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Hagan, Tillis ready for first debate in North Carolina Senate race

- The Washington Times

North Carolina voters already have seen plenty of Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis on TV, mostly in grainy video clips or freeze-frame photos that make them look either angry or foolish, as a barrage of attack ads muddy the airways in the state’s hard-fought U.S. Senate contest.

In his Labor Day speech, President Obama tried to boost his administration's standing with the labor movement after a series of high-profile clashes. Most recently, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took aim at Mr. Obama's economic team, saying not enough progress has been made on behalf of the working class. (Associated Press)

Obama tries to bolster union support on Labor Day

- The Washington Times

After riling unions on everything from Obamacare to the Keystone XL oil pipeline to a stagnated economy, a passionate President Obama on Monday sought to rally organized labor and energize the key Democratic constituency ahead of the November congressional elections.

Here comes Benghazi, The Investigation

- The Washington Times

The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is nine days off, bringing a certain disquiet to the nation, along with newly realized resolve. Recent polls consistently reveal a public that is more hawk than dove; Americans approve of airstrikes against Islamic State fighters, while majorities say the Obama administration’s approach to the challenge is not aggressive enough.

Obamacare advocates target Hispanics in enrollment push

- The Washington Times

A map in Angela Franco’s office highlights the D.C. streets most likely to have Hispanic business owners, and it serves as a blueprint for foot soldiers who have been pounding the pavement to get people covered through the city’s Obamacare exchange.

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5 things to know about the Florida election

- Associated Press

Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a Ronald Reagan Republican and now cozies up to President Barack Obama. And it will be brutal.

Tenn. tea party supporters take heart from vote

- Associated Press

For U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the elder statesman of Tennessee politics, a primary challenge by a little-known tea party opponent was supposed to be little more than a glorified victory lap around the state.

Md. looks to rebound from low primary turnout

- Associated Press

Maryland Democrats and Republicans were equally unenthusiastic about voting in June's primary, a fact that has the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan focusing on boosting turnout in November.

In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

- Associated Press

As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full attention.

No incumbent advantage in Delaware treasurer race

- Associated Press

Delaware's race for state treasurer is becoming more focused on experience and qualifications now that Chip Flowers has said he will not run for re-election, leaving no one with the built-in advantage of being an incumbent.

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 30 AND THEREAFTER - In a Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister speaks before qualifying for his re-election bid, in Baton Rouge, La. The Republican congressman has drawn a crowded field of challengers after a cheating scandal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

After scandal, McAllister lacks incumbent's edge

- Associated Press

The modest meeting room in St. Helena Parish seemed a world away from Capitol Hill, with no one in business suits and wide open farmland nearby. The number of people assembled in folding chairs was tiny for an incumbent congressman, only a half-dozen.

5 things to know about Louisiana's election

- Associated Press

Here are five things to know about Louisiana's Nov. 4 ballot, which includes all six U.S. House seats and a heavily watched battle for the U.S. Senate:

5 things to watch in North Carolina's elections

- Associated Press

North Carolina government has undergone a dramatic shift to the right. How voters feel about Republican control should shade Election Day results for the U.S. Senate and on down the ballot.

5 things to know about DC mayoral race

- Associated Press

District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the history of District self-rule in November. Here are five things to know about the election:

State Sen. Brad Hutto talks to voters at a Democratic Party rally on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Aiken, S.C. Hutto is running against Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and two other challengers in November. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Democratic US Senate candidates running to win

- Associated Press

This year's elections give Democrats in South Carolina a rare opportunity to flip the state's leadership away from the Republican party. But they will have to overcome decades of Republicans gathering power to do it.

5 things to know about elections this fall in Ga.

- Associated Press

Every statewide official will be up for re-election this year in Georgia, and sitting atop the ballot will be one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country.

Five things to know about Delaware's election

- Associated Press

Here are five things to know about campaigns, candidates and politics in Delaware as voters prepare for the Sept. 9 primary contest and Nov. 4 general election: