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Brazil's President and Workers' Party presidential candidate Rousseff speaks during a campaign rally at the Madureira neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil election poll shows very tight presidential race

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff is running neck-and-neck with her main rival, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election that will likely go down to the wire in a runoff, a poll published on Monday showed. The new survey was consistent with polls last week that showed Rousseff […]

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Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Scott Brown speaks to supporters after winning the Republican primary in Concord

New Hampshire Senate race tied between Brown, Shaheen: poll

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown has pulled even with incumbent New Hampshire Democratic U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in his bid to unseat her this fall, according to the first poll of likely voters since Brown won a three-way Republican primary. Some 48 percent of likely voters plan to vote for Shaheen […]

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis talks to reporters at a news conference in Austin

Texas governor’s race heats up over new book

By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) – The race for Texas governor entered a new chapter this week with the release of a memoir from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis that rekindled attention on abortion and led to an ethics complaint from her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. Abbott, currently the state's attorney general, is accusing Davis of […]

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Presidential candidate Silva of the PSB speaks during a news conference sponsored by the O Globo newspaper at the Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Rousseff gaining on Silva in likely Brazil runoff race

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed the lead of her top challenger, Marina Silva, to one percentage point in a potential runoff vote expected to follow the Oct. 5 first-round election, an opinion poll by pollster Ibope showed on Friday. In a runoff, Silva has 43 percent support to […]

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GOP Sen. Roberts in fight of political career after bizarre twists shake up race

Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has served 17 years in the Senate without facing a serious challenge. But the 78-year-old lawmaker has been unexpectedly thrust into the most contentious fight of his political career. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy in Connecticut Governor’s Race

The Quinnipiac University poll shows the Republican businessman ahead of the Democratic incumbent by six points. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Mississippi high court to hear challenge of U.S. Senate race outcome

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s legal challenge of his Republican primary defeat in a race he claims was stolen, a justice ordered Tuesday. In an election once seen as a key test of Tea Party clout, McDaniel lost the Republican […]

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacts during a news conference at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia

Brazil’s Rousseff cuts opponent’s lead in presidential race

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered ground and would be tied in popular support with opposition politician Marina Silva in a runoff vote in October, a new poll showed on Tuesday, though a festering corruption scandal threatens to complicate Rousseff's re-election bid. The poll showed that Silva, an environmentalist, […]

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Scott Brown, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, answers a question from the audience during a town hall campaign stop at a VFW post in Hudson

New Hampshire voters to pick Republican challenger for U.S. Senate race

Senator Scott Brown aims to complete his rebranding as a native son of New Hampshire on Tuesday by winning the Republican nomination to run against incumbent U.S. Brown faces a three-way primary with former state Senator Jim Rubens, whose campaign has won the backing of a new super-PAC aimed at reducing the role of money […]

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People walk past the headquarters of Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro

Petrobras scandal shakes up Brazil presidential race

By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil's October presidential race has been shaken up by a corruption scandal allegedly involving state-run oil firm Petrobras and dozens of lawmakers, with both leading candidates forced onto the defensive after colleagues were implicated. Media reported on Friday night that a jailed former Petrobras director had named […]

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