called CD-2, where the gap between Democrats and Republicans is negligible. Some have suggested Michael McNulty, who served as Giffords' camp... MORE

Texas Senate race highlights Republicans' internal struggle
Dewhurst is viewed as the establishment candidate -- sort of the state version of Mitt Romney. To candidates, I'd say: 'Stop running your mouths so much and start listening to the people you serve. ... MORE

Brown launches re-election campaign
Brown said yesterday he has signed a contract pledging to pay, from his own campaign, half the cost of any Super PAC ad to the charity of Warren's choice. ... MORE

Plymouth man first GOP entry in 9th race
...campaign in the 2010 Republican primary and then became campaign manager for independent candidate Maryanne Lewis in the general election, which was won by Democrat William Keating of Bourne. Reached by phone Friday,... MORE

GOP congressional district plan heads to governor
...a redistricting plan that would expand African-American voting strength into the adjoining 4th District, now represented by Republican J. Randy Forbes. The 4th would have become a majority-minority district. Scott&apo... MORE

Sen. Dill, newcomer Pollard join race to unseat Snowe
Jan. 20--WASHINGTON -- State Sen. Cynthia Dill says she is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by GOP Sen. ... MORE

112th Congress: The worst ever?
Freshman House Republicans, who ran against the Washington establishment, won’t suddenly become champions of government. In the view of many voters, Congress does one of two things: nothing or the wrong thing. Mem... MORE

High Court Throws Out Texas Electoral Maps
Doing so would have rewritten existing election law as well as the Voting Rights Act. Under the map initially drawn by the San Antonio court and thrown out on Friday, Democrats would have been favored in three or four ne... MORE

Manchin to seek Senate re-election
Of note, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is said to have helped recruit Raese to again challenge Manchin. Perdue's business and political dealings are the subject of a federal investigation. Perdue fi... MORE

Strickland to run for Congress
Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley, who announced earlier this month he will retire at the end of this term. He returned to the Legislature in 2008 after narrowly winning a hard-fought, $11 million campaign against former Ass... MORE

To stay safe, some Dems OK GOP maps
...much of redistricting this go-around, some Democrats are forging unholy alliances, working hand in hand with Republicans to pass maps that ensure their own protection — even if it means threatening their party&... MORE

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann gears up for re-election campaign
...redistricting. Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will lose Claiborne, Grainger, Meigs and Rhea counties -- with a combined population of 98,432 -- along with parts of Bradley and Jefferson counties. The dis... MORE

Marshall enters U.S. Senate race with jabs to Allen, Kaine
Jan. 17--Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-Prince William, on Monday officially announced his entry into the state's U.S. Senate race and quickly challenged the conservative credentials of the current GOP front-runner, fo... MORE

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