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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigned for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown (right) in October. President Obama and Michelle Obama have also campaigned in the state. This level of Democratic star power so late in the race is unusual in a reliably blue state. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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The flier sent to Montana voters by political scientists at Stanford University and Dartmouth College to study voter interest in nonpartisan races. Fliers were also sent to voters in California and New Hampshire. Stanford University/Dartmouth College hide caption

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Jason Carter, the eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, is running to become Georgia's next governor. Erik S. Lesser /Landov hide caption

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Republican strategist Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS group is planning to spend at least $23 million in key Senate races in the final two months of the campaign. The group is a tax-exempt non-profit and is allowed to keep the names of its donors secret. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The chamber of the House of Representatives empties following a joint meeting of Congress with visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sept. 18. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley celebrates with supporters as she claims victory in the primary election Tuesday in Boston. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo waves as she takes the stage to address supporters during a primary election night watch party Tuesday in Pawtucket. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Scott Brown, right, a former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, waves to supporters as his wife Gail, left, claps after he won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday in Concord, N.H. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Just off Interstate Highway 25, Drill Rig 1548 of Encana Natural Gas stands near homes in the town of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado. milehightraveler/iStockPhoto hide caption

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