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  • Neymar backing Brazil challenger Neves in election run-off

    Brazilian football idol Neymar voiced support for presidential challenger Aecio Neves, just three days before this weekend's election run-off. Neymar, the hugely popular captain of Brazil's national team, said Thursday that he was backing Neves over leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff because he…

    AFP
  • Botswana votes as ruling party faces invigorated opposition

    Polls opened Friday in Botswana's general elections where the ruling party faces a stern test against an invigorated opposition in a country known as one of Africa's most stable democracies. Queues formed early at polling stations, with some 800,000 registered voters eligible to choose a new…

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  • Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin has snubbed her former lieutenant governor in his bid for re-election, supporting an independent candidate after Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell dismantled the increased oil taxes that were a signature part of her time as governor.

    Associated Press
  • Gary Peters vs. Terri Lynn Land Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Michigan Senate Race 2014

    Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Gary Peters vs. Terri Lynn Land Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan…

    Huffington Post
  • [video] Opinion: Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race Gets Interesting

    Boston Business Journal Web Editor Eric Convey on why Republican candidate Charlie Baker is gaining in the polls. Photo: Getty Images

    MarketWatch
  • Party committees spending $3M each day on House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost $3.4 million every day — according to campaign finance summaries released Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled ...

    Associated Press
  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public…

    Associated Press
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    Poll results suggest governor's race has tightened

    The race for governor is now a sprint to the wire on Election Day, as new polls now say incumbent Pat Quinn and republican Bruce Rauner are in a virtual tie.

    WLS – Chicago
  • How the personal is political: Women voters and the midterms

    Crunching the Numbers: It's become conventional wisdom to say "women voters" are key, but which particular groups of women are up for grabs?

    CBS News
  • America is losing influence in Latin America -- and that's great news

    Is Bolivian President Evo Morales a despot, despite the fact that he just won a free and fair election? So argues The New York Times editorial board, calling him a cuadillo because he might try to change the Bolivian constitution to run again in 2020.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Sri Lanka set for populist budget ahead of snap polls

    Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is expected to unveil a populist budget on Friday hoping to shore up sagging electoral support ahead of a troubled bid to win a third term. Rajapakse, who is also finance minister, has advanced the budget for 2015 by a month to give his government more…

    AFP
  • Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election

    More than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed: ___ ABORTION In Colorado, a "personhood" amendment ...

    Associated Press
  • Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

    Election Day is just around the corner! On Tuesday, November 4, voters across the country will head to the polls to cast their votes in thousands of local, state and federal elections. What's your Election Day game plan? Now is the time to learn about your local voting rules, think about how and…

    Huffington Post
  • Corporations, advocacy groups spend big on ballot measures

    Corporations and national advocacy groups are throwing big dollars behind TV ads before voters decide 158 state ballot measures.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • [video] Jerry Seib: Voter Enthusiasm Making Democrats Uneasy

    As the 2014 midterm election cycle reaches the last stretch, WSJ’s Jerry Seib explains why voter enthusiasm is making Democrats nervous. Photo: AP

    MarketWatch
  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

    Associated Press
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    Ukrainians head to the polls amidst continuing turmoil

    Ukraine's snap general election on October 26 is seen as a key test for the war-torn nation as voters replace lawmakers allied to Kremlin-backed former president Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in February. Duration: 02:10

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