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City Council Member Betsy Hodges Wins Race for Minneapolis Mayor

City Council Member Betsy Hodges Wins Race for Minneapolis Mayor
Betsy Hodges, a Democratic member of the Minneapolis City Council, emerged as the winner of the race for mayor of Minnesota's largest city Thursday night.
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Hoping to Stem Tide of Dem Decline, Grandson of Jimmy Carter Plans Run for Governor in GA

Hoping to Stem Tide of Dem Decline, Grandson of Jimmy Carter Plans Run for Governor in GA
Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, is planning a bid for governor of Georgia. State Democrats are excited at the prospect and need the boost it brings, especially after Republicans claimed every statewide office in 2010.
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10 Reasons Attorney General Candidate Mark Obenshain is Horrible for VA

10 Reasons Attorney General Candidate Mark Obenshain is Horrible for VA
There are probably 100 reasons why Virginians shouldn't vote for a right-wing extremist like Mark Obenshain for ANY elective office, let alone one of the Commonwealth's most powerful positions - Attorney General. But here are the top 10.
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Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act

Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act
Amid recent attempts to repeal the DREAM Act in Texas, eleven state senators are calling for the preservation of the legislation that offers in-state tuition to students who have lived in Texas for over three years regardless of immigration status. The law has been a popular target for repeal among Republicans.
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Union-Backed Walsh Makes Final Push to Win Boston Mayor Primary

Union-Backed Walsh Makes Final Push to Win Boston Mayor Primary
Unions are helping Boston Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh canvass in his final push for the primary. Though behind in the polls, unions have flocked to the candidate, and hope that their last-minute intervention will be enough to push him forward.
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McAuliffe Lead Widens to Eight Points in VA Governor Race

McAuliffe Lead Widens to Eight Points in VA Governor Race
Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, has surged ahead in the latest NBC4/NBC News/Marist poll. He now leads with 46% of likely voters, to Republican Ken Cuccinelli's 38%.
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The Socially Conservative State of…California?

The Socially Conservative State of…California?
The stereotype is that Californians are very socially liberal. California is, after all, home to San Francisco and Berkeley — the natural environment of the godless hippie and homosexual. Hollywood is also located in California, and Hollywood's not exactly a bastion of social conservatism. It may surprise some then to note that in the past four years, Californians have voted against gay marriage, marijuana and the abolition of the death penalty.
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Trek CEO Mary Burke Announces Candidacy for WI Gov; GOP Promptly Purchases MaryBurke.com

Trek CEO Mary Burke Announces Candidacy for WI Gov; GOP Promptly Purchases MaryBurke.com
The Democrats may have a formidable opponent to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the next election. But Mary Burke will have to overcome a well-oiled, Republican smear machine.
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Rock the Voters: A Cautionary Tale from NC's War on Voting Rights

Rock the Voters: A Cautionary Tale from NC's War on Voting Rights
Elections have consequences, so many in fact that it's impossible to list them all. During the past week, we have before us the stark realization that the near-psychotic TeaPublicans are holding the nation hostage. They are even trying to chip away, and in some cases take a sledge hammer to, the right to vote.
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'Options Are Fewer' for Texans, Says Wendy Davis in Announcing Run for Governor

'Options Are Fewer' for Texans, Says Wendy Davis in Announcing Run for Governor
On the same spot where she graduated from high school, in front of 1,500 supporters from across the state, Senator Wendy Davis announced today that she will run for Governor of Texas.
To chants of "Wendy! Wendy!" Davis told the crowd in Haltom City:
"Every Texan has their own story about what Texas means to them. Our stories are as different and diverse as we are, but they have a common theme: Texas is a place where we aim high and take big risks. From the wildcatters
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