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French conservatives pick woman for Paris mayor race

PARIS (Reuters) - The spokeswoman for Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election campaign last year won a primary election on Monday to become the conservative UMP party's candidate for the 2014 Paris mayoral race.Full story

Voting rights: Ohio secretary of state’s early-voting flip flop

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted was very concerned with election unformity--except in elections that won't help Republicans when back the White House. Full story

Well-known political names compete for South Carolina seat

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Voters went to the polls on Tuesday to choose among several high profile candidates in a special primary election to fill a vacant seat in coastal South Carolina's 1st Congressional District. Full story

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Two veteran Los Angeles officials set for runoff in mayor's race

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  Not a normal year in Michigan

Rachel Maddow reviews the stakes in the Michigan Republican primary election where the House seat vacated by the eccentric and vote-fraud-scandal troubled Republican Thadeus McCotter is being sought by a reindeer farming Santa performer versus a Republican Party-backed write-in candidate.

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