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Is a Sanford Win Indicative of 2014 Problems for Democrats?

Republican Mark Sanford.

Sanford’s win isn’t shocking in and of itself, and it may not even be a bellwether of Republican prospects in the 2014 midterms.

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‘What If She Had an Abortion?’ Tested as Smear Tactic in South Carolina House Race

The entire scenario relies on the idea that having an abortion is somehow a smear on par with going to jail or being held in contempt of court.

A new conservative push poll against Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch tries to link her to personal scandal by, among other things, inferring that she may have had an abortion.

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Markey Wins Democratic Primary, Will Face Off With Gomez for Massachusetts Senate Seat

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA).

The winner on the June special election in Massachusetts won’t change the balance of power in Congress, but could change the political landscape heading into the 2014 midterms.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Passes, What’s Next for Abortion Funding Remains Unclear

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?

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DC Budget Autonomy Vote Today, Abortion Funding at Stake

US capitol building

The vote could affect a longstanding match of abortion funding Ping-Pong between local residents and the federal government.

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Omaha Mayoral Race Reflects Breadth of Sexism in Politics

businesswoman on Capitol hill

More women than ever have been running for office. More women than ever are the subject of sexist attack campaigns. Coincidence?

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Kerry Exit Leaves Abortion Rights at Stake in Massachusetts Senate Race

Rep. Ed Markey.

One primary. Two Democrats. One pro-choice. One anti-choice. Here we go again.

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Justice for Sale: Big Money Floods State Judicial Races and the Implications Are Ominous

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If state judicial elections continue to be a big-money game, reproductive health and social justice could lose big.

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