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Lawmakers Eyeing 2014 in Farm Talks
Fri Nov 29, 2013 08:05 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- When Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was running for her North Dakota seat in 2012, she got a little help from House Republicans.

The GOP-controlled House's inability to pass a farm bill last year bolstered Ms. Heitkamp's attacks on the Republican Party and on her GOP opponent, even though he had criticized House leaders' handling of the legislation. Ms. Heitkamp even campaigned with the Senate's agriculture panel chairwoman, who had just ushered through a bipartisan farm bill.

Now, as the House and Senate struggle to agree on a new farm bill, the lessons of elections like ...

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