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The Fix: June 4, 2006 - June 10, 2006

Mark Warner's First Date (with the Netroots)

LAS VEGAS -- Mark Warner didn't break much new rhetorical ground during his address today at the Yearly Kos convention, delivering a stump speech that was politely, if not passionately, received by the crowd of liberal activists. "In Virginia we...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 10, 2006; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008 , Fix Notes  
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Howard Dean's Call to Action

LAS VEGAS -- Howard Dean came home today. The Democratic National Committee chairman delivered a call to action this morning at the Yearly Kos convention, urging attendees to avoid slipping into partisan attacks and rather to focus on broadening their...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 10, 2006; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic PACs , Democratic Party , Fix Notes  
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Clark, Richardson Court the Netroots

LAS VEGAS -- Good politicians have a nose for two things -- votes and money. Since both (or at the at least the promise of both) are widely available at this weekend's Yearly Kos gathering, it's not surprising that a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 9, 2006; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Fix Notes  
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Kos: "We Have Arrived"

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the liberal Daily Kos blog and iconic figure of the liberal Left, asserted Thursday night that the Internet-based progressive movement had gone from the fringes of politics to its center in just four years. Daily Kos...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 9, 2006; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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The Friday Line: Arizona Cracks the Senate Rankings

The Fix wrote this week's Friday Line while traveling from D.C. to the gambling mecca of the United States, where I'll spend the weekend at the Yearly Kos convention and poking around Nevada's very interesting political scene. Interactive Campaign Map:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 9, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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What Happens in Vegas...

The Fix heads to Sin City today to cover the Yearly Kos convention, a massive gathering of the so called "netroots" community. I'll be posting intermittently today, tomorrow and Saturday so be sure to check back frequently for updates. Among...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  June 8, 2006; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Parsing the Polls on the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

If you're one of those political junkies getting a late start to the day after a long night of watching primary election results, there was quite a bit of action today on Capitol Hill. The most high-profile fight of recent...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 7, 2006; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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A Closer Look at the GOP's Win in California 50

Both parties spent the last two weeks lowering expectations regarding yesterday's special election in California's 50th District. The spin reached critical mass overnight and this morning with Republicans trumpeting that former Rep. Brian Bilbray's victory shows there is no saliency...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 7, 2006; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Primary Update: Spinning California 50 and More

House Republicans avoided a major headache last night as former Rep. Brian Bilbray (R) beat back a surprisingly strong challenge from Democrat Francine Busby to win the special election in California's 50th District. Interactive Campaign Map: More Election Data and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 7, 2006; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors , House , Senate  
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N.Y. Gov.: Weld Drops From GOP Primary Race

Much will be written in the next few days about William Weld's decision to drop out of the New York gubernatorial race. The truth? It doesn't matter one bit. Weld dropped out of the N.Y. governor's race on Tuesday. Now...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 6, 2006; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Romney Goes to Bat for Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is circulating a letter to senators urging them to support a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a measure the Senate is expected to vote on tomorrow. The Senate debate on banning same-sex marriage is giving...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 6, 2006; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Primary Day Primer: Your Guide to Key Races in 8 States

For political junkies, June 6 has been circled on the political calendar for months. Eight states hold primary elections today. There are important races for gubernatorial nominations in California, Iowa and Alabama, a contested Senate primary in Montana and a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 6, 2006; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
Categories:  Governors , House , Senate  
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Gore Joins Calif. Special Election Fight

Former Vice President Al Gore is entering the fray in tomorrow's special election in California's 50th District, recording a phone message urging Democrats to turn out. The former veep took time of from promoting his new film to help Democrats...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 5, 2006; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , House  
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Russ Feingold: Bucking Convention All the Way to the White House?

"Cautious" is not a word that comes to mind when writing about Russ Feingold. Feingold is tired of what he says is Democrats' softness on issues. "[W]e lost because we were perceived as unable to take the tough stands," he...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 5, 2006; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008 , Insider Interview  
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The Fix Podcast: Sen. Russ Feingold

In a discussion with The Fix's Chris Cillizza and chief Washington Post political reporter Dan Balz, Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold shares his views on the weaknesses of the Democratic party, the war in Iraq and his plans for 2008. Download/Listen...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  June 5, 2006; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Insider Interview  
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