(Elaine Thompson/AP)

With that, 2chambers also plans to shift into summer mode, with a lighter posting schedule in the coming weeks — and some fun summer reporting projects planned.

After Ed’s week-long vacation, watch this space beginning Aug. 13 as we launch a fun, unique way to track key congressional races across the country. In the meantime, keep current with political news by visiting our brother blogs PostPolitics, The Fix, Election 2012, The Fact Checker, She the People (okay, this one is a sister blog), In the Loop, Think Tanked and The Federal Eye.

And, as always, thanks for your continued readership and support of 2chambers.

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