Ted Cruz, left, and David Dewhurst shake hands before their Republican Senate debate in Dallas on June 22.
July 30, 2012 The Republican race to succeed retiring GOP Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison wasn't supposed to be a heated primary battle, but it's become one of the hardest fought and most expensive intraparty races of the year. The runoff should be decided Tuesday.
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Peoria, Ill., as seen from across the Illinois River.
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March 14, 2012 With Illinois holding its GOP presidential primary next Tuesday, NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to voters in and around the iconic American test market of Peoria, asking: Will Illinois embrace Mitt Romney's politics, or follow the South's lead and favor Rick Santorum?
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President Obama waves after speaking at a UPS facility in Las Vegas on Thursday. Nevada is one stop on the president's latest road trip focusing on the economy.
January 26, 2012 Amid all the rancor, there is some common ground among Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and President Obama: worker retraining. It's an issue with broad political appeal, particularly in Florida where the job situation remains bleak.
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Mitt Romney, accompanied by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. (third from right), campaigns Wednesday at a U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee event at Miami-Dade College in Miami.
January 25, 2012 Mitt Romney's and Newt Gingrich's campaigns are attacking each other in Spanish over Florida's radio waves. The Republican presidential candidates are attempting to pick up a significant Hispanic voting bloc days before Florida's primary.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a crowd during a campaign stop on Monday.
January 3, 2012 And the race could go any which way, because 41 percent of Iowa caucus goers remain undecided. The caucuses start at 8 p.m. ET.
May 24, 2010 Name That Building! A new structure on Sarah Palin's property in Wasilla has people wondering.
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