FDL’s Hot House: (10/28 Update) 104 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 7:10 pm

The number of contests up in the air continues to grow: As a result of new polling, I’m adding two close races to the list, FL-25 and KY-03.

Several other races have also been updated to reflect new information. Overall, the updates are a mixed bag, but, on net, I would say today’s news is slightly positive for Democrats.

NY-23: Hoffman Ends Campaign, Will Still Appear on Conservative Ballot Line

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 2:55 pm

A top Democratic Party official, speaking on background, said Democrats’ ability to hold onto the House and Senate will rely on Republicans being saddled with some seriously flawed primary winners (think: DE Sen nominee Christine O’Donnell) and getting lucky with several rightwing third party or independent candidates splitting the right-leaning vote. NY-23 was supposed to be an example of where Democrats got “lucky,” thanks to Hoffman, in what should be a top GOP target.

The Last Super: Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin Primary Preview

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 1:15 pm

Today effectively marks the end of the primary election season and the true beginning of the general elections. It’s not only one of the last primary days but one of the biggest, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. [Ed. note: Jon will be liveblogging results all night. Delaware polls close at 8pm EDT, with a number of others closing at 9. Look for results and reaction at FDL's Elections page.]

Who Are the FinReg Villains?

By: Friday June 18, 2010 5:15 pm

After the first week of the conference committee for Wall Street reform, I would call the verdict middling. Reformers have won some victories – all hedge funds and private equity firms will have to register with the SEC, credit rating agencies will be on the hook for standard liability for negligence, the Fed audit is more robust and ongoing.

Election Night Thread #2: McDonnell Projected VA Winner; NJ Gov. Race Too Close to Call

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 5:12 pm

Polls in New Jersey and Maine are now closed. Leaked exit polls show New Jersey to be basically a tie, FWIW. There are no exit polls out of Maine. Virginia remains too early to call, which shocks me. The networks are being ultra-cautious. The latest numbers: 26.19% reporting McDonnell (R) 62.86% Deeds (D) 37.03% Deeds [...]

NY-23: The Failure Of Blue Dogging

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 3:35 pm

A win by ultra-rightwing Doug Hoffman in NY-23 should challenge the notion held by some Democrats that winning right-wing districts requires a move towards the center-right.

NY-23: Palin’s Pet Hoffman Has Taliban Ties

By: Wednesday October 28, 2009 7:20 pm

One week before Election Day, the special election to fill a vacant House seat in New York’s North Country is heating up. It’s a three-way split, pitting a Republican, a Democrat, and a Conservative against one another. It’s close.

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