Time of the Season: Every Republican is “Exploring” a Presidential Run

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 1:56 pm

The quickest way to generate some earned media (or basically unearned media depending on how you look at it) is for any Republican right now to indicate that he or she might be exploring the possibility of a potential run. The number of people looking at a run seems to be multiplying daily. Even the [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Four): Results Start Coming in for Prop 19

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:13 pm

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two and part three). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. Polls are now closed in all states except Hawaii and Alaska. The Democrat loses in the House so far have [...]

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 [...]

NV Sen: Tight Race with Terrible Candidate Becomes Depressing Political Science Experiment

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 9:50 am

It almost seems like this year, in Nevada, the Republican Party is running a grand political science experiment to see if it is possible to run a candidate so bad that they counteract the overwhelming political determinism of skyrocketing unemployment. Harry Reid has made no major gaffes or been involved in any big scandals, but [...]

Obama Undercuts Democrats’ Efforts to Depict GOP as Extremists

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 5:15 pm

With less than three weeks to go till the midterm election, President Obama has made the inexplicable choice to undercut the claims of many of his Democratic compatriots that the GOP has been taken over by uncompromising extremists incapable of sensible governing. In an interview with Peter Baker of the New York Times, Obama predicts [...]

NV Sen: Reid and Angle Still Effectively Tied in New Poll

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 6:42 pm

So far this year, no major political contest has been found to be so consistently tied over such a long period by so many pollsters as the Nevada Senate race. The latest PPP poll of likely voters is no exception, it finding Harry Reid leading by only two points. PPP (PDF) (10/7-9) Harry Reid (D) [...]

Sharron Angle Rides Corrupt Base Connect Direct Mail Service to Big Fundraising Numbers

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 3:02 pm

Everyone’s marveling at Sharron Angle’s $14 million dollar haul in the last quarter for her election campaign against Harry Reid in Nevada. Angle, last seen making up the name of a city in Texas to back up her nonsensical fearmongering about the institution of Sharia law, may have a cash advantage against Reid in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NV Sen: Reid-Angle Race Remains Tight as Democrats Struggle with Projected Low Turnout

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 6:39 pm

The Senate race in Nevada remains incredibly tight according to the latest survey from CNN/Time Opinion Research. The poll also found that Harry Reid is being badly hurt by disintrest from Democratic-leaning voters adversely affecting projected turnout this year in Nevada. CNN/Time Opinion Research (PDF) (10/1-5) Likely Voters Harry Reid (D) 40 Sharron Angle (R) [...]

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