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  • Conservative tide continues to ebb, particularly on social issues

    Conservative tide continues to ebb, particularly on social issues
    Self-professed conservatives have long outnumbered liberals in America, but the gap has narrowed significantly in the last four years, particularly on social issues, a shift that could harm GOP prospects in future elections. On social issues, the number...
  • Mississippi Republican Senate primary too close to call

    Republican Thad Cochran, the genteel Southerner who has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for nearly half of his life, battled for his political future against tea party upstart Chris McDaniel in a race that was too close to call late Tuesday....
  • L.A. Democrats optimistic as early results roll in

    State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and three campaign consultants stood huddled around a laptop in a hotel ballroom in Universal City, hitting refresh. When the first batch of results in Tuesday's primary election were reported, Padilla smiled. With 10%...
  • The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run

    The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run
    Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Election board draws fire in political remap case

     Election board draws fire in political remap case
    An unusual move by Illinois election officials has injected new controversy into a fight over who wields the crucial power of drawing Illinois' political maps, with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment complaining that insiders are...
  • Two of the hottest House races in L.A. region are close

    Two of Southern California's hottest congressional races were too close to call late Tuesday and may not be decided for days, incomplete election night returns showed. Gang prosecutor Elan Carr, a Republican, narrowly led the pack in the crowded field...
  • Republican Sen. Cannella top vote-getter in primary over Democrat

    Republican Sen. Cannella top vote-getter in primary over Democrat
    State Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was by far the top vote-getter against Democratic opponent Shawn K. Bagley in the primary election Tuesday, setting the stage for a rematch in November. As the only two candidates in the primary, Cannella and Bagley...
  • There's a way around Democrats in the Virginia Senate

    Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw has signaled repeatedly - and sometimes just outright said - that he doesn't see any movement coming on the state's budget impasse until after the new fiscal year starts July 1. And with the news this morning that...
  • November matchup still unclear in race to succeed Rep. Gary Miller

    November matchup still unclear in race to succeed Rep. Gary Miller
    Republican military veteran Paul Chabot was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's primary for an open Inland Empire congressional seat, but it was still unclear Wednesday morning who won the other spot on the fall ballot. Unofficial election-night returns...
  • Does GOP's Mississippi showdown give Democrats a shot at Senate seat?

    As the cliff-hanger GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi dragged toward a bitter runoff between Sen. Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, a new name ascended to center stage: Democrat Travis Childers. Childers, the former congressman who easily won...