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House Pickup List (UPDATED)

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 9:18 pm

House seats that have changed party: Republican to Democrat: DE-AL: John Carney (D) wins open seat of Mike Castle (R) LA-02: Cedric Richmond (D) defeats Joseph Cao (R) Democrat to Republican: AL-02: Martha Roby defeats Bobby Bright (D) AZ-01: Gosar (R) defeats Kirkpatrick (D) AZ-05: Schweikert (R) defeats Mitchell (D) AR-01 : Rick Crawford (R) [...]

FDL Election Projection Challenge: Last Chance to Place Your Bets

By: Monday November 1, 2010 12:26 pm

So what’s going to  happen tomorrow?  Will Prop 19 win or lose, will the Democrats keep the Senate, and how many seats will switch parties in the House? Place your bets now in the FDL Election Projection challenge. Questions: How many House seats will Democrats hold in the 112th Congress? How many Senate seats will [...]

FDL’s Election Projection Challenge – Place Your Bets

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 1:07 pm

Make Your Predictions for FDL’s 2010 Election Challenge Use the form below to cast your predictions for the 2010 midterm elections & 112th Congress. There will be prizes for the winners! Email # of seats in House Democratic caucus Currently 255 # of seats in Senate Democratic caucus Currently 59 Will Prop 19 pass? Yes [...]

Greenberg Poll: Democrats’ “Blame Bush” and “Go Forward, Not Back” Message Driving Voters to GOP

By: Friday October 8, 2010 12:47 pm

The White House has no plans to give up on its blame-Bush strategy. A White House adviser says that George W. Bush and his policies created “the hole we’re in,” and President Obama will keep reminding the country of the economic “mess” he inherited.” — US News & World Report, February 9, 2010 “We can [...]

Top 10 Reasons the Democrats Might Do Better In 2010 Than You Think

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 12:13 pm

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but with all of the “professional left” nonsense being tossed around by Democratic elites, it’s been hard to get to. However, I actually think there is reason to believe the Democrats may do better in the November elections than many believe.  Not great, but better [...]

Lincoln Defeats Halter: Post-Mortem

By: Wednesday June 9, 2010 12:35 am

Yeah it sucks, and I’m in no mood to write one of those “we fought the good fight” pieces any more than you’re in the mood to read one. So a few quick points: 1) There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that Blanche Lincoln’s derivatives amendment would never be in the financial regulation [...]

NYT Celebrates Primary Day With a Halter Hit Piece

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 12:36 pm

(Visit FDL’s Arkansas Senate Race page throughout the day for the latest news) The New York Times conveniently picks today to run a hit piece on Bill Halter.  It’s rife from top to bottom with misinformation. One “Lara Bergthold, a left-wing political consultant” is quoted, who worked with Halter on the 2003 Wes Clark campaign: [...]

Video: Voters Being Turned Away in Arkansas

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 5:37 pm

The Arkansas machine is really turning out for Blanche Lincoln. Despite promises from Election Commissioner Charles Tapp that they wouldn’t shut down polling places in Garland County (site of Bill Halter’s best performance during the first primary), voters are in fact being turned away as seen in the video above. Says Blue Arkansas, “make no [...]

Steve Singiser and the DCCC Propaganda Shop

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 11:43 am

It’s unfortunate when party propaganda overrides objectivity when it comes to analyzing polling numbers, because it starts to color your impressions of someone’s future reliability. In this case, Steve Singiser: OH-01: Right wing poll claims GOP lead over Dem incumbent If you bought the FDL/SUSA polls from a few months back, then I suppose we [...]

What Can You Say — We Dared You, Blanche

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 11:18 am

Bill Halter outperformed the polls last night, chalking up 42.5% of the vote (136,660) to Blanche Lincoln’s 44.5% (145,207). That left D.C. Morrison with 13% (42,349). It doesn’t take a genius to see where this is headed.  The momentum is all in Halter’s favor for the June 8 runoff. As Addy Stan writes today,  it [...]

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