Fallin, Askins Vie To Be Oklahoma’s Next Governor

U.S. Representative Mary Fallin secured the GOP nomination with 55% of the vote. She defeated State Senator Randy Brogdon and two other candidates. Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins had to wait for the final votes to come in to secure the Democratic nomination over state Attorney General Drew Edmondson. Both Askins and Fallin will face … Continued


Harry Reid Losing His Grip On Cap-And-Trade?

There has been much grumbling from the left and exultation on the right this week on Harry Reid’s decision to drop cap-and-trade provisions from a scaled-back energy bill.  Is the Senate Majority Leader running scared and caving to midterm jitters?  Or is … Continued



CivicForumPAC: 2010 Virginia U.S. House Race Ratings (July)

1 2 3 4 5 District 3 (D-Scott) District 9 (D-Boucher) District 2 (D-Nye) District 1 (R-Wittman) District 8 (D-Moran) District 11 (D-Connolly) District 5 (D-Perriello) District 4 (R-Forbes) District 6 (R-Goodlatte) District 7 (R-Cantor) District 10 (R-Wolf) Summary U.S. … Continued


CivicForumPAC: 2010 U.S. Senate Race Ratings (July)

Senate Composition: 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 2 Independents
Seats Up In 2010: 37
GOP Pickups: ND, DE, IN, AR, CO, PA, IL
GOP Losses: FL (Projected Independent Pickup)
Projected Net Senate Change: GOP +6



Democrats: We Will Protect This House

Every time I run into Charlie Cook, one of the veteran political handicappers of Washington, I say to him, “So?” He knows what I’m asking: Will the Republicans win back the House in November? For months now, he has told … Continued



At Risk House Dems Go “Ultralocal”

Roughly two-thirds of the Democrats whose election vaulted their party to the House majority in 2006 and bolstered its advantage in 2008 face grave prospects this November — and could take control of the House down with them if they lose. … Continued


2010 Elections: Raising The Red Tide In Alabama

If you’re not from Alabama, it might surprise you to know that Democrats control both branches of the state legislature – currently by a margin of 5 seats in the senate and 15 seats in the larger house chamber. If … Continued