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The Fix: August 13, 2006 - August 19, 2006

The Friday Line: U.S. Senate

The closer we get to the election (82 days but who's counting), the more volatile the bottom half of our Senate Line becomes. Two races dropped precipitously over the last month: Tennessee and Minnesota. In Tennessee, Rep. Harold Ford Jr.'s...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 18, 2006; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
Categories:  The Line  
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Lieberman Loved by GOP; Hillary Looks to 2008

With Labor Day rapidly approaching, news is breaking out in races all over the country. We can't get to all of it on a busy day like today, but here are a couple of interesting tidbits. Republicans Love Lieberman A...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 17, 2006; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Senate  
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McCain Stumps for DeWine

Arizona Sen. John McCain has traveled the country this year in support of Republican candidates (and his own presidential aspirations). But rarely has he devoted as much time to a single candidate as he will later this week in support...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 17, 2006; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Senate  
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Mitt the Money Man

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has emerged as the leading alternative to Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2008 Republican presidential sweepstakes for a number of reasons -- the most important of which is his fundraising ability and successful courtship of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 17, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: Is a Democratic Wave Building?

In a March Parsing the Polls we looked at the edge Democrats held over Republicans on a generic ballot question, which, in essence, asks: "If the congressional election were held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate in your...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 16, 2006; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Nevada Primary Scorecard

Contested races for governor and Congress yesterday in Nevada played out as expected with Rep. Jim Gibbons (R) and state Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus (D) winning their party primaries for governor. Gibbons, who has been considered a heavy favorite...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 16, 2006; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Virginia: Much Ado About "Macaca"

By now, serious political junkies are aware of the rhetorical blunder that Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) committed on the campaign trail recently. Did Sen. Allen ruin his White House chances? (AP Photo) If you're not up to speed, Allen...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 15, 2006; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (215)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Senate  
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Nevada Primary Preview

The annual August exodus from Washington is in full swing, but politics -- and primaries -- continue on beyond the Beltway. Today Nevada voters head to the polls to select nominees for governor as well as an open congressional seat....

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 15, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Governors , House  
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Connecticut: Can Lieberman Move His Numbers?

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m. ET: White House press secretary Tony Snow provided more grist for the Lieberman rumor mill at his press conference today. Asked whether President Bush supported Schlesinger, Snow replied: "The president supports the democratic process in the state...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 14, 2006; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
Categories:  Senate  
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