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Left-leaning upstarts hope to unseat veteran senators

WASHINGTON — US voters cast ballots Tuesday in a handful of key races that may foretell how anger at Washington will shape November elections that will decide the future of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Three primaries are expected to test the limits of Obama’s influence over the Democratic party’s rank-and-file,…

14-term congressman loses seat in West Virginia

Representative Alan Mollohan, a 14-term Democrat, has become the first House member of the 2010 campaign to lose a re-election bid after a West Virginia state senator defeated him. Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election showed state Senator Mike Oliverio leading Mollohan 56 percent to 44 percent in the primary vote…