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Romney's 1994 Senate Loss Left Lasting Marks

Here's one thing Mitt Romney has in common with President Obama: They both lost their first political campaign. Romney went down in defeat when he took on Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994. In that race, he learned lessons that he has put in action on the trail — and said things that still echo today.
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Big Money, Free-Marketers, And The Fight Of Sen. Lugar's Career

The end of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar's 35-year career representing Indiana could be imminent. We speak with the Washington-based Club for Growth on its targeting of Lugar in the Republican primary, and whether a defeat of the longtime moderate lawmaker could backfire on the GOP in November.
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Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

The Libertarian Party held its convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, choosing a presidential and vice-presidential nominee. NPR's David Welna reports that it came as no surprise that the Libertarian Party put Gary Johnson at the top of its ticket.
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Warren-Brown Pledge Keeps Attack Ads At Bay

It was no surprise when outside groups started launching attack ads in the high stakes U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts between Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But an unlikely pact between the candidates to halt those attack ads is working — at least for now.
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Obama: Focus On The Next 4 Years, Not The Last Ones

The president officially kicked off his re-election campaign with rallies in two pivotal states: Ohio and Virginia. He acknowledged the economic recovery still has a long way to go. Yet he argued his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, would move the country backward, not forward.

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