Don Gonyea Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan quiets a cheering crowd at a Republican rally in November 1986. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

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Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

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With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

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Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, a businessman, plays at a union hall in Sioux Falls, S.D. "We've tried to make this campaign fun," he told the crowd. "We're enjoying it. I hope you are." Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

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Iowa's Westside Conservative Club holds breakfast meetings at a Machine Shed restaurant outside Des Moines. Longtime GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley spoke at a recent breakfast. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

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Secret Service's Hollywood Allure Fueled By Its Secrecy

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Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin work the grill during Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry in Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

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Republican Gov. Sam Brownback (left) listens while his Democratic challenger Paul Davis answers a question during their first debate at the Kansas State Fair. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

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Republican Sen. Pat Roberts (left) and independent candidate Greg Orman shake hands after a debate at the Kansas State Fair on Saturday in Hutchinson, Kan. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Once Low-Key, U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddenly Volatile

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Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

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President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, with Jack and Susan Ford at their Alexandra, Va. home on August 12, 1974. The Ford family lived there for ten days until the executive mansion was ready. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images hide caption

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An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

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