Late Election Updates: Bennet Wins CO Sen, Murray Up in WA; Hanabusa Gives Dems Rare House Win

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 11:16 am

The Denver Post has called the Colorado Senate race for incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Bennet narrowly beat Republican Ken Buck, ensuring that Democrats keep at least 52 seats in the Senate. The Washington State senate race between incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi still remains too close to call. With 65 percent of [...]

2010 Senate Races: Last PPP Polls Show GOP Gains

By: Monday November 1, 2010 10:52 am

Tomorrow is election day, and PPP has just released a slew of polls on the most important Senate races. PPP found Republicans leading in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alaska and Kentucky, and Democrats with the lead in California and West Virginia. Colorado, Nevada, and Washington are all likely too close to call. Lean Republican Kentucky Rand Paul [...]

CO Sen: Bennet and Buck Still Dead Even

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 2:28 pm

The Colorado Senate race between appointed Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck will likely be one of the closest (if not the closest) contests this Tuesday, if recent polls are accurate. CNN/Time has Buck with a one-point lead, while Colorado Pols/RBI Strategies has Bennet up by a point. For all intents and purposes, [...]

CO: Bennet, Buck Tied in Senate Race; GOP Likely to Lose Major Party Status Due to Maes’ Poor Showing

By: Monday October 25, 2010 12:59 pm

The Colorado Senate race remains one of the closest in the country, according to both the latest SurveyUSA and PPP polls. Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck are tied at 47 percent each. Senate SurveyUSA (10/19-21) Michael Bennet (D) 47 Ken Buck (R) 47 Other 5 Undecided 1 PPP (PDF) (10/21-23) Michael Bennet [...]

WA, WI, and CO Senate Races All Extremely Close

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 6:45 pm

There are three new polls out this after afternoon about the Washington State, Colorado, and Wisconsin Senate races. The polls found all three races to be within their respective margins of error. WA Sen In Washington State, while recent polls have shown the race to be very close, they have all found Sen. Patty Murray [...]

CO-Sen: Ken Buck’s Woman Problem

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 1:52 pm

We typically see a gender gap in US politics, with men favoring Republicans more and women going for Democrats. That trend could decide the US Senate race in Colorado, which has been dominated this week by a controversy over Republican Ken Buck refusing to prosecute a rape case in 2005. The victim in the case [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 8:41 pm

(A recurring feature of ads that have caught my eye) • CA-Gov: This isn’t going on television, at least not in this form. But it’s a catchy Web ad slamming Meg Whitman, and one of the most interesting aspects of it is who it comes from – the prison guards’ union, not seen as a [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 7:48 pm

A recurring segment where I pick out some campaign ads that have caught my eye. • CO-Sen: I know there’s some question about where the money for these Karl Rove-led American Crossroads ads have come from, but until now I haven’t seen one with the potential to be as brutally effective as this number about [...]

CO Gov: Hickenlooper with Strong Lead in Three-Way Race, GOP Ballot Line Hangs in Balance

By: Monday October 4, 2010 4:07 pm

Republican Ken Buck holds a six-point lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, according to the latest SurveyUSA poll of likely voters for Denver Post/9News. In the governor’s race, Democrat John Hickenlooper holds a large lead, thanks to a divide on the right between American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo and Republican Dan Maes. Maes’s [...]

Senate Democrats Trailing by High Single Digits in CO, PA and WI

By: Monday October 4, 2010 12:42 pm

A new set of Marist polls for McClathy paints a dark picture for three Democratic candidates. In Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Democrats are trailing their Republican opponents by high single digits. Colorado McClatchy/Marist (PDF) (9/26-28) Ken Buck (R) 50 Michael Bennet (D) 42 Other 2 Undecided Pennsylvania McClatchy/Marist (PDF) (9/26-28) Pat Toomey (R) 51 Joe [...]

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