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With Republicans fighting to retain their 10-seat advantage in the Senate, Democrats are campaigning to pick up the six seats they need in November's elections to win a majority. Analysts focus on two key Senate races in Virginia and Tennessee.
By PBS NewsHour
Deval Patrick won the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday and will face Republican Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey in a Nov. 7 election that will make history if either candidate wins.
After months of denying any wrongdoing, Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, agreed Friday to plead guilty for his role as "Representative No. 1" in the federal corruption investigation into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Nine states and the District of Columbia held party primaries Tuesday, setting the stage for several key midterm elections in November. A National Journal editor discusses the results of critical primary battles.
Moderate Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a pro-choice Republican who voted against the Iraq war and President Bush's tax cuts, beat a conservative challenger in Tuesday's primary.
In what was considered an amicable campaign between two old colleagues, Rep. Benjamin Cardin defeated former congressman Kweisi Mfume in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Maryland.
U.S. Senate hopeful Jon Tester clashed with incumbent Republican Conrad Burns in a heated public debate for what is coming to be known as Montana's most expensive Senate race to date.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
With Labor Day behind them, the campaigns of Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., and Democratic challenger Lois Murphy have continued to hone their strategies in the race for Pennsylvania's 6th District, one of the closest House races in the nation.
Despite not having the full backing of her own party, Rep. Katherine Harris, Florida's former secretary of state who received national attention during Florida's 2000 recount, won the Republican nomination for senator.
Lawmakers return to Washington this week after a month-long recess to focus on an agenda that includes increases in spending for defense and homeland security.
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