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Beyond Ohio: Swing State Snapshots
The election is closer in some states than others, so fewer than a dozen of the 50 states carry importance to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Ohio has emerged as the lynchpin to both men's paths to victory. But their strategies run through large prizes like Florida and
Congress In The Doldrums
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MISERY LOVES COMPANY (IN CONGRESS): Merely a third of Americans approve of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their jobs – and even fewer, just a quarter, approve of their Republican counterparts. That hold-your-nose result in the latest...
Tea Party Class of 2010: Where Are They Now?
The Tea Party produced a lot of winners and losers in its short history. Nowadays, the “Tea Party” is a trope that has come to encompass large swaths of the GOP, and reporters have learned that it’s tough to distinguish between a “Tea Party” Republican...
Swing State Snapshot: Nevada is Economic Ground Zero
Nevada has the worst economy of any state, let alone battlegrounds. Its unemployment rate is the highest in the nation. Hit harder by the housing crisis than any other state in the country, Nevada has ranked first nationally in foreclosures per housing unit in every quarter since at least the
Mitch McConnell Hires Ron Paul's Campaign Manager
The Ron Paul campaign team is being swallowed up by the mainstream Republican Party, one staffer at a time. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has hired Paul’s campaign manager, Jesse Bentonm, to run his 2014 re-election campaign, the senator announced Thursday. This follows the Republican...
Palin's Endorsements Still Work With Underdog Candidates
If you're an upstart Republican running for your life in a primary in the middle of the country and hoping beyond hope to gain traction against the "establishment" candidate, who you gonna call? Sarah Palin could be the answer. In 2010, Sarah Palin was the sought-after kingmaker for establishment
Bill Clinton on Richard Mourdock: Likable, but Disturbing
Former President Bill Clinton says Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is a likable person, but the tea partier’s views on compromise are “disturbing.” Mourdock defeated six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in a Republican primary last week, unseating one of the Senate’s last bipartisan
Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats
In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get. This year’s map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats’ 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to...
Indiana's Senate Primary: What It Means, What It Doesn't
Dick Lugar, the Senate’s longest-tenured Republican, is in the midst of his toughest campaign of the past 30 years. With the help of outside groups aligned with the Tea Party movement, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock stands a good chance of unseating Lugar in Tuesday’s primary...