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Longtime GOP Sen. Lugar Faces Stiff Tea Party Fight

Six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana is facing his first primary challenge since winning the job in the 1970s. The race is attracting big money from outside groups and superPACs, and is seen as a test of the strength of the Tea Party movement versus the power of incumbency.
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Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature

Calls for Rick Santorum to leave the Republican race only increased after he failed to win any of Tuesday's primaries. But if Santorum and his team were close to taking that advice, that didn't come across in an interview NPR's Audie Cornish, an All Things Considered co-host, conducted with John Brabender, a top adviser to the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.
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As Delegate Gap Widens, Santorum Plugs On

With Mitt Romney ever closer to nailing down the delegates he needs for the Republican presidential nomination, what is his next closest rival — Rick Santorum — to do? Audie Cornish talks to top Santorum strategist John Braebender.
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Closer To Nomination, Romney Turns Toward Obama

With his victory in Tuesday's Wisconsin Republican primary, as well as a string of high-profile endorsements, Mitt Romney is continuing his turn toward the general election.
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Romney Accuses Obama of Anti-Business Agenda

President Obama signaled the opening of the general election campaign on Tuesday in a blistering speech before the American Society of News Editors. On Wednesday, Obama's likely rival in the fall — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — delivered an address before the same group.
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LaFerla Refuses To Concede Maryland's 1st District

In another race separated by slightly more than a hundred votes, Democrat John LaFerla is refusing to concede to Wendy Rosen, despite her declaration of victory.

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A Look At Wisconsin's Political Battle

Mitt Romney swept three primaries in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Wisconsin. Wisconsin will be in play in the general election, but the real political fight is at the state level. NPR's Ken Rudin and Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson explain what's happening in the normally politically-civil state.
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Obama And Romney Begin Race To Define Themselves — And Each Other

Now that the Republican primary contest finally appears to be petering out, President Obama and Mitt Romney wasted no time training their sights on each other.

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