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 [...]

CO Gov: John Hickenlooper May Be the Luckiest Man in Politics

By: Wednesday August 11, 2010 11:43 am

John Hickenlooper, Mayor of Denver and Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado, may be the single luckiest Democrat running for office this year. Only a few months ago, it looked like he was going to face a very tough election against a solid Republican candidate, Scott McInnis, in a bad political climate for Democrats. Polling [...]

Georgia, Connecticut, Colorado and Minnesota Primary Results – Liveblog Part 2

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 10:00 pm

[Update - Michael Bennet just beat Andrew Romanoff and has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary for the US Senate race in Colorado.] The important election news so far tonight. Linda McMahon won the GOP primary for US Senate in Connecticut. Also in Connecticut, Dan Malloy beat Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary [...]

CO, CT, GA, MN Primaries Today: Competitive Contests for Direction of Both Parties

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 12:50 pm

Tonight is one of the biggest nights remaining on the primary calendar, with primaries in Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. There also is a primary runoff in Georgia. All four states feature important contests at the top spots on their ballots.

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