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Bonus episode: Ala. Sen. Doug Jones speaks with the AP

12/12/2018
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Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., comes by the AP and talks about his upset win, 2020 and even impeachment.

Duration:00:42:24

Midterms send more women, minorities and LGBT candidates into office than ever before

11/8/2018
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The midterms had something for everyone with wins for both parties, but one thing is clear: voters are willing to elect a much more diverse slate of candidates with many victorious "firsts."

Duration:00:13:42

Final Countdown: Voters have their say

11/1/2018
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Ground Game turns the microphone over to you, the voter, to hear what issues are motivating you in 2018.

Duration:00:09:19

Battlegrounds, intraparty fights and indicted candidates: All things California

10/25/2018
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With Dems vying for deep red seats in the OC, a senior senator facing a real challenge and at least one candidate under indictment, we're talking California drama ahead of the midterms.

Duration:00:25:12

Money talks: Outside groups flood airways on behalf of campaigns

10/18/2018
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Unhindered by campaign finance restrictions, pressure groups are spending big bucks to support and oppose political candidates around the country.

Duration:00:33:55

Politicians fight to win over suburban women

10/11/2018
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In places like Virginia's 10th Congressional District, both parties are fighting for 2018's most prized voters, suburban women —swing voters seen as key to winning in this contentious election cycle.

Duration:00:25:10

Bonus episode: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with AP

10/9/2018
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with AP about the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the upcoming midterm elections and President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:37:32

Show-Me State showdown

10/4/2018
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Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is making a bid for a third term in a state that's become increasingly red, setting up a nationally watched showdown that could prove key to which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Duration:00:18:16

Spoiler Alert: Could Gary Johnson's third-party bid cloud New Mexico's Senate race?

9/27/2018
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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has jumped into his home state's U.S. Senate race in a bid to unseat the Democratic incumbent. We explore what impact this pot-smoking, Libertarian ex-presidential candidate could have on the race.

Duration:00:26:40

On thin ice: Minnesota is one place Dems could lose ground in November

9/20/2018
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Long a Democratic stronghold, Minnesota has four congressional seats that are looking like toss-ups in November as the issues dividing voters around the country come into sharp focus. Also: hockey.

Duration:00:28:17

Upsets and uphill fights: The stage is set for an unpredictable midterm

9/13/2018
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With less than two months to go before the November midterm elections, we talk about what trends are emerging and what surprises to look out for.

Duration:00:36:05

Is Massachusetts upset a sign of a younger, more progressive Democratic party?

9/6/2018
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What do primary upsets like the one in Massachusetts mean for the future of the Democratic party? Are they a function of a younger, more diverse electorate? Or a long-term push to the left?

Duration:00:26:34

Making the call: How the AP declares election night winners

8/30/2018
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From tallying votes to declaring winners to polling voters, The Associated Press has played a crucial role in every major American election for more than 150 years. Here's how and why we do it.

Duration:00:41:02

Out of Whack: Packing, cracking and the art of the partisan gerrymander

8/23/2018
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Every 10 years, congressional district lines are redrawn by politicians hoping to strengthen their party. How statehouse elections impact Washington and national politics.

Duration:00:32:17

Trump doesn't wait until Election Day to wade into Florida politics

8/16/2018
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Presidents tend to stay out of primary politics in midterm elections, backing nominees only after voters have had their say. But Donald Trump has put his finger on the scale in Florida's gubernatorial race by tweeting his endorsement of Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has closely aligned himself with Trump.

Duration:00:19:20

Has Arizona changed enough to vote a Democrat into the Senate?

8/9/2018
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With Republican candidates moving to the right in Arizona, can a former Green Party activist win over centrists?

Duration:00:31:15

#MeToo shaking up politics? In state houses, not so much

8/2/2018
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Allegations of sexual misconduct have cost a lot of powerful people their jobs in the age of #MeToo, but in state politics, many candidates are following the example of President Trump and weathering the storm.

Duration:00:23:19

Will Trump's tariffs sting Republican candidates in trade-dependent red states?

7/26/2018
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President Trump has launched tariffs he believes will lead to better trade deals for U.S. manufacturers in the future, but retaliatory tariffs are hurting farmers now. How will Republicans in trade-dependent states like Tennessee stay true to their free-trade philosophy while backing the popular president?

Duration:00:26:20

Can Abrams make history in Georgia as country's first African-American woman governor?

7/19/2018
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Georgia's Stacey Abrams faces an uphill battle to become the first black woman elected governor in the United States. But her star power has drawn national attention and motivated some of her party's most loyal voters: fellow black women.

Duration:00:27:29

Centrist Heitkamp treads tightrope in Trump-loving North Dakota

7/12/2018
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Candidates with complicated relationships with President Donald Trump face uphill battles in places where the president is popular, like reliably Republican North Dakota. The president's chance to nominate another Supreme Court justice just adds pressure from both sides.

Duration:00:24:56