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The Fix: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006

Romney Lands a Palmetto Player

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) continues to build his South Carolina team, signing George Ramsey as an adviser to his Commonwealth PAC. Ramsey has considerable experience in Palmetto State politics, most recently serving as campaign manager for Greg Ryberg's unsuccessful...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 11, 2006; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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We've Got Issues... What Are Yours?

As a part of the joint Washington Post/washingtonpost.com Bellwether Project, we picked eight issues that could decide the outcome of the elections in November. As of July, we believe President Bush's approval rating, corruption in Congress, the economy, immigration, and...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 10, 2006; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Aug. 8: Winners and Losers

The day after the most exciting primary night so far this cycle, political observers of all types are sifting through the results to understand the lessons learned. While Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman's (voting record) defeat at the hands of wealthy...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 9, 2006; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008 , House , Political Pros , Republican Party , Senate  
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Connecticut -- The Morning After

The Fix's Chris Cillizza will be filing some additional thoughts from Connecticut later today. In the meantime, here's the announcement put out by Senate Democratic leaders Harry Reid (Nev.) and Charles Schumer (N.Y.): STATEMENT FROM SENATORS REID & SCHUMER ON...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 9, 2006; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
Categories:  Senate  
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Lieberman Concedes Connecticut Primary to Lamont

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman came close but was unable to pull off a miracle comeback against challenger Ned Lamont in today's Democratic primary, losing 52 percent to 48 percent. Ned Lamont joined the ranks of the giant...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 8, 2006; 11:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
Categories:  Senate  
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CT Senate: Halfway to an Answer

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A roar went up from the crowd assembled here at the Lieberman election watch party at the Goodwin Hotel as Sen. Joe Lieberman (D) crept back into contention with challenger Ned Lamont. With 54 percent of precincts...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 8, 2006; 9:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Senate  
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CT Senate: The Wait Is On

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Polls in Connecticut have been closed for an hour and already a considerable crowd has gathered at the Goodwin Hotel here in downtown Hartford to celebrate (or sympathesize) with Sen. Joe Lieberman (D). Predictions ran rampant throughout...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 8, 2006; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Senate  
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CT Senate: Joe's Last Stand?

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sen. Joe Lieberman made two mid-day stops here Tuesday in the final hours of a campaign that morphed from reelection cakewalk to battle for political survival. Sen. Lieberman gives a thumbs up after casting his vote...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 8, 2006; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Senate  
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CT Senate: The Five Questions

MARLBOROUGH, Conn. -- Today's the day Connecticut Democrats will choose between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont in their Senate primary -- all under the watchful eye of a slew of national political operatives and reporters. There have been hundreds of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 8, 2006; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Senate  
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CT Governor: Playing the Bush Card

MARLBOROUGH, Conn. -- The Democratic Senate primary between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont isn't the only race where President George W. Bush is an issue. Shortly after landing at Bradley International Airport today, The Fix heard a radio ad --...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 7, 2006; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Governors  
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The Fix Heads Home to Connecticut

Not even vacation could keep this Connecticut native from heading home to observe first-hand tomorrow's Democratic primary between Sen. Joe Lieberman and wealthy businessman Ned Lamont. This race is not only the biggest thing to hit Connecticut politics since, well,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 7, 2006; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Senate  
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Battle For the House: Ney Won't Seek Reelection

Bowing to the inevitable, embattled Rep. Bob Ney (R) sent out a statement this morning announcing that he will withdraw from his bid for another term as the congressman for Ohio's 18th District. Obviously, this is BIG news (so big...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 7, 2006; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  House  
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