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Lesson from the 2014 elections: Inclusive 50-state strategy needed

The time for licking election wounds is over, but as many factors came into play, lessons are still being drawn from the setbacks.

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Democrat Bera beats Republican Ose in close California race

Right after the election, Bera appeared to be trailing Ose by more than 3,000 votes. But on Nov. 19, with nearly all ballots counted, he led by over 1,400.

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Seismic shift seen in Florida Cuban American vote

Despite winning the gubernatorial race in Florida last week, exit polling shows that Gov. Rick Scott lost Cuban-Americans to his Democratic opponent, 50 to 46 percent.

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The fog that blinded the electorate

There were local and geographical peculiarities, but when an election was as uniformly one-sided as this one was, deeper explanations are required.

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New York Working Families Party pulls through difficult election night

"There's no way around it, losing the Senate is a tough blow for all of us hoping to see a progressive agenda enacted."

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Midterms 2014: high anxiety and low turnout

Democrats faced a bleak day-after with the Republican takeover of the Senate and resounding GOP victories on the state level.

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Fueled by big money, voter worries, GOP makes big gains

The GOP won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, increased its majority in the House, and won important governors' races around the country.

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Teachers and parents push hard today to oust Republican governors

Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

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Vote as if your life depends on it

The nightmare scenario of a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate and its companion nightmare involving possible GOP victories in key state elections can be avoided.

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Voter protection program in place in Missouri

Voter protection advocates in Missouri will assist voters who have questions about their voting rights or face difficulties at the polls on Election Day.

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