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Candidates weigh last-minute spending decisions before midterms

Nov 2, 2018
Campaigns entered the final stretch with record amounts of cash, but must strike a delicate balance of how much to spend in order to win.
U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks to supporters during a campaign rally at Harvest Run Park November 2, 2018 in Carrollton, Texas. 
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Campaigns target young voters, but will they show up on Election Day?

Oct 10, 2018
This campaign season, millions of dollars are being spent to convince young voters to register and vote in the midterm elections.
A pollster loads paper into a primary registration machine at the Travis County Courthouse in 2008 in Austin, Texas.
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