National Democrats want to make this election about the past, but elections are almost always a referendum on the present, that is unless the candidates on hand have gone out of their way to make themselves truly unacceptable. This election is a vivid reminder that who the candidates are still matters, at least when they are as clearly flawed as some of the Republicans running this year.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 8, 2010 4:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Saturday June 12, 2010 10:30 am|
This is not a great time to be a Republican establishment candidate for Senate–even if you’re already a Senator. Voters are dissing old-school officeholders in favor of insurgents whose allegiances rhyme with “me.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 7, 2010 8:31 am|
Tuesday, June 8 is one of the biggest days in politics this cycle with primary elections in 11 states: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Arkansas, which hosts a primary runoff. In three of these states–Arkansas, California and Nevada—voters are choosing contenders for crucial seats in the US Senate, and one incumbent is fighting for her job.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 21, 2010 6:16 pm|
Nevada’s Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden actually first offered the “barter” for health care idea a couple weeks ago, but defending it in public – with video – takes it to a whole other level.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday April 13, 2010 7:02 am|
The Affordable Care Act remains generally unpopular, though up from its all-time lows. And very little in the bill will come online between now and the elections – actually, between now and 2014 – to change that. In fact, some states will see to that personally. . . .