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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, a Republican from Manchester, Ky., looks over the Senate shortly after it convened on the first day of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly, in Frankfort, Ky. House and Senate leaders said that a pair of tax hikes and a minimum wage increase, all of which failed to become law, will play major roles in this fall 2014's pivotal races for the Kentucky legislature. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)

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