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10:56 am
Tue November 4, 2014

The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Then-Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas was all smiles after Republicans took over the Senate in an eight-seat rout in 1994.
John Duricka AP

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:56 am

Still wondering where to put your money on the Senate races tonight?

There's been a lot of contradictory data flying around in the final hours and days of Campaign 2014, so don't feel alone. You can find polls in swing states that say the races are too close to call, and you can find others that show the Republican candidate opening a lead. You can, of course, listen to the party advocates and pundits, but while highly expert they are always pushing a given point of view.

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Politics
10:14 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Northshore Polling Place Changes

A series of Northshore polling place changes were brought to our attention this morning:

Precinct 304

Changed from St. Tammany Education Center to Hwy 36 Fire Station

Precincts 306 and 310

Changed from Northlake Christian to Northpark Fire Station

Precincts 307 and 312

Changed from Northpark Fire Station to Northlake Christian

Precincts 502 and 503

Changed from Bush Recreation Center and Bush Community Center

Precinct 814

Politics
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

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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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