Santorum Triumphs in the South, Romney Wins Hawaii

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:25 am

Last night was a big night for Rick Santorum, as he secured primary victories in two southern states,  Alabama and Mississippi. His double win proved not only that he is still a serious candidate but that Newt Gingrich’s Southern strategy is simply not going to work, leaving Santorun the more viable non-Romney choice. While Gingrich [...]

Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:24 am

Tonight’s GOP contests — primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and a caucus in Hawaii — have the potential to really shake up the race. The two Southern primaries in particular could potentially make or break some campaigns. We will be tracking the results tonight at Firedoglake.  Polls close in Alabama and Mississippi at 8 pm [...]

Another Week, Another Weak Set of Polls for House Democrats

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 7:13 pm

The Hill is out with another set of House polls of likely voters from Penn Schoen Berland. This time, it is a poll of open seats, and, again, it is generally very bad news for Democrats. The Hill Penn Schoen Berland (10/2-7) Tennessee 8 D: Roy Herron, 37% R: Stephen Fincher, 47% Washington 3 D: [...]

HI-01: Hey Politico, Make Up Your Mind On Inouye’s Effectiveness

By: Thursday May 13, 2010 5:24 pm

Politico blames Daniel Inuoye today for “blowing a seat” in the Hawaii special election by refusing to lay down for someone who lied to his face: Inouye’s outspoken and unflinching support of (Colleen) Hanabusa, even as Washington wanted to throw its weight behind the better-known (Ed) Case in an effort to concentrate the Democratic vote [...]

HI-1: Republican Charles Djou Set to Win Special Election over Split Democratic Majority

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 5:07 pm

The latest poll from Merriman River has Republican Charles Djou set to win the special election May 22 for Hawaii’s First Congressional District due to a split among Democratic voters between two candidates. From Civil Beat: Djou leads with 39.5 percent of the vote, followed by former Congressman Ed Case and Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, [...]

Republican Djou Has Plurality Lead in Hawaii Special Election, and in Our System, Plurality Is Enough

By: Monday May 3, 2010 9:17 pm

When Democrat Neil Abercrombie resigned his House seat to run for Governor of Hawaii, he set off a no primary, winner-take-all, special election to replace him. Despite the district being very Democratic-leaning, the Republican Charles Djou could win with a relatively small plurality of the vote because two other candidates are splitting the Democratic vote. [...]

Who is Behind the DCCC’s Phantom Hawaii Pollster?

By: Monday April 12, 2010 11:52 am

Chris Good at the Atlantic writes about the battle between Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case in Hawaii: Right now, the race is close: according to a Democratic source, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has conducted an internal poll showing Case at 32%, Djou at 32%, Hanabusa at 27%, and 9% undecided. Since nobody but Good [...]

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