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Angus King Endorses Republican Senate Colleague

Independent Maine Sen. Angus King, a member of the Democratic caucus, is backing a senior Senate Republican in his bid for re-election.

DCCC Polls Hawaii House Race

A new Democratic poll shows the party’s nominee in an open House contest in Hawaii with a 7-point lead over the Republican.

Race Ratings Changes in New Hampshire, Massachusetts

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, we’re changing the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings in one Senate and one gubernatorial race.

Candidates Get Platform With GOP Weekly Address

Every week after President Barack Obama delivers his weekly address, the Republicans get a chance to respond. Because they don’t, of course, have a singular figure who would naturally address the nation each week, the speakers vary. So far in 2014, 11 Republican candidates — four House hopefuls and seven vying for Senate seats — have had the honor to take to YouTube and spread their party’s message.

Ratings Changes in Seven House Races, All Toward GOP

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, we’re changing the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings in seven House races.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Peter DeFazio (Video)

With less than two weeks until Election Day, HOH’s tribute to members continues this week with Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, who pays homage to the Cuyahoga River, analyzes sheep journals and shows off his favorite tie.

Gay Chorus Flier Vandalized in Longworth

An unknown vandal scrawled the slur “fags” across an advertisement for a Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. holiday concert posted in the Longworth House Office Building.

DSCC Raises $6.5 Million in Early October

In the first two weeks of October, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee edged the National Republican Senatorial Committee in fundraising, taking in $6.5 million to the NRSC’s $6.1 million.

Watch Live: House Oversight Hearing on Ebola Threat

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee holds a 9:30 a.m. hearing on the federal government’s response to the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 4,500 people in West African nations.

DCCC Spends to Boost Five Incumbents

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added an additional $1.3 million in ad buys Friday in five districts to boost incumbents with increasingly challenging re-election races.

7 Nail-Biter House Races

Less than two weeks before Election Day, the parties don’t agree on much — except these House races will be decided by the slimmest of margins.

Most Vulnerable Senators, Ranked by Their Wealth

The most vulnerable senators who face the voters in less than two weeks run the gamut from multimillionaires to one of the poorest on Capitol Hill, based on Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress ranking of the minimum net worth of every single lawmaker.

Florida Redistricting Case Heads to State Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court voted Thursday to hear a case challenging Florida’s congressional map, setting oral arguments for March.

Sleeper No More: Both Parties Spending on Capito Seat (Updated)

Updated 5:37 p.m. | National Democrats and Republicans will make major television buys in an off-the-radar House race in West Virginia, according to party sources tracking ad buys.

Life on Mars, or Running in Arizona’s 1st District

TUBA CITY, Ariz. | Arizona’s 1st District is so vast and diverse that running for political office involves time travel.

Boston Terrier Intent on Conquering D.C.

Rep. David B. McKinley ought to thank his lucky stars a certain someone wasn’t feeling that ambitious Wednesday when he sauntered into the West Virginia Republican’s congressional office.

What Counts As a GOP Wave in 2014?

Most neutral observers expect Republicans to take the Senate and make at least small gains in the House, but talk about a possible GOP political wave has all but disappeared.

GOP Gavel Fights: 11 House Committee Chairmanships In Play

Almost every House member is on the stump this month, wrapping up re-election bids, with most cruising to new terms and a handful on both sides of the aisle scrambling to hang on to their jobs. But for a select few GOP lawmakers — those actively seeking committee chairmanships — the final days before Nov. 4 are as much about lining up support among colleagues as they are about connecting with voters.

5 Sleeper House Races

In the midst of wall-to-wall political coverage before Election Day, this handful of House races have managed to mostly fly under the radar.

Is Obama About to Evolve on Marijuana?

Updated 5:26 p.m. | No, President Barack Obama isn’t about to evolve his stance on marijuana. At least not today, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at Wednesday’s briefing.

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