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West Virginia Gov. Will Push for 2010 Special Election to Replace Byrd

By | 07.07.10 | 11:46 am

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) told reporters this morning that he will push the state legislature to allow a 2010 special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.).

Manchin said he will ask state Attorney General Darrell McGraw (D) for a legal opinion on the issue. If More…

Will Scars of the Texas Republican Governor’s Race Hurt Candidates in Future Elections?

By | 06.25.10 | 4:14 pm

It has been close to four months since Gov. Rick Perry soundly defeated Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for renomination in the Texas Republican gubernatorial primary. When the two appeared together June 11 — the first time since the primary — The Dallas Morning News noted that “You could More…

As Barton Un-unapologizes, Texas Voters Take Notice

By | 06.23.10 | 5:14 pm

As the saga of Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) apology to BP took yet another strange turn today, a new poll shows the voters he represents think he was wrong — and that the entire episode has negatively affected their opinion of him.

Public Policy Polling released the results of a More…

Marshall Takes Dems’ N.C. Senate Nomination; D’Annunzio Comes Up Short

By | 06.22.10 | 9:08 pm

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (D) has won her party’s Senate nomination, while embattled Republican candidate Tim D’Annunzio lost his bid to challenge Rep. Larry Kissell (D).

The Associated Press declared Marshall the winner in her runoff after she beat former state Sen. Cal Cunningham 60-40 percent. Marshall More…

South Carolina’s Haley and Scott Win Historic Nods; Inglis Loses Renomination

By | 06.22.10 | 8:50 pm

It’s a historic night for South Carolina Republicans — they nominated candidates who broke significant gender and racial hurdles, while a third incumbent member of the U.S. House of Representatives lost renomination.

The Associated Press declared state Rep. Nikki Haley the winner in her primary runoff against U.S. Rep. Gresham More…

Tonight’s Election Preview: Primaries and Runoffs in Utah and the Carolinas

By | 06.22.10 | 12:41 pm

There are two high-profile primaries in Utah and runoffs in the Carolinas tonight; here’s a rundown of what’s to come:


Two races hold national interest in the night’s only true primary elections — the Republican Senate primary between two Tea Party candidates and Rep. Jim Matheson’s (D) fight to More…

Democrats and Republicans Claim Split Decision on May Fundraising

By | 06.21.10 | 1:59 pm

Democrats and Republicans can each claim some victories in last month’s fundraising race — the Democrats’ national and Senate campaign committees outraised their Republican counterparts in May, while the GOP’s House committee bested the Democrats’.

Politico reports that the DNC raised $6.6 million — about $150,000 more than the RNC. More…

S.C. Democratic Party Rejects Senate Primary Protest, Upholds Greene’s Nomination

By | 06.17.10 | 8:37 pm

A majority of South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee voted Thursday night to reject a protest against the results of the state’s Senate primary, effectively upholding political newcomer Alvin Greene’s victory.

Members of the committee voted 38.5 to 7.5 — some members of the committee only get one-half of a More…

Efforts to Oust Greene as Dems’ S.C. Senate Nominee Hit Two Roadblocks

By | 06.17.10 | 1:16 pm

Two of the four challenges to political newcomer Alvin Greene’s claim on the Democrats’ South Carolina Senate nomination are DOA today.

The first blow came yesterday afternoon, when state Attorney General Henry McMaster (R) declined to investigate Greene’s surprise win over former state representative and judge Vic Rawl. More…

Greene Well Behind DeMint as S.C. Democrats Move Ahead With Challenge

By | 06.15.10 | 1:11 pm

This will surprise no one, but Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) trounces current Democratic opponent Alvin Greene in the first post-primary poll of the state’s U.S. Senate race. DeMint bests Greene 58-21 percent in a Rasmussen Reports poll released today, likely giving state Democrats further reason to continue their More…