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The Fix: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006

Romney Touts Conservative Credentials in S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In a speech Thursday night to the Lexington County Republican Party, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) left little doubt about how he will position himself ideologically if -- as expected -- he joins the 2008 presidential race....

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 24, 2006; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Friday Line: Good News For Both Parties in Latest House Rankings

As filing deadlines continue to pass in key states around the country, political pros are starting to get a better picture of the 2006 House playing field. Democrats scored a last-minute victory in Kentucky by convincing former Rep. Ken Lucas...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 24, 2006; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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S.C.'s 5th District: The GOP's Best Shot at Spratt?

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After a quick lunch today at Willy's, I made my way to a meeting with state Rep. Ralph Norman (R) -- the candidate being touted as Republicans' best chance in years of ousting Rep. John Spratt (D)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 23, 2006; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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S.C. Primary Watch: Sanford a Free Agent in '08

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford (R) made clear Wednesday in an interview in his statehouse office that he is a free agent when it comes to the 2008 Republican primaries. Mark Sanford backed McCain in the 2000 primary. Will...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 23, 2006; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Governors  
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The Fix Hits the Road

I'll be posting intermittently between now and late Friday as we take The Fix on the road. I'll be in South Carolina meeting with Gov. Mark Sanford, an important power broker in the 2008 presidential primary in the Palmetto State,...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 22, 2006; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Parsing the Polls: Unmasking the "Push Poll"

When is a political poll not a poll? When it's a "push poll." The push poll is not a poll in any real way; rather it poses as a survey in order to disseminate negative information in the context of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 22, 2006; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Vitter Out of Louisiana Gov. Race

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) sent a letter to supporters today -- a copy of which was obtained by The Fix -- taking himself out of the running for the Bayou State's 2007 gubernatorial election. "I'm flattered by the talk,"...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2006; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Soros Appears in Pro-DeLay ads

An interesting television ad went up last week in Rep. Tom DeLay's (R) Houston-area congressional district. The ad attacks Democrat billionaire philanthropist George Soros for his alleged funding of attacks on DeLay. "George Soros: full of money and liberal ideas"...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2006; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  House  
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Polling in Iowa's 1st District

A new poll conducted for wealthy businessman Mike Whalen's (R) campaign sheds some light on the state of play in eastern Iowa's 1st U.S. House district -- one of the most competitive open seats in the country. The survey, which...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2006; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  House  
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Iowa: Nussle Gets Boost for Gubernatorial Bid

Less than a week after Secretary of State Chet Culver (D) pulled a coup in the Iowa gubernatorial contest by convincing a rival for the Democratic nomination to join his ticket, Rep. Jim Nussle (R) has done him one better,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2006; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Governors  
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