Get Ready to Hear A Lot More About Rand Paul

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 12:22 pm

If you think there isn’t enough Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on your TV, then today is your lucky day. Paul has recently publicly said he is considering a 2016 Presidential run. From The Hill: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a star among Tea Party voters, said Wednesday that he is considering a presidential bid in 2016 [...]

How Not to Run a Convention

By: Friday August 31, 2012 12:44 pm

There should be one simple rule for how to make a nomination convention a success: don’t let anything distract from the candidate and the message. I assumed this piece of common sense should be self-evident to even a low level campaign worker, but after watching the bizarre spectacle which was the Republican National Convention last [...]

The Statistics Are About Real People

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 1:24 pm

We don’t pay attention to statistics like unemployment rates and monthly jobs because we love tracking numbers for the sake of numbers. We pay attention to these statistics because they give use important information about the qualify of life for millions of real Americans.

Failure to Pass DC Statehood When Possible Was a Disaster for Democrats and Citizens

By: Friday April 1, 2011 10:42 am

There was a moment two years ago when Democrats controlled the Presidency, the House and had 60 votes in the Senate. It would have been the perfect time to finally fully enfranchise 600,000 mainly Democratic US citizens by making Washington, DC a state. Politically, it would have been a big, long-term win for Democrats by [...]

Prognosis for 2012: Even More Secretive Corporate Campaign Spending

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 1:17 pm

In this post Citizens United era, expect the 2012 election to experience even more large scale corporate campaign spending by secretive groups than we saw in 2010. Karl Rove hopes to raise $120 million for this election cycle, almost twice as much as he did last year. From the Hill: Two outside conservative fundraising groups, [...]

Arizonans Set to Contemplate “Senator” Joe Arpaio

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 4:08 pm

Here is some rather frightening news from Arizona. Ultra anti-immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio is eying a possible promotion to ultra anti-immigration Senator Joe Arpaio. From the Hill: Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday he is open to the possibility of running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in 2012. Arpaio, the conservative [...]

FDL’s Hot House: (10/29 Update) 105 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Friday October 29, 2010 5:24 pm

The number of contests close enough to watch continues to grow daily. As a result, I’m adding RI-01 because new polling shows the race effectively tied. RI-01: (Open, currently held by Democrats) (Update 10/29: The NBC 10-Quest Research poll has Democrat David Cicilline at 42 percent, Republican John Loughlin at 40 percent.) There are also [...]

FDL’s Hot House: (10/27 Update) 102 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 4:41 pm

There are several updates today thanks mainly to a new round of polling from The Hill newspaper. At the beginning of the week, I wrote of how remarkably competitive so many of these races remained so close to election day, and how many would break one way or another depending on the atmosphere this last week. With that in mind, the news is not good for Democrats.

FL Sen: Race Shows Difficulty for Third Party, Despite Voters Wanting That Option

By: Saturday October 16, 2010 9:15 am

The Hill just became the most recent news outlet to find, through polling, that most voters want a viable third party as an alternative to the Republicans and Democrats. Their poll found that 54 percent of likely voters in 10 swing districts think there should be a third party. Their results mirror national polling from [...]

Another Week, Another Weak Set of Polls for House Democrats

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 7:13 pm

The Hill is out with another set of House polls of likely voters from Penn Schoen Berland. This time, it is a poll of open seats, and, again, it is generally very bad news for Democrats. The Hill Penn Schoen Berland (10/2-7) Tennessee 8 D: Roy Herron, 37% R: Stephen Fincher, 47% Washington 3 D: [...]

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