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9:58 am
Tue November 4, 2014

7 Places To Watch On Election Day

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, center, gets a kiss from a supporter after he stepped off his bus during a brief campaign stop at Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 25.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:31 am

For all the money spent, doors knocked, ads aired and miles traveled by candidates this year, the 2014 elections will likely come down to the votes cast by a relatively small universe of places.

Whether it's because of their size, demographic make-up, or the unique spot they occupy, these places will have an outsized role in state — and possibly national — politics this year.

Here are seven of them:

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Elections 2014
8:43 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Real-Time Election Results Map From The Lens

Elections 2014
11:24 am
Mon November 3, 2014

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 2, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Stephanie Kelton, Associate Professor and Economics Department Chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also covers the Apologies of the Week, Let Us Try, and more.

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Politics
5:07 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Guide To Amendments On November 4 Ballot

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans has a short guide for voters in Tuesday's election, focused on the 14 state constitutional amendments on the ballot. WWNO News Director Eve Troeh spoke with the Urban League's Ricardo Thomas about the guide. 

Click here for the voting guide.

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Politics
2:15 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Follow The Political Conversation In Real-Time With Twitter's Election Website

Twitter — the website and mobile app now synonymous with real-time conversations and breaking news — has developed a specialized website for the 2014 elections.

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Politics
7:47 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Big Money Planned For Louisiana Senate Runoff Election

Outside political groups are signaling they'll spend big money on political ads in a Louisiana Senate runoff, asking broadcasters there to set aside time for political ads to air after Election Day.

Senate Democrats' campaign committee has booked $1.8 million in air time for after Nov. 4. Its GOP rival has booked $2.8 million, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Under Louisiana's political system, if no one wins a majority of the votes on the first ballot, voters choose between the top two candidates.

Politics
7:57 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Senator Landrieu Defends Her Bipartisan Record

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Credit Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is acknowledging her opponents’ efforts to link her with President Obama. But Landrieu is standing by her bipartisan record.

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Le Show
1:58 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Le Show For Oct. 26, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer plays a new episode of Karzai Talk, plus News of Secrets, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Olympic Movement, News from Outside the Bubble, News of AFPAC, and more!

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Politics
8:04 am
Fri October 24, 2014

New Orleans Officials Backing Ballot Measures

Business and community leaders joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in endorsing three ballot measures on the November 4 ballot. The initiatives will affect city financing for the future.

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