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Republican Walker gains in Wisconsin, Brownback struggles in Kansas
Republican Walker gains in Wisconsin, Brownback struggles in Kansas

New polls have clarified the status of some of the nation's most competitive races for governor, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker apparently gaining ground in Wisconsin and another prominent conservative Republican, Gov. Sam Brownback, receiving more bad news in Kansas. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate has received the lion's share of attention in this election year, but races for governor will also provide clues about the national political mood as well as pointers for the coming presidential election. A loss by Brownback, for example, would be widely interpreted as an indication that he tried to move the state too far to the right, even for deeply Republican Kansas....

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