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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


State Race Spotlight: Texas 101st House District

Every decade the U.S. Congress plays musical chairs to the tune of the Census population counts – only in this re-apportionment version, the number of chairs stays the same, they just move to different states. By the time the counting … Continued


Angle In Trouble: Time To Hit The Panic Button In Nevada

There may not be another incumbent in the country that we would rather see go down in 2010 than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada. Unfortunately the latest Mason-Dixon poll has Republican nominee Sharron Angle trailing Sen. Reid by seven points … Continued


Don’t Put The Cart Before The Elephant

Everyone from the National Review’s Jim Geraghty to non-partisan Congressional prognosticator Stuart Rothenberg predicts big gains for the GOP at the federal level this fall. In fact, Real Clear Politics’ Sean Trende says he “wouldn’t be shocked to see Democratic losses eclipse 100 … Continued



Does The Tea Party Express Take Tokens?

In a politically naïve attempt to appear non-partisan, the Tea Party Express recently endorsed freshman Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho), the only Democrat in the nation (so far) to land the backing of this group that is vying for a leading … Continued


RNC Budget Cutting Could Hinder November Gains

Given the heightened importance of 2010, with the short-term opportunity to shift the balance of power in Congress for the next two years and the even longer-lasting opportunity to shape the redistricting efforts in 2011 by increasing GOP control at … Continued


Crist could be a real pain in the elephant

By Ford O’Connell at Examiner.com Up until today, a Republican was almost certainly going to be elected to the United States Senate by Florida voters this November. Gov. Charlie Crist, less than a year removed from being considered a shoe-in to … Continued


Stupak Retirement: A Tea Party Victory?

Re-posted from examiner.com By: Ford O’Connell Last Friday, embattled Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak (MI-1) announced his retirement from Congress, ending speculation about his political future. Stupak, who has served in Congress for more than 17 years, proved to be the … Continued