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Despite predictions that right-wing money would flood the political system after the Supreme Court threw out key campaign finance laws, a survey finds that left-leaning groups, led by labor unions, outspent conservative donors like the billionaire Koch brothers in state political advertising wars last year.
Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered a special election to fill the congressional seat being vacated as Tim Scott becomes South Carolina's next senator.
Pro-life forces have legislative momentum across the country heading into 2013, but pro-choice supporters also see plenty of opportunities to win in and out of the courts, as the nation's political clash over abortion rights shows no signs of easing ahead of the 40th anniversary this month of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.
From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them.
When Maggie Hassan won the New Hampshire governor's race, it wasn't just a victory for her fellow Democrats.
New Hampshire Democratic Gov. John Lynch announced Thursday he would not seek re-election to the office he has held for four consecutive terms, clearing the way for GOP jostling for his seat and a scramble in his party to find a new champion.
Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, criticized state Republican lawmakers in May for rejecting the expansion earlier this year, saying it means "more than 58,000 Granite Staters will continue to go without health insurance."
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced her state’s intentions Wednesday, the same day that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the department’s conditional approval of Illinois’ partnership exchange.