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Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks to the media at a homeless shelter, July 28, 2014, in Lewiston, Maine. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

GOP governors miss out on 2014 conservative wave

10/23/14 03:52PM

Four years after a Republican wave swept them into office, many of the Governors who won office in the 2010 electoral backlash against Obama are in danger. With electoral upsets for Democrats in these races within reach, there could be one bright spot in a year that is threatening to be a terrible year for the party. read more

A voter casts her ballot at a polling site during early voting for Georgia's primary election in Atlanta on May, 16, 2014.

The state of voting in 2014

10/23/14 02:34PM

In 14 states, new voting restrictions are in place this year for the first time during a major election. This is the state of voting in 2014. read more

Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican Senate candidate, attends a sheep judging at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2014.

Quiz: Close race in corn country

10/22/14 08:59AM

With Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin retiring, the Republicans are looking to make a pickup in the Hawkeye State. Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa State Senator and Army veteran, faces off against Democrat Bruce Braley, a Congressman and former lawyer. The race is one of the tightest in the country, and outside groups on both sides have been spending heavily. read more

Republican candidate for the United States Senate Scott Brown speaks at a campaign rally at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson, N.H. on Oct. 5, 2014.

Jeanne Shaheen accuses Scott Brown of 'fear mongering' in debate

10/21/14 10:30PM

New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown clashed over ISIS, Ebola, and health care at their debate in Concord on Tuesday. Brown, whose campaign has focused intensely on national security issues in recent months, accused President Obama of failing to protect Americans from Ebola. read more

Kay Hagan, Thom Tills

Quiz: Can North Carolina hold on to its last bit of blue?

10/21/14 08:50AM

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is trying to hold on in this conservative-leaning state. Recent polling suggests Hagan holding a small but consistent lead against her Republican rival, House Speaker Tom Tillis. A new CNN/ORC survey shows Hagan ahead by three points. read more