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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

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'Bill Wants To Meet You': Why Political Fundraising Emails Work

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Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul wants to run for both his Kentucky Senate seat and the White House, but a current state law prohibits him from doing so. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Rand Paul Wants To Run For President — And Senate

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