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The Fix: July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006

The Friday Line: Dems Firm Up House Target List

For those of us who spend too much time trying to figure out how the battle for control the House of Representatives will play out this fall, Democrats offered a major clue earlier this week. Interactive Campaign Map: More Election...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  July 21, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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Maryland: Steele and O'Malley Are Hits at Annual Crab Fest

CRISFIELD, Md., July 19 -- Politicians descended on a hot slab of pavement in this small Eastern Shore town today to woo voters who, to this reporter's eye, seemed at least as interested in the crabs, clams, corn and the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 20, 2006; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Governors , Senate  
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Mark Warner Lands Another Top Campaign Recruit

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner continues to recruit top national operatives for his presidential campaign-in-waiting, inking Jonathan Epstein as a consultant to his Forward Together PAC. Epstein has deep experience in presidential politics. He ran John Kerry's Citizen Solider Fund...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 20, 2006; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
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Connecticut: Poll Shows Lieberman Trailing Among Dems.

Businessman Ned Lamont has edged into the lead over Sen. Joe Lieberman among Democrats most likely to vote in Connecticut's Aug. 8 primary, according to an independent poll released today. Ned Lamont speaks at a public gathering July 11 in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 20, 2006; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Appeals Court Will Hear DeLay Ballot Dispute

Things seem to have cooled down (well, politically) in Texas's 22nd Congressional District -- at least until August. A federal appeals court has agreed to move up a hearing on former House Majority Leader Tom Delay's ballot status to July...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  July 20, 2006; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Of Stem Cells and Election-Year Politics

Editor's Note: While Chris is covering the Crisfield, Md. Clambake today, washingtonpost.com editors will be posting a few items of interest on The Fix. Here is our take on the stem cell vote in the Senate. Tuesday's Senate vote on...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  July 19, 2006; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Maryland's Political Clambake

Who was J. Millard Tawes? A Democrat, Tawes served as governor of Maryland from 1959 to 1967. He was born in Crisfield in 1894 and died there in 1979. At the time of his death, The Post's David Maraniss wrote:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 19, 2006; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes , Governors , Odds and Ends , Senate  
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Primary Update: Ralph Reed Concedes Defeat in Ga.

Ralph Reed, the former Christian Coalition chief and GOP insider, last night lost his bid for the lt. governor nomination in Georgia. And in Alabama, George C. Wallace Jr. lost a primary runoff for the Republican Party's lt. governor nomination....

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  July 19, 2006; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors , House  
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Evan Bayh's Pitch Down the Middle

Sen. Evan Bayh (Ind.) yesterday touted himself as a voice for the middle class in a pair of speeches, delivering a message intended to distinguish himself from the crowded field of Democrats considering a presidential run in 2008. Sen. Bayh...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 18, 2006; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
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Primary Preview: Reed's Political Future on the Line

July is notoriously slow when it comes to primary elections. Only a few states even hold intraparty contests this month, but the good news for Fix fans is that today is one of those days. Republican voters in Georgia will...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 18, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Minnesota Senate: Not So Close After All?

A new independent poll in Minnesota's open Senate race shows Democrat Amy Klobuchar with a wide lead over GOP Rep. Mark Kennedy, turning on its head the conventional wisdom that this seat represents Republicans' best takeover chance this fall. The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 17, 2006; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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John McCain: From Maverick to GOP Insider

In 2000, John McCain was the maverick candidate. In 2008, he aims to be in the mainstream. McCain was in Iowa on Friday to help out GOP congressional candidate Mike Whalen, right. (AP Photo) The Arizona Republican emerged six years...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 17, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Republican Party  
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