Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit last month in Washington.
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October 12, 2012 More than nine months after dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, Rep. Michele Bachmann is back on the campaign trail. But this time it's in her Minnesota congressional district, where she faces an underfunded but tough Democratic opponent.
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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., participates in last week's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.
June 18, 2012 An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
House Speaker John Boehner administers the House oath to Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., on Jan. 5, 2011.
April 13, 2012 To get elected in southwestern Pennsylvania as a Democrat, it helps to be a conservative one. And because of congressional reapportionment, two conservative Democratic incumbents — Rep. Jason Altmire and Rep. Mark Critz — are facing off for a single seat in their party's primary later this month.
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Dan Dolan, Republican (not Democratic) congressional candidate.
March 13, 2012 When Republican congressional candidate Dan Dolan got to the Monroe County (Iowa) Courthouse on Saturday, he was a couple hours early. He ended up addressing the local Democrats by mistake. They listened politely.
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