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GOP Doubles Democrats' Staff Spending In Virginia Governors Race

The state's Republican Party is looking to claim its first statewide office in eight years.

GOP Doubles Democrats' Staff Spending In Virginia Governors Race
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California's Primary Elections Will Be Months Earlier

California's Primary Elections Will Be Months Earlier

This calendar shift means California's primary would likely fall on Super Tuesday instead of months later.

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The Republican National Committee is showing its commitment to winning statewide elections through its efforts in the Virginia governors race. Democrats there spent $1.5 million to hire 40 people, whereas Republicans spent $3 million to hire 80. And the extra commitment makes sense: Republicans haven't won a statewide race in Virginia in eight years.

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