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Associated Press Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (right), a former Republican, had $8 million in his campaign coffers for his independent bid for Senate as of Aug. 4, nearly double that of his GOP rival.

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Senate candidate Joe Miller has been campaigning door to door in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Miller has the support of the "tea party" movement and the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. (Associated Press)

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Democratic Sen. Patty Murray is likely to face GOP favorite Dino Rossi in Washington's election for the Senate seat. In recent polls, Mr. Rossi trails Mrs. Murray by about 4 percentage points. (AP Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks to reporters off the Senate floor Thursday. He said he hopes a $600 million border-security measure approved Thursday clears the way for consideration of comprehensive immigration-reform legislation.

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, after the Senate passed a $600 million bill to pay for more law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Members of a joint Senate-House conference on social security get together, Monday, Nov. 16, 1981 in Capitol Hill to discuss the problems of the program. From left are: Senate Budget Director Robert Dole, R-Kan.; house ways and means chairman Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill. and Rep. Barber Conable, R-N.Y. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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Members of a senate-house conference committee on social security meet, Monday, Dec. 14, 1981 on Capitol Hill, discussing the proposed changes in that program. From left: Sen. Daniel Moynihan, D-N.Y.: Russell Long, D-La.; Robert Dole, R-Kans. And Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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Rep. Sam Gibbons, left, D-Fla., confers with Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., before a meeting of House and Senate deficit conferees, Tuesday, June 20, 1984 at Capitol Hill in Washington. The negotiations stalled when House Democrats served notice they will not trim Medicare and other health programs as long as Senate Republicans seek tax breaks for business and the wealthy. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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RECESS APPOINTMENT: Dr. Donald Berwick can serve for a while without a Senate vote or a hearing. (AP Photo)

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President Pro Tempore Senator Ted Stevens, and Department of the Interior Secretary Gale Norton, right, hold a news conference supporting arctic oil drilling outside the Russell Senate office building in NW Washington DC, Tuesday, March 15, 2005. ( Astrid Riecken / The Washington Times )

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A press conference sponsored by Alaska Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski was held in support of opening ANWR, the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve, to oil drilling, in the Senate in Congress in Washington DC, on Friday, October 28, 2005. ( Roey Yohai / The Washington Times )

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U.S. solicitor general Elena Kagan smiles in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, during a ceremony with President Barack Obama after her confirmation as Supreme Court justice by the Senate on Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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In this June 30, 2010 file photo, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. On Thursday, Aug. 5, the Senate confirmed Kagan as the 112th justice. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. A confirmation vote is all but assured for Ms. Kagan as the Senate begins debate on making her the fourth female justice. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Associated Press The Senate is expected to vote this week on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for Senate in California, has the backing of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press Industrialist John Raese, seen here in April 2006 in a prior bid for office, is again seeking a Senate seat in West Virginia.

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Associated Press Robert Blagojevich (above) and his brother, ousted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, are accused of scheming to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat from Illinois.