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.

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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Detroit Tigers Victor Martinez (left) and Torii Hunter celebrate Martinez's two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Big Game In Town

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets supporters at a campaign event for Scott Brown (center left) in Salem, N.H. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

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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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Image from Montana congressional hopeful Matt Rosendale's campaign ad, in which he shoots what he calls a government drone out of the sky. YouTube hide caption

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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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Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

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A portrait of then-Sen. Warren G. Harding a few years prior to being elected president in 1920. Harding typically ranks near the bottom of U.S. presidents — but a steamy trove of love letters is putting him back in the public eye. Library of Congress hide caption

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

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While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

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President Obama waves before boarding Air Force One prior to his departure from Andrews Air Force Base on June 26. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely

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Die-Hard Fans Still Fill The Grids With Balls And Strikes

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