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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine lawmakers unanimously vote to investigate Paul LePage

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage Leading Off: • ME-Gov: The Paul LePage situation has quickly ramped up to ludicrous speed. As you may know, Maine's Republican governor threatened to cut off half a million dollars worth of funding for a charter...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Virginia GOP decides it'd be just fine with another Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli delivering his concession speech Leading Off: • VA-Gov: Remember Ken Cuccinelli? Remember E.W. Jackson? Of course you do. They were the nut butters that Virginia Republicans put forth to run as a ticket for governor and...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Supreme Court upholds independent redistricting in Arizona

Arizona's congressional map remains intact Leading Off: • Redistricting: Advocates for redistricting reform scored a crucial victory Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission. Passed byShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Is Tammy Duckworth's 17-point lead just too good to be true?

Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth Leading Off: • IL-Sen: What the what? Local pollster Ogden & Fry just released a new survey of Illinois' Senate race, and they have Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth beating GOP Sen....Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine legislators consider impeachment for LePage

How could anyone want to impeach this man? Leading Off: • ME-Gov: Political life in Maine has been tumultuous ever since Republican Paul LePage assumed the governorship four years ago, but things up there just got a whole lot crazier. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: North Carolina Dems resume their search for a Senate candidate

Republican Sen. Richard Burr Leading Off: • NC-Sen: On Tuesday night, Roll Call reported that former Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan will not be challenging Republican incumbent Richard Burr next year, and she soon confirmed the story. National Democrats made it no secret that they wanted Hagan back. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Democratic prospects look dicey in Kentucky this fall

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin Leading Off: • KY-Gov: It's been a month since tea partying businessman Matt Bevin pulled off an unlikely 83-vote win in the Republican primary, but we've had to wait until now for a public poll this fall's general election. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Flame on! New Jersey's Torch weighs a Senate comeback

Then-Sen. Bob Torricelli pulling the plug on his 2002 re-election campaign Leading Off: • NJ-Sen: Though Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on corruption charges back in April, it's still far too early to start playing the "who might replace him if he steps down?" game. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A guilty plea throws the Columbus mayoral race into chaos

Columbus mayoral frontrunner Andrew Ginther got some incredibly bad news on Friday Leading Off: • Columbus Mayor: City Council President Andrew Ginther had looked like the clear favorite against Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott, a fellow Democrat, in this fall's general election, but that may have all changed on Friday. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Both parties nervously await Maggie Hassan's Senate decision

New Hampshire Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan Leading Off: • NH-Sen, Gov: Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan isn't expected to decide if she'll challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte until after the legislative session ends around July 1. It...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Labor aims to beat one of the House's most conservative Dems

California Democratic Rep. Jim Costa Leading Off: • CA-16: Rep. Jim Costa is one of the biggest pains in the Democratic caucus. Despite representing a seat that Obama won 59-39, Costa has one of the most conservative voting records of...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Mark Kirk channels The Office for bogus no-pology

Sen. Mark Kirk is sorry. Leading Off: • IL-Sen: Remember when you got in trouble as a kid and offered up a simple and automatic "I'm sorry" to get your parents/ teachers off your back, even though the only thing you were sorry about was getting caught? Well, Republican Sen. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republican congressman muses: What if the VA ran ISIS?

Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman Leading Off: • CO-06: Republican Rep. Mike Coffman just experienced a fresh outbreak of Coffman's Disease, a dreaded affliction that the Daily Kos Elections Journal of Medicine defines as what happens...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Pete King: 'The only victim here is Denny Hastert'

Republican Rep. Pete King (right) with now ex-Rep. Mike Grimm Leading Off: • NY-02: For reals? Pete King said this? "I don't know what this is about. Apparently this person came and threatened to disclose something on Denny Hastert that goes back over 35 years, that happened 35 years ago, and he was taking money out illegally to pay the person. Show More Summary

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It's Monday, again. Or as Jeb! Bush calls it, "Monday!". I really thought this election cycle was going to be boring, but thankfully, someone's had the ingenuity to revive the Lamar! exclamation point, and really liven up the joint again. Show More Summary

Your complete guide to 2015's top international elections

Click to enlarge While we mainly focus on American races at Daily Kos Elections, 2015 offers plenty of exciting international elections. Just recently, we saw the left win in Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, for the first time in 85 years. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Kirk: Graham's 'a bro with no ho' as 'we'd say on South Side'

Illinois GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Leading Off: • IL-Sen: Sen. Mark Kirk has the difficult task of running for re-election in Illinois next year as a Republican. He also has a day job on Capitol Hill that includes things like attending meetings...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Meet the Republican who wants you building arks until you die

GOP billionaire Greg Gianforte (artist's rendition) Leading Off: • MT-Gov: While plenty of Republicans are excited about wealthy businessman Greg Gianforte, who is likely to run against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, others are worried that he may be too conservative even for Montana. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Swingy Ohio is host to a tight Senate race

Republican Sen. Rob Portman Leading Off: • OH-Sen: Public Policy Polling takes a look at next year's Ohio Senate race and finds a very tight contest. Republican Sen. Rob Portman holds a 43-41 edge against ex-Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, not too different from the 45-45 tie they found in March. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: After a tight win, Peter Shumlin will not seek re-election

Retiring Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Leading Off: • VT-Gov, AL: After pulling off an embarrassingly close victory against Republican Scott Milne last year, Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin has chosen to retire rather than seek a fourth two-year term. Show More Summary

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