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Tim Reid

More candidates, more money and a big bet: How Democrats won the House

Nov 07 2018

The Democrats’ mantra for seizing control of the U.S. House of Representatives took shape within weeks of President Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 White House victory.

Non-stop ads and robocalls: welcome to America's costliest election

Nov 04 2018

PALMDALE, Calif. Wendy Burke has had enough. Campaign advertisements bombard her favorite TV shows. Dozens of election pamphlets fill her mailbox. Every day, she gets several political calls on her cell phone and more on her landline. Strangers knock at her door seeking her vote.

U.S. House within Democrats' grasp, Senate a long shot

Oct 31 2018

After two years of wielding no practical political power in Washington, the Democratic Party faces a strong chance of winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next week's election, with Republicans likely to keep the Senate.

Democrat O'Rourke winning the Hispanic vote in Texas - but it's not enough

Oct 18 2018

SAN ANTONIO In a packed Texas convention center, Democrat Beto O'Rourke drew cheers last weekend with a blistering critique of Republican rival Ted Cruz's support for deporting young undocumented immigrants, part of a stump speech aimed at inspiring Hispanic voters in the country's most expensive and closely watched Senate race.

Nevada brothel owner, dubbed 'Trump from Pahrump,' dies: sheriff

Oct 17 2018

The brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican Nevada state legislature candidate who nicknamed himself the "Trump from Pahrump," died on Tuesday, a local sheriff's office said. | Video

Special Report: The Trump trap - Republicans duck president in key House races

Oct 05 2018

STOCKTON, N.J. Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman seeking re-election in a Republican district. But he has little to say about the Republican president. | Video

Texas Democrat O'Rourke raises record $38 million in U.S. Senate race

Oct 12 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke's bid to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz got a major financial boost in the third quarter when he said he raised $38.1 million, a record for any U.S. Senate race. | Video

In North Dakota, Kavanaugh debate tests Democratic wave - and #MeToo

Oct 03 2018

FARGO, N.D. Heidi Heitkamp has faced seemingly unwinnable odds before. In the 1990s, as a state attorney general, she stared down the tobacco industry, leading efforts to broker a multi-billion dollar settlement. In the 2000s, she beat back breast cancer.

Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat's call for tougher firearm laws

Sep 19 2018

CARRIZO SPRINGS/KATY, Texas Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6. | Video

Democrats face 'almost impossible map' to retake U.S. Senate

Aug 24 2018

CHICAGO One political analyst calls it "an almost impossible map." Others are even less optimistic.

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