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Bob Franken: Should we even bother to vote?

...him and his dismal approval numbers. Nearly all the Dems are running away from him. The most glaring example is the Senate race in Kentucky, where the Democratic candidate, Alison Grimes, isn't even willing to say whether she voted for Mr...
Senate candidates vie for veterans' votes

...was college football, not the state's hard-fought Senate race.When asked, Army veteran Ken Speegle thought about...competition for the support of veterans in the Alaska Senate race this year."I wouldn't be particularly happy that...
NRA won't endorse in Senate race

...Association has decided to not endorse in Alaska's U.S. Senate race, with a spokesman saying Wednesday that Democratic...Commission that it made ad buys in several prominent U.S. Senate races across the country, including Colorado and North Carolina...
Nov. 4 might not decide Senate control

...Louisiana," said Brian Walsh, a Republican adviser in Senate races.A major GOP campaign group has reserved $4 million...Republicans will retain their House majority.Georgia's Senate race could have an even messier outcome than Louisiana's...
Independence Party candidate withdraws from senate race

JUNEAU - Vic Kohring, who was nominated for U.S. Senate last month by the Alaskan Independence Party, withdrew his candidacy in the interest of getting a "good Republican elected.
Sullivan leads GOP Senate race

...The Republicans were vying to face Begich, who won his primary easily after facing no real threat.The Alaska GOP Senate race mirrors national trends, with tea party conservatives trying to knock out mainstream Republicans.Sullivan, who also...
New group jumping into Alaska Senate race

JUNEAU (AP) - A new group is getting involved in Alaska's U.S. Senate race, aimed at curbing spending by outside groups that don't disclose their donors.CounterPAC wants Democratic Sen. Mark Begich...
What others say: Political ads show relentless focus on trivia rather than real issues he or she drives. The "silly season" of politics seems to never end, and in the case of this year's U.S. Senate race, it's certainly here already.The focus on negative diversions as opposed to substance is typified among groups...
Senate candidates pull campaign ads

JUNEAU - Television ads in Alaska's U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after...counter Begich's "desperate" attack.Alaska's Senate race has national implications, with Republicans seeing Begich...
Sullivan takes early lead in GOP Senate race

...vying to face Begich, who easily won his primary, who faced no real opposition from other Democrats. The Alaska GOP Senate race mirrors national trends, with tea party conservatives trying to knock out mainstream Republicans. Sullivan, who has...


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