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  • Decision 2014 – Behind the defeat of Mary Landrieu

    12/22/2014 4:36:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Win With JMC ^ | December 22, 2014
    After three terms of service, Senator Mary Landrieu was defeated in the December runoff 56-44%. While pundits attributed her defeat to the unpopularity of President Obama in Louisiana, the seeds of her defeat were sown long before that. Senator Landrieu’s fundamental problem was that she had a low ceiling of support – in the three election cycles (1996, 2002, and 2008) she was on the ballot before 2014, she never received more than 52% of the vote. And a closer examination of her 2008 vote revealed she was on shaky grounds even before Barack Obama was inaugurated as President in...
  • Will Diversity Destroy The Left?

    12/20/2014 2:20:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jonathan Bronitsky
    For the proud liberal, a quick thought experiment—or, rather, litmus test. Is the following group diverse? Four college students: one white, one black, one Asian, and one Hispanic. “Yes, of course,” you reply. But what if I were to also note that these young adults hail from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Stamford, Connecticut; Brentwood, California; and Highland Park, Texas—towns located within what political scientist Charles Murray termed “SuperZips,” ZIP codes that rank highest based on a combination of income and education? Specifically, all four of our hypothetical subjects grew up in spacious suburban homes. They took tennis and golf lessons at...
  • Next Up in America: The Liberal Retreat

    12/20/2014 2:06:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 19, 2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    The Obama administration may represent “Peak Left” in American politics. As a result, what we are getting from the left these days is a mix of bewilderment and anger as it realizes that this is as good as it gets.
  • The One-Term Caucus? Top House Targets in 2016

    12/16/2014 4:17:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 18, 2014 | Emily Cahn
    They haven’t even been sworn in yet, but these members start off the cycle as underdogs in their quests for re-election in 2016. Most of 2016′s initial targets are incoming Republicans, swept into office in a GOP midterm wave. They will represent districts Democrats carried with big margins in presidential election years — seats the newly minted Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján will probably want back. Only one vulnerable Democrat made this list. What’s more, the window for either party to oust these freshman could close quickly. It’s easier to defeat an incumbent in their first re-election,...
  • California quake (Barbara Boxer retirement announcement expected soon)

    12/09/2014 3:35:40 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt
    A parade of ambitious California public figures, who’ve spent years itching for a shot at the state’s top political offices, are anticipating a shake-up of the state’s political hierarchy that could begin in a matter of weeks with the possible retirement of Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. And some big names — including the mayor of Los Angeles — are already sizing up possible bids to succeed her. Sources close to Boxer, 74, say the outspoken liberal senator will decide over the holidays whether to seek reelection in 2016 and will announce her plans shortly after the new year. Few of...
  • MSNBC Panelist: "We Live In A Culture That Hates Women" (yeah, right)

    12/06/2014 11:32:07 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 6, 2014
    CHLOE ANGYAL, FEMINISTING.COM: I have to thank you, Sabrina, for writing this. I think you've done a tremendous act of public service, and I'm genuinely very, very grateful. It is hard to read an article like this and avoid the conclusion that we live in a culture that hates women, just hates us. It's hard to read an article like this and conclude that the men in this culture, the boys and men in this culture, are raised to see women as not just less than them but in some cases as less than human.
  • Louisiana Senate Runoff: Cassidy (R) 56%, Landrieu (D) 40

    12/06/2014 11:25:39 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 5, 2014
    Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy still holds a double-digit lead over incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu going into tomorrow’s Louisiana Senate runoff. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters shows Cassidy leading Landrieu by 16 points – 56% to 40%. Four percent (4%) are still undecided.
  • Republicans seem poised to expand Senate majority with Louisiana race

    12/04/2014 1:29:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Republicans appear poised to expand their Senate majority with a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday that would cap big wins for their party in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Republican Representative Bill Cassidy is running against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee, and has a comfortable lead in polls. If he wins, he would be the ninth Republican to capture a previously Democratic seat. His victory would give Republicans 54 seats in the 100-member Senate, enough for a majority but not the 60 seats needed to avoid the tactical blocking procedure known as...
  • The Divorce Surge Is Over, but the Myth Lives On

    12/02/2014 3:49:55 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | Claire Cain Miller
    But here is the thing: It is no longer true that the divorce rate is rising, or that half of all marriages end in divorce. It has not been for some time. Even though social scientists have tried to debunk those myths, somehow the conventional wisdom has held. Despite hand-wringing about the institution of marriage, marriages in this country are stronger today than they have been in a long time. The divorce rate peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s and has been declining for the three decades since. Photo About 70 percent of marriages that began in the 1990s...
  • Republicans closing in on ninth Senate pickup in Louisiana

    11/29/2014 10:11:20 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    The Republican Party stands on the brink of putting an exclamation point on its hugely successful midterm election with the GOP challenger for U.S. Senate in Louisiana well-positioned to dislodge the Democratic incumbent in a runoff election early next month. A Dec. 6 win by front-running Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) would give Senate Republicans their ninth pickup and stretch their advantage in the chamber to 54-46 over Democrats when the new Congress is sworn in next year. It would also serve as yet another setback for a once dominant party now in steep decline in...
  • Rep. Bill Cassidy criticizes Sen. Mary Landrieu over Keystone pipeline

    11/24/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 21, 2014
    |Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, who's running for Senate, says his opponent, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, has failed to advance an oil pipeline that would benefit Louisiana.
  • Barber asks secretary of state to count votes (AZ)

    11/22/2014 11:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    ABC Channel 15 News ^ | November 22, 2014
    Democratic Rep. Ron Barber is asking the Arizona secretary of state to count about 156 additional ballots from voters who say they are eligible to vote. Barber's campaign on Friday sent the request, along with 156 signed declarations from southern Arizona voters whose provisional ballots and unsigned early ballot envelopes were rejected, to Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The votes could trim the 161 vote lead now held by Republican Martha McSally. McSally has declared victory but Barber's campaign is pushing for every last vote to be counted. The race will undergo a mandatory recount of more than 220,000 ballots...
  • Ose Concedes in Expensive Congressional Race (CA)

    11/22/2014 11:24:35 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    Fox News Channel 40 ^ | November 19, 2014 | Ian MacDonald
    Republican Doug Ose has conceded in the race for California’s 7th Congressional District, the most expensive congressional race in the country this election. “Let me begin by saying that I celebrate the fact that our institutions and our laws provide us a system whereby elections can be peacefully resolved. I congratulate Congressman Bera on his victory,” Ose said in a written statement. Rep. Ami Bera’s lead more than doubled in a week, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the Sacramento County Registrar.
  • GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat

    11/17/2014 5:48:58 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | MELINDA DESLATTE -
    Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate’s energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election. Landrieu has repeatedly touted the importance of her seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in her campaign for a fourth term representing a state with a robust oil and gas industry. on Twitter
  • Can Republicans hold on to Senate majority in 2016? There’s reason for doubt.

    11/15/2014 11:00:16 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chris Cillizza,, Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
    Congratulations, Republicans! You won the Senate majority! Now, can you hold on to it for more than two years? Looking at the 2016 Senate map, there’s reason for doubt. Republicans will have to defend 24 seats, compared with 10 for Democrats. And the raw numbers don’t even tell the whole story. Seven seats held by Republicans — Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — were carried by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. And there is chatter about potential Republican retirements in Arizona and Iowa. If either John McCain or Chuck Grassley decided to call it a...
  • Sen. Harry M. Reid sees dissent but holds onto Democratic leadership role

    11/15/2014 10:51:59 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Kane and Ed O'Keefe
    Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid faced the first internal opposition to his grip on power Thursday as at least six Democrats rejected his bid for another leadership term during an emotional meeting following last week’s drubbing in the midterm elections. Quelling a small but vocal rebellion, Reid (D-Nev.) won reelection to another term atop the caucus, now as minority leader after eight years in the majority. But his victory came only after a 31 / 2-hour meeting that became a forum for political grievances and a rollout of an expanded leadership team meant to balance the caucus’s ideological and...
  • No Guarantee Democrats Rebound in 2016

    11/12/2014 4:46:16 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 12, 2014 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    After suffering heavy losses in the House and the Senate in the recent midterm elections, some congressional Democrats may breathe a sigh of relief now that President Barack Obama is entering his final two years in office. But the approaching end of the Obama Administration doesn’t mean Obama won’t be a factor in 2016 and, figuratively, on the ballot, again. In 2006, Republicans lost 31 House seats and six Senate seats, as well as majorities in both chambers. GOP strategists understood voters were sending their party a message. But they also took some solace that unpopular President George W. Bush...
  • Mary Landrieu’s Tall Task in the Louisiana Runoff

    11/11/2014 2:38:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 11, 2014 | Rothenberg
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has already made it quite clear that she isn’t going to go quietly in her bid to win a fourth term in next month’s Dec. 6 runoff. Her effort to brand Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy as “nearly incoherent” ranks up there with Kentucky Democrat Dan Mongiardo’s effort to label Republican Sen. Jim Bunning as not entirely in control of his senses during that state’s 2004 Senate race. (Bunning, who started the race as an overwhelming favorite, was re-elected by only 22,000 votes, a margin of fewer than 2 points.) This is the ultimate example...
  • For Congress, a final term for Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)

    11/10/2014 12:45:03 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Assessing the candidates vying to represent Bucks County in Congress, it’s easy to get hung up on the residency issue. But it’s a mistake to do so. Incumbent Republican Mike Fitzpatrick is a Bucks County native. He grew up here, went to school here, climbed the political ladder here, eventually serving as county commissioner and then as our congressman. It’s Fitzpatrick’s second run, having been unseated several years ago but reclaiming the seat and now making what he said would be his final bid to represent Bucks and a portion of Montgomery County in Washington, D.C.
  • GOP takes control of New Mexico's state house of Representatives

    11/10/2014 12:28:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    KOAT TV Channel 7 News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Alana Grimstad
    For the first time since 1953, Republicans will have the majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Current election numbers have Republicans with 37 seats, which is four more than the Democrats control. There were five battleground races Tuesday, according to KOAT political analyst Brian Sanderoff. The GOP won all of those races.
  • Republicans take over the New York state Senate, defeating de Blasio's hope

    11/10/2014 12:18:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Novermber 5, 2014 | Glenn Blain
    The GOP ousted three incumbent Democrats and held all but one of their existing seats to reclaim a majority in the Senate - the Republicans’ only stronghold in state government.
  • McSally still up but not by much in CD2 race (Arizona)

    11/10/2014 11:47:43 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    KVOA Channel 4 News ^ | November 9, 2014 | Sean Mooney
    Nearly a week after the 2014 midterm elections there is still no definitive winner in the race for Arizona's seat in Congress for district two. More than 3,300 were counted on Sunday revealing that the difference in votes between Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally is even closer. While McSally is still holding a slight lead, the two are now only separated by 341 votes. After this latest round of counting Martha McSally has 106,705 votes to Ron Barber's 106,374. Between Pima County and Cochise County there is an estimated total of 15,977 ballots left to count.
  • Another Alaska Paper Says Republican To Win After Remaining Votes Get Counted

    11/10/2014 11:32:27 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Dan Sullivan is expected to defeat Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the final vote count in the Alaska Senate race, according to an analysis by a reporter for Alaska Public Radio Network. Reporter Alexandra Gutierrez’s analysis arrived at the same conclusion as an analysis conducted by Alaska News-Miner. Begich would reportedly need to win more than 56 percent of the uncounted votes to overtake Sullivan. Sullivan led Begich by 8,149 votes after Election Day last week, but Begich refused to concede. The Democrat is waiting on more than 21,000 uncounted absentee ballots, allegedly from rural areas where the mail...
  • Leftists Are Hateful Children

    11/09/2014 11:49:55 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Uncle Bob's Treehouse ^ | August 1, 2014 | Bob Wallace
    I operate on the assumption that leftists are four years old emotionally, and as such they are narcissistic: they perceive things as either all-good or all-bad. Let's take the leftist hatred of Christianity, which they see as the most horrible thing in the world. Why can they not see what Islam is? Because they can only perceive everything as good or bad, with nothing in-between. So if Christianity is evil ("spook in the sky," etc.) then Islam has to be good. I think it's just that simple. Right now leftists are overwhelmingly for open borders ("It's for the children"). But...
  • California Gains the First Vietnamese American State Senator: Janet Nguyen

    11/08/2014 11:19:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The New American Media ^ | November 5, 2014 | Bguoi Viet
    "Finally, after 40 years, our community made history today," Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen said on Tuesday night at Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Garden Grove. Nguyen's touching statement came as the Orange County Election Authority showed her leading in the Senate District 34 race at 62 percent of the vote by 10pm, with her Democratic rival Jose Solorio trailing behind at 38 percent. This is the first time the United States has had a state senator of Vietnamese descent. The state's 34th District includes parts of Long Beach and Orange County.
  • Garcia concedes in 28th Senate District race (CA state Senate runoff)

    11/07/2014 1:51:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jeff Horseman
    Republican Bonnie Garcia on Friday conceded defeat in the 28th Senate District race. In a mass email, Garcia, a former assemblywoman, said she called Republican and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone “to congratulate him and wish him well.” “I'm proud of the fact that I stayed true to who I am without straying from my core values and sought to serve the entire community, not just those who voted for me,” she said. “My sincere desire is that we continue to move in a positive direction to embrace the changing demographics of our country, rebuild our educational institutions to give...
  • After noisy U.S. Senate campaign, both candidates go quiet with votes still uncounted

    11/07/2014 1:23:50 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    The Alaska Dispatch News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Nathaniel Herz
    During their campaign for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan were all over the state. But since the last votes were counted early Wednesday morning--and with tens of thousands of absentee and other outstanding votes set to be counted next week--both campaigns have gone quiet.
  • 11 Uncalled (Congressional) Races Remain as Democrats Pick Up California Seat

    11/07/2014 1:12:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 116 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 7, 2014 | Emily Cahn
    In Arizona’s 2nd District, the Republican, retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally, saw her lead over Democratic Rep. Ron Barber diminish after officials counted more ballots Thursday. She leads Barber by a 363-vote margin, with about 17,000 ballots outstanding. That lead shrunk from the 1,293-vote margin McSally had after Election Day. In California, six races remain uncalled. Each county has their own process to count ballots, and it could be at least a week before winnere are declared. Republicans lead in two of those contests: •In the Sacramento-based 7th District, former Rep. Doug Ose leads Democratic Rep. Ami Bera by...
  • Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

    11/07/2014 12:57:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Bradner
    -- Republican Ed Gillespie conceded the Virginia Senate race Friday to incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. Gillespie said at a Friday afternoon news conference that he had called Warner "congratulating him on his re-election" in a race that turned out to be one of the midterm election's biggest surprises. Polls had shown Warner, a popular former governor who'd been endorsed by his Republican predecessor, ex-Sen. John Warner, with a hefty lead. But Gillespie led Warner for much of the night as returns trickled in Tuesday -- and ultimately ended up trailing by less than one percentage point. Get ready: 2016...
  • Congratulations to the Jewish Republican Winners of 2014

    11/06/2014 10:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 81 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | November 5, 2014 | Shari Hillman
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) offers our warmest congratulations to the Jewish Republicans who won their races yesterday in the important election of 2014. We are especially delighted that Lee Zeldin won his congressional race in New York’s first district, making him the Jewish Republican in the 114th U.S. Congress. We are also pleased that the Jewish Republicans in state offices around the country won their reelections. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, South Dakota State Senator Dan Lederman, Texas State Representative and House Speaker Joe Straus and Texas State Representative Craig Goldman all won reelection....
  • Aumua Amata is our new Delegate to the U.S. House (Republican elected in American Samoa)

    11/06/2014 9:22:10 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Samoa News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Fili Sagapolutele
    Congressional candidate Aumua Amata was yesterday elected to serve as American Samoa’s non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House, unseating longtime incumbent, Congressman Faleomavaega Eni. She is the first woman to be elected to represent American Samoa in the U.S. Congress. A veteran campaigner for the Delegate seat, Amata, a declared Republican, now joins the majority GOP controlled U.S. House and the U.S. Senate following yesterday’s mid-term elections across the United States. In yesterday’s election, Amata’s lead began with results from the polling stations in Manu’a, followed by the absentee ballots — which included local and off island ballots as well...
  • Begich trailing in Alaska Senate race

    11/05/2014 2:15:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Becky Bohrer
    Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich wasn't conceding anything Wednesday in his race against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan. Sullivan held a 3.6 percentage point lead over Begich with all precincts reporting. Thousands of absentee ballots won't be counted until Nov. 11. In a statement Wednesday, Begich campaign manager Susanne Fleek-Green said the campaign wants a final vote count. Republicans said they believe the margin is insurmountable.
  • Republican holds momentum in Arkansas Senate race, Dem acknowledges Obama a 'drag'

    11/01/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2014 | John Roberts
    After a long day crisscrossing Arkansas in a motorhome, Tom Cotton receives a rock star’s welcome when he walks into the Craighead County Republican Headquarters in northeast Arkansas. He is there to thank volunteers who have been doggedly working the phones to get voters out to the polls. "I've largely played the part I can play," he tells the crowd. "Now, it's up to you." The work Cotton has done since he declared he would challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has him going into Election Day with a head of steam. The latest Real Clear Politics average has him...
  • Colorado early voting: GOP blows out Dems

    11/01/2014 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novermber 1, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Republicans are blowing out Democrats in Colorado early voting, the secretary of State there says. ADVERTISEMENT According to the Associated Press, 104,000 more GOP voters have taken advantage of early voting in Colorado than Democrats. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is trailing his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, in most polls. A loss by Udall would make it exceedingly difficult for Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, is also in a tight race as he seeks a second term. Historically Democratic voters have long been more likely to stay at home in midterm elections, and...
  • Senate race roundup: Polls say Rounds' lead grows

    11/01/2014 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 28, 2014 | Seth Tupper
    South Dakota's suddenly tight Senate race is suddenly not so tight again, according to the polls. Still, none of the four candidates has majority support. Polls released in recent days show Republican Mike Rounds with bigger leads than in the previous round of polling. A KELO/Sioux Falls Argus Leader poll conducted Oct. 20-23 showed Rounds with 42 percent support; Democrat Rick Weiland at 33 percent; independent Larry Pressler at 13 percent; and independent Gordon Howie at 2 percent. Another 10 percent of respondents were undecided. An NBC News/Marist poll conducted Oct. 19-23 showed Rounds at 43 percent, Weiland at 29...
  • Senator Udall Jeopardizing Campaign By Appearing to Manipulate Women

    11/01/2014 10:11:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Briebart ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kristen Tate
    Democrats in Colorado have a big problem this election: women. Colorado Senator Mark Udall, the Democrat incumbent, appears to be in particular trouble going into November's elections after running a campaign with a strong focus on women. Back in 2008, Udall won his senatorial seat as a man from a political family who ran a very traditional campaign. He won the seat with ease despite being the candidate who'd had the most money spent against him. Had he utilized a similar strategy this election season, he arguably would be in much better shape now. Instead, this time around, Udall ran...
  • A desperate Mary Landrieu smears the state she represents

    11/01/2014 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    The New Orleans Times Piscayne ^ | October 31, 2014 | James Varney
    Things must be going even worse for the Democrats than the polls suggest. The campaign of incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for example, has hit rock bottom. How else to explain her lame attempt to blame her electoral peril on racism and sexism? Modern illiberals are incapable of thinking their record or their ideas could lead to misfortune. Landrieu has been in trouble in the polls for weeks now. Indeed, it seems increasingly unlikely she could beat either of her two top Republican challengers head-to-head, although she will almost certainly get the chance against one in a runoff. Desperate, Landrieu...
  • North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 47%, Tillis (R) 46%

    10/31/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 30, 2014
    Kay Hagan, long viewed as perhaps the Senate’s most endangered Democrat, is still hanging in there in the closing days of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Hagan with 47% of the vote to Republican challenger Thom Tillis’ 46%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and another three percent (3%) are still undecided.
  • Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 47%, Begich (D) 42%

    10/31/2014 2:17:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 31, 2014
    Republican challenger Dan Sullivan has pulled to his biggest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Mark Begich in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.
  • DECISION 2014: Biden to visit San Bernardino County (for supposedly safe Democrat)

    10/30/2014 3:30:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The San Bernardino Press Enterprise ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jeff Horseman
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in San Bernardino County on Saturday at a get-out-the-vote event for a local Democratic congressional candidate, underscoring the national significance of the Inland race and perhaps Democrats’ nervousness about the outcome. Biden will be campaigning for Redlands Democrat Pete Aguilar, the Aguilar campaign announced Monday. Details of the visit were not available, although Aguilar spokeswoman Tatiana Winograd said the event was not a fundraiser. “The Inland Empire’s middle class needs a voice in Congress, and I am excited to join the vice president for an event centered around the issues at stake in this...
  • The New Hampshire Poll 2014 US Senate Ballot

    10/30/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    American General Research ^ | October 30, 2014
    If the 2014 election for US Senate were being held today between Scott Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat, for whom would you vote - Brown or Shaheen? (names rotated) 2014 US Senate Likely Voters Brown 49% Shaheen 49% Undecided 2%
  • Dems Rush to Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

    10/30/2014 3:11:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 30, 2014 | Donna Cassata
    Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections. The once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama's native state of Hawaii and adopted state of Illinois all now pose stiff challenges to Democrats who are determined to limit their losses next Tuesday. Both parties agree the GOP will hold its House majority; the question is whether Republicans can gain enough seats to rival their post-World War II high water mark of 246. The...
  • Udall Down 7 Points In Colorado Senate Race,

    10/30/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    With strong support from men, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger in the Colorado U.S. Senate race, leads U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, 46 - 39 percent among likely voters, with 7 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 7 percent are undecided. This compares to a 46 - 41 percent likely voter lead for Gardner in an October 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. With Shogan out of the race, Gardner is up 49 - 41 percent.
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 51%, Pryor (D) 44%

    10/30/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 29, 2014
    The clock is running out for Democrat Mark Pryor to keep from losing his U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas to Republican Congressman Tom Cotton. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters shows Cotton with 51% of the vote to Pryor’s 44%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) remain undecided.
  • North Carolina: Hagan and Tillis Tied in U.S. Senate Race

    10/29/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | October 26, 2014
    In the contest for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, 43%, and her Republican challenger and state legislator Thom Tillis, 43%, are in a dead heat among North Carolina likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or have voted early. Six percent are undecided, and 6% of likely voters with a candidate preference say they might vote differently. Hagan and Tillis maintain their support among their respective party’s base. However, Tillis leads Hagan among independents likely to vote. A gender gap also exists. Hagan has a 10 point advantage among women likely...
  • Election could tip historic number of legislatures into Republican hands

    10/29/2014 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | october 29, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain. The Republican landslide in 2010 and the subsequent redistricting process in 2012 gave the GOP control of a nearly unprecedented number of legislative chambers. Today, the party controls 59 of the 98 partisan chambers in 49 states, while Democrats control only 39 chambers (One legislature, Nebraska’s is officially nonpartisan). Once election results are tabulated in the 6,049 legislative races on the ballot in 46 states this year, Republicans could find themselves running even...
  • Kay Hagan's corporatism and cronyism enriches her campaign, family

    10/29/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney
    North Carolina’s Senate race has become the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. This is fitting, given how much in government goodies Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s donors and family have at stake. Hagan consistently votes for government to pick winners and losers — through grants, loan guarantees, and special one-time tax breaks. Those winners align very nicely with her donors, the companies she’s invested in, and even her own family’s bank account. One of Hagan’s first votes in Washington was for President Obama’s 2009 stimulus. JDC Manufacturing, a company partly owned by her husband Chip, received about $390,000 in...
  • US Rep. Don Young (Alaska) apologizes after suicide comment

    10/28/2014 5:07:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Juneau Empire ^ | October 22, 2014 | Becky Bohrer
    U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends. During an appearance in front of about 120 students and adults Tuesday in Wasilla, a teacher asked Young about Alaska's high suicide and domestic violence rates. "He was talking about the role alcohol plays, and he mentioned depression," Wasilla High School principal Amy Spargo said. "But he also went on to say that suicide happens when there's a lack of support from friends and family, and that's...
  • Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 51%, Udall (D) 45%

    10/28/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 28, 2014
    Colorado is home to one of the most crucial races for Republicans to take control of the U.S. Senate, and it appears to be slipping away from Democratic Senator Mark Udall in the final stretch. Republican Cory Gardner now picks up 51% of the vote to Udall’s 45% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, while two percent (2%) are undecided.
  • WWL poll: Landrieu (barely) leads in primary, Cassidy wins runoff

    10/28/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    WWL TV Channel 4 ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mike Hoss & Dominic Massa
    Sen. Mary Landrieu maintains a razor-thin lead in the primary election for U.S. Senate, according to an exclusive statewide poll conducted for WWL-TV and USA Today, but Rep. Bill Cassidy appears to be in a strong position to unseat Landrieu if the race goes to a runoff. The Suffolk University poll, conducted for WWL-TV, USA Today and Gannett Louisiana newspapers, shows the two frontrunners in essentially a statistical dead heat, with 36 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Nov. 4 primary. 35 percent chose Rep. Bill Cassidy and 11 percent chose...