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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Outshine Democratic Opponents

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Thirty-six governors were on the ballot Tuesday. Florida's Rick Scott, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Kansas' Sam Brownback were among the Republicans who won despite stiff challenges by Democrats.

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With GOP Victories, Voters Send Washington A Message

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:31am

NPR's political team has been analyzing the vote from coast to coast. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving about some of the findings.

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Newly Released 'Fast And Furious' Documents Include A Slam On Issa

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:43pm

Several details already have become the center of conversations, including one email in which outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and his "idiot cronies."

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Governors' Races: Incumbent Scott Beats Crist In Florida

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:38pm

And in Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.

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Marijuana On The Ballot: D.C. Voters OK Legalization

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:16pm

In the first of several widely watched votes on marijuana in the midterm election season, voters in Washington, D.C., have approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

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Fight For The Senate: Republicans Oust Pryor; GOP Picks Up 5 Seats

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:00pm

With a loss by Sen. Mark Pryor, the first Democratic incumbent fell, bringing the Republicans closer to a Senate majority. Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is seen heading to a runoff election.

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Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:07pm

We track all the incumbent candidates who lost the midterm election

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How To Follow NPR's Coverage Of Tonight's Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:40pm

Here's a guide to keeping up to date on the night's events, on NPR and its member stations.

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Federal Judge Overturns Kansas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:30pm

Today's injunction takes effect in one week, depending on whether the state appeals. The judge in the case said the state's ban on marriage between people of the same sex violates the 14th Amendment.

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Senate Control, Obama's Agenda At Stake In Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:48pm

Republicans need to pick up just six seats in today's midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question is how big the GOP gains will be.

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Like In Past Elections, Latino Voter Turnout Could Swing Results

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

As voters head to the polls, there's one demographic that shouldn't be underestimated but often is: Latino voters. Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Manzano of the polling group Latino Decisions.

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Races To Watch In The Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

We take a look at the races to watch as voting winds down in the midterm elections.

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Will Grumpy Americans Turn Out For The Midterms?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

As anxious and dispirited voters trudge to the polls, we look at what they're thinking about on Election Day.

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The 4 Big Numbers To Know In The Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

The 2014 midterm election campaigns are almost over — all $3.7 billion worth of them. Most of that money was spent on television advertising.

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Sleeper Maryland Race Could Be Tuesday's Biggest Upset

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:29pm

The governor's race in one of the bluest states in the nation has gotten uncomfortably tight.

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NPR Reporters To Follow On Twitter For The 2014 Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:26pm

Follow national and member station reporters covering midterm elections in your state.

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Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:35am

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is in a tight contest with House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican. Turnout for third-party candidate Sean Haugh, a pizza delivery man, could also influence the outcome.

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Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:14am

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.

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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:02am

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

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The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:56am

Forget the contradictory polls and the pundit spin. Look to history as a more reliable guide to what will happen on Election Day.

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