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  • Republican Chuck Smith announces run for Congress, VA 2nd

    01/16/2009 11:48:56 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies · 784+ views
    State Central Committee member Chuck Smith has announced his run for the 2nd Congressional seat in VA, election in 2010. Chuck is a former Marine and Navy JAG officer. This is the seat where Democrat Glenn Nye recently beat Republican Thelma Drake. For more information, see
  • [LIVE THREAD] Minnesota State Canvassing Board review of challenged ballots in the U.S. Senate race

    Minnesota State Canvassing Board review of challenged ballots in the U.S. Senate race HERE
  • Caos Do Fly, At Least In New Orleans (The Dirt: GOP pummels Dems in LA election wins shockers)

    12/07/2008 2:51:46 AM PST · by flattorney · 103 replies · 6,190+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 07, 2008 | Tim Shad
    In a shocker, there will be a GOP Rep. in New Orleans. In a surprising twist, GOPers won a sweep in LA tonight in two general elections, picking up embattled Rep. Bill Jefferson's (D-LA 02) seat in New Orleans, and holding retiring Rep. Jim McCrery's (R) seat in the Shreveport-based Fourth District. But the surprise of the night, and possibly the cycle, was in the Big Easy. Atty Ahn “Joseph” Cao (R) defeated Jefferson 50-47%. Dems outnumber GOPers here 6-1, and African Americans make up 61% of the vote. But the NRCC must've had an inkling that something was up...
  • LA U.S. House Election Results: In upsets, Republicans win both Districts 2 & 4

    12/06/2008 9:50:43 PM PST · by flattorney · 66 replies · 5,584+ views
    Louisiana SOState/Local News Articles ^ | December 6, 2008 | Staff
    LA-2 , Orleans, Jefferson Parish: In a huge upset win, little known Republican attorney Anh "Joseph" Cao beat nine term and criminally indicted William Jefferson(D). Jefferson had been expected to easily win. Cao becomes the first Vietnamese member of U.S. Congress. LA-4, Shreveport-Bossier City, Sabine Parish, et. al., Western LA, TX/AR border: Republican Dr. John Fleming wins. Fleming was trailing by about 3% early in the election results but came on strong in the end to beat Carmouche(D) by 356 votes. Carmouche has not conceded election – recount probably pending. With these results, the 111th U.S. House of Representatives...
  • Louisana Election Thread (4th CD). Polls close at 9pm est.

    12/06/2008 5:50:00 PM PST · by Paul8148 · 17 replies · 1,355+ views
    Louisiana Secretary of State Election Results by Parish-Unofficial Results for Election Date: 12/06/08 U. S. Representative, 4th Congressional District
  • Minnesota Senate recount nears end: Coleman leads by 787 votes

    12/05/2008 7:42:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 46 replies · 2,149+ views ^ | Dec 5, 2008 | By Todd Melby
    The recount has swung back and forth between the two men, with batches of uncounted ballots being discovered here and there as well as clerical errors changing the totals. With the recount virtually complete on Friday, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said Coleman led Franken by 787 votes. Local newspapers put Coleman's margin at about 200 votes, tallying ballots that had previously been challenged.
  • Franken camp claims four-vote lead (Oh no Franken might win :()

    12/05/2008 6:36:58 PM PST · by gocats5 · 63 replies · 2,472+ views
    With all but one precinct re-counted in the Minnesota Senate race, Franken campaign attorney Marc Elias is claiming Franken leads Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) by four votes. The number from Franken's internal tally does not include the Minneapolis precinct where 133 ballots went missing. The Franken count includes the thousands of disputed ballots that both campaigns objected to during the recount process.
  • Senate recount: Finish line is within sight (MN)

    12/04/2008 7:58:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 1,337+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/04/08 | MIKE KASZUBA and BOB VON STERNBERG
    The U.S. Senate recount neared its final hours Thursday, buffeted by the kinds of disputes over missing ballots and challenged ballots that have become familiar in the month since the post-election drama began. Yet at day's end, with 99 percent of the ballots counted, the gap separating Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken was only 36 votes larger than it had been at the start. Coleman now leads by 251, according to Star Tribune tabulations. As on Wednesday, the case of 133 missing ballots in Minneapolis held center stage. The city's top election official said she did not...
  • Another Runoff Election this Saturday!

    12/04/2008 9:03:48 AM PST · by Welcome2thejungle · 4 replies · 858+ views
    December 4, 2008 | Welcome2thejungle
    This Saturday there is another runoff election in Louisiana's fourth congressional district. Let's hope and pray we win this one as well. Saxby Chambliss's impressive win last Tuesday night renewed my vision for hope and change. Yes we can! Hopefully Gov. Sarah Palin will campaign for the GOP candidate, John Fleming. Sarah rocks! Ask Saxby!
  • Franken campaign claims first lead in recount

    12/03/2008 12:39:11 PM PST · by jessduntno · 66 replies · 2,659+ views
    minnesota independent ^ | By 12/3/08 1:17 PM | Paul Demko
    Al Franken’s campaign claims it now holds a 22-vote lead in the U.S. Senate race with just 138,000 votes left to be recounted. This figure contrasts with other tabulations, based on numbers from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, that show Coleman maintaining a 303-vote lead. The Franken numbers differ in a couple of respects from the SOS data. Most importantly the Democratic camp’s vote tally relies on the call made by local election officials in determining which candidate an individual intended to support. By contrast the other tallies don’t take into consideration the roughly 6,000 ballots that have been...

    12/02/2008 5:54:32 PM PST · by Repeal The 17th · 188 replies · 8,461+ views
    Georgia Secretary of State - Karen Handel ^ | December 2, 2008 | The Voters
    Take it to the bank.
  • GA 2008 SENATE RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS (Live) [Chambliss wins in landslide: 58/42%]

    12/02/2008 3:49:00 PM PST · by RobFromGa · 716 replies · 37,616+ views
    self | Dec 2, 2008 | RobFromGa
    The polls close in ten minutes. Hopefully Georgia has held the line today. Poll traffic was reported as steady here Northeast Atlanta today...
  • McCollum ponders run for Fla. Senate seat[Sen. Mel Martinez Seat]

    12/02/2008 11:43:46 AM PST · by BGHater · 36 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02 Dec 2008 | Michael O'Brien
    Former U.S. representative and current Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (R) said he will “seriously consider” running to replace Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) in 2010. “At this point, my plan is — at the appropriate time — to announce my intention to seek reelection as Florida’s attorney general,” McCollum said in a statement Tuesday following an announcement from Martinez that he would not seek a second term. “However, given today’s development, I will seriously consider and discuss with my family a race for this U.S. Senate seat, and we will share our decision at a later date.” McCollum said he...
  • Gap in Senate recount widens, Coleman up 344 votes

    12/01/2008 7:09:33 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 20 replies · 1,324+ views
    Kare ^ | Dec 1,2008
    The hand recount of Minnesota Senate ballots is in its final week, but the results are likely to be inconclusive. The declaration of a winner will be on hold until thousands of disputed ballots are sorted out. By Friday, all of the state's 87 counties should be done with their collective review of 2.9 million ballots. A five-member board will gather beginning Dec. 16 to rule on ballot challenges made by Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken. As of Monday night, Coleman was up 344 votes when Nov. 4 and recounted numbers from precincts are put side...
  • VANITY - Analysis of Minnesota Recount

    11/29/2008 10:21:55 AM PST · by ex-Libertarian · 13 replies · 1,237+ views
    11/29/2008 | vanity
    The recount is around 88% complete with Coleman ahead in the official tally by 282 votes. At the same time, there are 5,623 ballots which have been challenged by one or the other campaign, and these ballots are removed - temporarily - from the official tally. Therefore the 282 vote lead is not very meaningful; what matters is the dispensation of the challenged ballots. For example, if these challenged ballots break 52.6% to 47.4% in favor of Franken, he wins. Note also that the vast majority of challenged ballots will go against the candidate making the challenge. That's because most...
  • Minnesota Senate Recount, Update IX

    11/26/2008 3:13:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 42 replies · 1,960+ views
    The Coleman campaign has just issued the following press release that confirms the nightmare scenarios sketched out by John Fund in his Wall Street Journal column today: ST. PAUL - Hours after the Franken campaign failed to convince the Minnesota State Canvassing Board to intervene on its behalf, Senate President Harry Reid (D-Nev) supported Franken's attorney's statement that they are prepared to take the Minnesota election to the U.S. Senate for a decision. Later Wednesday afternoon, Reid opened the door for Senate intervention into the Minnesota election processing, saying: "Today's decision by the Minnesota Canvassing Board not to count certain...
  • Perriello Wins House Seat [VA--5th District]

    11/24/2008 10:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 4,991+ views
    The State Board of Elections has certified challenger Tom Perriello as the winner over Republican Congressman Virgil Goode. The board today certified Perriello as the winner by 745 votes in the 5th District congressional race. Goode is entitled to a recount if he chooses.
  • Senate runoff seen favoring Chambliss

    11/24/2008 6:42:56 PM PST · by Al B. · 29 replies · 1,351+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2008 | S.A. Miller
    ATLANTA | Democrat Jim Martin is campaigning feverishly, aided by Barack Obama's grass-roots organization from the presidential race and a flood of support from the national party, but he remains an underdog against incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a Georgia runoff election considered pivotal for the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. Mr. Martin is behind in polls, has half the cash of his opponent and early-voting turnout among black voters is stagnating - a crucial block for any Democrat in this mostly conservative state where Republicans also hold the other U.S. Senate seat, the governor's office and...
  • Poll: Sen. Martinez vulnerable in 2010 [RINO]

    11/20/2008 4:40:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 2,284+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2008-11-18 | Walter Alarkon
    Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) could be ripe for a challenge for his seat in 2010, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Only 36 percent of voters in the survey said Martinez deserves a second term. More voters — 38 percent — say that he doesn’t, and 26 percent are not sure. When asked whom they would vote for if the election were held today, 40 percent said they would support the Democratic candidate and 36 percent said they would back Martinez.
  • Georgia Runoff Exposes Gaps in Finance Law

    11/19/2008 12:39:32 PM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 624+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2008 | Brody Mullins
    Abstract: The runoff for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia is providing a stark example of how candidates in the 2008 election have been able to skirt campaign-finance limits -- without actually breaking the law. Federal campaign-finance law limits individuals to donating $2,300 to a candidate per election. Yet Republicans and Democrats are soliciting donations more than 10 times that amount for the Dec. 2 runoff in Georgia. GOP fund-raisers are asking people to give as much as $65,500 toward incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss's campaign, while Democrats are seeking donations up to $30,800 for challenger Jim Martin. So how are...
  • Berkowitz concedes defeat in US House race (Alaska)

    11/19/2008 12:28:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 562+ views
    KTUU ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Mike Ross
    Democrat Ethan Berkowitz conceded defeat in his challenge to Congressman Don Young on Tuesday. Trailing by more than 16,000 votes, Berkowitz called Young to congratulate him on his victory. But Berkowitz hinted strongly that he may run again in the future if Young doesn't do well in the Democrat-controlled Congress. "I've got to digest all the numbers and see what happened, but there is a whole host of reasons it happened," Berkowitz said. "I'm proud of the fact that we have, at this point, more votes than any other Democrat running in history except for Mark Begich. "I'm proud of...
  • McCain to Run in 2010

    11/18/2008 5:24:44 PM PST · by GOPinCa · 97 replies · 2,424+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 11/18/08 | Anna Palmer
    After much speculation that his failed presidential bid would be his last campaign, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has decided to run for re-election to his Senate seat in 2010.
  • AK-Senate: Begich Widens Lead

    11/18/2008 4:30:44 PM PST · by lewisglad · 36 replies · 2,282+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2008; 6:20 PM ET | Chris Cilliza
    AK-Senate: Begich Widens Lead Democrat Mark Begich has nearly doubled his lead over Republican Sen. Ted Stevens with just 8,000 votes remaining to be counted in the Alaska Senate race, according to tabulations provided by the state's Division of Elections. With 16,000 of the 24,000 remaining ballots counted, according to the Anchorage Daily News, Begich now has 146,286 votes (47.56 percent) while Stevens has 143,912 votes (46.79 percent). Under Alaska law, a recount would be mandated only if the final margin is less than .5 percent ; Begich's lead is currently .77 percent. (Hat tip: Fellow numbers geek and Post...
  • Franken Asks State to Count Disqualified Ballots

    11/17/2008 12:03:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,872+ views
    Franken Asks State to Count Disqualified Ballots @ 2:44 pm by Hill Staff Democrat Al Franken’s (Minn.) campaign filed a campaign with Minnesota’s Board of Canvassers Monday asking the organization in charge of certifying election results to include some originally disqualified provisional and absentee ballots in the vote totals. “There are, of course, legitimate reasons to reject absentee ballots,” said Franken spokesman Andy Barr in a conference call with reporters. “But it is clear that there are some absentee ballots that have been rejected in error. Those votes should be counted.” The Franken campaign said they expected their campaign and...
  • Huckabee stumps for Fair Tax, Chambliss

    11/16/2008 7:07:21 PM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 900+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 16, 2008 | JIM THARPE
    Georgia supporters of the fair tax turned out en masse Sunday to cheer the idea of a national sales tax, which has become a thorny issue in the state’s high-profile Dec. 2 U.S. Senate runoff. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won Georgia’s GOP presidential primary in February, joined about 2,000 people Sunday afternoon at the Gwinnett Civic Center in what became not just fair-tax rally, but a major campaign stop for Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie. Chambliss backs the fair tax, which would abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace the federal income tax and most...
  • McClintock, Brown separated by only 569 votes

    11/16/2008 8:31:07 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 1,156+ views
    PolitickerCA ^ | November 14, 2008
    Less than 600 votes separated Republican Tom McClintock and Democrat Charlie Brown in the ongoing provisional and vote-by-mail ballot count in the 4th Congressional District. McClintock led with 168,947 votes as of 4:22 p.m. Friday, to 168,378 for Brown. That gave McClintock a percentage of 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent for Brown. Thousands of ballots remained to be counted, though it was unclear which parts of the district they would come from.
  • Alaska Senate: Begich Widens Lead Slightly

    11/15/2008 2:37:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2008 | Chris Cizilla
    Democrat Mark Begich now leads Sen. Ted Stevens (R) by just over 1,000 votes with more than 90 percent of the total ballots counted in the high-profile Alaska Senate race. The Alaska Division of Elections counted another 14,500 votes on Friday and Begich's lead increased from 841 before the day started to 1,022 when the counting ended.
  • Contestants in uncalled House race heading to DC { McClintock & Brown }

    11/14/2008 4:21:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 583+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/14/8 | ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- With their Northern California House race still too close to call, Republican Tom McClintock and Democrat Charlie Brown will be heading to the nation's capital next week for orientation for new lawmakers. Both were invited by House leaders, as were contestants of both parties in another uncalled race in Ohio — along with some 50 new House members who won election outright. "We believe Tom will be elected to represent the 4th Congressional District, and it is important for him to attend orientation in order to best serve the people," said McClintock's spokesman, Bill George. Said Brown's...
  • Vote count is closely watched in Brown-McClintock race

    11/14/2008 1:27:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 585+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/14/8 | Bob Walter
    Anyone doubting that every vote counts should have spent a few hours this week with election officials in Auburn. Or Placerville. Or Nevada City. There wasn't a hanging chad in sight. But both sides of the too-close-to-call race for the 4th Congressional District scrutinized virtually every uncounted ballot in the contest between Republican Tom McClintock and Democrat Charlie Brown. "It can be a mind-numbing process," said Brown volunteer Steve Barber of Granite Bay. Barber was among a handful of volunteers watching election workers in Auburn as they duplicated ballots that were damaged or cast in the wrong precinct. The duplication...
  • Young retains US House seat in Alaska

    11/13/2008 12:50:46 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 46 replies · 3,504+ views
    Young retains US House seat in Alaska By MARY PEMBERTON – 1 hour ago ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After the toughest fight of his long political career, Alaska voters have returned Republican incumbent Don Young to the U.S. House for his 19th term. Young, 75, defied pre-election pundits by surviving a strong challenge from Democrat Ethan Berkowitz. Young was returned to office despite being under investigation and linked to an ongoing corruption scandal. The Associated Press declared Young the winner Wednesday, with Young getting 50 percent of the vote compared with Berkowitz's 45 percent.
  • Latest tally: Begich leads Stevens by 3 votes

    11/12/2008 5:14:18 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 40 replies · 1,588+ views
    The elections division still has over 10,000 ballots left to count today and thousands more through next week, but the latest numbers show Mark Begich leading Sen. Ted Stevens 125,019 to 125,016. The new numbers, reflecting nearly 43,000 absentee ballots counted today, are from all over the state. Election night, Ted Stevens led the Democratic Begich by about 3,000 votes. The state today is counting a total of about 60,000 absentee and questioned ballots. The Division of Elections said it expects to count roughly 35,000 additional absentee and questioned ballots over the next week.
  • Republicans Counter With New Poll in Louisiana Race

    11/12/2008 4:39:55 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 662+ views
    Roll Call ^ | November 12, 2008 | John McArdle
    Contradicting polling numbers released earlier this week by his Democratic opponent, physician John Fleming (R) put out a new survey that showed him ahead by 5 points in Louisiana’s open 4th district race. The survey showed Fleming led Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche (D) 48 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent undecided. The poll of 140 likely voters was conducted for Fleming’s campaign by Multi-Quest International and was taken Nov. 6-8. It had a 6-point margin of error. The election to decide who will succeed retiring Rep. Jim McCrery (R) will take place on Dec. 6 after the...
  • Brown still trailing McClintock in CA-04 vote count

    11/11/2008 7:18:12 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 147+ views
    Brown still trailing McClintock in CA-04 vote count By Ben van der Meer, Senior Reporter Tom McClintock's lead in the 4th Congressional District race grew to 1,192 votes over Democrat Charlie Brown Tuesday afternoon, though neither side claimed victory. With more than 40,000 ballots still to be counted in the district's largest three counties, McClintock had 159,738 votes to 158,646 for Brown, from Roseville. The percentage breakdown was 50.2 percent for McClintock to 49.8 percent for Brown. El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties all still had thousands of uncounted votes as of Monday evening, as did Butte and Sacramento...
  • Romney Helps Bankroll Coleman Recount Fund (and Saxby Chambliss with FReeandStrongAmerica.PAC)

    11/11/2008 1:23:29 PM PST · by Rameumptom · 100 replies · 976+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Nov. 11, 2008 | Michale Falcone
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who dipped into his own deep pockets to help finance his presidential bid, has directed $5,000 from his “Free and Strong America” political action committee to aid the recount effort of Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Mr. Coleman, the Republican incumbent, is locked in a tight race with his Democratic opponent Al Franken. Though the initial vote tally showed Mr. Coleman ahead by 725 votes, as counties double checked their figures over the last week that margin has thinned even more. As of Monday, just over 200 votes separated the two challengers. The vote totals...
  • "Typo correction" brings Franken closer to Coleman

    11/06/2008 7:33:16 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 45 replies · 4,500+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 11-06-2008 | AP
    The vote gap between Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken fluctuated throughout the day Thursday, with Franken closing to within 236 votes by Thursday evening.
  • Chambliss needs help for runoff

    11/06/2008 3:40:07 PM PST · by jbwbubba · 16 replies · 1,373+ views
    It appears that Saxby Chambliss is going to have to have a runoff in Georgia for his Senate seat. Just heard John Kyl say that Obama is moving people and money into the state. Chambliss could be the difference in keeping the dems under 60 votes. If you can give $20-25 bucks to his campaign
  • Cassidy wins 6th District over Cazayoux

    11/05/2008 6:13:59 AM PST · by goodolemr · 2 replies · 325+ views
    The Advocate ^ | Nov 5, 2008 | SARAH CHACKO AND JORDAN BLUM
    State Sen. Bill Cassidy ousted U.S. Rep. Don Cazayoux on Tuesday night in the 6th U.S. Congressional District race. Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, had 150,226 votes to Cazayoux’s 125,716 votes according to complete but unofficial results from all 520 precincts. State Rep. Michael Jackson, No Party-Baton Rouge, trailed in third place with 36,133 votes. The winner only has to get the most votes, not a 50 percent-plus-one majority. In his concession speech, Cazayoux said, “I was lucky to serve at all.” He congratulated both Cassidy and Jackson. “It’s a conservative district, and I’m a conservative,” Cassidy said. The 6th District includes...
  • Murtha re-elected

    11/04/2008 8:35:23 PM PST · by SideoutFred · 85 replies · 4,373+ views
    CNN | 11-4-2008 | Me
    Well, Murtha got re-elected comfortably. The only thing that will save my day is if Prop 8 passes in California. That will be close. It's winning now, but not by much.
  • Democrat McMahon wins Staten Island seat (Vito Fossella's seat)

    11/04/2008 7:44:17 PM PST · by A Longer Name · 1 replies · 273+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 11/4/2008, 10:17 p.m | SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Michael McMahon has won the congressional seat in Staten Island held by GOP Rep. Vito Fossella, who was forced out of office in scandal. The victory by the city councilman puts the entire New York City congressional delegation in Democratic hands for the first time in 35 years. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, McMahon was leading with 57 percent of the vote over Republican Robert Straniere in a district that also includes part of Brooklyn. The election caps a tumultous year in Staten Island politics, following the drunken-driving arrest of Fossella that led to...
  • Oregon Returns Discussion Thread

    11/04/2008 7:42:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 998+ views
    Salvation | November 4, 2008
    Oregon return discussion thread.
  • Coleman vs. Franken (It's tightening up now) Official thread

    11/04/2008 7:37:58 PM PST · by DrHannibalLecter · 73 replies · 8,787+ views
    Franken 208,357 44% Coleman (Incumbent) 190,986 40% 11% of precincts reporting
  • Some GOOD News for a change... Mary Landrieu is only 3000 votes ahead of her challenger!

    11/04/2008 7:24:42 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 1,332+ views
    Some GOOD News for a change... Mary Landrieu is only 3000 votes ahead of her challenger!

    11/04/2008 3:03:44 PM PST · by RobFromGa · 23 replies · 5,884+ views
    self | Nov 4, 2008 | RobFromGa
    SENATE PREDICTIONSELECTION DAY...FROM NOV 2008 election, here’s a list of the 35 Senate races. (including 33 regular and the MS & WY special elections)The GOP is defending 23 seats, and the Dems defend 12.THere are 65 Senate seats that are not up for election. The GOP starts with 26 carryover seats, and the Dems start with 39 (counting the 2 “independents” Lieberman-CT and Sanders-VT).I was way TOO OPTIMISTIC in the 2006 Midterms, so I am trying to be less optimistic this time...There are another 26 seats that appear SAFE, barring some major change of events over the next 50...
  • Minnesota Poll: Franken, Coleman are neck and neck

    11/02/2008 12:05:15 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 58 replies · 1,242+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/02/08 | Kevin Duchschere - Staff Reporter
    The Minnesota U.S. Senate race remains a tossup on the final weekend of the campaign, with the outcome likely to be decided by who can snatch away the most voters from third-party contender Dean Barkley. A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows DFLer Al Franken clinging to a slim lead over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman among likely voters, 42 percent to 38 percent. That's within the poll's 4.1 percentage point margin of sampling error. Independence Party candidate Barkley, who held steady at 18 percent in the two previous Minnesota Polls, slipped three points to 15 percent. The fluid nature of...
  • GOP leading in two key congressional races polls (Pete Olsen +17)

    10/31/2008 3:35:27 PM PDT · by flattorney · 9 replies · 1,063+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 26, 2008 | Alan Bernsetin
    ABSTRACT: Two Houston-area congressmen under political siege likely face opposite fates in the Nov. 4 election, according to a poll conducted for the Houston Chronicle. U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, led Democratic challenger Michael Skelly more modestly, by 7 percentage points, with virtually the same margin of error. In both Republican-friendly districts, a key factor appeared to be the Democratic candidates' inability...
  • Poll: Dole leads Senate race, but plenty still undecided

    10/29/2008 3:22:02 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 513+ views
    Poll: Dole leads Senate race, but plenty still undecided Posted: 20 minutes ago Raleigh, N.C. — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole is supported by many North Carolina voters that other Republican candidates haven't reached, according to a new WRAL News poll. Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. surveyed 800 likely voters statewide between last Wednesday and Friday and found Dole leads Democratic challenger Kay Hagan by 46 to 42 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
  • US Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Angling for Obama's US Senate Seat

    10/27/2008 10:06:27 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies · 709+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2008 | Alexander Bolton
    Illinois political insiders say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who defended Barack Obama after his father famously threatened to castrate him, is the favorite to replace the Democratic nominee in the Senate. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) scolded his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, publicly after his comments were caught unexpectedly on tape before an interview with Fox News this summer.
  • Election 2008: Iowa Senate Election (Reed vs Harkin)

    10/27/2008 8:24:57 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 882+ views ^ | October 25, 2008 |
    Incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin continues to hold a solid lead over Republican challenger Chris Reed in Iowa's U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Harkin leading 57% to 41%. Harkin has expanded his lead somewhat from late September,, when he led by 14 points. The senator has been well ahead since tracking of the race began in June. Harkin is seeking his fifth term in the Senate. In his last re-election bid, Harkin beat his Republican opponent, Greg Ganske, 54% to 44%. Reed is a Navy veteran and businessman. The race is noticeably close...
  • Close Race Predicted in 12th Congressional District (Murtha's District)

    10/25/2008 6:11:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,037+ views
    WTAJ TV (Altoona) ^ | 10/24/2008 | Kevin Flanigan
    A new poll released this week shows one Western Pennsylvania Congressional race a lot tighter then many were expecting. Long time incumbent Democrat John Murtha has only a narrow lead in his race for re-election in he 12th Congressional District. Now in his 18'th term, Congressmen John Murtha is used to winning re-election by comfortable margins. But this time around, it appears a strong challenge is underway. The Democrat Murtha was first elected to Congress back in 1974. In recent years, he's been able to base his re-election campaigns on the economic benefits he has brought back to his...
  • Darcy Burner Misleads Voters Regarding Her Education

    10/22/2008 6:59:41 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 13 replies · 938+ views
    Red County ^ | 10/22/2008 | Michael S. Kerr
    It seems that Darcy Burner's flimsy resume is sparser than she would like voters in the 8th District to believe. It is being reported that she did not earn a degree in economics from Harvard; a claim she has made repeatedly during the course of the campaign.