Ads of the Week

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 10:39 pm

A semi-regular campaign feature of some of the most notable ads I’ve seen… • AK-Sen: This was a little while back, but I think it may account for Lisa Murkowski’s recent surge in the polls. Lisa Murkowski resurrected an ad she was going to run in the Republican primary featuring Ted Stevens, before he passed [...]

Ads of the Week

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 1:39 pm

So when I think of it, I’ll post some campaign ads that caught my eye throughout the week. Here goes: • Conservative Democrat Bobby Bright proudly announces that he votes 80% of the time with John Boehner. If you’ve given to the DCCC in the past two years, your money is going to someone like [...]

CA: Voters Dicey on Dems But at Least They Still Oppose Global Warming

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 9:46 pm

A new PPIC poll of California shows slim leads for Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. The looming cloud is Prop. 23, an effort by big oil companies to suspend the state’s strong climate-change law. Although support for the proposition is weak, the companies’ millions may be able to buy plenty of votes before November.

CA: Poll Shows People Prefer Pot to Pols

By: Wednesday July 28, 2010 7:13 pm

In addition to finding very positive numbers for Proposition 19, PPP also recently polled the Senate and Governor contests in California. In both races, the Democrat had a single-digit but statistically significant lead over the Republican challengers. All candidates had less popularity than the measure to legalize and regulate marijuana. Governor PPP (PDF) (7/23-25) Jerry [...]

CA Sen: Do-Nothing Dems, Stalling GOP Allow Fiorina to Stay in Striking Range of Boxer

By: Thursday July 8, 2010 1:07 pm

The bad news for Democrats keeps coming from the Field Research polling, which just yesterday showed Jerry Brown effectively tied in the Governor’s race with Meg Whitman. Today Field released its results from the Senate contest, (PDF) and they show incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer with only a three-point lead over her Republican challenger, Carly Fiorina. [...]

Senate at Stake: The Three Big Primaries Tomorrow

By: Monday June 7, 2010 8:30 am

A “super Tuesday” of primaries in 11 states features three races–Arkansas, California and Nevada–that will affect the makeup of the US Senate.

CA-Sen: Mickey Kaus Running as a Democrat Because He Hates Unions, Immigrants

By: Friday April 9, 2010 2:47 pm

Mickey Kaus, a guy whose blog people used to read, launched his campaign website and with it, a platform. While not listing the obvious reason for why he’s running – because no one pays attention to his blog anymore – the platform is illustrative of Kaus’s stands on what he sees as the most pressing issues facing Californians and the country. It’s also illustrative of why no one reads his blog anymore.

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