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  • U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, addresses supporters Tuesday night. With a Democratic governor and Democrats in control of the Legislature, Minnesota is heavily blue. (Associated Press)

    Minnesota GOP reassessing after slap-down at polls

    Two years after their party made historic inroads in a traditionally deep-blue state, Republicans in Minnesota find themselves again looking at a period of rebuilding.


  • Maryland: A lonely state for Republicans

    Fresh from decisive losses in seven of Maryland's eight congressional districts and its worst performance ever in a U.S. Senate race, the Maryland Republican Party is searching for answers to stop its slide into irrelevance in the increasingly deep-blue state.


  • Kaine to pursue ‘common ground’ in Senate

    Democrat Tim Kaine said Wednesday he hopes to add his voice to the "common-ground caucus" in a U.S. Senate rife with partisan gridlock and that he wants to serve with Sen. Mark R. Warner, who plans to decide by Thanksgiving whether he will run for Virginia governor once again in 2013.


  • **FILE** Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp (left) listens to Republican opponent Rick Berg speak at a North Dakota Chamber of Commerce forum on health care and energy at a hotel in Bismarck, N.D., on Oct. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Democrat Heitkamp wins Senate race in North Dakota

    Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp has won the U.S. Senate race in North Dakota, defeating Republican Rep. Rick Berg.


  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) leads the charge for Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine at a Monday rally in Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Allen and Kaine bask in glow of top of tickets

    U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen enjoyed the 11th-hour benefits of Virginia's swing-state status Monday, getting high-profile nods of support from Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Mitt Romney, respectively, at events across the commonwealth and in voter-rich Northern Virginia.


  • George Allen

    EDITORIAL: Vote for George Allen

    Polls show the race is neck-and-neck to fill Jim Webb's vacant U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.


  • Tim Kaine

    Senate control looms large over Virginia’s Allen-Kaine contest

    At last year's 63rd Shad Planking, Virginia's annual spring confab for politicos and potential candidates to see and be seen, Gov. Bob McDonnell joked that Tim Kaine and George Allen were "two guys running for a job that neither one of them really wants. What a battle that's going to be."


  • Inside Politics: RNC chief: Candidate gaffes aren’t the real issues

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that issues such as the economy and the Libyan consulate attack are much more important to the nation's voters than controversial comments made by Republican Senate candidates Rep. W. Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana.


  • ** FILE ** Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Virginia, former Gov. Tim Kaine, left, listens as Republican candidate, former Sen. George Allen, right, speaks during a debate at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    In final debate, Kaine, Allen exchange biggest shots

    George Allen and Tim Kaine, both former governors of Virginia, immediately tossed away their gloves in the final debate in their closely watched U.S. Senate race, throwing haymakers and lobbing charges that each is an immutable partisan and misguided on the economy, spending, and defense.


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