By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Democrats went into Tuesday's special congressional election in Arizona hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would help push her hand-picked successor to victory.
Kevin Raye has defeated Blaine Richardson for the Republican nomination in the 2nd District U.S. House race in Maine.
Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe's decision to retire from the Senate sparked a wide-open scramble Wednesday among potential Democratic and Republican candidates just two weeks before a deadline to qualify for the June primary ballot.
Associated Press AS MAINE GOES ...: Maine Republicans, including state House Minority Leader Josh Tardy (center) and state Senate Minority Leader Kevin Raye (left), hail the party's electoral sweep in Augusta.