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September 2, 2014

Remainders: Larry Flynt Backs Mark Sanford

Polls close for the special primary for Senate in Massachusetts at 8 p.m. EDT. Check Roll Call tonight for results.

In the meantime, here’s what you might have missed “At the Races” on Tuesday …

#SC01: Larry Flynt — the publisher of Hustler — endorsed former Gov. Mark Sanford’s special election bid. He’s said he’ll donate the maximum to the struggling Republican’s campaign.

And in what will likely come as more welcome support, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and FreedomWorks PAC backed Sanford over the Democratic nominee, Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Meanwhile, House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, targeted female Republicans in its final ad before Election Day.

#PAgov: GOP Gov. Tom Corbett’s terrible polling makes Republicans nervous about four suburban Philadelphia seats.

#GAsen: Republican Rep. Jack Kingston will hold two news conferences on Thursday — and all signs point to him announcing a bid for Senate.

#2016: Libertarian Gary Johnson sounded like “he’s up for another run” in a speech at George Washington University on Monday night.

What we’re mulling on Tuesday…#NHpolitics: Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., faced questions from the daughter of a Newtown, Conn., shooting victim at a town hall on Tuesday, via NBC News. Earlier this month, Ayotte voted against a Senate bill that would have expanded background checks for gun purchasers.

#WV02: Charleston attorney Nick Casey, a former state Democratic Party chairman, is gearing up to run in the open-seat race to replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., according to West Virginia Metro News. Capito is running for Senate.

#NY18: Former Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican, is gearing up for a rematch with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., via Bloomberg News.

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