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. [...]

Obama Undercuts Democrats’ Efforts to Depict GOP as Extremists

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 5:15 pm

With less than three weeks to go till the midterm election, President Obama has made the inexplicable choice to undercut the claims of many of his Democratic compatriots that the GOP has been taken over by uncompromising extremists incapable of sensible governing. In an interview with Peter Baker of the New York Times, Obama predicts [...]

In the Midst of a Possible Wave Election, a Reminder That Candidates Matter

By: Friday October 8, 2010 1:25 pm

Often overlooked in politics is how determinative macro-indicators can be to the general direction of an election. Factors such as the state of the economy, unemployment, favorability of the party and the popularity of the president are obvious influencers to the outcomes of elections, but while good candidates, clever messaging, and strong campaigns can’t reverse [...]

DE Sen: Flawed O’Donnell Helps Move Seat Firmly into Dem Column

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 3:12 pm

GOP nominee Christine O’Donnell is clearly one extremely flawed candidate, and her upset win in the Republican primary helped all but guarantee that Democrats will keep control of this open Senate seat. Two new polls have Democrat Chris Coons leading by double digits. Fairleigh Dickson (9/27-10/3) Chris Coons (D) 53 Christine O’Donnell (R) 36 Don’t [...]

Invisible Republicans Don’t Want Voters to Know Their Plans

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 1:34 pm

We’re seeing more and more discussion of the fact that Republican candidates nationwide have basically dropped off the map, relying on advertising and the national mood over retail campaigning and public appearances. As of Friday, Colorado Republican Senate hopeful Ken Buck had gone nine consecutive days without holding a public event and acknowledged to The [...]

DE-Sen: Castle Decides Against Write-In Bid

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 7:00 am

Rep. Mike Castle, defeated in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware by Christine O’Donnell, will not run a write-in campaign for the seat, electing not to follow in the footsteps of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who decided to avenge her primary loss in Alaska with the write-in bid. Castle said he was “humbled” by the support [...]

CA Sen: Boxer at 50%, Leads Fiorina by Eight

By: Monday September 20, 2010 1:30 pm

Republicans’ path to taking over the Senate this year was always very narrow, and was made even narrower by the recent GOP primary upset victory of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, which has moved that race into the “leans Democrat” column. To win the ten races needed to take control of the Senate would require a [...]

For Conservatives, Making Every GOP Moderate Fear Them Might be Worth Losing Delaware

By: Sunday September 19, 2010 12:11 pm

The lesson of Christine O’Donnell’s primary win in Delaware may be this: In politics you don’t elected officials to agree with you, just too afraid to vote against you.

WA, NV, OH Sen: CNN Poll Shows Murray Strong, Reid in Nail-Biter, Fisher Falling Far Behind

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 12:16 pm

A new set of likely voter polls for CNN/Time shows Democrats likely to hold on to the Senate seat in Washington State, Nevada’s Senate race still dead even, and Ohio sliding further into the Republican column. CNN / Time (PDF) (9/10-14) Nevada Senate Sharron Angle (R) 42 Harry Reid (D) 41 Scott Ashjian (T) 5 [...]

DE-Sen: GOP Deserts Primary Victor O’Donnell as Coons Takes Big Lead

By: Wednesday September 15, 2010 10:55 am

The Tea Party triumph of Christine O’Donnell in a small pool of conservatives in Delaware over moderate Mike Castle has led the bulk of the Republican Party to run screaming in the other direction. The NRSC, the Republican campaign arm in the Senate, gave the most cursory congratulatory statement I’ve ever seen, and followed it [...]

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