Don GonyeaDon 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.
Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia (left), expected to be the next House majority leader, and Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the speaker-in-waiting, talk Wednesday about the midterm elections on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Ken Buck accepts the Republican nomination for Senate on Aug. 10 in Loveland, Colo. Buck, the Weld County district attorney, defeated former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton in the primary.
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