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  • 6 GOP Hispanics loosen Democrats' grip on Hill

    By Sean Lengell - The Washington Times

    As the newly elected Republican class of the 112th Congress gathers at the Capitol this week for freshmen orientation, the group boasts a record six Hispanics - loosening the Democratic Party's long held grip on the nation's fastest-growing minority group. Published November 15, 2010

  • Axelrod to leave in 2011 to prepare Obama's re-election bid

    By Joseph Weber - The Washington Times

    Top White House staffer David Axelrod indicated Sunday that the first stages of President Obama's 2012 re-election effort will start in the coming months, with Mr. Axelrod himself leaving the administration to begin the work. Published November 14, 2010

  • Michigan's 'tough nerd' faces tougher test

    By Andrea Billups - The Washington Times

    The nation's bumper crop of 10 Republican governors-elect, still basking in the afterglow of their victories, are already facing a reality check. And the reality facing incoming Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a one-time computer executive in his first elective office, may be as tricky as any in the country. Published November 11, 2010

  • FEC mulls contributions via text

    By Jim McElhatton - The Washington Times

    Americans, already using their cell phones to make charitable contributions or vote for favorite contestants on television shows such as "Dancing With the Stars," soon could be dialing in campaign contributions to their favorite members of Congress. Published November 10, 2010

  • 3rd-party bid buffed Tancredo viability

    By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    Technically, he's no longer a Republican, but Tom Tancredo's decision to run for governor as a third-party candidate may have made him the most electable conservative in Colorado. Published November 10, 2010

  • Alaska Senate write-in tally turns 'murky'

    By Becky Bohrer - Associated Press

    Alaska election officials began counting more than 92,500 write-in ballots Wednesday in a Senate race that may hinge on voters' penmanship and their ability or lack of to spell "Murkowski" on their write-in ballots. Published November 10, 2010

  • A week after vote, Connolly ekes out win

    By Bob Lewis - Associated Press

    Republican Keith S. Fimian conceded Tuesday in a narrow loss in a Northern Virginia congressional race to Democratic freshman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly after initial results and a preliminary canvass last week showed him finishing about 900 votes behind. Published November 9, 2010

  • GOP averts leadership battle as Sessions stays NRCC chief

    By Sean Lengell - The Washington Times

    Jockeying for the House Republican leadership hierarchy got a bit clearer Monday, as Rep. Pete Sessions said he will remain chairman of the caucus' fundraising arm and won't vie for GOP chief whip — avoiding a potentially contentious intraparty battle. Published November 8, 2010

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry handicaps 2012 presidential field

    By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times

    He insists he's not running himself, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about weighing in on the looming 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes. Published November 8, 2010

  • Maine's Snowe next 'tea party' target?

    By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

    Republicans last week painted the country's northeastern corner red last week, grabbing control of the state House, Senate and governor's mansion in Maine for the first time in more than four decades in a stunning electoral sweep. Published November 8, 2010

  • Republican Foley concedes Connecticut governor race

    By Susan Haigh - Associated Press

    Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, on Monday conceded to Democrat Dan Malloy, despite calls by the state GOP for investigations into the voting process in the state's largest city. Published November 8, 2010

  • Republican Foley concedes Conn. governor's race

    By Susan Haigh - Associated Press

    Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, conceded to Democrat Dan Malloy on Monday despite calls by the state GOP for an investigation into the voting process in the state's largest city. Published November 8, 2010

  • Obama campaign seeks OK to pay off Biden's debt

    By Jim McElhatton - The Washington Times

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s short-lived 2008 presidential campaign owes more than $200,000 in election fines, and the Obama campaign is petitioning federal regulators for advice on whether it is allowed to pay off the bills. Published November 7, 2010

  • Murray takes tight Washington Senate race

    By Curt Woodward - Associated Press

    Democratic Sen. Patty Murray pushed past Republican challenger Dino Rossi on Thursday, winning a fourth term after three days of vote tallying in Washington's slow vote-by-mail election. Published November 4, 2010

  • Republicans spar for leadership jobs

    By Sean Lengell - The Washington Times

    Campaign season isn't over for everyone on Capitol Hill, as House Republicans — fresh off their historic takeover of the chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections — now turn their attention to electing leaders within their caucus. Published November 4, 2010

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