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The Fix: October 8, 2006 - October 14, 2006

The House Line: Incumbents in Trouble

As we approach the final three weeks of the 2006 midterms, it's becoming increasingly clear that a handful of Republican incumbents may well be beyond saving. In this week's House Line, Reps. John Hostettler (Ind.), Don Sherwood (Pa.) and Deborah...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 13, 2006; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (297)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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Warner's Out: Winners and a Loser

The shocking news that former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will not seek the presidency in 2008 has drastically reshaped the political landscape for the Democratic nomination. (Read Warner's statement.) Many Democrats believed Mark Warner was one of the few politicians...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 12, 2006; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (218)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Eight Big Issues That Will Decide the Election

With one month to go before the midterm elections, we've made some changes to the Post's Bellwether Project -- our attempt to define the issues and factors that will decide the election. We've added a few late movers, dropping some...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 12, 2006; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  House , Odds and Ends , Senate  
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Clash of the Titans: McCain vs. Clinton

For anyone who thinks it's too early to talk about the next presidential election cycle, we give you Tuesday's back and forth between 2008 frontrunners John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sen. Hillary Clinton smiles with attorney general candidate Andrew...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 11, 2006; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: The Voters' Party Impressions

There's so much polling being done these days that The Fix could parse a different survey every day. On Tuesday alone four major news partnerships released surveys -- Washington Post/ABC News, CBS/New York Times, USA Today/Gallup and CNN/Opinion Research. Anyone...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 11, 2006; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Senate Dems Take to Virginia Airwaves

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hit the airwaves in Virginia this morning with a hard-hitting ad attacking Sen. George Allen (R) -- a sign that national Democrats believe this once long-shot race is now within reach. Virginia's Sen. George Allen...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 10, 2006; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  Senate  
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In Governors Races, Dems Still Hold Stronger Hand

The top 5 governors races on today's Line are open-seat contests where the current officeholder is a Republican. Should Democrats win these five races and lose no others this cycle, the party would control 27 governorships nationwide to 23 for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 10, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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All Signs Point to a 2nd Kerry Presidential Bid

A story in today's Boston Globe adds more weight to what The Fix has been hearing for much of the past two years -- that John Kerry is planning to run again for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. John Kerry...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 9, 2006; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Best Political Ad of 2006?

It's rare when a single television commercial can spell the end of a political campaign or career. Media consultants spend years looking for that kind of silver bullet -- a spot so powerful that it fundamentally alters the calculus in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 9, 2006; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
Categories:  House  
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