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The Fix: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006

Sen. Clinton: Spending Big Now for '08

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) today released her campaign fundraising totals for the past three months. Sen. Clinton speaks July 10 at the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now convention in Columbus, Ohio (Bloomberg News). The obvious story line...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2006; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Friday Line: Md. Jumps 4 Spots on Govs. Rankings

Since The Fix last ranked the governors races most likely to switch parties in the fall, two of our top 10 experienced significant changes. Interactive Campaign Map: More Election Data and Analysis. In both Maryland and Colorado, major candidates dropped...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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Dodd Joins Growing List of Dem. Senators Eyeing '08 Bid

Staying with today's 2008 theme, The Fix can report that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has made a handful of hires in the political and fundraising departments as he gears up for a possible potential presidential bid in 2008. Sen. Dodd...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 13, 2006; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Giuliani Watch: "Seriously Considering"

For those of you on "Hizzoner" watch, there are new signs that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is leaning toward a presidential run in 2008. Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Judy Baar Topinka listens July 11 as former Giuliani...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  July 13, 2006; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Romney Plants $eeds in South Carolina

When it comes to fundraising for a potential 2008 presidential bid, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is doing things differently than any of the other Republicans (or Democrats) also mulling a run for the White House. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 13, 2006; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Dems' Ad Moves Signal House Battle Is Heating Up

The battle for control of the House is a regular topic here on The Fix, with posts laying out the seats in play, the fundraising numbers for party committees and candidates and the strategic jockeying on both sides. But our...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 12, 2006; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  House  
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The Pros and Cons of Auto-Dialed Surveys

It's no secret to regular readers of this blog that The Fix's interest in political polling borders on obsession. I love the idea of combing through data to find the messages hidden within the numbers. Since I spend so much...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 12, 2006; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Landing a "Whale" for 2008

In a post earlier this week, we announced the creation of a running list of President Bush's Pioneers and Rangers who have signed on with potential 2008 candidates. As expected, some more names trickled in after the original post so...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 11, 2006; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Ney's Got Numbers Too

One day after attorney Zack Space (D) released polling that showed him with a double digit lead over incumbent Rep. Bob Ney (R) in Ohio's 18th U.S. House district race, Ney has published numbers of his own that paint a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 11, 2006; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  House  
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Dems (And a Few GOPers) Descend on Iowa

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D) is bolstering his presence in Iowa on the eve of his second visit to the state this year. Beginning in August, Warner's Forward Together political action committee will cover the salary of Courtney Dozier,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 11, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Ohio Senate Race Looking Better For Dems?

For much of the last year, Democrats have been touting Ohio as a key state in their hopes of winning back majorities in the House and Senate. The Buckeye State is seen as a strong playing field for Democrats in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 10, 2006; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  House , Senate  
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Insider Interview: John McCain

As part of our continuing series of interviews with politicians weighing bids for president in 2008, the Post's Dan Balz and I sat down with Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) late last month. Arizona Sen. John McCain Much has been...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 10, 2006; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Insider Interview  
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