David Dayen


CA-36: Debra Bowen Announces Run for Congress

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State who won a Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for de-certifying e-voting machines in the state, officially announced her run for Congress today to replace Jane Harman. She cited the “strong outpouring of encouragement” from across the district among supporters as contributing to her decision. Bowen was a local [...]

AK-Sen: The Case of Miller v. Bad Spelling

By: Wednesday November 10, 2010 12:59 pm

Joe Miller looks destined to lose the Alaska Senate election if all the votes are counted. Naturally, he subsequently wants to make sure all the votes aren’t counted. Miller wants to force a change to the stated intention of the Alaska Elections Board on how they will count write-in ballots. Votes that misspell Lisa Murkowski’s [...]

Bye Bye Blanche – Money Wasted on Pointless Exercise Getting Her Nominated

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 8:43 pm

Blanche Lincoln’s loss was immediately called in Arkansas. John Boozman gave the second pickup for Republicans of the night, though two others were held off. John Raese has lost to Joe Manchin in West Virginia, and Linda McMahon lost to Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut. Republicans held Georgia, New Hampshire and North Carolina Senate seats, the [...]

Clean Sweep In Delaware – Dems Pick Up Only House Seat, Too

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 8:15 pm

Everyone will look at the Christine “I’m not a Senator” O’Donnell loss in Delaware, and assume that the Tea Party blew a clear win. But don’t look past the House seat as well. With Mike Castle giving up the seat, Democrats always had an edge here, and they had a good candidate in former Lt. [...]

Portman Wins in OH-Sen; NC, WV Too Early to Call

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:36 pm

Rob Portman has won the Senate race in Ohio over Lee Fisher. Portman, the former OMB Director under George W. Bush, was widely expected to win. Fisher handed his entire war chest at the end of the race to the Ohio Dem Party for GOTV efforts and went dark on television. The OH-Gov race between [...]

KY-Sen, IN-Sen Go To Republicans

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:03 pm

Republicans have their first Senate pickup of the night. Dan Coats was called the winner of the Indiana Senate race as soon as the polls closed across the state. Coats, a former Senator, will replace Evan Bayh. He defeated Rep. Brad Ellsworth in a race that was basically never in doubt. In addition, MSNBC called [...]

AK-Sen: America’s Most Unpredictable Election

By: Monday November 1, 2010 3:20 pm

I don’t think anybody with a track record in polling is going out of their way to make any predictions about tomorrow’s Senate race in Alaska, the strangest in the country, and one sure not to be decided for weeks after the results come in. A day after national Republicans apparently gave up on Joe [...]

AK Sen: Operation Chaos Produces Hundreds of Write-In Candidates

By: Friday October 29, 2010 2:57 pm

The last week of the Senate race in Alaska has been pretty chaotic. Continuing revelations about Joe Miller have led to him tumbling in the polls. Sarah Palin returned home to throw some Mean Girls-inspired insults at Lisa Murkowski, calling the Republican incumbent an “out-of-touch” liberal. With the dynamics of the race changing so fast, [...]

AK-Sen: Miller Cascades Into Third

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 6:22 pm

The latest poll from Hays Research out of Alaska shows cratering in support for Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, as a series of campaign missteps as well as his rejection of federal spending in a state that practically depends on it has sapped his previous lead. The poll shows Miller dropping eight points in a [...]

PA-Sen: Toomey Wrote the Book (Literally) on Shadowy Campaign Spending

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 9:00 am

This ad has been credited for helping to bring Joe Sestak back into the Senate race in Pennsylvania. The latest poll, from Reuters-Ipsos, shows a dead heat, after Sestak trailed for months. Just like in his primary victory over Arlen Specter, Sestak stormed back in the final stages and now could pull off the upset, [...]

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