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Effort to draft Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are working the ground in Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where an organizing effort is already in place - for Hillary Rodham Clinton....
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Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount
PHOENIX (AP) -- Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final unresolved midterm race to a Republican challenger....
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Secretive groups ran $25M in ads for state races
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shadowy outside groups broadcast an estimated $25 million worth of political ads on local TV stations with a goal of shaping state-level elections this year, and their full roster of donors is unlikely to ever be known, according to an analysis released Wednesday....
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Why Jeb Bush is _ and isn't _ the GOP front-runner
With his announcement of plans to "actively explore" running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush is now - in the minds of many Republican donors and other party leaders - an early front-runner for the GOP's next presidential nomination....
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No doubt now: Jeb Bush eyeing 2016 race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency....
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Ex-NY Gov. Pataki mulling White House run
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican George Pataki said he is "very seriously" considering a run for president in 2016, arguing that the nation needs a chief executive with the kind of experience he gained during three terms as New York's governor....
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Branstad seeks to end Iowa GOP straw poll
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's Republican straw poll, but the state party chairman says the event may still go on next year....
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Obama, Warren emerge as potential political foils
WASHINGTON (AP) -- During the depths of the economic crises that consumed his first term, President Barack Obama helped pluck a Harvard professor named Elizabeth Warren out of relative obscurity and made her the face of his campaign to curtail Wall Street banks....
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Bush speaks in South Carolina, dropping 2016 hints
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- As he signals strong interest in a 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Jeb Bush on Monday encouraged college graduates to "shake things up" and embrace change during a commencement address at South Carolina's largest university....
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In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president....
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