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FEB 18, 2013 - The Nation

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Gun-Violence Focused House Race Tests NRA's Political Toxicity

Chicago—Most countries take special elections to fill vacant seats in their national legislative chambers far more seriously than does the United States. In Britain, in particular, off-the-clock “by-elections” are recognized as testing grounds not just for candidates and parties but for issues. They are thoroughly covered by the media and often treated as mini-referendums that can send powerful signals regarding hot-button policy debates. American media outlets and pundits are less inclined toward that sort of analysis. But a crucial Democratic primary to fill a vacant ... Read More

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