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The Fix: April 30, 2006 - May 6, 2006

Is Kennedy's Seat Now Vulnerable?

Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy (R.I.) held a press conference today announcing that he would immediately seek treatment for an addiction to prescription pain medication following a car crash in the early hours of Thursday morning. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) announced...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 5, 2006; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  House  
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The Friday Line: Another Early Look at the 2008 Race

For weeks The Fix has been waiting for the chance to get on the record again about the state of the 2008 presidential field. Why the excitement? Since the last time this blog rated the five presidential candidates from each...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 5, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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Fla. Senate: GOP Insiders -- Anyone But Harris

Circle May 12 on your calendar. That's the final day that candidates can file to run for Senate in Florida. And although Rep. Katherine Harris (R) is already in the race, both the White House and Gov. Jeb Bush (R)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 4, 2006; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Senate  
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Ohio's 18th: Analyzing Rep. Ney's Reelection Fight

Rep. Bob Ney (R) won his primary fight this week in Ohio's 18th District, besting little-known financial analyst James Harris. That much we know. But what does Ney's victory mean? Is it a sign that his base is aligning behind...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 4, 2006; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  House  
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Chatting With The Fix: Damage Control Time for Sen. Allen?

I spent an hour chatting online this morning but couldn't get to all of the questions I wanted to answer. A few of the best leftovers are below. Baltimore: Have you read the profile of George Allen in the New...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 3, 2006; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Parsing the Polls on the Ohio Senate Race

Two polls came out this week in the hotly contested Ohio Senate race. The first, which was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, showed Sen. Mike DeWine (R) with a 47 percent to 36 percent lead over Rep. Sherrod Brown...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 3, 2006; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls , Senate  
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Ohio Primary Results: Good News For Dems?

As expected, Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell defeated state Attorney General Jim Petro in the Republican gubernatorial primary, winning the right to take on Rep. Ted Strickland in the fall. With more than 60 percent reporting, Blackwell led Petro...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 2, 2006; 11:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Governors , House  
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Mark Warner's Middle East Journey

Several potential 2008 presidential candidates were in Washington Saturday night to schmooze with the capital's press corps at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. However, one much-hyped Democratic candidate who happens to live just across the river from D.C. was...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 2, 2006; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Battle is Joined in the Buckeye State

With fewer and fewer contested elections each cycle, today's primary in Ohio is an embarrassment of riches for political junkies. (washingtonpost.com) Not only will the state's voters pick the Republican nominee for governor, they'll also choose candidates in five contested...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 2, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Governors , House  
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Calif.: Dems Battle It Out to Take on Schwarzenegger

Thirty-six governorships are up for grabs this November, but none is more important than the contest in California. Since California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis (D) and installed Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) as their chief executive in 2003, Democrats have been...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 1, 2006; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Governors  
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Bill Frist's Big Donor Pitch

For anyone discounting Bill Frist's chances in the 2008 presidential race, a recent meeting of high-dollar donors should give them pause. Two weekends ago in Nashville, the Senate Majority Leaders hosted his fifth annual Volunteer political action committee gathering to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 1, 2006; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Insider Interview: Michigan's GOP Chairman Handicaps the '08 Primary

In 2000 Michigan was John McCain's last stand. In 2008 it could be his final hurdle to the Republican presidential nomination. McCain has an early lead for 2008, according to Mich. party chairman Saul Anuzis. (Courtesy Michigan GOP) Michigan Republican...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 1, 2006; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Insider Interview , Republican Party  
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