Mitt Romney continues to trail in every single swing state. The latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls show Obama with a small two point lead in Nevada and North Carolina. Obama holds a seven point lead in New Hampshire.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 28, 2012 7:32 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 20, 2012 11:45 am|
Only a few Republican senators have to worry about Democrats forcing them to make tough votes before the election
|By: David Dayen Thursday March 1, 2012 9:40 am|
The Senate voted to table the Blunt amendment today, but several Democrats crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans and for an amendment that would give employers effective control over the medical procedures their employees could access.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 16, 2011 2:45 pm|
It would be a big mistake to let the month go by without getting Republicans in the Senate on the record. Dean Heller, the new Senator from Nevada who already voted to end Medicare in the House, has every intention of doing it again. Scott Brown announced he would vote for the Ryan budget as well, and in all likelihood you can get Olympia Snowe and Richard Lugar to vote for it. So, virtually every marginally contestable seat on the Republican side will have GOP candidates who voted to end Medicare. And with so many more Democratic seats up for grabs, they’ll need to play offense somewhere to take off the pressure.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 21, 2011 3:42 pm|
John Ensign, the Nevada Senator still reeling from an adultery and corruption scandal, will resign tomorrow, according to several published reports. Rep. Dean Heller, who has already announced a run for Ensign’s seat in the Senate, will be appointed as an interim replacement for Ensign by Governor Brian Sandoval, giving him the power of incumbency and a leg up in what should be a competitive Senate election in 2012. This leaves Heller’s seat open, and a special election will ensue.
|By: David Dayen Monday March 7, 2011 12:50 pm|
Just three months into the 2012 campaign cycle, 8 of the 33 Senators up for re-election will be retiring. Since 2006, there are 42 new Senators in the upper house, and with these 8 retirements, that means that at least half of the body will be made up of people who haven’t been there longer than 7 years, come 2013.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 8, 2010 12:03 pm|
The troubles of Sen. John Ensign have finally dawned on Republican leaders in Nevada. They realize that having a corrupt, indicted leader at a time when they’re trying to take down the state’s Democratic Senator with candidates who have embraced that same indicted figure would be devastating. So gradually, they’re backing away from Ensign.