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2010 Midterm Elections: The Primaries

If you missed any of this year's primaries -- or just forgot -- here are the names and faces you need to know in November.

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Three states may keep us guessing about midterm results after elections
Article | Everyone agrees that the House majority will be in play 36 days from now. But what if we don't know who won the House on Nov. 2 - or even Nov. 3 or Nov. 5?
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New 'Super Pacs' bringing millions into campaigns
Article | A new political weapon known as the "super PAC" has emerged in recent weeks, allowing independent groups to both raise and spend money at a pace that threatens to eclipse the efforts of political parties.
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In midterm elections, Washington lobbying becomes a line of attack for both parties
Article | When Senate hopeful Linda McMahon was asked about her company's lobbying activities earlier this year, the co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment was adamant.
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Primaries test establishment vs. outsiders in Florida, Arizona and Alaska
Article | Arizona Sen. John McCain, once seen as another Republican incumbent threatened by a conservative grass-roots insurgency, won his primary Tuesday night by trouncing former congressman J.D. Hayworth.
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An intimate conversation on a small Va. stage
Article | Nicole Armstrong and John Nicholas had spoken to President Obama many times in their heads before he sat with them Monday afternoon on their Fairfax County patio next to a pitcher of lemonade.
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Democrats thrilled by GOP candidates
Article | Tuesday's primary elections produced a series of seemingly contradictory claims and interpretations: a good night for outsiders and the "tea party" movement, an equally good night for incumbents and President Obama. What it all means for November is the real question.
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In Pa. race, working to turn anger in his favor
Article | QUAKERTOWN, PA. - Mike Fitzpatrick knows the price of political anger. He's paid it.
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No matter which party has majority after midterms, Congress poised for conflict
Article | No matter who wins in November, the new Congress is almost sure to be closely divided and beset by conflict, making the prospects bleak for anything resembling President Obama's sweeping 2009 agenda or the anti-government priorities of the tea party.
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Obama reasserts commitment to helping middle class
Article | Saying that his policies have "stopped the bleeding" in the job market, President Obama called Saturday on the country to "recommit" to helping the middle class.
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Republicans fear echoes of Alaska in Delaware primary
Article | Is Mike Castle the next Lisa Murkowski? Nearly two weeks removed from Murkowski's stunning defeat by little-known attorney Joe Miller in the Republican Senate primary in Alaska, establishment GOPers are nervous of a repeat in Delaware, where Castle faces 2008 Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell in...
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Democrats say tax-cut vote likely to be held after elections
Article | The White House and congressional Democrats conceded Sunday that they will probably wait until after the Nov. 2 elections to vote on a plan to prevent tax rates from rising next year for the vast majority of Americans.
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Beyond the tea party: What Americans really think of government
Article | If there is an overarching theme of election 2010, it is the question of how big the government should be and how far it should reach into people's lives.
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2010 Midterm Elections: The Primaries
Photos | If you missed any of this year's primaries -- or just forgot -- here are the names and faces you need to know in November.
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Reid's challenger reemerges to a changed race in Nevada
Article | LAS VEGAS -- Sharron Angle was about to do something unusual: answer a question. At a recent appearance here at a women's business lunch, the elusive Republican Senate candidate and "tea party" favorite went from table to table, listening to the concerns of potential supporters and trying to conv...
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Though often overshadowed, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine remains a tireless, loyal messenger
Article | NEW YORK--There might be no worse job in American politics today than Tim Kaine's. As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the former Virginia governor has logged nearly 200,000 miles this campaign season, his life a whirl of cold chicken, anonymous hotel rooms and the seemingly endless...
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As midterm nears, Democratic activist sees fewer friendly faces in Arkansas
Article | IN LITTLE ROCK, ARK. When the woman answers the door, the smiling activist waiting on her front stoop asks her if she'll be voting for Democrats this year.
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Democrats go after Gov. Perry in Texas
Article | In a surprise move, the Democratic Governors Association has decided to up the ante in Texas, with plans to launch an attack ad against Gov. Rick Perry (R ) that assails him as a career politician who has lost touch with the people of the Lone Star State.
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The Monday Fix: Five governors races to watch
Article | All the midterm election talk in the nation's capital centers on whether Republicans will win back the majority in the House or the Senate. But, step outside the friendly confines of the Beltway and political junkies and insiders are far more focused on the panoply of gubernatorial races going on...
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Democrats gain in poll but GOP still leads as midterm elections near
Article | Less than a month before the midterm elections, the political landscape remains strongly tilted toward Republicans, although Democrats have made modest improvements with voters since their late-summer low point, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Wall Street banking on Republicans to push legislative goals
Article | Wall Street is preparing for a Republican surge in Congress that could help it block proposed taxes on banks and investments, blunt new financial regulations and regain some of the lobbying firepower it lost during the financial crisis.

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