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  • Kentucky governor's race now 'leans Republican,' group says

    07/16/2015 8:02:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    WAVE 3 News ^ | 7/16/2015 | Theo Keith
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Republican Matt Bevin is a slight favorite to win Kentucky's race for governor this year, according to a group that analyzes political races. The Center for Politics, led by prominent political scientist Larry Sabato, on Thursday moved the race from "toss-up" to "leans Republican." Bevin, a Louisville businessman, faces Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway. "The national Democratic brand is toxic in Kentucky," analysts from Sabato's Crystal Ball said. "Bluegrass Democrats will want to keep the race local, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling created an opening for Bevin to connect Conway to national politics."...
  • GOP's Martina White wins 170th House District (PA)

    04/01/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Philly. Com ^ | 26 March 2015 | Chris Brennan
    Martina White became the city's second Republican member in the state House on Tuesday night, with a commanding win in a special election for Northeast Philadelphia's 170th District. Her victory - by a margin of 14 percent with 97 percent of the vote tallied Tuesday night - prompted Republican celebrations and Democratic recriminations. White defeated Democrat Sarah Del Ricci, who was handpicked for the special election by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III. White credited the win - the first pickup by the Republicans of an open General Assembly seat in Philadelphia in 25 years - to the hard work of...
  • 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...
  • Republican House Dominance Will Expand in 2014

    10/26/2014 9:14:22 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 47 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michale Barone
    In 2012, 226 House districts voted for Mitt Romney and only 209 for President Obama. That’s when Obama’s national job approval was 50 percent. Now it’s 41 percent. ... The result is that Republicans are likely to gain House seats. A net gain of eight puts them at 242, the number they won in 2010 and their highest number since the election of 1946. A net gain of nine or more would give them their largest House majority in two-thirds of a century.
  • NYT: Republican's Chances Reach a New High

    10/14/2014 1:05:21 PM PDT · by tellw · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Katz
    Republican chances of taking control of the Senate have risen to 72 percent, the highest level yet in the almost six months that The Upshot’s forecasting model has been tracking the race. The odds rose from 68 percent on Monday and from a low of 50 percent last month. The main cause of the latest shift is new polling in Kansas, which suggests the race is now a true tossup rather than a race in which the Republican, Senator Pat Roberts, is a slight underdog. Our latest forecast gives Mr. Roberts a 52 percent chance to win in November, making...
  • Why Democrats may keep the Senate

    10/08/2014 8:09:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/2104 | John Podhoretz
    [SNIP} So why aren’t Republicans sitting pretty? The answer, I think, is far more technical than ideological. Democrats are vastly superior when it comes to the mechanics of American politics, and have been for nearly a decade, while the GOP’s technical skills have withered since 2004. President George W. Bush was re-elected in ’04 with a vote total 22 percent larger than in 2000, in part because the GOP harnessed the power of volunteers to get out the vote block by block in key states. Democrats, who’d begun to master the use of the Internet as an organizing tool in...
  • Michael Barone: The Coming GOP Wave

    10/03/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2014 | Michael Barone
    Republicans seem to be pulling away in the race to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. At least this week. In mid-September, several polls seemed to be going the other way. The well-informed Washington Post analyst Chris Cillizza wrote that for the first time in this election cycle, odds favored the Democrats keeping their majority. Two weeks later, he was singing another tune. Analysts at the Post, the New York Times, and FiveThirtyEight, in addition to psephologists Charlie Cook, Stuart Rothenberg, and Larry Sabato, all agreed. What may have happened is this: Over the summer, Democrats used their money...
  • It looks like a GOP wave; the question is how far it goes

    10/02/2014 8:08:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2014 | 5:00 am | Michael Barone
    What may have happened is this: Over the summer Democrats used their money advantage to savage Republican opponents. When spending got equalized in September, Republicans’ numbers rose. So Republicans retain big leads to pick up three open seats in states carried by Mitt Romney —West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota. Republican nominees have moved ahead of three Democratic incumbents in Romney states (Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana) and in two target states carried by President Obama (Colorado and Iowa).Only in North Carolina, which Romney narrowly carried, has the Republican not yet overtaken the incumbent Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan — and her...
  • Jay Carney: Democrats Will Lose Mid-Terms Decisively

    09/14/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 14, 2014 | Ryan Saylor
    Jay Carney, the former press secretary for President Barack Obama and now a CNN political commentator/analyst, said Sunday (Sept. 14) that 2014′s mid-term elections were going to deliver a crushing blow to members of the president’s Democratic Party.
  • If the Republicans win....

    09/10/2014 7:34:19 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 27 replies
    If the Republicans manage to win the Senate and keep the house, they better remember something. The country did not put them into office because they are madly in love with them. They will win because the Independent folks and some democrats could no longer hold their nose over Obama and the democrats. If they do not make the effort to communicate good conservative principles, their time in office will be only a brief respite from our country's decline. Let's hope not. Let's hope it will be something to build on for 2016.
  • Why the GOP must capture the Senate

    09/03/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 9/3/2014 | Lord Monckton
    The coming midterm elections – just weeks away – may yet prove to be the most important in the history of the United States, and of the world. There is a chance – it cannot yet be put any higher than that – that the GOP may recapture control of the Senate. The future of civilization itself may depend upon its succeeding. The threat is real – so real that even to vote “Democrat” comes close to being treason. Lest that statement should sound too extreme, let me explain.
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • Republicans Poised to Recapture Senate

    08/26/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT · by scouter · 91 replies ^ | 8/26/2014 |
    This is not an article, but rather a summary of what is now showing on the main page of, an election poll tracking site. I've been visiting for years, and have found that the closer we get to an election, the more accurate their map gets. Recently, and for a long time, they have had Democrats poised to keep control of the Senate, 55 to 45. However, in recent days it has shifted clearly toward the Republicans. is now showing the Republicans likely taking control of the Senate. Dems 48, GOP 51, Ties 1 makes its...
  • A. Benton Chafin, Jr.(R) defeats D. M. "Mike" Hymes(D) in VA 38th Senate Special Election

    08/19/2014 10:16:29 PM PDT · by Steely eyed killer of the deep · 5 replies ^ | 19 August 2014 | Virginia State Board of Elections
    Virginia GOP retains/gains majority until Terry McAuliffe is no longer relevant
  • Republican takeover of Senate appears more and more assured

    08/11/2014 4:00:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three months.
  • 14 in ’14, cuz it ain’t happening in ‘16 (Vanity)

    11/18/2013 4:27:24 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 71 replies
    Vanity | November 18, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    The facts 1. There are 21 US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2014 election. 2. There are nine US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2016 election. This is likely to be 10 due to a special election in HI in 2014. 3. Republicans need to pick up six senate seats to have a majority. The Analysis The failures of ObamaCare and broken promises by Democrat senators create a target rich environment in 2014. This is a year Republicans have to do well. Winning a majority in the senate by only one seat or maintaining the status...
  • Expanded map boosts GOP confidence

    01/19/2014 4:16:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    In order to flip the six seats they need to win back control, Republicans now believe they have widened the map to nearly a dozen competitive contests — a marked jump from earlier this year. But while Republicans are feeling increasingly optimistic, they are stopping short of bold public predictions, remembering the dashed expectations of recent election cycles in which Tea Party candidates torpedoed their chances. ...McConnell faces a challenger backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project.
  • CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator

    12/26/2013 6:28:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/26/13 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democrats have lost their advantange and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates that President Barack Obama may be dragging down Democratic congressional candidates, and that the 2014 midterm elections are shaping up to be a low-turnout event, with only three in 10 registered voters extremely or very enthusiastic about voting next year. Two months ago, Democrats held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their...
  • December House Overview: GOP Back on Track to Gain Seats

    12/15/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Cookpoltical ^ | December 12, 2013
    At the moment, the political environment appears to have come back down to earth. And, with the 2014 election back to looking more like a referendum on President Obama than House Republicans, we have updated our outlook to a GOP gain of zero to ten House seats.
  • Montana Senate Now Open Opportunity for GOP

    07/15/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | July 15, 2013 | CAC
    To f*** up, if we learned anything from 2012. With Schweitzer out, Montana Democrats are scrambling to find a means of holding a seat they have held since 1913. That's right: the Class 2 Senate seat being vacated by Max Baucus has been held by Democrats for a hundred years. With other salivating pick-up opportunities in South Dakota and West Virginia, along with vulnerable Democrat incumbents in Alaska, Arkansas, and North Carolina, Republicans have their third chance in three straight elections to win back control of the Senate. So that means only one thing: I have 100% confidence in this...
  • 5 Senate Races to Watch for GOP Success

    06/08/2013 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | June 8, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    After the recent death of Senator Frank Lautenberg and Chris Christie’s following announcement of a special election later this year, it reminds us that there are some critical senate seats up for grabs that could be potential winners for the GOP. Depending on recruiting capabilities and ease of fundraising, we could see Republican senators in some surprising places. 1) New Hampshire Now this won’t be an automatic win by any means, but it is an interesting race to watch because of the potential candidates in the race. It has been mentioned that Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts, could...
  • Republicans to gain governor's seats they haven't won in half a century

    10/28/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/28/12 | Staff
    Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarter-century. Of the 11 states with gubernatorial elections in November, eight are now led by Democrats, and each of the most competitive races is a GOP pickup opportunity. The numbers suggests that Republicans soon will claim 30 to 33 governorships after holding just 22 a few years ago - an advantage not reflected in the divided Congress or competitive presidential race. 'It says that when people are choosing the government closest to the people, they're choosing Republicans,' Virginia Gov....
  • (Vanity) Even the Daily KOS concedes, Nebraska Senate race is a pickup for the GOP.

    09/14/2012 6:34:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/14/2012 | Kolath
    They are also calling WI a safe pickup for Wisconsin. There hasn't been a serious outside poll from the usual suspects (RAS, PPP, WSJ, Gallup, etc.) in quite some time. That's a big red flag as they don't think it's a contested race....why waste the time/money? Big money is slowly filtering out. Another red flag. No new "manufactured dirt", just the same old memes from the Kerrey camp....and it's not sticking. Kerrey is settling into a "bunker" mentality. No real buzz or energy. His heart just isn't into it. GOP base is far more jazzed up, organized and hitting the...
  • Runoffs in N.C. Set Stage for Republican Pickups

    07/17/2012 7:36:11 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 17, 2012 | Joshua Miller
    Voters in three North Carolina Congressional districts head to the polls today to decide the GOP nominees in runoff elections. The Tar Heel State represents House Republicans’ most fertile territory this cycle, with the party expected to net a gain of at least two seats and as many as four. 8th district The most competitive race tonight is taking place in the 8th district, pitting former Hill aide Richard Hudson, backed by the establishment, against dentist Scott Keadle, a former Iredell County commissioner who is backed by the anti-tax Club for Growth. “We’re finishing strong,” Hudson told Roll Call on...
  • Lead widens in Virginia Senate race [Houck vs Reeves, District 17]

    11/09/2011 4:45:34 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies
    Wapo ^ | 10/09/11 | Laura Vozzella
    Democrats still held out hope that Sen. R. Edward Houck (D-Spotsylvania) could win his race against Republican Bryce Reeves, as local elections officials met Wednesday to count provisional ballots and review calculations and tapes from voting machines and other records for errors. But after such an initial canvas, Reeves’s lead actually grew — from an 86-vote margin to 224 votes. “The race for this seat remains too close to call,” said Craig Bieber, Houck’s campaign manager. “There were several significant discrepancies during Tuesday night’s tabulation that deserve further attention during the canvassing and certification process.” At one point, the state...
  • Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount

    11/19/2010 10:53:49 AM PST · by BelegStrongbow · 81 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | 10/19/10 |
    Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight race. Etheridge, a seven-term Democrat, picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results from 10 counties were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election.
  • Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount

    11/19/2010 10:58:41 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 16 replies Raleigh, NC ^ | 11/18/10 | Bruce Mildwurf
    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight race. Etheridge, a seven-term Democrat, picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results from 10 counties were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. 2010 North Carolina General Election Results Etheridge requested a recount after Ellmers led him by less than...
  • Bobby Etheridge to concede to GOP’s Renne Ellmers

    11/19/2010 5:35:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2010 | Alex Isenstadt
    Democratic Rep. Bobby Etheridge has conceded to Republican Renee Ellmers, handing the GOP a victory in a race few thought the party would win. When local election officials completed their recount of votes cast in North Carolina’s 2nd District race on Friday, Ellmers led Etheridge by 1,489 votes. “Now, the election recount has concluded, and the numbers confirm that despite the incredible support we had - and neither candidate getting to 50 percent - in the end we came up just a little too short,” Etheridge told supporters at a news conference. With the victory, House Republicans have now picked...
  • It's now certain: Ellmers won

    11/20/2010 5:49:58 AM PST · by NCDragon · 31 replies
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | November 20, 1010 | Barbara Barrett
    WASHINGTON -- After a weeklong recount, Friday's vote tally showed that Republican Renee Ellmers did, indeed, win election to the 2nd Congressional District seat that had been held for 14 years by Democrat Bob Etheridge. Etheridge acknowledged Friday afternoon what the numbers had said since Nov. 2, that he was ousted by Ellmers, a tea party darling and political newcomer. Despite the ongoing recount, Ellmers has been acting the role of congresswoman-elect. She was on Capitol Hill all week with other House freshmen, attending orientations, hiring staff and searching for a place to bunk in Washington.
  • Etheridge concedes defeat in congressional race

    11/19/2010 6:46:48 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WRAL ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight Second District race. "What's done is done," Etheridge said Friday afternoon in conceding defeat. The seven-term Democrat picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. Etheridge touted his accomplishments during a brief news...
  • Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Legislature Seats

    11/04/2010 11:39:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 87 replies · 2+ views
    National Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    While the Republican gains in the House and Senate are grabbing the most headlines, the most significant results on Tuesday came in state legislatures where Republicans wiped the floor with Democrats. Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures -- the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats. The GOP gained majorities in at least 14 state house chambers. They now have...
  • GOP's Mark Kirk wins Obama's old seat (Will be sworn in TOMORROW!)

    11/02/2010 10:39:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/03/10
    GOP's Kirk wins Obama's old seatFrom the NBC News political team Republican Mark Kirk is NBC's projected winner of the Illinois Senate race, snatching the seat that former Sen. Barack Obama held in Illinois. Kirk defeated Obama ally Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias struggled to overcome reports that his family's failed bank made loans to known criminals. The president and the first lady both made stops in the state to try to boost the Democrat. **SNIP** The victory for Kirk gives Republicans a net gain of five Senate seats so far tonight.
  • So how many seats did we win?

    11/03/2010 9:04:21 AM PDT · by Luke21 · 39 replies
    vanity ^ | 11/3/10 | self
    Never did a vanity before. Sorry. But I do have a question.
  • Feingold loses!

    11/02/2010 7:53:51 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Nov 2010 | foxnews
  • Fiengold TOAST!!!!! Haley wins GOV in SC!!!!!

    11/02/2010 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 30 replies
    Fox | 11/2/10
  • Chet Edwards loses in Texas!

    11/02/2010 6:53:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 55 replies
    As called by Politico. 62 percent to 37 percent with 23 percent reporting.
  • GOP Headed for a Complete Sweep in Wisconsin

    11/02/2010 1:19:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 69 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/2/2010 | Andrew Stiles
    Not only are Wisconsin Republicans thrilled at the prospect of unseating 18-year incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold (D) this cycle, they are also hoping to achieve the biggest statewide GOP shift in the country, at every level of government. Democrats currently control just about every aspect of Wisconsin politics — the governorship, both houses of the state legislature, five out of eight House seats, and both Senate seats. Not for long. Slim Democratic majorities in the State Senate (18 D, 15 R) and State Assembly (50 D, 45 R) are widely expected to flip to the Republicans, propelled by the larger...
  • CNN Projects GOP Takes House

    11/02/2010 6:40:37 PM PDT · by cll · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/02/2010
    I'm surprised this is not up yet...
  • Republicans Projected to Win House Back From Democrats

    11/02/2010 6:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Republicans have regained control of the House of Representatives, NBC projects, after a long and bitter campaign that could slam the brakes on President Obama's agenda. The GOP is expected to win 237 seats to 198 for the Democrats. A party must win 218 seats for a majority...
  • FOX calls House for GOP!! Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!

    11/02/2010 6:27:57 PM PDT · by freespirited · 52 replies
    Fox News
    Way to go!
  • Toomey hopes for 10 p.m. victory speech

    11/02/2010 6:28:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 117 replies
    Politico ^ | 11.2.10 | Dan Hirschhorn
    Democrats in Pennsylvania have spent all day hyping reports of higher-than-expected turnout in Philadelphia and other blue strongholds. But less than an hour before polls close, we're getting other estimates, and they paint to a more difficult path for Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak in his Senate race against Republican Pat Toomey. The poll-watching group Committee of Seventy says only a couple wards in Philly have so far reported turnout exceeding 30 percent — a far cry from predictions by city Democratic Party boss Bob Brady that turnout would surpass the 2006 election.
  • Nice job in AR - got rid of Lincoln.

    11/02/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT · by edcoil · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News | 11-2-10 | edcoil
    nice job folks. She really need to go.
  • John Spratt, SC5, losing badly!

    11/02/2010 5:30:13 PM PDT · by ElenaM · 26 replies
    Fox News, local
    Watching web coverage, looks like John Spratt is going to fall to a conservative. Mulvaney is wiping the floor with him. Spratt was supposed to be unbeatable. Having a great time tonight!

    11/02/2010 5:01:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
  • DrudgeReport Headline: Exit Polls Claims "only" 50+ SEAT PICKUP FOR GOP 7+ SENATE

    11/02/2010 4:12:12 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Tuesday November 2, 2010! GOTV let's hope it's not so!
  • FOX News declares Coats (Indiana) and Paul (Kentucky) winners

    11/02/2010 4:18:26 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/2/10 | Shepard Smith
    Breaking On Air: Both are projected by Fox News to win.
  • Key House Races Update - We've Added WV-03 and the GOP Gains continue

    09/18/2010 11:19:16 AM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 125 replies ^ | 18 September 2010 | Interceptpoint
    We've added another Vulnerable Dem to our Master List: WV-03That brings our list to 99 seats. We now have 87 Vulnerable Democrats and 12 pretty safe Republicans on out list.This weeks news:It was a pretty average week for our six "Experts" with a total of 23 upgrades to the races on the KHR Master List but the Dems managed to get just 3 of those 23.We've added the Freedom's Lighthouse to our list of Pickup Projections and they currently are predicing a 49 seat pickup.We are now listing all the Pickup Projections we can find on the Home Page at...
  • Republicans 'set for big gains' in November vote

    09/12/2010 9:25:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – House Republican Minority Leader John Boehner said Sunday that his party is set to make significant gains in November legislative elections, but called regaining control "an uphill fight." "I think winning the House (of Representatives) is still an uphill fight, but I can tell you that we have great candidates across the country and we have a great opportunity," Boehner told CBS television's "Face The Nation." Boehner declined, however, to give much credit to insurgent "Tea Party" Republicans -- who have ousted several established party candidates with anti-incumbent fervor -- for his party's renewed vigor. "The Tea...
  • VA-05: Democrat Perriello in Peril, One More House Seat Poised for Republican Take-Away

    07/21/2010 9:46:30 AM PDT · by randita · 10 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 7/19/10 | Survey USA
    VA-05: Democrat Perriello in Peril, One More House Seat Poised for Republican Take-Away: In an election for US House of Representatives in Virginia's 5th Congressional District today, 07/20/10, Republican State Senator Robert Hurt defeats incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello 58% to 35%, according to this latest exclusive WDBJ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. The seat is one of many Republicans hope to capture in November 2010. 39 "take-aways" are needed for Republicans to capture control of the US House of Representatives. Perriello, who defeated 6-term Republican Virgil Goode by 727 votes in 2008, today trails among most demographic groups. Among men, Hurt...
  • Dem Perriello Down By 23 Points (Polling Bloodbath in R+5 district)

    07/20/2010 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 20, 2010 | By Sean Trende
    Not a typo. I've been harping on my 1994-is-roughly-the-median-result for Republicans this cycle theme for most of the year. The latest SurveyUSA poll of Virginia's Fifth Congressional is more than consistent with this theory. SurveyUSA shows Republican Rob Hurt leading Freshman Democrat Tom Perriello by an astonishing 58%-35% margin. Now, Perriello was something of a surprise winner in 2008, and it was assumed that he'd have a tough race. But his district is "only" R+5, Obama almost carried it, and it is much more heavily Democratic at the local level. There are 41 Democrats in districts with more Republican PVIs....