Bipartisanship Is Dying and Shouldn’t Be Mourned

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 2:21 pm

Last night in Indiana long time Republican incumbent senator Richard Lugar lost a primary challenge to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Thanks to the state’s “sore loser law” there is no way Lugar can win the election. Lugar’s loss has basically guaranteed that the Republican senate caucus will be more unified, partisan and less compromising. At [...]

May 8th Election Night Primer

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 12:52 pm

Today has turned into a remarkably eventful May 8th primary. Significant contested elections are currently taking place in Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Indiana – Today we may witness the very rare occurrence of a sitting Senator losing a primary. Long time Republican incumbent Dick Lugar appears to be in bad shape heading into today’s [...]

Tomorrow Could Be the End of Dick Lugar’s Career

By: Monday May 7, 2012 12:24 pm

Tomorrow is primary day in Indiana, and things are looking very bad for long time incumbent Republican Senator Dick Lugar. Lugar is facing a serious primary challenge from State Treasurer Richard Mourdock who has the backing of the Tea Party and some of biggest spending conservative groups, including the Club for Growth and the National [...]

Senate Democrats’ Prospects Appear to Be Modestly Improving

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 11:38 am

Things appear to be looking up for Senate Democrats. While this year will be inherently very tough for Senate Democrats — they have 23 seats to defend compared to the Republicans who have only 10 seats up this year — the Democrats recently received several pieces of good news.  Earlier this year there seemed to [...]

Incumbent GOP Senators Have Little to Fear in General Election

By: Friday April 20, 2012 2:22 pm

As a result of which year Senate seats are up and several retirements, extremely few sitting Republican senators have anything to fear this November. There are only 10 Republican-held seats up this year; and because of retirement, only 7 incumbent Republicans are running in those seats. Of those seven incumbents, only two are considered to [...]

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