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Yesterday | Boston.com

JEFF JACOBYSeth Moulton's win will still be the exception

The political newcomer, an Iraq War veteran with three Harvard degrees , was the first Massachusetts candidate in 22 years to vanquish a sitting congressman from his own party. It last happened in 1992, when upstart Marty Meehan booted incumbent Chet Atkins in the Fifth Congressional District, then went on to win the seat in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Massachusetts, Life, Veteran Affairs, Chet Atkins, Country, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

In Pinellas, House District 68 candidates say Duke needs to shape up

State Rep. Dwight Dudley says comparing Duke Energy to a flock of vultures just wouldn't be fair - to the vultures. "Vultures have the common courtesy to fly off when the bones are cleaned, unlike Duke," said Dudley, who in two years has arguably become the Florida Legislature's leading critic of big utilities Dudley, D-St.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young, Pinellas Park, FL, Democrat

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Beast

Great Gay GOP Hope of 2014 Is DimmingBy Ben Jacobs

At the start of campaign season, chances were good the party would get new openly gay members of Congress this year. But two bad primaries and a lost endorsement have changed all that.

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Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Jim Kolbe, John Tierney, Democrat

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Pridesource.com

In Apology To Trans Community, HRC Pledges Push For Broad LGBT Bill

In a gracious and surprising move, the president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation. "I want to cut right to the chase here today," said Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin in Atlanta Sept.

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Related Topix: Transgender, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican

Wed Sep 10, 2014

MLive.com

Michigan Dems push gay rights issue with new bills, but GOP action unlikely until lame-duck

State Sen. Rebekah Warren on Wednesday announced a new proposal to add "fully inclusive" sexual orientation and gender identity protections to Michigan's existing anti-discrimination law. The Ann Arbor Democrat has pitched similar bills in past sessions only to see them stall, but Republican leaders have said they're open to a discussion this fall.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Politico

Tierney ousted - Coakley, Raimondo win New England primaries

ON TO NOVEMBER: The fourth House incumbent of the cycle suffered a primary loss Tuesday as Democrat Seth Moulton defeated Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th District. "Moulton, 35, will face moderate, openly gay Republican Richard Tisei, 52, in the fall campaign," Campaign Pro's Kyle Cheney writes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann McLane, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican

Washington Blade

Gay candidates win Mass. primaries

Massachusetts could have the country's first out attorney general after Maura Healey on Tuesday easily defeated former state Sen. Warren Tolman in the Democratic primary. Maura Healey defeated former state Sen. Warren Tolman by a 62-38 percent margin in the race to succeed Attorney General Martha Coakley who easily won the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, Democrat, Edward Kennedy, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Gay/Lesbian, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

In calling for a boycott of the Target chain of stores because the company now supports marriage rights for same-sex couples, the American Family Association writes : [E]very Christian in this nation should let Target know it is out of step with the majority of Americans who support natural marriage. Let's check some 2014 poll results and see what percent of Americans are for marriage equality and against it: McClatchy-Marist : 54% For vs. 38% Against.

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, US News, US Politics, John Tierney, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

WGBH

Scott Brown Captures N.H. Republican Senate Nomination

Scott Brown, right, a former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, waves to supporters as his wife Gail, left, claps after he won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday in Concord, N.H. Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown moved one step closer to returning to Washington with a win Tuesday in New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary. With 78 percent of the state's 301 precincts reporting, Brown had just under 50 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Scott Brown, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Massachusetts Incumbent Tierney Loses Democratic U.S. House Primary

Massachusetts Democrat John Tierney became the fourth House incumbent, and the first in his party, to lose a 2014 primary. Mr. Tierney on Tuesday conceded defeat to Seth Moulton, a 35-year-old Iraq war veteran who argued that he would do better in a politically gridlocked Washington than the nine-term incumbent.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John Tierney, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Life, Veteran Affairs

Daily Kos

Elections Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island primary liveblog #5

Tonight voters in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island go to the polls for state and federal party primaries, while New York will hold a primary for state-level offices only . Delaware is also up, but there isn't much to see there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Foster's Daily Democrat

Light voter turnout predicted

The Secretary of State's office projects that three times more Republicans than Democrats will vote in the primary elections today. Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan said because there are a number of major contested races in the Republican primary, his office is projecting that 142,000 people will vote in it.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Switched

Primary Season Comes To A Close As Scott Brown, Martha Coakley Seek Redemption

Voters in five states go to the polls Tuesday to bring this year's primary cycle to a near close. Louisiana holds a nonpartisan primary on Nov. 4, and that race could be drawn out until early December if no candidate gets at least 50 percent of the vote.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisiana, US Politics, John Tierney, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Frank Guinta

SeacoastOnline

N.H. primary races featuring feuds, fresh faces

Republicans seeking their party's nomination in next weeks state primary, from left, former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, former state Sen. Jim Rubens and former U.S. Sen. From Mass. Scott Brown, speak during a televised debate, Thursday Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Scott Brown

Roll Call

Could John Tierney Lose His Primary?

Rep. John F. Tierney faces the toughest primary of his 18-year congressional career Tuesday, when he will attempt to stave off a top-flight and well-funded fellow Democratic opponent. For months, polls have shown Tierney with a hefty advantage over Iraq War veteran Seth Moulton.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, 2012 Presidential Election

National Journal

What to Watch in 2014's Last Primaries

Five states will wrap on this year's primary elections Tuesday, and four have some interesting races. Delaware voters also go to the polls this week, but both Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons and Democratic Rep. John Carney are heavy favorites for reelection in November.

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Related Topix: Representative John Carney, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Christopher Coons, Democrat, John Tierney, Scott Brown, Republican

Sun Sep 07, 2014

National Journal

What to Watch in 2014's Last Primaries

Five states will wrap on this year's primary elections Tuesday, and four have some interesting races. Delaware voters also go to the polls this week, but both Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons and Democratic Rep. John Carney are heavy favorites for reelection in November.

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Related Topix: Representative John Carney, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Christopher Coons, Democrat, John Tierney, Scott Brown, Republican

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Boston Herald

Carr: Oval Office under triple threat

The American people were minding their own business when suddenly three of the most frightening figures in American politics, shameless hacks who couldn't park a bicycle straight, suddenly began babbling about running for president in 2016. First it was John Kerry on Wednesday in D.C. with several other former secretaries of state, saying, in what passes for a jocular tone, "I'm sort of thinking 2016, OK?" No, it's not OK.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Clinton, MA, US House of Representatives, Edward Kennedy, Opinion

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Boston.com

Yvonne Abraham Tricky race for John Tierney

Behold, Seth Moulton's biggest asset in his campaign to unseat longtime incumbent Congressman John Tierney: that even if this challenger were an ape, Salem resident Don Armell would still vote for him. That's the way it is in the Sixth District these days.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Abraham, Alternative

Daily Kos

Barney Frank Has the Last Word On Atheism

Our days long meta stew on atheism vs. theism can only be complete once jazzed up with the simple but potent spice of retired Congressman Barney Frank.

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Related Topix: Atheism, US Politics, Religion, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

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