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Topic - County Democratic Party
According to the logic of politics, Leticia Perez should have handily won the heavily Democratic and Hispanic district in California's central valley, and her failure to do so has Republicans eager to develop a victory template for struggling GOP candidates elsewhere in the deep-blue state and across the country.
Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or provisional ballots yet to be counted.
Rep. Allen B. West, whose acerbic tongue and unabashed conservative swagger made him a tea party hero nationally two years ago during a successful run for Congress, is finding life on the campaign trail different -- and more difficult -- this year as he is locked in a battle to save his Florida seat.
Noble: Worthe Holt, the 2007 Indiana Aviator of the Year. He's a board-certified physician and a colonel in the Indiana Air National Guard. He's the executive vice president and regional chief operating officer of St. Vincent Health, an Indianapolis not-for-profit hospital and health care system. The number of flying hours he logs to maintain his status as a combat pilot basically amounts to that of a full-time soldier and he still manages to coach his two sons' ice hockey team.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a majority-black county in eastern Mississippi violated whites' voting rights in what prosecutors said is the first lawsuit to use the Voting Rights Act on behalf of whites.