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Gov. Christie's transportation commissioner on Friday continued to drum up support for replenishing New Jersey's near-empty fund for transit projects, suggesting to South Jersey business leaders that key players in Trenton are committed to finding new revenue.
Mayor Nutter and his allies are holding out hope to salvage the $1.86 billion Philadelphia Gas Works sale, and are applying enormous pressure on City Council to reconsider its surprise announcement on Monday that it was scuttling the deal without taking a vote.
The race for the highest court starts as soon as Tuesday's general election ends.
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - His audience was 75 people or so, many of them gray-haired men in camouflage caps who braced themselves against the wind in the parking lot of the Grice Classic Car and Trophy Game Museum, where stuffed grizzly bears stand like sentries guarding gleaming Chevys and Oldsmobiles.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.
After shouting down a protester during his lone day this week in New Jersey, Gov. Christie was on the road again Thursday, embarking on a cross-country tour that will send him through a staggering 19 states in four days as he campaigns for candidates ahead of the Nov. 4 elections.
TRENTON - Affordable housing advocates in New Jersey have asked the state's courts to take over enforcement of a law intended to ensure that homes will be within the financial reach of low- and moderate-income residents.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is downplaying an Arkansas U.S. Senate candidate's vote opposing Superstorm Sandy relief while campaigning for him.
Jeff Bell, New Jersey's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, has always been a long shot against Democratic incumbent Sen. Cory Booker, but that hasn't stopped some friends with deep pockets from trying to help.
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates sprinted toward the finish line Friday, going town to town and rally to rally making their final pitches and encouraging their supporters to cast ballots and get everyone they know to join them.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."
Bloomberg's Peter Cook reports on more memorable 2014 midterm campaign advertising. He speaks on "In The Loop." (2:20)
In her own words - at least according to an aide - LeAnna Washington was "the f--ing senator" who could do whatever she wanted.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tuesday's elections could leave the Senate with more former House members than ever.
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Wendy Davis once stirred excitement among Democrats nationwide, but her quest to be the next Texas governor now appears to face insurmountable odds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Clashing views over the nation's trajectory are closing out the final week before the midterm election.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Middle school art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help her oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.
WESTON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that the latest attack ad by his Democratic challenger Mary Burke shows she is desperate as the election nears and a poll shows her trailing by 7 points.
ATLANTA (AP) - With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority.
Jeff Bell, New Jersey's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, has always been a long shot against Democratic incumbent Sen. Cory Booker, but that hasn't stopped some friends with deep pockets from trying to help.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term.
CHICAGO (AP) - At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.
DENVER (AP) - As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is recuperating from a mild concussion after an early-morning car accident last week, her office said Friday.