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Shop Talk: Tumultuous Alaska GOP Could Affect Senate Race

Alaska Republicans have ousted their second party chair this year, stoking tensions in the Last Frontier State GOP that could affect a top Senate race.

Shop Talk: Troubled Minnesota GOP Names New Chairman

Minnesota Republicans “overwhelmingly” elected former state Rep. Keith Downey, a strategy and technology consultant, to lead one of the most troubled state parties in the country, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Shop Talk: Chairman Race Infighting Stymies Rhode Island GOP

Republicans continue to struggle all over New England, but nowhere has the infighting been more prevalent — and public — than it was in Rhode Island last week.

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Shop Talk: OnMessage Hires Former Top NRCC Staffer Burgos

OnMessage Inc. has brought on Joanna Burgos, a top House Republican campaign operative, according to a forthcoming announcement from the GOP consulting firm shared first with CQ Roll Call.

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Shop Talk: Who's Behind the Draft PAC for Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may not be ready to talk about her political future, but a Northern Virginia-based political action committee is ready to talk about her.

Shop Talk: Palmetto House Special Attracts Top Operatives

With the primary a week away, the South Carolina special election to fill Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s former seat is luring top GOP talent to the state during an otherwise slow time in the campaign cycle.

Shop Talk: RNC Hires House Operatives for 2014 Cycle

The Republican National Committee made two major hires from the House GOP’s campaign operations last week in preparation for the 2014 midterm cycle.

Shop Talk: Lon Johnson Takes Over Michigan Democratic Party

The nasty intraparty brawl set to occur on Feb. 23 between longtime Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer and challenger Lon Johnson never materialized.

Shop Talk: Special Teams for Illinois Special Election

Democratic consultants flocked to the hottest House primary in the country: the race to replace former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

Shop Talk: House Political Arms Name Regional Directors

The House campaign arms this week announced their political teams for the 2014 cycle.

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Shop Talk: Former DCCC IE Director Heads to Three Point Media

Travis Lowe, the independent expenditure director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is joining Three Point Media as a partner.

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Shop Talk: Wasserman Schultz Ally Elected Chairwoman of Florida Democratic Party

Allison Tant, a Democratic fundraiser and ally of Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was elected chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party on Saturday, according to The Associated Press.

Shop Talk: Entire New Hampshire Democratic Party Slate Unopposed

As the saying goes, there are only two ways to run a race: scared or unopposed.

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Shop Talk: Markey Staffs Up for Senate Campaign

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey is staffing up in anticipation of a Senate special election and has hired Sarah Benzing as his campaign manager and fundraisers Colleen Coffey and Michael Pratt.

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Shop Talk: NRCC's Harrison Joins OnMessage Inc.

Former National Republican Congressional Committee Executive Director Guy Harrison has joined OnMessage Inc., a Republican political consulting firm, as a partner.

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Shop Talk: Moran Closes In on NRSC Executive Director

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran of Kansas is involved in final deliberations concerning whom to hire as NRSC executive director.

Shop Talk: Party Committees Firm Up Leadership

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is the only congressional political arm that has yet to name an executive director for the 2014 cycle, but a decision will likely come soon.

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Shop Talk: Operatives Join Congressional Offices

The biannual migration from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill continues. There are countless examples, but here are a few.

Shop Talk: Cox Staying Put Ahead of 2014 Gubernatorial Races

Phil Cox, executive director of the Republican Governors Association, said he is planning to keep his current post through the 2014 cycle.

Shop Talk: Pew Research Names New Director

Pollster Michael Dimock will succeed Andrew Kohut as director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

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