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In this undated photo provided by Lazarus for Supreme Court, Anne Lazarus, Democratic Party candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, poses for a photo. The Pennsylvania primary election is Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Shea Roggio/Lazarus for Supreme Courtvia AP)

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FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, then-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley endorses Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for the 2008 presidency at City Dock in Annapolis, Md. More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton spotted a political star on the horizon, someone he predicted would go from a big-city mayor to a national leader _ maybe even to the White House. In the years that followed, Clinton and his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, showed up time and again as their young ally rose up the political ranks, hosting fundraisers, headlining rallies, and connecting him with their sprawling network of political donors. (AP Photo/Kathleen Lange, File)

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Pledge of Allegiance - In Massachusetts, Democratic State Congressman Frank Smizik vocally backed a 2011 effort by the Brookline Political Action for Peace group to ban the Pledge of Allegiance in school. The group said that the pledge had no educational value and was “reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.” While students already had the right not to say the pledge, Smizik claimed that students who refused were being bullied. He agreed to co-sign the resolution, citing both the First Amendment and a calling it an anti-bullying measure. At the time, School Committee Chairwoman Rebecca Stone was reported to have said that, with other important issues on their agenda, she didn't believe that the Committee intended to reconsider the existing policy.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Washington, March 23, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential aspirations have been weighed down by the controversies surrounding her use of a private email server and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation during her tenure as secretary of state. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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National Edition News cover for May 19, 2015 - Governor scrapped workable health care exchange: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber greets supporters at the Democratic election night party in Portland Ore., Tuesday, Nov., 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber raised suspicion during his re-election campaign when he shut down the state's health care exchange. (Associated Press)

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Under Investigation: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber raised suspicion during his re-election campaign when he shut down the state's health care exchange. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Ted Lieu, California Democrat, is sponsoring a bill to ban gay conversion therapy for minors, claiming it not a disorder. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said candidates should answer the question about whether, knowing what they know now, they would support the invasion of Iraq, which led to more than 4,000 American troops killed and ongoing turmoil in the region. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said candidates should answer the question about whether, knowing what they know now, they would support the invasion of Iraq, which led to more than 4,000 American troops killed and ongoing turmoil in the region. (Associated Press)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican 2016 presidential candidate, gestures during a town hall type meeting at the Veteran's of Foreign War post in Hudson, N.H., Monday, May 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles as she is greeted before speaking at a gathering at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Portsmouth, N.H. across the river from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Monday, May 18, 2015, about his foreign policy plans. Christie made the case Monday for a more active U.S. presence overseas, including a larger military and defended the government's intelligence-collection efforts in a speech laying out his foreign policy platform. The likely 2016 Republican presidential contender used the New Hampshire appearance to criticize the president's approach to the Islamic State militants and the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, as well Russia's backing of separatists in Ukraine and China's encroachment in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Al Qaeda fighters wave flags as they patrol the streets in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq, March 20, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Myron Penn, a prominent Alabama attorney and former Democratic state senator, is under fire for removing the Confederate flags that decorated soldiers' graves at an old Confederate cemetery in downtown Union Springs. (WSFA) **FILE**

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Pledge of Allegiance - In Massachusetts, Democratic State Congressman Frank Smizik vocally backed a 2011 effort by the Brookline Political Action for Peace group to ban the Pledge of Allegiance in school. The group said that the pledge had no educational value and was “reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.” While students already had the right not to say the pledge, Smizik claimed that students who refused were being bullied. He agreed to co-sign the resolution, citing both the First Amendment and a calling it an anti-bullying measure. At the time, School Committee Chairwoman Rebecca Stone was reported to have said that, with other important issues on their agenda, she didn't believe that the Committee intended to reconsider the existing policy.

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Crosshair Symbols - Shortly after the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, Representative Bob Brady of Pennsylvania announced that he would introduce a bill making it a federal crime to use "language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a Member of Congress or federal official." His intention was to ban crosshair symbols like those on a map used by Sarah Palin to demonstrate which congressional districts she was targeting for the 2012 election season. Brady's idea was to expand Expand Title 18, Section 871 of the US Code (threats against President) to include more public servants from written threats. Conservatives responded by finding several examples of Democrats using similar crosshair symbols on campaign material.

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Barbie Dolls - A West Virginia state delegate wanted to put an end to Barbie. Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge of Lincoln County proposed House Bill 2918 in 2009, banning the sale of Barbie dolls and "other dolls that influence girls to be beautiful." The Barbie Ban Bill claimed that the Mattel doll placed an undue importance on physical beauty to the detriment of their intellectual and emotional development." Eldridge couldn't find a single statehouse colleague to sign on to the bill and said he didn't really expect it to pass.

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Candles - In 2011, a Democrat in the Nevada Assembly tried to ban candles and air fresheners. Paul Aizley from Las Vegas presented AB 234, prohibiting the use of "any candle or air additive, including air fragrance, air freshener or potpourri, in any area of a place of public accommodation which is open to the public." Aizley said he was concerned for those who are "chemically sensitive." Opponents pointed out that this would prevent priests from using candles in mass and could end candlelight dinners. Some also pointed out the practical need for air fresheners in public restrooms. The bill died in chamber.