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  • Boustany defeats Landry for La. congressional seat

    12/09/2012 2:52:27 PM PST · by Impy · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-9-2012 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana congressman Charles Boustany won a fifth term on Saturday by handily defeating his fellow Republican incumbent, Jeff Landry, in a runoff election. The two men were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat because of anemic population growth in the latest federal census. The state will have six U.S. House seats in the new term that begins in January.
  • Williams tops Riddle in GOP race for U.S. House

    08/01/2012 5:18:05 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 23 replies
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | 8/1/2012 | Chuck Lindell
    Roger Williams, a former Texas secretary of state who made his name as a prolific GOP fundraiser, is one step closer to a seat in the U.S. House after handily defeating Central Texas Tea Party founder Wes Riddle in the Republican runoff Tuesday.
  • Texas Senate runoff goes down to the wire

    07/31/2012 2:50:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 30, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Texas' intensely watched Republican U.S. Senate runoff tonight will be a stunner no matter how it turns out. Political newcomer Ted Cruz could defeat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a well-known and well-funded GOP officeholder, and provide tea party activists across the country another high-profile victory. An outside poll released late Sunday indicated that Cruz had a solid 10-point lead over Dewhurst. But Dewhurst, who has the support of Gov. Rick Perry and other top Texas political leaders, could still snatch a victory from the tea party. He has poured $19 million of his own personal fortune into the race, and...
  • A Democrat for Dewhurst

    07/30/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    DailyTexan ^ | 29 Jul 2012 | Troy M. Enriquez
    Come November, I hope Democrat Paul Sadler will be the new junior U.S. Senator of Texas. Sadler is a self-proclaimed Progressive with a proven track record behind his liberal Democrat label. But, despite my hopes, recent Texas electoral history and the state’s political climate suggest the November election will not send Sadler to Washington, D.C. So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. For Progressive Democrats, David Dewhurst is the best option.
  • Runoff Election Day in Texas 7AM to 7PM, Vote Ted Cruz over Dewhurst [LIVE THREAD]

    07/31/2012 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 88 replies
    Ted ^ | July 31, 2012 | Steelers6
    This listing has all the Republican races today
  • What a Ted Cruz victory would mean

    07/30/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/30/2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Eighteen months ago, Ted Cruz was a starry-eyed Texas Republican with long-shot hopes of becoming a United States senator. On Tuesday, the former state solicitor general looks headed to an unlikely runoff victory over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, win that would defy the power of the state’s GOP establishment. ((snip)) So how did Cruz stay competitive and even climb into what looks like the driver’s seat? He leveraged national acclaim from conservatives like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and George Will into strong local tea party support, winning an impressive 34 percent of the primary vote and forcing a runoff against...
  • Cruz leads in new Texas Senate poll (52-42)

    07/30/2012 1:11:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 30, 2012 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    A Public Policy Polling poll released Sunday evening reports Ted Cruz has a 52 percent to 42 percent advantage over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the eve of Tuesday’s Texas GOP Senate runoff. From PPP’s analysis: Cruz's victory is driven by 4 things: the Tea Party, the enthusiasm of his supporters, a generational divide within the Texas Republican ranks, and the lack of regard the party base currently holds for Rick Perry. Cruz is ahead by a whooping 75-22 margin with Tea Party voters, more than making up for a 56-39 deficit to Dewhurst with voters who don't consider themselves...
  • Sarah Palin To Campaign With Ted Cruz in Texas (update on time, date and location)

    07/26/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies
    ABC's "The Note" ^ | 7/26/2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin is getting back on the campaign trail. She’ll hit the road this Friday at an evening rally for Ted Cruz, Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate, at the Woodlands, north of Houston, his campaign and a Palin friend confirmed for ABC News. 6:00 pm CST Town Green Park... 2099 Lake Robbins Drive... The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Dewhurst wins support of Combs, Patrick

    07/26/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 26, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday added her name to the long list of Texas elected officials who are backing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Dewhurst has been “relentless and focused on conservative principles,” said Combs, who credited the lieutenant governor for putting Texas in a strong economic position. “Fighting for principle is not always easy and it is not always visible,” Combs said at an Austin news conference. “I will tell you that actions speak a lot louder than words.” The low-key news conference at Run-Tex on Riverside Drive stands in stark contrast to...
  • Texas: Dewhurst accepts debate with Cruz at last minute

    07/20/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 17 replies
    From the Dallas Morning News (no link) Dewhurst accepted a debate at the last minute with Cruz at a Tea Party event. There is strong evidence that Dewhurst's constant harping on China connections and negative ads are hurting Dewhurst, and that he has lost the conservatives in Texas. It has gotten so bad that the jokes are along the line of " Ted Cruz supports theChinese. He was seen at a Panda drive-through". Not one ad by Dewhurst giving a positive reason to vote for him.
  • 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...
  • Cruz takes lead in Texas runoff

    07/12/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 26 replies
    Publioc Policy Polling ^ | July 12, 2012 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's first poll of the Texas Senate runoff finds Ted Cruz with a surprising 49-44 lead and a much more enthusiastic cadre of supporters than former front runner David Dewhurst. Cruz's lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as 'very excited' about voting in the election. The lower turnout is, the better Cruz's chances will be. Dewhurst leads 51-43 with 'somewhat excited' voters and 50-36 with those who say they are 'not that excited.' The big question is whether those less enthused folks will actually bother to turn out or not. This race...
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • TX: Numbers bode well for Dewhurst in runoff, his pollster says (counting his chickens.....)

    06/01/2012 1:52:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has strong support from repeated Republican primary voters as well as senior citizens, two groups that are more likely to turn out for a July runoff for U.S. Senate, according to a Dewhurst campaign memo written by pollster Mike Baselice. Supporters of former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite who placed second in Tuesday’s vote, have argued that Cruz would be favored in a runoff because his supporters are more enthusiastic and likely to show up for an unusual, mid-summer vote. So the Baselice memo was clearly intended to rebut that argument. Recent...
  • Cruz into a Runoff (TX Senate race...kudos to Palin)

    05/31/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/30/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    It was never going to be easy for Ted Cruz to force a runoff in the Texas Senate primary. “This race is Ground Zero between the moderate establishment and the conservative tidal wave,” Cruz said Tuesday at a Houston polling site, according to the Houston Chronicle. “The stakes are high.” “A runoff,” he added, “would be a tremendous victory.” Last night, the former Texas solicitor general got his wish, winning a spot in the runoff and a direct showdown with Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who finished just short of the “ 50 percent plus one” threshold he needed to avoid...
  • Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race

    05/29/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe. Dewhurst led Cruz by 46 to 32 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) was in third place with 13 percent of the vote. Cruz entered the race with almost no name identification but a bevy of conservative star-makers rallied to his side to help him into a runoff against Dewhurst, the longtime front-runner. Among Cruz's...
  • Egypt vote: Brotherhood advances to second round

    05/25/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    AP via My Way News ^ | May 25, 7:55 AM (ET) | Maggie Michael
    The candidate of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a spot in a run-off election, according to partial results Friday from Egypt's first genuinely competitive presidential election. A former prime minister an a leftist were in a tight race for second place and a chance to run against him to become the country's next leader. The run-off will be held on June 16-17, pitting the two top contenders from the first round of voting held Wednesday and Thursday. The victor is to be announced June 21. The landmark vote—the fruit of last year's uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak—turned into a...
  • Orrin Hatch fails to clinch GOP nomination in Utah — by 0.9%

    04/21/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up… FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to...
  • Polls indicate Barnes has momentum in gov. race, but runoff scenario looms

    09/19/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies ^ | September 19, 2010 - 12:19am | Larry Peterson
    The momentum in the governor's race has shifted away from Republican Nathan Deal and toward Democrat Roy Barnes, two new polls indicate. And, taken together, they revive the prospect neither candidate will garner a majority Nov. 2, which would trigger a Nov. 30 runoff. In last week's Mason-Dixon sampling, Deal was up by 4 percentage points - the margin of error for the poll. That means he and Barnes likely were about even. That survey, taken for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership - a cooperative of the Savannah Morning News and 12 other state newspapers - was mostly finished before last...
  • All candidates confirmed for Saturday's (Georgia) Republican debates

    07/23/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The (Dalton) Daily Citizen ^ | July 23, 2010 | Charles Oliver
    With gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel confirming Wednesday night, 10 Republican candidates will be in Dalton Saturday for the first debates of the runoff campaign. In addition to Handel, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal, attorney general candidates Sam Olens and Preston Smith, insurance commissioner candidates Ralph Hudgens and Maria Sheffield, Public Service Commission candidates Tim Echols and John Douglas, and U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and his challenger, former state senator Lee Hawkins, have confirmed they will take part in the debates, according to Georgia Republican Party 9th District Chairman Doug Grammer.
  • Tea Party Favorite Loses GOP Runoff in Alabama (Barber loses)

    07/14/2010 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 13, 2010 | staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A mainstream Republican rolled past a tea party activist Tuesday in the GOP runoff for a southeast Alabama congressional seat that Republicans hope to reclaim. Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby was drawing 60 percent in the unofficial count in the 2nd Congressional District GOP runoff Tuesday against Rick Barber, a former Marine who operates a Montgomery pool hall that hosts tea party meetings. Roby will face conservative Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright in the fall. Bright's win in 2008 marked the first time the GOP had lost the seat since 1964. In the 2nd District, Roby,...
  • SC Runoff Election results and links

    06/22/2010 5:02:11 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 40 replies
    South Carolina Election Commission ^ | 22 June 2010 | Vanity
    RUNOFF - 2010 Republican and Democratic PrimarySC Election Commission - Runoff resultsSC Now - Runoff results
  • Where to find Election Returns Tonight- SC, NC, Utah

    06/22/2010 4:16:58 PM PDT · by Amish · 104 replies
    State Returns from SC (polls close at 7pm EST): From NC (polls close at 730 EST) For Utah (Polls Close 10pmEST) If anyone has better links, please share them. GO Haley, Scott, and Lee!
  • A look ahead at governor's runoff (Nikki Haley)

    06/10/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 19 replies · 109+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | June 10, 2010 | Robert Behre
    Conventional political wisdom says Gresham Barrett has too steep of a hill to climb to overtake Nikki Haley for the Republican gubernatorial nomination June 22. Barring any additional scandal, pundits say, Haley should walk away with the win in the runoff election and earn the right to face Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in the general election Nov. 2. But Barrett remained upbeat Wednesday despite unofficial results showing the congressman from Westminster losing to the Lexington state lawmaker by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday's primary. "I guess up in Oconee, they do call it a butt-whupping," he said. "It was...
  • Patrick Cooper, William Bell in runoff for Birmingham mayor

    12/09/2009 9:08:39 AM PST · by UAConservative · 6 replies · 536+ views
    Birmingham News ( ^ | December 8, 2009 | Russell Hubbard
    Birmingham lawyer Patrick Cooper and Jefferson County Commissioner William Bell will face off again next month in a runoff to decide who will be Birmingham’s next mayor. Voters on Jan. 19 will go to the polls to select one of the two candidates to serve the remaining two years of what was Larry Langford’s term. Langford was removed from office Oct. 28, the same day he was convicted by a federal jury of taking bribes while on the Jefferson County Commission. Cooper, after results Tuesday night showed him with 40.1 percent of the vote, said, “It looks like we’re headed...
  • Taliban kills UN staff in bloody countdown to Afghan polls (What will O do?)

    10/28/2009 11:30:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 901+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/09 | Sardar Ahmad
    KABUL (AFP) – Taliban gunmen stormed a UN guesthouse in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least eight people in a suicide attack as the Islamist militia signalled a bloody countdown to new Afghan elections next week. President Hamid Karzai ordered an urgent security upgrade for international organisations after the rampage, which left at least five expatriate UN staff dead in the worst assault on the world body's Afghanistan mission since 2001. The Obama administration and UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack, which the Afghan defence ministry said was the work of Pakistani Taliban dressed as police who struck the UN-approved...
  • David Harmer and The National GOP's Screwed Up Priorities

    10/22/2009 5:26:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 23 replies · 1,095+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    There could be a serious upset in a congressional special election this year and it is going under the radar. John Fund took notice of it yesterday. David Harmer is the Republican running in a special election to fill Ellen Tauscher’s seat in Congress. The Democrat, Lt. Governor John Garamendi, is favored to win, but is only polling 41% to Harmer’s 34%. Interestingly, poling in the area shows the favorability of the GOP is skyrocketing in that district. Nonetheless, the GOP would rather support a pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro-union, ACORN supported Dede Scozzafava in New York’s 23rd Congressional District than...
  • LA-04 Open Thread (Fleming (R) v Carmouche (D))

    12/06/2008 7:12:05 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 32 replies · 1,189+ views
    Me | December 6, 2008 | Me
    Open thread. Live results here.
  • LA-04: Fleming (R) vs. Carmouche (D) (special runoff election tomorrow)

    12/05/2008 5:48:37 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 15 replies · 646+ views
    KTBS 3 - Shreveport ^ | December 5, 2008 | Nick Caloway
    The final election of the season takes place tomorrow, ending the showdown in the 4th Congressional District. Democrat Paul Carmouche takes on Republican Dr. John Fleming, and Independents Chester "Catfish" Kelley and Gerard Bowen Jr. The polls open at 6am and close at 8pm. Voter turnout is expected to be in the 15 to 20 percent range. Chilly weather, along with a negative campaign tone are partly to blame for the expected low turnout. We are your election headquarters tomorrow night. You can stay up to date on KTBS 3 News and on
  • Palin Delivers for Chambliss

    12/04/2008 6:17:32 PM PST · by NorthShoreGibby · 9 replies · 615+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 03 DEC 2008 | Patrick Gibson
    So the good news is that Saxby Chambliss has helped our nation stave off total democratic hegemony in Congress. The concern on the right has been that with the Presidency and both houses controlled by Democrats, a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate would have been the brick on the gas pedal in the national drag race to see who can get taken care of more by the government. The other good news is that Sen. Chambliss won his reelection resoundingly. Just 5 weeks after the GOP was handed its most devastating defeat in a generation, Chambliss ran away with one...
  • Saxby's Win: 08's Most Intellectually Pure Contest

    12/04/2008 5:41:38 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 24 replies · 1,039+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    For all of the talk about "bi-partisanship," the Georgia Senate run-off was nothing if not blatantly partisan. It was, simply, ALL about the party, and by extention, was the most intellectually sound and pure election in all of the 2008 cycle. Six years ago, Republican Saxby Chambliss routed incumbent Max Cleland by running a partisan and aggressive campaign that "infuriated Democrats" at the time. Since then, Chambliss has often wandered off the conservative partisan plantation and infuriated mainly his own base. He even got chastised for a "reach across the aisle" energy vote in an appearance on the Rush Limbaugh...
  • What the Chambliss Win Says About National G.O.P. Prospects: Nothing

    12/03/2008 11:57:31 AM PST · by redk · 61 replies · 1,736+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | December 3, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    The danger of special elections and run-offs is that they invite analysts to impute some sort of national significance or trend to their outcomes. Sometimes, like in the string of Republican victories that preceded their 1994 revolution, this kind of analysis is warranted. But in the case of yesterday's Senate run-off in Georgia, it most certainly is not.
  • AP: GOP's Chambliss wins Georgia Senate runoff

    12/02/2008 6:04:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,158+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/2/08 | Shannon McCaffrey - ap
    ATLANTA – Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss has won re-election in a runoff, dashing Democratic hopes of capturing enough Senate seats to thwart Republican filibusters.
  • Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Election Results - Chambliss 66.5% Martin 33.5% with 8% reporting

    12/02/2008 4:56:43 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 1,239+ views
    Georgia Secretary of State ^ | December 2, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    United States Senator, Chambliss 8% of precincts reporting PR=Precincts Reporting TP=Total Precincts Chambliss (R) 126,582 Martin (D) 63,731 Totals 190,313 66.5% 33.5% 100.0% County PR TP APPLING 6 19 980 547 1,527 ATKINSON 0 6 0 0 0 BACON 3 7 931 268 1,199 BAKER 3 7 216 239 455 BALDWIN 0 16 0 0 0 BANKS 0 15 0 0 0 BARROW 0 18 0 0 0 BARTOW 1 19 661 295 956 BEN HILL 4 7 871 959 1,830 BERRIEN 8 11 2,038 756 2,794 BIBB 0 43 0 0 0 BLECKLEY 0 3 0 0 0 BRANTLEY...
  • Poll: Chambliss with ‘solid’ lead, but…

    12/01/2008 12:27:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,124+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/1/8 | Jim Galloway
    Public Policy Polling of North Carolina has released a final poll of the U.S. Senate runoff, giving Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss a “solid” 53 percent lead over Democrat Jim Martin, who weighs in at 46 percent. But PPP also attaches a caveat. The survey of 1,276 likely voters was conducted Nov. 29 and 30, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.7 percent. Here are two cogent paragraphs from the PPP analysis: Chambliss is up 71-28 on Jim Martin with whites. For Martin to win the runoff with that performance, the electorate would have to be 34% African American....
  • Palin goes to bat for Chambliss on Monday

    12/01/2008 6:28:38 AM PST · by redk · 39 replies · 1,484+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Monday, December 01, 2008 | JIM THARPE
    Augusta — Several thousand people stood in the cold Monday morning for the chance to get inside the James Brown Arena to see Alaska Gov. — and new Republican star — Sarah Palin. Palin was in Augusta to start a four-city campaign swing for incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is locked in a hotly contested runoff with Democrat Jim Martin. The race will be decided Tuesday, and Palin’s appearance is part of Chambliss’s effort to get conservative voters to the polls.
  • Eye on the Senate: Chambliss Ahead in Georgia, 52%-46%

    11/28/2008 10:22:55 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 39 replies · 1,556+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | November 28, 2008 | Staff
    First-term Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss holds a 52 percent to 46 percent lead over Democratic challenger James Martin), a former state representative, in their Dec. 2 runoff battle, according to a Research 2000 survey conducted Nov. 23-25. Two percent are undecided and the margin of error is 4 points. Research 2000 makes the same observation that Public Policy Polling did in its Nov. 22-23 poll: that Chambliss has been able to widen his lead because, this time around, Barack Obama is not on the ballot to lure a larger turnout. PPP had Chambliss leading Martin 53 percent to 41 percent....
  • 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...
  • McCain - and maybe Palin - to stump for Chambliss

    11/07/2008 9:38:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 53 replies · 1,782+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/7/8 | JIM THARPE
    U.S. Sen. John McCain will come to Georgia to campaign for Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the Moultrie lawmaker’s campaign confirmed Friday. “We just have to work out the dates,” said Chambliss’s spokeswoman, Michelle Grasso. Grasso said the campaign is also in touch with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s office about a possible Georgia appearance. “She wants to come down, but right now we are working with her schedulers to see if that’s possible,” Grasso said. Chambliss is headed for a Dec. 2 runoff with Democratic challenger Jim Martin of Atlanta. Neither candidate got a majority of the vote in their...
  • Zimbabwe's presidential run-off faces 10-week delay

    05/14/2008 1:35:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 109+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/08 | Susan Njanji
    HARARE (AFP) - Zimbabwe's presidential run-off poll is to be delayed by as much as 10 weeks, a government document obtained by AFP showed Wednesday, in a move denounced by the opposition as an attempt to "resuscitate" veteran President Robert Mugabe. A second round of voting had been expected by May 23 under Zimbabwean law, but the country's top electoral body is to announce Thursday that an election can take place as late as July 31. In a first round of voting on March 29, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai beat Mugabe by 47.9 to 43.2 percent but fell short of...
  • Zimbabwe opposition reluctant on runoff (fears Mugabe regime preparing a "war against the people")

    04/05/2008 10:39:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 74+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/08 | Angus Shaw - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition leader on Saturday accused President Robert Mugabe of preparing a "war against the people" and said the party was reluctant to take part in a presidential runoff election. Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai stopped short of threatening a boycott but said there was a mounting climate of fear. "ZANU-PF is preparing a war against the people," Tsvangirai told a news conference. "In the runoff, violence will be the weapon. It is therefore unfair and unreasonable for President Mugabe to call a runoff." On Friday, the ruling ZANU-PF party said Mugabe would fight to...
  • ZANU-PF: Presidential runoff in Zimbabwe (accuses MDC of bribery of officials,will contest 16 seats)

    04/04/2008 10:14:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 80+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | Angus Shaw - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's ruling party said Friday there will be a presidential runoff election between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. ZANU-PF party secretary and Minister of State Didymus Mutasa also charged that the opposition bribed electoral officials and said his party would contest results of 16 parliamentary seats — enough to win back its majority. Mutasa spoke at a news conference after a party politburo meeting, the first since elections results showed it has lost its control of parliament. The opposition claims to have won the presidency, but official returns in that race have not yet...
  • Mugabe party ready for run-off to save president

    04/03/2008 3:51:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 47+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/08 | Godfrey Marawanyika
    HARARE (AFP) - Zimbabwe's ruling party geared up on Thursday for a final battle to keep Robert Mugabe in power, declaring itself ready for a presidential election run-off as police arrested foreign journalists in Harare. With no official result yet declared five days after the poll, tensions were heightened further by news that a New York Times correspondent and a colleague were held after a raid on a guest house for reporting without accreditation. South African President Thabo Mbeki meanwhile urged all sides to accept the official results of the election as diplomatic efforts were stepped up. While the opposition...
  • Sekula Gibbs, Olson set up runoff battle for House seat

    03/06/2008 6:57:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 760+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 5, 2008 | Mayra Beltran
    Dermatologist Shelley Sekula Gibbs and former U.S. Senate staffer Pete Olson indicated on Wednesday they will campaign based on their contrasting service and backgrounds after emerging from a congressional contest whose 10 conservative candidates agreed on virtually every policy issue. The pair advanced to an April 8 runoff that will produce the Republican nominee to challenge Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, in the 22nd Congressional District.
  • 11-12-07 FR Poll Discussion: Who should pro-life conservatives rally for? Hunter? Romney? Thompson?

    11/12/2007 5:29:38 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 209 replies · 188+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Monday, November 12, 2007
    (11/12) Three way runoff: Which one of the following candidates should pro-life conservatives rally behind to defeat the liberal abortionists Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton? (A) Duncan Hunter (B) Mitt Romney (C) Fred Thompson
  • (GA-10) Congressional runoff expected to pit Broun v. Whitehead (both Republicans)

    06/20/2007 4:08:50 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 363+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Paul Broun emerged today as Jim Whitehead's likely runoff challenger in the Tenth congressional district. Democrat James Marlow, who trailed Broun by just 187 votes in the race for second place, issued a statement saying had congratulated the two Republicans. But Marlow, an Internet businessman from Lincolnton, stopped short of conceding. He said his campaign will watch the final returns come in. Military and overseas ballot must arrive by Friday to be counted in the race. The secretary of state must then certify the results within 14 days. If Marlow trails Broun by a margin of...
  • Whitehead leads, but congressional race appears headed for runoff (GA-10)

    06/19/2007 7:52:18 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 718+ views
    The race to replace the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood on Capitol Hill appears headed to a runoff. The early favorite, former state Sen. Jim Whitehead, a Republican, led the crowded field of 10 candidates in Tuesday's special election. But he was unable to crack the 50 percent mark needed to claim the seat. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Whitehead had 39 percent of the vote. Jockeying to challenge him on July 17 are Democrat James Marlow, an Internet businessman from Lincolnton, and Republican Paul Broun, a doctor from Athens. With ballots still being counted, the race for second...
  • Oakley concedes; Leppert wins mayor's race (Republican becomes mayor of Dallas)

    06/16/2007 8:14:30 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 25 replies · 1,022+ views
    Tom Leppert claimed victory in the Dallas mayor runoff Saturday night as opponent Ed Oakley conceded shortly before 10 p.m. Mr. Leppert rocketed to a strong early lead, capturing about 58 percent of early voting ballots, according to unofficial Dallas County election results. In telling his supporters that the election was over, Mr. Oakley said he had spoken with Mr. Leppert and told him he ran a good race and would be a good leader. Describing his own campaign as being the "underdog," Mr. Oakley said, " I can't tell you what it has been like to win races in...
  • Giving the green light to earth-friendly bills (Land of Peasant Living alert!)

    04/15/2007 1:08:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 449+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2007 | Kristen Wyatt (Associated Press)
    ANNAPOLIS -- From the soap used to wash dishes to the cars driven to work, Marylanders will feel large and small effects from the recent legislative session some have called the most environmental in years. Democrats this year celebrated their stronger grip on state government and their return to the governor's mansion with a spate of earth-friendly bills that became the dominant theme of the session. Lawmakers tightened emissions standards on new cars. They slashed the amount of water-polluting phosphorus allowed in dishwashing detergent. They ended the commercial harvest of diamondback terrapins and set new goals for solar energy. Oysters...
  • Democrat Rodriguez ousts Bonilla from House seat (Ouch - Another GOP Loss!)

    12/12/2006 8:36:19 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 13 replies · 1,118+ views
    Houston (Tex) Chronicle ^ | 12/12/06 | Elizabeth White - AP Reporter
    Former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez defeated seven-term Republican incumbent Henry Bonilla in a runoff today, adding another Democrat to Congress and deciding Texas' final congressional seat. With more than half the precincts reporting in the state's largest district, Rodriguez had 57 percent to Bonilla's 43 percent. The two were the top vote-getters in a special election held Nov. 7, but neither got 50 percent, prompting the runoff. Rodriguez's win gives Congress another Democrat after the party won control of Congress in the November elections. Texas added one Democrat already in the suburban Houston 22nd Congressional District once held by Republican...