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 [...]

In the Midst of a Possible Wave Election, a Reminder That Candidates Matter

By: Friday October 8, 2010 1:25 pm

Often overlooked in politics is how determinative macro-indicators can be to the general direction of an election. Factors such as the state of the economy, unemployment, favorability of the party and the popularity of the president are obvious influencers to the outcomes of elections, but while good candidates, clever messaging, and strong campaigns can’t reverse [...]

NY-23: Dem Owens Catches a Lucky Break – Another Three-Way Race

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 8:41 pm

It looks like freshman Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY-23) caught another lucky break, and once again has a path to victory opened up by vote splitting on the right. GOP primary loser Doug Hoffman says he will still campaign in earnest on the Conservative Party ballot line. In New York State, candidates can be nominated by [...]

ID Rep: Tea Partier Labrador Smokes GOP’s Young Gun

By: Wednesday May 26, 2010 1:30 pm

Idaho’s GOP primary May 25 picked a Tea Partier, Raul Labrador, over Republican “young gun” Vaughn Ward. Labrador believes in the gold standard and repealing the 17th Amendment; Ward is unsure that Puerto Rico is part of the United States.

Idaho Primary Today: Ward and Labrador Top Five-Way GOP Rep Race

By: Tuesday May 25, 2010 5:16 pm

In today’s primary in Idaho, the big race is for Republicans in the 1st Congressional District to see who will take on conservative Democrat Walt Minnick. Minnick’s seat is one of the top pick-up targets this year for the Republican Party. The GOP primary is a five-way race among Harley Brown, Michael Chadwick, Raul Labrador, [...]

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