Patrick Reelection Seen As Test Case For Obama 2012

Many of the top strategists in Obama’s political circle are helping to orchestrate Patrick’s reelection campaign, and they are looking to his contest for clues to what might work for the president in 2012. Friends for two decades, Obama and … Continued


NRCC Reveals 2010 Blueprint

The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most … Continued


Illegal Immigrants And Driver’s Licenses

Three states — Washington, New Mexico and Utah — allow illegal immigrants to get licenses because their laws do not require proof of citizenship or legal residency. An Associated Press analysis found that those states have seen a surge in … Continued


Republican LePage Leads Maine Governor’s Race

The race to be Maine’s next governor remains virtually unchanged from a month ago, with Republican Paul LePage running slightly ahead. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds LePage earning 38% of the vote … Continued


Rove: Tea Party Will Boost GOP Voter Turnout

Former White House adviser Karl Rove said the tea party movement may be “a little raw and unsophisticated” but it will boost Republican voter turnout in November.  Rove explained, “I would not be surprised to see turnout over 90 million … Continued


Democrats Play Defense In Tennessee

This is the big one, Tennessee Republicans say: the opportunity in fall elections to win the governorship, capture a majority of congressional seats and solidify GOP control of the General Assembly. GOP leaders are keeping their fingers crossed that 2010 … Continued


Oregon: Not Your Traditional Swing State

At the federal level, many Republicans view Oregon—with two Democratic Senators and four out of five Democratic U.S. Representatives—a far-left leaning liberal bastion with anachronistic fiscal and social policies. At the state level, though, the Beaver State is a swing … Continued


NV-3: Heck, Titus Locked In Statistical Tie

In 2008, Democrat Dina Titus was the hard-charging challenger looking to upend Republican Rep. Jon Porter, whom she criticized as losing touch with constituents in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Two years later it’s happening again. Only now Titus is the … Continued


Obama Continues To Lose Independents

Independents who embraced President Barack Obama’s call for change in 2008 are ready for a shift again, and that’s worrisome news for Democrats. Only 32 percent of those citing no allegiance to either major party say they want Democrats to … Continued


Crist Has Edge In Florida, Greene Leading On Dem Side

It’s a very close race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, and candidates have been out in full swing vying for every last vote. With the August 24 primary election looming, many are looking ahead to predict who will fill that … Continued