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Don Gonyea

Don Gonyea appears in the following:

The Devastating History of Midterm Elections

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Many national figures in the Republican Party have been trying to give GOP candidates a boost in competitive races — and potentially help their own future presidential ambitions. Renee Montagne checks in with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's been keeping tabs on who's out on the trail.

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With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Friday, October 24, 2014

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

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Air Bag Recall Affects Millions Of Americans

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Owners of vehicles with Japanese Takata air bags have been told to replace them immediately. David Greene speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News about the air bag recall.

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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's now-rollicking U.S. Senate battle is turning it into a battleground, complicating efforts to predict which party will emerge from the midterm elections with control over the chamber.

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

Friday, October 10, 2014

Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.

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Secret Service's Hollywood Allure Fueled By Its Secrecy

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Before Secret Service agents found themselves the butt of late-night TV jokes, they were more used to being portrayed in big-budget Hollywood movies. We look at the service through Hollywood's lens.

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In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is taking it slow when it comes to public events. Her opponent, Democrat Rep. Gary Peters leads in polls, but the race is close.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Big Game In Town

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Why do advertisers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games?

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.

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Once Low-Key, U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddenly Volatile

Monday, September 08, 2014

Sen. Pat Roberts was expected to skate to re-election. Republicans now are panicked that he could lose to a well-funded independent candidate, harming the GOP's chances of winning Senate control.

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Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."

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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

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An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Monday, August 04, 2014

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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