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From The Upshot: 7 Forecasters on 11 Interesting Senate Races

The G.O.P. has the advantage in the fight to control the Senate, but there have been dramatic shifts in individual races.

A Textbook on Managing Campaigns, by the Managers Themselves

Secrets from a cross-section of campaign managers will be revealed in a new textbook due out in early 2016 — just in time for the next presidential election.

Races to Watch: Georgia’s 12th District

As part of The Times's "The Races to Watch Across All 50 States" Interactive, we here on First Draft will be highlighting some of our favorites from now until election day. Up first, Georgia's twelfth district.

Down to the Wire: Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island and Wisconsin

The contests for governor in Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island and Wisconsin remain close, while the Democrats in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania have double-digit leads, according to the latest polls.

Former Boston Mayor Dies at 71

Thomas M. Menino, who served as Boston's mayor for 20 years, has died at the age of 71.

More Good Economic News? It Will Take Some Time to Sink In

Democrats have not been able to capitalize on recent positive economic news.

19 States in 5 Days, to Stump for Other Governors

As part of his duties as chairmen of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Chris Christie is criss-crossing the country, stumping with gubernatorial candidates in 19 states over a five day span.

How Do You Say ‘Please, Let Me Respond’ in Spanish?

The candidates in Colorado's 6th District will face off in what appears to be the nation's first-ever congressional debate entirely in Spanish between two non-Latino candidates.

In Michigan, Spending Big Money to Stop Big Money

Mayday PAC, a group that supports political spending limits, is spending millions of dollars to beat Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican.

Candidates Stick to Script in Last Louisiana Debate

The final debate in the Louisiana Senate race delivered few surprises.

Dan Sullivan’s Final Word in Alaska? Obama.

Dan Sullivan released a final ad in Alaska on Thursday in which he never mentions his Democratic rival, focusing instead on the president.

Today in Politics

Election watchers might want to take a moment to savor the uncertainty of these midterms.

Senator Angus King Switches Endorsement in Maine Governor’s Race

Senator Angus King, the Maine independent who had backed another independent, Eliot Cutler, for governor, switched his allegiance to the Democrat, Representative Michael H. Michaud.

Seven Endangered House Democrats Get a Cash-Infusion

Increasingly worried about some of its incumbents, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is putting more money behind seven Democrats in tough contests less than a week before Election Day.

Worried, Harry Reid Revisits Impeachment Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid, facing the likely loss of Democratic control of the Senate, is bringing out the bogeymen.

Latinos Still Lean Toward Democrats, but Less So

With inaction defining the immigration debate in Washington this year, Latinos’ support for Democrats has softened going into the midterm elections next week, but they still heavily favor Democrats over Republicans, according to a new poll.

Truest to Life? Holder Says ‘House of Cards’

Attorney General Eric Holder talks TV and perhaps reveals something about his views on life in Washington.

First Draft Focus: At the Bradlee Funeral

Quinn Bradlee, a son of Benjamin C. Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post, rested his head on the coffin after he spoke at his father's funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.

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