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Texas GOP Senate Runoff Gives Tea Party An Opportunity To Flex Its Muscles

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Are Candidates Missing The Big Picture?

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Between Touchdowns And Triple Jumps, Politicians Are Popping Up On Sports TV

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Democrats Say Anonymous Donors Unfairly Influencing Senate Races

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Swing State TV Stations Spiking Ad Rates As Campaign Cash Pours In

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'Social Welfare' Organizations Play Big Role In Presidential Politics

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With Polka Band And Pie, Romney Wraps Up Small-Town Tour In Michigan

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Yard signs supporting U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in Columbus, Ind., on April 23. Mourdock went on to beat incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary race that received national attention, and a flood of money from outside Indiana. Curtis Tate/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Coming To A Political Campaign Near You: Outside Money, And Lots Of It

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Listen To Some Voices Heard Outside The Supreme Court

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