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Iowa Senate Candidates Get In Last-Minute Campaigning

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

Over the weekend in Iowa, candidates in one of the nation's hardest fought U.S. Senate races crisscrossed the state. Some big names joined in, urging their supporters to get to the polls on Tuesday.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Has More Than Most Riding On Midterm Elections

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity has been sagging.

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Obama's Low Approval Rating Casts Shadow Over Democratic Races

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:31am

President Obama rallied supporters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The last-minute swing was unusual for a president who's kept a relatively low profile on the campaign trail this year.

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Have A Listen: Don Gonyea's 2014 Campaign Playlist

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:19pm

You probably won't find these songs on the official playlists of any campaigns. But between long drives and plane rides, a reporter needs a great selection of tunes like these to keep himself sane.

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What To Expect In This Week's Elections

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:08pm

A lot of money is being spent for Tuesday's midterm elections, but polls show most voters aren't paying attention. NPR's Arun Rath talks to national political correspondent Mara Liasson on what to expect.

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Women Still Absent From Politics, But Reasons Remain Murky

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:08pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks to historian Nancy Cohen about why women are under-represented in elected office, and why many of the biases we expect don't actually exist.

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Managing A Campaign Takes Blood, Sweat, Tears And A Smartphone

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 6:45am

In the countdown to the midterm elections, NPR's Rachel Martin concludes a special series looking at the people who work tirelessly on campaigns. This week: the managers who orchestrate them.

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Ga. Senate Race Is Surprisingly — And Expensively — Close

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 6:45am

With control of the Senate up for grabs, Democrats are pinning their hopes on a seat in Georgia. Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is neck-and-neck with Republican David Perdue.

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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:42am

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.

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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:42am

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.

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5 Things To Know About The 2014 Midterm Election

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:22am

The balance of power in the House and Senate could be upended with Tuesday's vote. We break down some of the key themes and offer a few predictions.

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5 Things To Know About The 2014 Midterm Election

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:22am

The balance of power in the House and Senate could be upended with Tuesday's vote. We break down some of the key themes and offer a few predictions.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:31pm

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.

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In Texas, A Down-Ballot Race With Big Consequences

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:32am

National attention has focused on the governor's race but the election for the office below it could be even more important for the future of Texas politics.

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Foot Power Wins In A Landslide, And Other Unsavory Election Trivia

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 7:04am

Heading into the midterm elections, NPR's Scott Simon talks to know-it-all AJ Jacobs about some old voting tricks, such as getting the citizens smashed before they cast their ballots.

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Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 5:03am

NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.

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In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:33pm

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.

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Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:33pm

President Obama makes the case for economic policies that would benefit women amid hopes that women will turn out for Democrats on Election Day.

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For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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