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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

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Preparations underway in the Media Center at the third Republican debate on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has surged to the top of GOP presidential primary polls despite a slew of controversial comments since he launched his campaign in June. Scott Heppell/AP hide caption

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Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

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"Who, me? Run?" Would-be presidential candidates are ditching "testing the waters" and "exploratory committees" to hold onto unlimited and undisclosed cash for longer. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

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