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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) on Tuesday said there is still a chance that Republicans will fail to take the Senate even though they are favored to win the majority in the 2014 elections.

"You know, I’m not particularly good at that but everything I read says — there are people who do that and do that pretty much for a living — and they’re all saying now somewhere between 60 percent and 65 percent," Blunt said on KTRS Radio's "The McGraw Show" when asked about the the GOP's chances.

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The former campaign manager for Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's (pictured) 2012 Senate campaign on Tuesday pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $1.8 million from campaign funds, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield now faces up to 28 years in prison, as well as millions in fines. He also pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

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Republican National Committee co-chair Sharon Day suggested on Monday that some Wisconsin voters just aren't smart enough to vote Republican in the gubernatorial race.

"It's not going to be an easy election, it's a close election. Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why," Day said during a rally with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I don't want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife."

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery (pictured top left) for using his personal email to send pornographic images to state employees, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

McCaffery admitted that he sent sexually explicit emails with a private account. Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille released an account of over 200 emails sent or received by McCaffery containing inappropriate materials, according to the Inquirer.

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