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Gillespie Throws Hail Mary During MNF as VA Senate Campaign Runs Out of Cash: 'I'll Oppose the Anti-Redskins Bill'

Gillespie Throws Hail Mary During MNF as VA Senate Campaign Runs Out of Cash: 'I'll Oppose the Anti-Redskins Bill'
Even though "Name of the NFL Franchise in DC" isn't on any list of top concerns among Virginia voters, Ed Gillespie's campaign is running out of time and down by a score. Low on cash and down double digits in the polls with just days remaining, the GOP candidate had to throw a hail mary pass. With Dallas hosting Washington on Monday Night Football, Gillespie went on the record in a way that wasn't ostentatious or desperate at all.
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Rubs Eyes, Takes Big Gulp: Soda Lobby Drops $9.4M Against Bay Area Beverage Tax

Rubs Eyes, Takes Big Gulp: Soda Lobby Drops $9.4M Against Bay Area Beverage Tax
If you are in the Bay Area, you won't be surprised to hear that the beverage association and its member companies have spent quite the hefty total on the two measures. But the number still may seem excessive: a top soda lobbyist — yes, of course that's a real thing — has spent $9.4 million in the Berkeley and San Francisco blasting the tax.
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Getting Thinner All the Time: WI's Scott Walker's Re-Election Chances Narrow to a Hair's Breadth

Getting Thinner All the Time: WI's Scott Walker's Re-Election Chances Narrow to a Hair's Breadth
Progressives United Political Director Josh Orton joins Sam Seder in helping to explain just why Scott Walker's re-election campaign is facing so many hurdles. Could it be that his anti-women, anti-labor stances haven't gained the traction he thought they would? Hmm.
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Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections

Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections
Students may have rallied against a Colorado school boards proposed changes to the AP curricula, but it doesn't mean youth anger will spill over into the ballot box.
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Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014

Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014
As the mid-term elections in the United States continue to heat up, a new report released Wednesday shows that Canadian corporations have registered at least $15.3 million USD in spending on direct lobbying of the U.S. federal government in the first nine months of 2014.
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I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates

I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates
At town halls and candidate debates across the country, Republican and Democratic election hopefuls are being asked where they stand on the important issue of climate change. Many of their answers have been recorded for posterity and, at best, hilarity. At worst, the peril of this planet.
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Chris McDaniel Demands Yet Another Election In Never-Ending Quest To Become Senator

Chris McDaniel Demands Yet Another Election In Never-Ending Quest To Become Senator
With just over a week left before the midterm election, Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel says he may file yet another lawsuit demanding that the state GOP name him the victor of a June primary runoff election he lost to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
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GOP Congressional Candidate Touts Endorsement from 'Harry Potter: Seduction of the Occult' Group

GOP Congressional Candidate Touts Endorsement from 'Harry Potter: Seduction of the Occult' Group
What is this "Concerned Women for America" group, whose endorsement Republican candidate for Congress Dave Brat is touting? Get ready for a laundry list of looney: everything from anti-Harry Potter literature to the standard anti-gay rights tirade.
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Iowa Senate Candidate Ernst Has an Ever-Growing List of Controversial Statements

Iowa Senate Candidate Ernst Has an Ever-Growing List of Controversial Statements
Ernst campaign spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel released a statement blaming the Des Moines Register’s perceived bias as the reason for the cancellation: “Recent editorials in the Des Moines Register make their position in this race perfectly clear, and it’s one that many voters across our state seem to disagree with."
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Koch Group Jumps Into Montana Supreme Court Race

Koch Group Jumps Into Montana Supreme Court Race
The American Constitution Society has just released a big report on the effects of post-Citizens United spending on judicial elections, specifically finding that judges who survive expensive, ad-heavy elections are “less likely to vote in favor of criminal defendants.”
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