Tim Bishop Wins NY-01: Last House Seat Decided

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 10:31 am

A little over a month after the midterm election, the final undecided House race if finally over. In New York’s 1st district, Republican challenger Randy Altschuler finally conceded to incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.  From Suffolk Times: Republican challenger Randy Altschuler conceded Wednesday morning in his bid to unseat Congressman Tim Bishop. The announcement comes with [...]

Only Two House Races Remain Undecided

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 4:47 pm

Late yesterday, winners were declared in two of what were the only four remaining undecided House races. In New York’s 25th Congressional district, freshman Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei conceded to Republican Ann Marie Burke. Burke’s current lead is just under 600 votes. This win in NY-25 brings the Republicans’ net gain in the House to [...]

TX-27: Incumbent Democrat Solomon Ortiz Concedes Defeat

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 4:29 pm

In the Texas 27th, longtime Democratic incumbent Representative Solomon Ortiz conceded defeat to Republican Blake Farenthold after a recount found Ortiz lost by only a few hundred votes. From The Hill: Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold late Monday after the recount he requested barely made a dent in the [...]

Election Update: Seven House Seats, One Governor, Senate Seat Yet to Be Decided

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 12:53 pm

A quick rundown of November 2 races that still have no declared winner: Governors Late Yesterday, Republican Tom Foley conceded the Connecticut Governor’s race to Democrat Dan Malloy. That means the only governor’s race yet to be determined is in Minnesota. Despite the fact that Democrat Mark Dayton currently has a lead of around 8,750 [...]

The Scale of the GOP Wave Was Evident for Almost a Year

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 4:30 pm

In January FDL hired SurveyUSA to test “swing” congressional districts and find out just how much damage Democrats’ incompetent handling of the health care debate was doing to them. The results from our four polls in OH-01, AR-02, IN-02, and NY-01 are almost identical to final results yesterday:

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Five): House Lost, Senate Held

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 1:37 am

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two, part three, and part four). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong [...]

The Last Super Tuesday: Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin Primary Preview

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 1:44 pm

Today effectively marks the end of the primary election season and the true beginning of the general elections. It’s not only one of the last primary days but one of the biggest, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

NY-01: Bishop 47%, Altschuler 45%, Adding Public Option Makes Mandate 26% More Popular With Republicans

By: Wednesday January 20, 2010 12:22 am

Since adding the public option or expanding Medicare in reconciliation is one of the only viable ways to pay for the deal on the excise tax without raising taxes, something that the White House and Congress have agreed to, its popularity in this close district is a positive sign for those who still hope to see health care reform passed.

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