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  • 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....
  • The Key House Races 2010 - Updated - Republicans Gain

    07/17/2010 9:40:36 AM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 60 replies ^ | 17 July 2010 | Interceptpoint
    We've made a much requested change to the Master List format. We now show an "Incumbent or Open" column that will make it much easier to see which races are in districts where the seat is OPEN and whether it is a Republican seat or a Democrat seat. For those cases where there is an incumbent we now indicate whether the incumbent is a Republican or a Democrat.And just a reminder: The Master List has 91 seats and 79 of those are Dem Seats. These are the vulnerable Democrats. We need to generate a net 39 seat pickup from those...
  • Dan Coats up by 21 points in latest Rasmussen poll (Indiana looks like a GOP Senate pickup)

    07/12/2010 2:04:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats in Indiana have tried to paint Dan Coats as a lobbyist interloper while Brad Ellsworth has campaigned on the hope that Indiana voters have a case of collective amnesia. The latest Rasmussen survey of likely voters shows that strategy succeeding as well as anyone could have predicted. Coats has a 21-point lead over Ellsworth, who barely makes out of the twenties: Indiana still has the look of a likely Republican Senate pickup, with former Senator Dan Coats remaining comfortably ahead of his Democratic opponent Brad EllsworthThe latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Coats...
  • How did a Republican win in Obama's Hawaii hometown?

    05/23/2010 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies · 1,551+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 23, 2010 | By Mark Sappenfield
    Republican Charles Djou won the special election in Hawaii's First Congressional District – the Honolulu district where President Obama grew up. Djou is only the third Republican Hawaii has elected to Congress since statehood. In 2008, Mr. Obama took the district with 70 percent of the vote, and no Hawaiian congressional district had returned a Republican for 20 years. Taking his cues from another Republican who won in firmly Democratic territory – Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts – Djou saw the election as a repudiation of one-party rule. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional...
  • Republican Wins in Blue Hawaii

    05/23/2010 4:17:38 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 17 replies · 1,073+ views
    newyorktimes ^ | May 23, 2010, 1:13 am | SARAH WHEATON
    A Republican candidate has prevailed over a crowded special election to represent President Obama’s Hawaiian birthplace in the House of Representatives. The victory of Charles Djou, a Honolulu city councilman, was not a surprise, but it served to bolster his party as it seeks to chip away at the Democratic majority. The special election was called after Representative Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, announced last year that he would resign before completing his 10th term in order to focus on his candidacy for governor. Mr. Djou beat out 13 other candidates with 39.5 percent of the vote in Hawaii’s First Congressional...
  • Republican House Pickup Estimates - 23 April 2010

    04/24/2010 8:30:36 AM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 33 replies · 1,534+ views ^ | 24 April 2010 | Interceptpoint
    Republican House Pickup Estimates - 23 April 2010 As you probably know, we are tracking the opinions of several "Expert Election Evaluators" and are always on the search for new ones. Some of these "experts" include in their projections an estimate of the net Republican or Democrat pickups in the 2010 Election for the House and Senate. Since we are tracking the key House Races we track the House Pickup estimates as well.Remember: TO WIN A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR COUNTRY WE NEED A NET GAIN OF 41 SEATS.So where...
  • GOP Projected to Pick Up Five Senate Seats in November

    03/24/2010 11:48:18 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 1,771+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 03/24/10 | Daniel Foster
    According to models by statistician Nate Silver, Republicans will pick up five Senate seats in the midterm elections under the most likely scenario, for a total of 46 seats. That is a net gain of one seat from the last time Silver ran the model two weeks ago. Silver's projections also show a ten percent chance that the GOP will takeover the majority in the upper body.
  • Republican K.L. Brown Wins Special Election; GOP Picks Up 45th Seat in Alabama House

    02/16/2010 7:30:19 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 835+ views
    AL GOP ^ | 2/16/10 | Philip Bryan
    JACKSONVILLE, AL -Following a hard fought election and a critical race for both parties, Republican K.L. Brown has overwhelmingly won the House District 40 Special Election, with unofficial results showing Brown with 55% and Democrat Rickey Whaley with 41% of the vote. Independent candidate Carol Hagan received 2.5% of the vote. Brown's decisive victory moves the Alabama Republican Party within 8 seats of a majority in the Alabama House of Representatives as Brown becomes the 45th Republican. Following announcement of the election results, Rep. Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn), Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, issued the following statement: "Today's historic victory...
  • Kasich maintains solid lead over Strickland in race for Ohio governorship

    02/11/2010 8:39:11 PM PST · by wastedpotential · 27 replies · 563+ views
    Examiner ^ | 2/9/2010 | Joshua Burns
    Republican challenger John Kasich continues to lead incumbent Democrat Governor Ted Strickland in the race for Ohio's statehouse, according to a poll released this week. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Kasich leading Strickland 47% to 41%. Faced with that match-up, five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided. Last month, Kasich posted a 47% to 40% lead over Strickland and in early December was ahead 48% to 39%. The polling data also showed the race currently split along gender lines. Kasich holds a massive 23-point lead among...
  • Reid Trailing All Four Possible GOP Challengers in NV; Nevada Rated a "GOP Pickup" for Now

    02/05/2010 7:13:40 PM PST · by Justaham · 17 replies · 605+ views
    New Rasmussen polling out of Nevada shows incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid trailing all four possible Republican challengers! Reid may be the powerful Senate Majority Leader, but he has a real problem brewing in his home state of Nevada. We have added the new polling data to the "2010 Midterm Election Polls and Predictions" Table near the bottom of this homepage (scroll down). The two most likely opponents to Reid are Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian. Reid trails Lowden 45%-39%, and he trails Tarkanian by an even larger margin of 47%-39%. We have projected Nevada as a "GOP Pickup" for...
  • Poll Round-up: No Safe Democrat Governors in Any Major State.

    02/03/2010 8:32:29 PM PST · by dangus · 33 replies · 939+ views
    Will there be any Democratic governors left by 2012? 12 states will hold elections in 2012. Of the rest, all the states held by Democrats are likely to go Republican, except for some states with small populations. New York Lazio 45 (R), Paterson 38 (D)(i) (Rasmussen 1-18) Lazio 46, Paterson 43 (Marist, 2-2)Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is considering challenging Gov. Paterson in a primary. Ohio Kasich (R) 47, Strickland (D)(i) 40 (Ras., 1-12) Pennsylvania Corbett (R) 44, Oranato (D) 28 (Ras., 12-10) Corbett 43, Wagner (D) 30 Corbett 48, Hoeffel (D) 26 Corbett 46, Doherty (D) 23 Michigan(open) Bouchard (R)...
  • Republican takes early lead in Minn. Senate race

    01/26/2010 7:35:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 793+ views ^ | 1/26/10 | AP
    Republican candidate Mike Parry is leading in early returns in a special election in southern Minnesota for a seat his party has long controlled. With 40 percent of precincts reporting, Parry led Democrat Jason Engbrecht, 41 percent to about 36 percent. Independent Roy Srp was trailing with 22 percent. Tuesday's special election will fill the remaining 11 months of Dick Day's term for a seat covering the cities of Waseca, Faribault and Owatonna.
  • State Senate Special Election in Minnesota - Election Results

    01/26/2010 8:38:52 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 8 replies · 1,036+ views
    At the end of 2009, State Seantor Dick Day (R-Owatonna) announced his retirement. A special election was called for January 26, 2009. Senate District 26 is a primarily rural district about an hour south of the Twin Cities. It has three larger cities - Owatonna, Waseca and Faribault. The first two cities have a GOP bent and overall, this is a GOP district. But given the beaten down nature of the Minnesota GOP in the last two election cycles, this race was anything but assured. Worse yet, there were blizzard-like conditions in Minnesota with 40-mph winds and temps in the...
  • 28 House Seats move toward GOP

    01/25/2010 10:32:55 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 976+ views
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | Jan. 25, 2010 | Stuart Rothenberg
    After a stunning GOP Senate win in Massachusetts and a slew of new polls showing many Democratic incumbents in trouble, it’s hard to argue with the obvious: the Republicans unquestionably have momentum as 2010 begins. We are adding a dozen new seats to our list of districts “in play” – all of them currently held by Democrats. In addition, we have moved 16 districts within our list – two held by the GOP and the rest currently represented by a Democrat. All of the moves benefit the GOP, either because Republican districts now look safer or Democratic districts appear more...
  • Republicans win special elections for Ky. House, Senate (GOP picks up a House seat)

    12/08/2009 7:04:00 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 41 replies · 1,774+ views
    Republican Jimmy Higdon has won today’s special election for the 14th state Senate District seat, the Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting. The newspaper says Democrat Jodie Haydon, who was backed by the thoroughbred horse industry, called to concede. (Here are the results by county.) The win deals Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear a major blow in his bid to pave the way for legislation to allow video lottery terminals at racetracks, which passed the Democrat-controlled House during June’s special legislative session but died in committee in the Republican controlled Senate. With tonight’s election, Republicans hold a two-seat majority in the Senate heading...
  • Congressman No Moore (Democrat throws in towel...possible R pickup?)

    11/23/2009 7:37:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies · 7,313+ views
    KC Star ^ | 11/23/09 | STEVE KRASKE
    U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who confounded the GOP by winning six consecutive elections in a heavily Republican district, will not seek re-election next year, key Democrats said Sunday.