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Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

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DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead ... Full Story

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    CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring largecrowds to their feet.

  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

  • GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation.

  • Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion
    Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

    DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other maters on their minds.

  • Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola
    Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them.

  • Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck
    Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.

  • Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad
    Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout.

  • Justice Dept watchdog faults agency grenade probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice Department watchdog sid in a harshly critical report Thursday.

  • Roberts' primary foe urges Kansans to vote for him

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts gained a somewhat reluctant endorsement Thursday from his former Republican primary challenger, Milton Wolf, who urged Kansans to vote for the long-time incumbent despite their misgivings.

  • Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race
    Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats.

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