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Democrats Planning Multi-Year Strategy to Recapture Seats

POLITICS | By Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer | Nov 18
Democrats need to map out a multi-year election strategy to maintain the White House, recapture seats in Congress and in state legislatures and rebuild their bench of candidates.

Secretive Groups Poured $25 M Into State Elections

FINANCE | By Philip Elliott | Dec 17
The Center for Public Integrity analysis also showed that the secretive outside groups were quite successful, exceeding the victory rates of groups that disclose their donors.

Openly and Pro Gay Candidates Run the Ticket

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Sep 11
It may actually be that the low voter turnout combined with the openly gay, pro gay and female candidates (including those in the Governor's Council race) allowed the progressive voters to call the shots for once.

Paul Ryan Keeping 2016 Options Open

Rep. Paul Ryan, the most recent Republican nominee for vice president, said Tuesday he’s keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won’t look at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.

Elections A Mixed Bag for LGBT Virginians

POLITICS | By John Riley | Nov 7
LGBT Virginians can breathe a little easier following Tuesday’s statewide and local elections, but the community still faces daunting challenges in Richmond.

Pro-LGBT Candidates Top the Tickets

POLITICS | By Sue O’Connell | Nov 7
GLBT (and pro-GLBT) candidates won in the Boston and Cambridge city elections Nov. 5.

De Blasio is Elected Mayor of New York

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire | Nov 5
Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office.

In Liberal Seattle, Mayoral Race Hinges on Style

POLITICS | By Mike Baker | Nov 5
Will mayoral candidate Ed Murray become Seattle’s first openly gay mayor?

Biden: Whole Nation Looking to Virginia Gov’s Race

POLITICS | By Josh Lederman and Philip Elliott | Nov 4
The entire nation is watching the state’s election for governor, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, adding that a critical decision is at stake: whether Virginians choose progress or turn back the clock on women, gays and the middle class.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Gives Hillary Clinton an Early Endorsement

POLITICS | By Catherine Lucey | Nov 4
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she isn’t in a hurry to make a decision about running for president again. Her former Senate colleague, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, isn’t waiting for her to make up her mind.

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