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Key races to watch on Election Eve

October 27, 2010 Politisite 0

It’s an especially challenging year for dozens of Democratic incumbents. Here’s a quick rundown of the party’s most vulnerable members. AL-2: REP. BOBBY BRIGHT: The freshman has voted against key Democratic bills and even said he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker, but in this GOP-leaning district, it still might not be enough to save him. AZ-5: REP. HARRY MITCHELL: The two-term Democrat faces a rematch with Republican David […]

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Election day just 6 days away, California US Senate Candidate, Carly Fiorina, hospitalized

October 26, 2010 Politisite 0

Former Hewlett-Packard boss Carly Fiorina, who’s running against Barbara Boxer for one of California’s U.S. Senate seats, has been hospitalized for an infection. The infection is related to reconstructive surgery from her treatment for breast cancer. Fiorina, a republican, canceled appearances set for Riverside and Coachella, but her campaign’s chief of staff said it would likely be a short stay in the hospital. “Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect […]

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Ten days to Mid-Term Elections, where does your State Senate race Stand?

October 23, 2010 Politisite 0

It’s always been unlikely that Republicans will pick up the 10 seats needed to take control of the Senate, but a gain of seven or eight seats would be enough for the GOP to effectively block any Democratic proposal and perhaps even move some pieces of legislation. In fact, getting to 48 or 49 members might put Republicans in position to woo enough party switchers to make a majority, depending […]

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Democrats Remain Favored to Retain Senate

October 18, 2010 Politisite 0

With only 15 days to go until the election, we’re going to be upping the frequency of our forecast updates somewhat. Today, we’ve re-run the numbers for the Senate, and they show little change in the overall likelihood of a Republican takeover. The model gives Republicans a 17 percent chance of winding up with at least 51 Senators after Nov. 2. That’s essentially unchanged from our previous update, from last […]

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The GOP Wave Keeps Coming – when the House goes, the Senate seems to follow

September 28, 2010 Politisite 0

For quite a while, Democrats have waited and desperately hoped that the trajectory of this election campaign would change. They are still waiting and hoping. While things could change in the next 35 days, they haven’t yet, and every day, the magnitude of events necessary to change the course of this election has to be greater than the day before. It seems extremely likely that the GOP will regain control […]

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O'Donnell vs. Coons: who is the REAL Extremist view Sexual Purity or Marxism?

September 20, 2010 Politisite 0

Unlike for most Americans, the Delaware senatorial primary was not my first introduction to Christine O’Donnell. I remembered her from as far back as approximately fifteen years ago, making appearances on shows such as “Politically Incorrect.” So when I heard about her supposed “extremist views,” I had to wonder if I was overlooking something. It’s hard to forget such a pretty face, but did I fail to recollect some strange […]

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The Cook Report Projects GOP Gains, 35 House, 7-9 Senate, and 6-8 in Governor Races

September 5, 2010 Politisite 0

Cook Political House Updates The Cook Political Report’s current outlook is for a Republican net gain of at least 35 seats. A turnover of 39 seats would tip majority status into Republican hands. At this point, only 209 House seats are Solid, Likely or Lean Democratic, while 181 seats are Solid, Likely or Lean Republican, and 45 seats are in the Toss Up column. Cook Political Senate Updates The Cook […]

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Murkowski Concedes Alaska Senate Primary

August 31, 2010 Politisite 0

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tue, August 31, 2010 — 10:29 PM ET —– Sen. Lisa Murkowski Concedes Alaska Republican Primary for Senate Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska conceded late Tuesday in her Republican primary race to Joe Miller, a lawyer from Fairbanks backed by Tea Party activists, Sarah Palin and other conservatives. Mr. Miller shocked the political establishment here and in Washington last week when he emerged […]

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Alaska Politics: Murkowski gains ground on Miller in Absentee Vote

August 31, 2010 Politisite 0

From Sean Cockerham at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage — Update, 12:20 p.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski just grew slighly with absentee and questioned ballots from the Mat-Su. Miller now leads Mukowski by 1,460 votes. The Division of Elections reported counting 2,895 votes from Legislative Districts 13 through 16 in the Mat-Su. Update, 11:10 a.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski narrowed from 1,668 votes […]

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The Alvin Greene manifesto for a fairer America – The Guardian

August 31, 2010 Politisite 0

Recently, the millionaires’ club known as the US senate voted to cut off unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. One senator called unemployment insurance a “necessary evil”. He got that half right. Do any of these fat cats know what it’s like to be unemployed? To not know how you will feed your children and pay your mortgage? I’m unemployed, and, if elected, I can teach the Harvard rich kids […]