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  • Can Republicans increase their ranks of governors? Four races to watch.

    With only 11 races for governor this year, there’s no big sea change to anticipate. With Republicans hoping to add to the 29 states under their banner, the four races to watch are in Washington, New Hampshire, Montana, and North Carolina.

  • Can Newt Gingrich save his campaign?

    Can Newt Gingrich save his campaign?

    Some GOP strategists say his presidential campaign is as good as done following his criticism of Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare, but Newt Gingrich isn't giving up. The week ahead could be telling.

  • Kelly Ayotte election: a relief to mainstream Republicans

    Kelly Ayotte election: a relief to mainstream Republicans

    The nomination of Kelly Ayotte for a US Senate seat from New Hampshire is good news for the Republican Party establishment, given these 'tea party' times.

  • Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire: Another win for Sarah Palin?

    Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire: Another win for Sarah Palin?

    Kelly Ayotte – the candidate backed by Sarah Palin – holds a slight edge over Ovide Lamontagne, the Senate candidate backed by tea party activists in the New Hampshire Republican primary. But race is still too close to call.

  • Christine O'Donnell and 'tea party' victories: What do they mean?

    Christine O'Donnell and 'tea party' victories: What do they mean?

    Christine O'Donnell is the new GOP nominee for the Delaware Senate seat, having benefited from tea party support. The question now is what the tea-party enthusiasm – and candidates – mean for the GOP’s electoral fortunes in November.

  • The Vote New Hampshire: Will GOP's pick or 'tea party' favorite win?

    In the New Hamphire primary, Kelly Ayotte may be the GOP establishment's pick in the Senate race, but she also has Sarah Palin’s endorsement. Ovide Lamontagne is the challenger to watch.

  • Battle of the endorsements: Sarah Palin vs. Jim DeMint

    Battle of the endorsements: Sarah Palin vs. Jim DeMint

    Sarah Palin has seven endorsees running in Tuesday’s primaries. Sen. Jim DeMint has backed winning Senate primary candidates in Florida, Kentucky, and Colorado. Both appear to be setting up power bases.

  • Primary elections: Seven states to watch

    Primary elections: Seven states to watch

    Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.