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Kentucky primary: Democrats hoping for a Paul victory

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.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  May 18, 2010; 5:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
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  
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Specter's final pitch to Pa. voters: 'Experience and seniority'

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.

By Paul Kane  |  May 17, 2010; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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  
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In Ky., confident Paul foresees 'a tea party tidal wave coming'

The establishment candidates for the U.S. Senate could lose on both the Democratic and Republican side Tuesday in primaries to replace retiring Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R), an outcome that would further illustrate the appeal of running as an outsider in the 2010 election cycle.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  May 17, 2010; 6:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , 50 States , Battlegrounds , Candidates , Democratic Party , Election Day , Health Care , Health Care , On the Issues , On the Road , Political Geography 101 , Primaries , Republican Party , Ron Paul , Tea Party , The Democrats , The GOP  | Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic, Jack Conway, Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Republican, Trey Grayson, United States  
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In Ark., Halter says a runoff against Lincoln would still be a 'victory'

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, aiming to upend Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Tuesday's Democratic primary, said he is aiming for a "clean victory" but would be happy to make it into a runoff.

By Peter Slevin  |  May 17, 2010; 6:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , 50 States , Battlegrounds , Democratic Party , Election Day , Primaries , South , The Democrats  | Tags: Blanche Lincoln, Democratic, John Boozman, Missouri, Ouachita Baptist University, Republican Party, Trade union, Washington  
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Snow doesn't dampen Mass. election fervor

The worse the weather, the larger the question of voter motivation looms over the race for a successor to Ted Kennedy in the United States Senate. Democrats are trying to motivate a base of loyal voters alerted--relying by polls and the 11th hour visit of President Obama on Sunday--to the possible loss of what was widely regarded a safe seat for state attorney general Martha Coakley. The campaign of Republican candidate Scott Brown, a state senator, is reaching out to voters from traditional phone banks, but also aiming to marshal enthusiasm through the internet and social networking.

By Karl Vick  |  January 19, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Battlegrounds , Capitol Briefing , Election Day , Health Care , Issues , Northeast / Mid-Atlantic  
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Ohio IG Report: Joe the Plumber's Records Were Improperly Searched

The director of an Ohio human services agency has been suspended for a month without pay and faces review by a county prosecutor for using confidential state databases to find personal information on "Joe the Plumber." She will also face review for using her state e-mail address to help Barack Obama's fundraising by identifying potential contributors and offering her own $2,500 donation.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 20, 2008; 8:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Celebrity Sighting at the N.D. Polls, Web Politics Editor , November 4, 2008
A McCain Supporter in a Sea of Obama Partisans, Web Politics Editor , November 4, 2008
Obama Visits Indiana, Hoping for a Win, Web Politics Editor , November 4, 2008
Rainy Morning in Battleground of North Carolina, Washington Post editors , November 4, 2008
McCain's Seven-State Sprint: Arizona, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
Obama's Final Swing: North Carolina, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
Battleground Weather Forecast, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
Obama and McCain Pursuing Different Paths on Changed Map, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
Campaign Reflections, Ed O'Keefe , November 3, 2008
McCain's Midnight Miami Rally Draws Out Enthusiasm, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
McCain to Campaign in N.M. and Colo. on Election Day, Web Politics Editor , November 3, 2008
McCain Warmly Welcomed at Granite State Town Hall, Web Politics Editor , November 2, 2008
About That Wednesday Press Conference..., Web Politics Editor , November 2, 2008
McCain in Pennsylvania: I'm a 'Coal Booster', Web Politics Editor , November 2, 2008
Obama Shoots for an Ohio Win with a Final Day in the State, Web Politics Editor , November 2, 2008
McCain to Return to New Hampshire Town Full of Memories, Web Politics Editor , November 2, 2008
McCain Mocks Obama for Feeling 'Vindicated' in Iowa, Web Politics Editor , November 1, 2008
McCain Supporters Praying for a Virginia Win, Web Politics Editor , November 1, 2008
Biden: Election Will Be 'a Lot Closer' Than People Think, Web Politics Editor , November 1, 2008
Hillary's Halloween Message, Web Politics Editor , October 31, 2008
Obama Extends Fight to Three New States, Web Politics Editor , October 31, 2008
Vacations for Votes? Lindsey Graham Makes an Offer, Web Politics Editor , October 31, 2008
Justice Dept. Will Send 800 Monitors to Polls, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
Palin Takes on Obama Over Will to Win Wars, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
McCain and Joe the Plumber Miss Their Moment, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
McCain Gaining Ground in Va. Polls, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
Obama's Early Vote Push, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
Bill Clinton Campaigning With Obama in Fla., Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
Defiant McCain Kicks Off Ohio Bus Tour, Web Politics Editor , October 30, 2008
Court Orders Pa. to Provide Paper Ballots, Web Politics Editor , October 29, 2008
Obama Talks Socialism, Communism and PB&J, Web Politics Editor , October 29, 2008
Poll: Arizona Race Tightens, Web Politics Editor , October 29, 2008
Palin Argues for More Drilling in Energy Policy Speech, Web Politics Editor , October 29, 2008
Ohio Republicans Turn Voting Feud Into an Ad, Post Editor , October 28, 2008
Crist Extends Early Voting Hours in Fla., Web Politics Editor , October 28, 2008
Palin Brings Out Party Faithful in Pa., Web Politics Editor , October 28, 2008
Undeterred by Driving Rain, Obama Rallies Pa., Web Politics Editor , October 28, 2008
The Volunteers Gear Up for One Last Push, Web Politics Editor , October 28, 2008
WaPo-ABC Track: Early Birds for Obama , Web Politics Editor , October 28, 2008
Washington Sketch: Sarah in 2012?, Web Politics Editor , October 28, 2008
Several New Ads Hitting Airwaves in Battleground States, Web Politics Editor , October 27, 2008
Palin Seeks to Rouse GOP Voters at Leesburg Rally, Web Politics Editor , October 27, 2008
Obama Offers Closing Argument, Web Politics Editor , October 27, 2008
David Broder Speaks with New Hampshire Voters, Ed O'Keefe , October 27, 2008
Obama Draws Massive Crowd in Denver, Web Politics Editor , October 26, 2008
Obama Courts Trio of Southwestern States, Web Politics Editor , October 26, 2008
Obama Campaign Offers Bullish Field Report, Web Politics Editor , October 24, 2008
John Elway Helps McCain Kick Off Colo. Swing, Web Politics Editor , October 24, 2008
Obama Denouces McCain's 'Strange' Economic Policies, Web Politics Editor , October 23, 2008
Polls Show McCain Leaning Into a Headwind, Web Politics Editor , October 23, 2008
Washington Sketch: Looking for the Real America, Web Politics Editor , October 23, 2008
Obama Talks to Joe the Plumber -- and About Him, Web Politics Editor , October 22, 2008
McCain to Granite State: 'I Love You', Web Politics Editor , October 22, 2008
Ron Paul Supporters, Alive and Well in Ohio, Web Politics Editor , October 22, 2008
Obama Continues On-Air Latino Outreach, Web Politics Editor , October 22, 2008
Palin Displays Her Feminist Side, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
Obama Holds 'Jobs Summit' in Florida, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
Palin Lists Five Crises to Come Under Obama , Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
At the Red Arrow, a Journey from the GOP to Obama, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
McCain Optimistic About Florida Outcome, Web Politics Editor , October 20, 2008
Obama Goes Inside Baseball , Web Politics Editor , October 20, 2008
Obama Barnstorms Fla. as Early Voting Begins, Web Politics Editor , October 20, 2008
Three Undecideds in a Diner, Washington Post Editors , October 19, 2008
Hope Theme Makes a Comeback as Obama Tours N.C., Web Politics Editor , October 19, 2008
In Ohio Swing, McCain Again Hails 'Joe the Plumber', Web Politics Editor , October 19, 2008
McCain Adviser Suggests NoVa Not 'Real Virginia', Web Politics Editor , October 18, 2008
Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri, Web Politics Editor , October 18, 2008
Webb Tells Virginians: 'Trust Barack Obama', Web Politics Editor , October 17, 2008
McCain Stands Up for Joe, Web Politics Editor , October 17, 2008
Going to Bed Hungry in New Mexico, Web Politics Editor , October 17, 2008
McCain in Pa.: 'Joe's the Man', Web Politics Editor , October 16, 2008
Joe the Plumber: Not a Licensed Plumber, Web Politics Editor , October 16, 2008
Obama Warns Supporters Against Overconfidence, Web Politics Editor , October 16, 2008
Conservative PAC Targets Michigan with Inflammatory Obama Ad, Web Politics Editor , October 15, 2008
Michelle Obama: We're Underdogs to the End, Web Politics Editor , October 15, 2008
Study: N.H. Voters Increasingly Democratic, Web Politics Editor , October 15, 2008
Biden Turns Up Heat on McCain in Ohio Stops, Post Editor , October 14, 2008
Obama Comments on ACORN Controversy, Web Politics Editor , October 14, 2008
In Mich., GOP Stalwarts Shore Up the Base, Web Politics Editor , October 14, 2008
A Race Against Foreclosure, Web Politics Editor , October 14, 2008
Cautious Support From Obama for Banking Plan, Web Politics Editor , October 14, 2008
Hank Williams Jr. Cleans Up His Act for McCain-Palin, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
McCain Hiring Paid Canvassers in Florida, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
Palin Stays on the Offensive at Huge Va. Rally, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
Obama Proposes New Economic Measures, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
In Virginia, McCain Vows an Underdog Fight, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
Antiwar Protestor Disrupts McCain Iowa Rally, Web Politics Editor , October 11, 2008
Obama Thanks McCain for Call to Tone Down Rhetoric, Web Politics Editor , October 11, 2008
Obama Encourages Early Voting in Ohio, Web Politics Editor , October 10, 2008
As McCain Goes Negative, a GOP Senator Makes a Positive Turn, Web Politics Editor , October 10, 2008
McCain Keeps Up the Attack in Ohio, Web Politics Editor , October 8, 2008
ACORN Nevada Office Raided, Web Politics Editor , October 7, 2008
Sharp Words from McCain for Obama in N.M., Web Politics Editor , October 6, 2008
McCain Celebrates Sarah and Slams Obama in Colo., Web Politics Editor , October 3, 2008
McCain Declines to Blame Media for Housing Crisis, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
McCain Previews His Own Debate, Coming Tuesday, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
Obama Campaign Clears its Va. Voter Registration Goal, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
Ohio Court Rules for McCain-Palin on Absentee Ballots, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
McCain Pulls Out of Michigan, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
Obama in Mich.: McCain 'Doesn't Get It', Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2008
McCain Stresses Bipartisanship, Web Politics Editor , October 1, 2008
Obama Pushes Passage of Wall Steet Rescue Bill, Web Politics Editor , September 30, 2008
Courts Allow Same-Day Vote Window to Go Forward in Ohio, Web Politics Editor , September 29, 2008
Virginians Complain of Obama Lawn Sign Shortage, Web Politics Editor , September 24, 2008
Virginia Likes Palin, but Not What She Stands For, Web Politics Editor , September 23, 2008
Obama Talks About the 'Economia' in New Spanish Ads, Web Politics Editor , September 23, 2008
Obama Attacks McCain on Regulation, Lobby Ties, Web Politics Editor , September 20, 2008
Obama Pushes Domestic Agenda to Boost Economy, Web Politics Editor , September 20, 2008
McCain: Time to Fire the SEC Chairman, Web Politics Editor , September 18, 2008
Obama Zings McCain's 'Old Boy Network', Web Politics Editor , September 17, 2008
Obama Ad: McCain Helps Ship Jobs Overseas, Web Politics Editor , September 17, 2008
Obama Lakes Plan Could Help Woo Michigan, Web Politics Editor , September 17, 2008
Biden Back on Track with Amtrak, Web Politics Editor , September 16, 2008
McCain Mocks Obama's Fundraiser with Streisand, Web Politics Editor , September 16, 2008
Biden Steps Up Criticism of McCain, Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2008
McCain: Fundamentals of Economy are 'Strong' but 'Threatened', Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2008
Empty Seats Greet McCain at Fla. Rally, Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2008
Clinton Campaigns for Obama in Ohio, Washington Post Editors , September 14, 2008
A Big Rally and Talk of Economy as Obama Visits N.H., Web Politics Editor , September 13, 2008
Northern Virginia Voter's Voices, Web Politics Editor , September 11, 2008
McCain Marks Sept. 11 in Pa., Web Politics Editor , September 11, 2008
Obama: 'Believe in Yourself', Web Politics Editor , September 10, 2008
Obama Talks Lipstick and McCain, Web Politics Editor , September 10, 2008
Virginia Adds 49K New Voters in August, Web Politics Editor , September 6, 2008
McCain Ad for Florida, Lexie Verdon , September 5, 2008
Missing Palm Beach Ballots Raise Questions for November, Web Politics Editor , September 4, 2008
GOP Rallying the Rascals in Mo., Web Politics Editor , August 31, 2008
Kilpatrick Poses Quandary for Obama in Mich., Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Turning Bush-McCain Hug into an Icon , Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
With a Smaller Crowd, Obama Takes a More Populist Tone, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Van Hollen: Obama Campaign Needs "Second Wave", Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Ohio Gov. Bashes Press for pro-Obama Bias, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
In Wis., Obama Offers Tough Words for McCain, Web Politics Editor , August 24, 2008
McCain's Denver Headquarters Evacuated, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
About Those Clinton Primary Voters, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
For Obama, Roundabout Path to Convention, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
Convention Spotlights Battle for the Intermountain West, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
Obama and Kaine Hold a Brief Meeting, Web Politics Editor , August 21, 2008
Ohio Bans Home Storage of Voting Machines, Web Politics Editor , August 19, 2008
McCain Strategist Predicts Close Va. Race, Web Politics Editor , August 14, 2008
Obama's Boomer Strength, Web Politics Editor , August 13, 2008
Vote by Vote, Obama Works to Boost Va. Turnout, Web Politics Editor , August 11, 2008
McCain Campaigns with Ridge as VP Speculation Intensifies, Web Politics Editor , August 11, 2008
More on Those Voting Machines in Ohio, Washington Post Editors , August 7, 2008
For McCain, a Photo Op Like Many Others, Web Politics Editor , August 1, 2008
Obama: They're Trying to 'Make You Scared of Me', Web Politics Editor , July 30, 2008
McCain Unveils Va. Leadership Team, Web Politics Editor , July 24, 2008
In Nebraska, McCain Fights the 'Headwind', Web Politics Editor , July 17, 2008
Obama Will Open 20 Offices in Virginia, Web Politics Editor , July 16, 2008
GOP Senate Candidate Latches Onto Obama, Web Politics Editor , June 25, 2008
Politics Takes Hiatus in Flooded Iowa, Web Politics Editor , June 19, 2008
 
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