Poll Shows Sen. Thad Cochran Set to Lose to Conservative Challenger Tomorrow

By: Monday June 23, 2014 10:25 am

The recent primary loss of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and a likely loss by Cochran tomorrow means establishment Republicans still having something to fear from challengers on their right. Even though the chance of any one Republican incumbent losing a primary is very small, that is enough to change their political calculations.

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 [...]

Mississippi and Alabama Remain Very Tight

By: Monday March 12, 2012 10:06 am

It looks like it could be a late night tomorrow with Republican primaries taking place in Mississippi, Alabama, and Hawaii. The latest polling from PPP shows both Mississippi and Alabama extremely close. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich leads Mitt Romney by only two points; in Alabama it is nearly a three way tie with Gingrich, Romney [...]

Democrats Lose Control of Virginia Senate and Mississippi House

By: Friday November 11, 2011 12:32 pm

The Republican party has won control of the Virginia Senate after Democratic State Senator Edd Houck conceded to Republican Bryce Reeves. Their Senate is now split 20-20 with Republican Lt. Governor Bill Bolling the tie-breaking vote in the chamber. This means the Republican party now fully controls Virginia with a Republican governor and Republican majorities [...]

A Good Night For Liberals, Not So Great for Democrats

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 11:53 am

Yesterday’s elections were a mixed bag for Democrats.  There were positive results for liberals on three key ballot initiatives they cared most about. The big win of the night was in Ohio where the anti-union SB5 was overwhelmingly repealed by the voters by a margin of 61-39 percent.  By a similarly impressive margin of 60-40 [...]

Tuesday Features Runoffs in NC, SC, MS; Primary in UT

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 7:00 am

Tuesday, June 22 — that’s today — features primary runoffs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi. Utah also hosts a primary, but it is similar to a runoff, thanks to a dual convention/primary system that eliminates many candidates at the convention. North Carolina The big contest Tuesday is probably the North Carolina Democratic primary [...]

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