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 [...]

FL Gov: Brutal Republican Primary Helps Alex Sink Take Lead in New Poll

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks to a brutal Republican primary battle between Attorney General Bill McCollum and billionaire Rick Scott, Democrat Alex Sink has been able to take the lead for the first time in Quinnipac’s newest poll. Quinnipac (8/11-16) Alex Sink (D) 31 Bill McCollum (R) 29 Bud Chiles (I) 12 Someone else 2 Wouldn’t Vote 5 DK/NA [...]

What If People Actually Vote for Hard-Right, Tea Party Republicans?

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:01 am

There has been much hope–or dread, depending on which party you support–that the embrace of arch-conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates in contest primaries could seriously cost the Republican Party several Senate seats this November. By my count, the GOP could lose at least five Senate race as a result of embracing a more conservative challenger [...]

FL Sen: Crist Remains Strong, Meek Remains… Meek

By: Friday July 30, 2010 12:42 pm

When governor Charlie Crist dropped out of the Republican primary, left his party and decided to run as an independent most people thought he did not stand much of a chance of winning. Yet since that time Crist has not only been able to consistently maintain a small lead and actually increase it slightly according [...]

Florida Races Become a Billionaire Boys’ Club

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 5:39 pm

The great state of Florida happens to have not one but two self-financed billionaire political novices running in primaries for top offices this year. Both are challenging veteran politicians with long histories in the state, and according to a new Quinnipiac poll, both have a double-digit lead over their opponents. On the Democratic side, billionaire [...]

FL Sen: Crist Holds Steady, Dems Stuck in Third Place

By: Wednesday July 21, 2010 8:30 am

The latest PPP poll (PDF) shows Florida Gov. Charlie Crist holding on to his modest plurality in his independent bid for the United States Senate. Republican Marco Rubio comes in second, and the official Democrat is stuck in the teens. Despite being one of the most polled contests this year, the dynamic in the Florida [...]

FL Sen: As Independent, Crist Can Still Raise Enough Money to Compete

By: Friday July 16, 2010 6:44 pm

One of the big questions when Florida Gov. Charlie Crist decided to run as an independent for Senate was whether he’d be able to raise sufficient money. Crist built up a large campaign war chest when he was a Republican, and he held on to the money when he left the GOP. But inability to [...]

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