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The Fix: November 6, 2005 - November 12, 2005

DNC Fundraising At Issue

The Fix's Chris Cillizza had a front-page story in Saturday's paper examining the grumbling among some within the Democratic party about the current fundraising disparity between the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee. You can read the article...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 12, 2005; 8:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Congressional Campaign Chairs on 'This Week'

Looking for answers to what happened in the 2005 election?  Make sure to tune in to ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopolous" on Sunday where the heads of the House and Senate campaign committees will offer their spin. Democratic Senatorial...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 12, 2005; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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The Friday Line: White House Hopefuls

After a month of ranking House, Senate, and governors races in this space on Friday mornings, The Fix decided to tackle the granddaddy of them all -- the 2008 presidential contest. Political junkies know that even though the race is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 11, 2005; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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House GOP Leaders Blink

UPDATE: House Republican leaders postponed a vote today on a budget measure that would  institute $54 billion in spending cuts.  Several sources suggested that the decision to pull the legislation came amid concerns that Republicans did not have the votes...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 10, 2005; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Biden: "I'm Running"

Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) seems to have made up his mind to enter the 2008 presidential race, based on reading between the lines of a letter he sent to a potential donor last month and obtained by The Fix from...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 10, 2005; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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N.Y.: A Primary Challenge for Spitzer?

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi (D) is in Washington, D.C., fresh off a convincing reelection victory Tuesday and with talk growing that he will jump into the Democratic gubernatorial primary against state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Suozzi was in town...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 10, 2005; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Analyzing Election 2005

Today's Washington Post offers up more analysis of Tuesday's elections: * Dan Balz writes: "In a season of discontent for the White House, Tuesday's election results intensified Republican anxiety that next year's midterm contests could bring serious losses unless George...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 10, 2005; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Election 2005: Let the Spin Begin!

The Democrats' congressional campaign chiefs -- Chuck Schumer and Rahm Emanuel -- were all smiles at a noon event today in Washington celebrating the party's successes in last night's off-year elections. Both men sought to paint the results -- ranging...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2005; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia: Kaine Wins, But GOP Can Also Smile

Wednesday Update: washingtonpost.com posted a graphic today showing how Virginia counties and cities voted in the gubernatorial and other statewide races.  Look at the map here. Watch Lt. Gov. Kaine's victory speech online here.  The Post's analysis of election 2005...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2005; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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The Fix's Election Recap

The Fix's Chris Cillizza was online earlier today to recap yesterday's election results and analyze what several big wins for Democrats mean for next year's elections. Read the transcript of Chris's Web chat here. And here is Chris's election piece...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2005; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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The OTHER Races...

A quick recap of yesterday's big races beyond New Jersey and Virginia: * New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R), as expected, coasted to reelection. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't look too worried early Tuesday after casting his vote....

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2005; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Calif.: Voters Tired of the Governator?

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) was handed an across-the-board defeat last night at the ballot box as all four of the propositions he backed went down to defeat. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was all smiles Tuesday morning. But do the special...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2005; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Detroit Mayor: Kilpatrick Wins

In a stunning, come-from-behind effort, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick bested former deputy mayor Freman Hendrix 53 percent to 47 percent to claim a second term in the Motor City. Kilpatrick, one of the nation's youngest mayors when first elected in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2005; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Jersey: AP Calls It For Corzine

The Associated Press reports that " Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine has won the New Jersey governor's race."  He defeated businessman Doug Forrester (R). So who will Gov.-elect Corzine appoint to fill the remainder of his U.S. Senate term? (AP)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2005; 9:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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The Election Links You Crave

Let's get this out of the way first: There are NO exit polls in California, New Jersey or Virginia.  Anyone who says they know how way any of the races in those three crucial states are leaning before the polls...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2005; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Cheney On the Hunt

It's Election Day. Do you know where Vice President Dick Cheney is? The Fix does. The Vice President landed in Pierre, South Dakota, last night for his fifth annual hunting trip in the state.  This time he is hunting near...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2005; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Odds and Ends  
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Video: Corzine or Forrester in New Jersey?

Click below to watch an Associated Press video on voting in today's New Jersey governor's race:

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2005; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Virginia Blog and Videos

Follow the Virginia statewide returns here and over in washingtonpost.com's "Race to Richmond" blog. Also online are two Virginia videos -- one on President Bush and Gov. Mark Warner campaigning yesterday for the respective GOP and Democratic candidates, and one...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2005; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Election Day Scorecard

With eight states (California, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Virginia) holding statewide elections today, it's hard to decide what matters when it comes to evaluating which party emerges as the overall victor.  The Fix is here...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2005; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Get Your Fix on Election Day

There's no better day for political junkies than Election Day -- when all the arguments get settled (except the odd presidential race) and we find out who wins and who goes home. Make sure to check in with The Fix...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2005; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ohio: Ballot Measures a Test of Voter Anger

Ohio voters will head to the polls tomorrow to cast their votes on a variety of ballot initiatives aimed at reforming the state's government, and the results will surely be pored over for signs of the true level of disaffection...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2005; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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N.J.: Polls Consistent on Corzine Victory

No fewer than six polls were released over the weekend in the open seat New Jersey gubernatorial race -- all showed Sen. Jon Corzine (D) with a lead over businessman Doug Forrester (R). Corzine's largest lead was 12 points in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2005; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Virginia: Much at Stake for Warner?

Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D) won't be on the ballot in tomorrow's gubernatorial race, but he has a lot riding on the outcome nonetheless. Warner, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, has gone all out on behalf of Lt. Gov. Tim...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2005; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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