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The Most Visibly Pro-LGBT Candidates in 2014 Were Republicans

GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.

GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.

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Gov. Scott Walker Wins Re-Election in Wisconsin

Scott Walker

Though Walker has managed to convince voters he deserves another term, his election is a blow to reproductive rights advocates in the state and around the country.

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Tea-Party Backed Thom Tillis Wins North Carolina Senate

Thom Tillis

Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016.

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Republican Rick Scott Wins in Close Florida Gubernatorial Race

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The race was close, with incumbent Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist remaining neck-and-neck until about 90 percent of the votes were counted. The re-election of Scott marks a loss for reproductive rights and health-care access in the state.

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Reproductive Rights Advocate Jeanne Shaheen Re-Elected to U.S. Senate in New Hampshire

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Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.

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McConnell, Eyeing 20-Week Abortion Ban, Wins Re-Election in Kentucky

Sen. McConnell delivering his victory speech after the 2014 midterm election in Kansas.

A Republican-dominated Senate with McConnell as majority leader could spell serious trouble for reproductive rights.

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Anti-Choice Groups Launch Dishonest Ads Against Colorado Pro-Choice Legislators

With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in tomorrow’s election, anti-abortion groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.

With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in Tuesday’s election, anti-choice groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.

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Minimum Wage in Five States Could Look Vastly Different After Election Day

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage.

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage.

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After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.

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Changing Political Landscape Could Spell Trouble for Abortion Access in New Mexico

State lawmakers nationwide have passed legislation to restrict access to reproductive health care, but in New Mexico, attempts to restrict reproductive health care have gained little traction. However, reproductive rights advocates fear that the political landscape may soon change and threaten abortion access not just in the state, but throughout the region.

State lawmakers nationwide have passed legislation to restrict access to reproductive health care, but in New Mexico, attempts to restrict reproductive health care have gained little traction. However, reproductive rights advocates fear that the political landscape may soon change and threaten abortion access not just in the state, but throughout the region.

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