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Self-Financed Candidates Spent Millions, but Most Fared Poorly

How's this for a top-10 list, Dave: The top 10 congressional candidates who spent millions of dollars of their own money on campaigns and still lost on Tuesday? Well, all right, two on the big-spende...

Schumer and Gillibrand Win Senate Races in New York

NEW YORK โ€“ Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand won elections Tuesday, racking up wide margins against their little-known Republican opponents. From the start of the campaign,...

Democrat Andrew Cuomo Wins Governor's Race in New York

NEW YORK โ€“ Andrew M. Cuomo, New York's attorney general, won a big victory Tuesday over Carl Paladino, a millionaire Buffalo developer, according to The New York Times. Cuomo was running comfortably a...

GOP Wins Key Governorships, Breaks Ethnic and Gender Barriers

With all eyes on the newly flipped House and barely Democratic Senate, Republicans made perhaps their most impressive gains in the state capitals by taking back at least 10 governorships. Victories c...

How N.Y. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Fended Off All Comers

NEW YORK โ€“ Not so long ago political analysts and insiders in New York political circles saw Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as easy pickings. She was an upstate two-term congresswoman from a rural and cons...

What Is Charles Schumer's Religion?

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Charles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer, the Democratic senior senator from New York, is seeking re-election against Republican Jay Townsend, who never ran for office before. As part of a Po...

Is the Tea Party a Movement or a Moment?

Everybody is talking about the tea party movement. But in the conversation, you hear more questions than answers. What does it represent? Who belongs and is anyone in charge? And most important, on th...

Turning Victory to Defeat? How Obama's Election Helped Put the Senate in Play

Senate Democrats are in danger of losing their majority on Nov. 2, and two of the reasons go back to Barack Obama's own election as president: Illinois became vulnerable after he vacated the seat to m...

Republican for Reid: If Harry Loses, 'Vicious Liberal' Chuck Schumer Would Run Senate

Nevada state Sen. Dean Rhoads is the latest prominent Republican in his state to endorse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over Republican nominee Sharron Angle. Rhoads said he had already voted for R...

Latest Roundup of Polls for Governor and Senate Races

Here's a roundup of polls from across the country on the Senate and gubernatorial races. Updated so far today are Florida, Maine, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania. In the Main governor race, a C...


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