MN-08: Tarryl Clark Uses Partisan Anger for a Political Two-Step

By: Monday May 9, 2011 12:48 pm

Long-shot races against polarizing incumbents could become one of the newest routes for young politicians to fast-track their political careers, if Democrat Tarryl Clark’s recent political two-step pays off. Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06) is one of the most extremely polarizing figures in politics. Parts of the Republican base love her, and, with an equal [...]

Government Contractors Will Fight for Right to Secretly Use Tax Dollars to Campaign for More Tax Dollars

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 12:24 pm

A government contractor’s entire business model is based on trying to convince the politicians in power to give it large sums of taxpayer money. It should be evident to everyone that the potential for corruption is as enormous as the possible profits. Contractors clearly have a massive incentive to take some of the taxpayer money [...]

Left Wing Nation: America Says, Tax the Rich, Don’t Cut Social Safety Net

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 12:01 pm

When it comes to tax policy and what to do about our social safety net, it seems the American people overwhelmingly support what would be labeled in Washington “radical left wing” positions. From the McClatchy-Marist poll: On tackling the deficit, voters by a margin of 2-to-1 support raising taxes on incomes above $250,000, with 64 [...]

Big Majorities Feel Rich Individuals and Large Corporations Pay Too Little in Taxes

By: Monday April 18, 2011 5:05 pm

While most Americans feel that middle class and lower income individuals pay their fair share or too much in taxes, overwhelming majorities believe rich people and corporations pay far too little, according to the latest poll from Gallup. A total of 59 percent think upper income Americans are paying less than their fair share of [...]

Majority Think Wealth Should Be More Evenly Distributed

By: Friday April 15, 2011 8:45 am

Fifty-seven percent of Americans think wealth and money should be more evenly distributed and don’t think the current situation, with a hyper-concentration of money in the hands of a few, is fair, according to the latest Gallup poll. While there is a strong belief that wealth should be more evenly distributed, the country is more [...]

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, [...]

Can Bulging War Chests Save Endangered Democrats in 2010?

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 6:08 pm

Traditionally, a large fundraising advantage was a strong indicator that an incumbent was safe. Being able to outspend your opponent on campaign ads and staff is clearly a big advantage. Strong fundraising is also a decent, all be it imperfect, indicator of a candidate’s (and the opponent’s) level of commitment to the campaign. An analysis [...]

Money Race: Democrats Reducing Ad Buys in Key Swing Districts, Spending in Outside Shots

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 1:18 pm

Hotline on Call is the best place to watch for an assessment of how the campaign committees view the races around the country, and they have two interesting articles up. First, they see Democrats dropping their spending in some swing races where they’re likely to lose: According to ad buy data confirmed by both Democratic [...]

Feingold Refuses DSCC Money

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 1:54 pm

In his latest TV ad, Russ Feingold displays that most hated of symbols in Wisconsin, a Minnesota Viking celebrating in the end zone. His point is that Ron Johnson and his corporate backers are getting too cocky before the votes are cast. One area where Feingold is taking a gamble that Johnson will get to [...]

eMeg Dumps Another $20m into Campaign

By: Tuesday April 6, 2010 12:22 am

And this is just to get her through the primary! The California governorship : Buy It Now!

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