Election 2016

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Elissa Slotkin for Congress

It's a congressional race that political pundits and prognosticators are watching closely, and it just so happens to be in our backyard. 

Michigan's 8th Congressional District represents Livingston and Ingham Counties, as well as parts of Oakland County. Democratic candidate Elissa Slotkin is challenging the incumbent, Representative Mike Bishop (R), who is running for his third term.

The Indiana Debate Commission received more questions about climate change for Monday night's Senate debate than any other topic. 

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High-stakes low-profile

Democrat and political newcomer Sharice Davids is leading in multiple polls and recent fundraising in her bid to oust Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder.

Not so much in public appearances.

KCUR’s Sam Zeff explores her apparent lay-low strategy to win in a district that covers the Kansas side of the Kansas City area.

Schooling you on the candidates

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The Supreme Court welcomes its newest justice Tuesday as Brett Kavanaugh takes the bench for his first arguments since a contentious Senate voted narrowly to confirm him, cementing a decades-long campaign by conservatives to reshape the nation's highest court.

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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), center, speaks during a U.S. Senate debate against Republican Mike Braun, right, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton, left. (Photo courtesy Indiana Debate Commission, Darron Cummings/AP)
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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Republican challenger Mike Braun wasted no time in going on the attack in the first debate of this year’s Senate race.

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Take a look at the Kansas budget and one item looms large, eating up more state spending than anything else.

Schools swallow about $4.5 billion. That spending rose after an infusion of cash by lawmakers earlier this year in response to a court ruling in a long-running fight over whether state government does enough to support public education.

The leading candidates for governor offer various notions about how best to build strong schools in the state — how much to spend and where best to put those tax dollars.

Laura Kelly, the state senator and Democratic nominee, says there’s little getting around a need to spend more.

Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate and secretary of state, contends the state could spend money better if districts would just trim their administrative fat.

Greg Orman, a Kansas City-area businessman and independent candidate, thinks he can fix schools by revving up the state’s economy.

Taylor Swift is done being apolitical. On Sunday, the pop megastar took to Instagram and endorsed two Democratic candidates up for election in Tennessee.

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