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Changing demographics will affect elections

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-domin ...

Voter apathy brings record-low turnout for midterm primary elections

A survey of voter rolls shows record-low voter turnout in 15 of the first 25 statewide primaries for this midterm election. The non-profit, non-partisan Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University's School of Public Affairs ...

McDaniel lawyers: Challenge likely in primary loss

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawyers for tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said Wednesday that they intend, in the next 10 days, to file a challenge of McDaniel's loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary. Attorneys and advis ...

Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to bu ...

Cruz, tea party groups want probe of Miss. runoff

[caption id="attachment_16470" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesd ...

McDaniel takes step to challenge Miss. election

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is taking the first step to challenge the outcome. Chris McDaniel's campaign said it believes it has found about 4,900 examples of improper votin ...

True the Vote files suit in MS vote fraud case

Conservatives backing Mississippi tea partier Chris McDaniel have filed a lawsuit against the Republican Party of Mississippi and the Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann claiming that voters who supported Sen. Thad Cochran in his come-fro ...

Cochran wins MS primary with the help of Democrat voters

Longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran pulled what amounted to an upset, hanging on to his own Senate seat Tuesday and defeating his tea party challenger, Chris McDaniel, in a primary runoff. With more than 98 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran ...

Rangel race too close to call

[caption id="attachment_30506" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the 84-year-old "Lion of Harlem," took the stage on his final primary night before a victory had been declared, saying he w ...

So who's this Dave Brat guy?

Despite grabbing national headlines with his upset victory over soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, tea party upstart Dave Brat remains mostly unknown to mainstream Americans. "Dave Brat is a smart dude," Virginia Democratic consulta ...


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