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Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him.

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Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.

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Rival resumes campaign after Missouri auditor's suicide

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign Friday after taking a monthlong hiatus because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich, and she pledged that her consultants would no longer be involved in the type of negative attacks that had targeted Schweich.

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