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Romney’s decision to forgo DeMint forum spells out more of his 2012 strategy

By | 08.25.11 | 4:53 pm

On Wednesday, Mitt Romney’s campaign announced that the former Massachusetts governor would not be attending a presidential forum hosted by Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.). A spokesperson for the Romney campaign told the Washington Post that Romney would be concentrating most of his efforts on campaigning in New Hampshire.

GOP 2012 Hopefuls Lavish Time, Money on 2010 Candidates

By | 10.25.10 | 4:59 pm

Republican presidential hopefuls have been busy crisscrossing the country in the lead-up to election day, performing last-minute favors on behalf of candidates in key congressional and gubernatorial races they wouldn’t mind seeing repaid when the Republican presidential primaries roll around. All the headlines documenting these appearances tend to blur together, More…

McCain Persuaded Club for Growth to Stay Out of Arizona

By | 08.24.10 | 8:47 am

Arizonans also go to the polls today, but the much anticipated GOP Senate primary race between Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Rep. J. D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) hasn’t materialized into the close contest that many, including McCain, feared it might have. One reason it never got dicey for McCain, however, More…

Turnout Key to Scott v. McCollum in Florida

By | 08.24.10 | 8:15 am

As the polls open in Florida, political pundits agree that turnout could be the key to determining who walks away with the GOP governor’s nomination:

Will Rick’s voters show up?: Turnout could be a major factor in the GOP primary for governor. Rick Scott is hoping thousands of casual voters flock


In Florida Primaries, Insiders Meek, McCollum Look to Win

By | 08.23.10 | 8:47 am

It’s looking like political insiders might prevail in tomorrow’s most anticipated Senate and gubernatorial primaries in Florida, an outcome that would throw a wrench in the trope of 2010 being the year of the outsider.

According to a Mason-Dixon poll released on Saturday, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is leading More…

Obama No Longer Shy About Meek

By | 08.19.10 | 9:15 am

Now that Rep. Kendrick Meek’s (D-Fl.) poll numbers are improving in advance of his Aug. 24 Senate primary, President Obama finally decided that it might be a good time to show him some love. After referring to Meek as “the next Senator from the state of Florida” at the Fontainebleau More…

Mormons Take to the Airwaves, But Why?

By | 08.11.10 | 11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — aka the Mormon church — is running a mega ad campaign in nine mid-sized and mostly non-coastal American cities to tell us… they’re normal people!

So what’s the deal?

Target Paying For Support of Anti-Gay Candidate

By | 08.10.10 | 9:40 am

The Minnesota gubernatorial primary is today, but the Target Corp. controversy continues. To recap, Target made $150,000 in independent expenditures on behalf of Tom Emmer, the GOP favorite who’s been linked to anti-gay groups, and the company came under fire when those payments became a matter of public record. Now More…

Florida’s Early Voting May Prove Crucial

By | 08.10.10 | 9:08 am

With all eyes trained on the elections today in Colorado (and to a lesser extent those in Connecticut, Georgia, and Minnesota), the start of early voting in Florida’s primary yesterday took place amidst little fanfare.

But the time between today and August 24, the date of Florida’s primary, will More…

Colorado Primary Candidates Vie For Outsider Status

By | 08.09.10 | 8:53 am

As Colorado gets set to vote tomorrow, the New York Times notes how both Senate primaries, once considered cakewalks for their presumptive party favorite — Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and former lieutenant governor Jane Norton (R-Colo.) — have now become the latest proving ground of anti-establishment, anti-Washington fervor.