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The Fix: August 27, 2006 - September 2, 2006

The Friday Line: U.S. House Races

The silly season is upon us. Television ads are hitting the airwaves, mailboxes are stuffed with direct mail appeals and average voters are beginning to pay attention to the campaign. Volatility is the rule in these finals two months as...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 1, 2006; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
Categories:  The Line  
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Mark Warner the Avatar

It turns out the virtual former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner looks and sounds just like the real life version. In what was -- without question -- the strangest "event" of the 2008 presidential race to date, Warner participated in a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 31, 2006; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Wis.Governor: Green's Money Problem Good News for Doyle?

For months, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has struggled to move beyond ethics questions surrounding his administration. His challenger, Rep. Mark Green (R), has bashed Doyle for pay-to-play politics while painting himself as crusader against corruption. A ruling yesterday by the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 31, 2006; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Governors  
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Parsing the Polls: Hurricane Katrina

"It's like the Wizard of Oz. It showed the man behind the screen." That was New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D) answer when asked, Tuesday, about the political repercussions of Hurricane Katrina on the Bush Administration. Schumer's comments came on...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 30, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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McGavick Confesses, Will Voters Absolve Him?

"There is always something," Gov. Willie Stark tells his right-hand man, Jack Burden, when instructing him to dig up dirt on a political opponent in Robert Penn Warren's classic political novel All the King's Men. But Burden argues there may...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 29, 2006; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Senate  
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Inouye Drops Lieberman

After initially backing Sen. Joe Lieberman's Independent re-election bid, Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye -- one of the elder statesmen in that august body -- has pulled his support after the Connecticut Senator made comments Inouye perceived as critical of the...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 29, 2006; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Senate  
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Democrats, Unions Vital for Lieberman

One of the strongest union backers of Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman during his Democratic primary run (which ended in defeat) is sticking with the incumbent as he competes as an independent in the general election. "Even though the Democratic establishment...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 27, 2006; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
Categories:  Senate  
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