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The Fix: June 11, 2006 - June 17, 2006

The Friday Line: Signs of Hope for GOP in Governors Races

Political analyst (and Fix friend) Stu Rothenberg has made the point that with the national environment so favorable to Democrats, Republicans will only win races in states where there are special circumstances that trump the national dynamic. Interactive Campaign Map:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 16, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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George Pataki's Iowa Mojo

Summer's official start is just around the corner, but New Yorkers are ice cold when it comes to Gov. George Pataki, who leaves office at the end of 2006 after three terms in Albany. Faltering poll numbers for the governor...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 15, 2006; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Republican Party  
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Virginia Senate: Webb's Uphill Battle

The 24 hours after Jim Webb won the Virginia Democratic Senate primary Tuesday night were filled with a classic war of political spin. Sen. John Kerry showed up to personally congratulate Jim Webb, right, for his win in Tuesday's Virginia...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 15, 2006; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Senate  
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Dean Defends the 50-State Strategy

Borrowing a page from his goal-oriented fundraising during his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination (who can forget the bat?), Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean launched a two-week cash-collection campaign, Wednesday, aimed at answering critics of his 50-state strategy....

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 14, 2006; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Parsing the Polls: A Zarqawi Bounce for Bush?

It's been a rough spring for Republicans. For months, they have been looking for an upward bounce in public approval ratings regarding how President Bush and the GOP in general are managing the war in Iraq. It's been thin gruel...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 14, 2006; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Va. Senate: Winners and Losers

Jim Webb won the Democratic primary in Virginia last night, defeating former technology lobbyist Harris Miller to earn the right to challenge Sen. George Allen (R) in the fall. Here's a look at who benefits most from Webb's victory: WINNERS...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 14, 2006; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
Categories:  Senate  
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Campaigning in the Kos Primary

Anyone wondering whether the netroots will influence who winds up as the Democratic Party's 2008 presidential nominee need only have looked at the attendees at last weekend's Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas. Four potential White House candidates attended in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2006; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
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Conn. Senate: Will Lieberman Jump Ship?

One of the biggest surprises coming out of last weekend's Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas was just how much the so-called "netroots" dislike Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut senator who just six years ago was the Democratic nominee for vice...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2006; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Senate  
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Primary Primer: Virginia, South Carolina and Maine

It's primary day -- again. Although there are fewer races on the ballot than last week, several interesting intraparty fights will be resolved today. Interactive Campaign Map: More Election Data and Analysis. The highest profile race of the day is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2006; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors , Senate  
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Va. Senate: Kerry and Webb Mend Fences

Sen. John Kerry and Virginia Senate candidate Jim Webb put more than 30 years of ill will behind them today as they appeared together at an Arlington, Va., rally on the eve of the state's congressional primary. Jim Webb speaks...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 12, 2006; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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McCain's Call for Fiscal Sanity

Attempting to further bolster his conservative credentials, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today railed against entitlement spending and sought to link economic security with national security during a speech to the Economic Club of New York. Can Sen. McCain win over...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 12, 2006; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Republican Party  
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John Edwards's Iowa Surprise

Most Democrats involved or interested in the early moves of the 2008 presidential chess game spent the weekend focused on the Yearly Kos convention out in Las Vegas, where progressive bloggers and activists from across the country gathered to hear...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 12, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
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Sunday's Post: More From Yearly Kos and What's Wrong With the Dems?

The Fix's Chris Cillizza adds a few more details about the Yearly Kos conference in the The Post's Sunday Politics column. Take a read here: "Conservative Mormon a Darling of the Kos." Meanwhile, Post reporter Dan Balz weighs in with...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  June 11, 2006; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Fix Notes  
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