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Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted. Full Story

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  • Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs
    Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot
    Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?
    NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    AKRON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016.

  • Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
    Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.

  • Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?"

  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

  • Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas
    Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

    LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all-important farm economy.

  • Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen Hagan
    Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen Hagan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan, stumping for the incumbent in a race that will help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

  • House Democrats on defense in Nevada

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections.

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