We are getting reactions from candidates and elected officials to the victories and losses of their preferred candidates. We'll be updating this post as we get them.
Willie Holmes moved to Arkansas last year to push Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) on the union membership bill known as card check. He lost, but stayed to sway her vote on health care reform. That did not go his way, either, but Holmes is still here. On Tuesday, he sat with four colleagues in the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 155 union hall and waited for the votes to roll in. He was hoping that, this time, Lincoln herself would fall.
The path to victory for Pennsylvania Democrats has generally come down to one of two options: the Clinton model versus the Rendell model.
Rand Paul, the U.S. Senate candidate favored to win the Republican primary here, is offering a series of conservative positions that is one of the most detailed articulations yet of how Tea Party principles would translate into governing.
Perry Bacon Jr.
| May 18, 2010; 5:49 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency, 50 States, Battlegrounds, Culture Wars, Economy, Education, Election Day, Health Care, On the Issues, On the Road, Political Geography 101, Primaries, Republican Party, Ron Paul, South, Tea Party | Tags: Jim Bunning, Rand Paul, Republican, Tea Party, Trey Grayson, United States, United States Congress, United States Senate
Save & Share:
It's a May special election to fill a vacant House seat, but it's hardly been a sleepy affair. Groups have been lavishing money and attention on the race to succeed the late Rep. John Murtha (D), a contest that will be watched closely for what it might say about the November midterms.
| May 17, 2010; 7:56 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency, 50 States, Barack Obama, Capitol Briefing, Democratic Party, Economy, Election Day, Health Care, Health Care, On the Road, Political Geography 101, Primaries, Republican Party | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Democratic Party, Jack Murtha, John McCain, John Murtha, Mark Critz, United States
Save & Share:
It was the dog days of August when Rep. Joe Sestak announced his bid against incumbent Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who had the backing of President Obama, Vice President Biden, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), the state party organization and almost every key labor union. Many national party leaders believed the backing of such prominent figures would overcome doubts about the more than 28 years Specter spent as a Republican representing Pennsylvania in the Senate. But those party leaders at the so-called "grass tops" have not exactly nailed down support for Specter at the true grass-roots level.
| May 17, 2010; 7:20 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency, 50 States, About The Trail, Battlegrounds, Candidates, Capitol Briefing, Cast of Characters, Democratic Party, Economy, Election Day, Health Care, Health Care, Hill Transition, Joe Biden, Northeast / Mid-Atlantic, Primaries, The Democrats
Save & Share: