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Political analyst says red state might bleed blue come December Senate election

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The Morning Jolt: Fox News says Alabama Senate race is a dead heat | Political Insider

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Fox News poll: Moore and Jones tied in Alabama Senate race - Hot Air

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Poll shows tied Alabama Senate race

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Poll shows tied Alabama Senate race


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Clinton got more votes than Trump -- Paula Dent

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Clinton got more votes than Trump -- Paula Dent


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Fox News Senate poll: Doug Jones, Roy Moore are tied

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Fox News Senate poll: Doug Jones, Roy Moore are tied


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New court ruling could allow Alaska Gov. Walker, an independent, to run in Democratic primary

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Political analyst says red state might bleed blue come December Senate election
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Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid
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Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid
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