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The Fix: October 1, 2006 - October 7, 2006

The Line: Senate Landscape Shifts Toward Democrats

The Senate landscape continues to shift toward Democrats thanks to the surprising competitiveness of the Tennessee and Virginia races. In Tennesee, Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D) continues to take the fight to former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker (R), whose camp...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 6, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (199)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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Imperiled Congressional Leaders: Lott vs. Hastert

House Speaker Dennis Hastert's just-concluded news conference on the Mark Foley scandal is sure to stoke more "will he or won't he" speculation about the Illinois Congressman's future -- a question that has dominated the chattering class for the past...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 5, 2006; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
Categories:  House  
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Romney Spends Freely, With an Eye on 2008

It's no secret that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is -- smartly -- using his perch as chairman of the Republican Governors Association to spread campaign cash to states that will play a pivotal role in deciding the identity of the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 5, 2006; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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2008: Halperin and Harris Describe the Winning Formula

Regular readers of this blog know well that The Fix is an unapologetic addict when it comes to the 2008 presidential campaign. With both parties set to stage wide-open nomination fights and names like McCain, Clinton, Obama, Romney and Gore...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 4, 2006; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: How Low Can Congress Go?

The fallout from Rep. Mark Foley's resignation and the House Republican leadership's subsequent struggles to explain what they knew and when they knew it remains difficult to fully gauge at this point. But it's a safe bet that Congress's job-approval...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 4, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , Parsing the Polls  
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Allen Attempts to Start Over

Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) made an unusual two-minute statewide ad buy last night in hopes of refocusing the debate in his increasingly competitive race against former Navy Secretary Jim Webb (D). In his extended ad (video) Allen apologizes (again)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 3, 2006; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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The Line: Foley Mess Puts Another GOP Seat in Play

Rep. Mark Foley's resignation last week and the subsequent controversy over whether House Republican leaders knew before last week about his sexually explicit conversations with teenage boys has roiled the House Line just 5 weeks before Election Day. Foley's name,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 3, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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Fla. GOP Chooses Stand-In for Foley

While official Washington continues to churn over the burgeoning scandal surrounding Florida Rep. Mark Foley (R), Republicans in Florida are trying to move on, selecting state Rep. Joe Negron to be the recipient of all votes cast for the outgoing...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 2, 2006; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Frist Recruits Two Key Players

The Fix continues to recuperate from the Ohio River Ramble, but I didn't want to leave political junkies without anything to debate today. Here's a whale update for 2008 watchers: No candidate considering a 2008 campaign had a worse 2005...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 2, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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