Senate Visibility Helped Democrats; House Invisibility Hurt Them

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:40 pm

We’re seeing some interesting races in the US Senate. Alexi Giannoulias is up by about 100,000 votes in Illinois with half the vote in. Joe Sestak is up by a similar amount with half the vote in. Michael Bennet has 50,000 votes up on Joe Buck in Colorado with a quarter of the vote in. Russ Feingold is behind with 12% in, but Democrats are hopeful based on the exit polls. Right now Republicans have picked up three seats in the Senate, but there aren’t any other obvious victories out there for them. They could eventually go the GOP’s way, but right now they’re all nailbiters.

 

GOP Ramps Up Voter Suppression Machine; Justice Department Investigates Texas Effort

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 8:50 am

Republicans and their outside allies seem to be spending money on two things this election. One is zillions and zillions of TV ads. The other is the usual voter suppression machine, designed to intimidate minorities and the poor.

Blago Goes Quietly into the Night

By: Friday July 30, 2010 2:15 pm

All of Rod Blagojevich’s promised fireworks were duds, most precluded by a strict trial judge, James Zagel, through granting prosecution motions to preclude. And then, a little over a week ago, came the crushing blow that even Hot Rod himself would not take the stand in his own defense — Blago has simply gone into that good night.

Mark Kirk Returns Goldman Donations; Blanche Lincoln Does Not; UPDATE: Halter Responds

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:30 pm

Mark Kirk, the Republican running in Illinois’ Senate race, became the first federal candidate to return donations from Goldman Sachs, in the wake of the SEC’s civil fraud lawsuit.

in Arkansas, Sen. Blanche Lincoln takes fire from Bill Halter for her ties to GS.

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