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The Fix: October 29, 2006 - November 4, 2006

Last Minute Money Moves in Battle for Congress

Hoping to maximize every last dollar in the final days of the 2006 campaign, the Democratic and Republican national party committees continued to move cash around the country on Friday. The National Republican Congressional Committee was the biggest spender as...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 4, 2006; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Congressional Countdown: Some Dems May Miss the Wave

A Key Race Scorecard -- Nov. 4, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 1 Toss-Up21 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up4Leans Dem5 » Full Analysis There seems little debate among political prognosticators that House Democrats...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 4, 2006; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , Senate  
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As Final Weekend Arrives, Experts Say Democratic House Is a Done Deal

As we head into the final three days of the 2006 campaign, nonpartisan prognosticators are growing more and more certain that Democrats are headed for large-scale gains (20 seats or more) in the House and may even take control of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 3, 2006; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Ten Best Challenger Campaigns

With so many contested races at the Senate, House and gubernatorial levels, picking the ten best races run by challengers was very tough. A few selections were obvious -- the Senate bids of Michael Steele (R-Md.) and Harold Ford Jr....

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 3, 2006; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors , House , Senate  
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Congressional Countdown: Formerly Strong Incumbents Struggle in 2006

A Key Race Scorecard -- Nov. 3, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 1 Toss-Up21 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up4Leans Dem5 » Full Analysis Political prognosticators often use a rule of thumb when they...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 3, 2006; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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One Man, One Vote, One Big Mess

Election Day is almost here and you're all excited to hit the polls and cast your ballot. But wait, what's all this grumbling that your ballot may not get counted properly? That some new-fangled voting machines are gonna eat your...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 3, 2006; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tennessee Senate: Which Poll Is Right?

Two polls released today showed vastly different states of play in the Tennessee Senate race between Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D) and former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker (R). The first was conducted by Zogby International and showed Corker with a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 2, 2006; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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The 10 Worst-Run Incumbent Campaigns

It says something about human nature that when The Fix asked a bevy of consultants, operatives and other political hangers-on to nominate the best and worst campaigns run by incumbents this cycle, the responses for worst campaign far outweighed those...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 2, 2006; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
Categories:  Governors , House , Senate  
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Congressional Countdown: Senate Playing Field Continues to Shift

A Key Race Scorecard -- Nov. 2, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 4 Toss-Up18 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up3Leans Dem6 » Full Analysis Just five days remain before Election Day and the playing...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 2, 2006; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
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The Ten Best Incumbent Campaigns

With just six days left before Election Day, The Fix is already growing nostalgic about campaign 2006. In that vein, we will spend at least part of the final days of the campaign season looking back at its high and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 1, 2006; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Texas: Dems Try to Split GOP Vote in Race for DeLay's Seat

On the heels of a Houston Chronicle poll that showed a write-in Republican candidate with a chance of winning the Texas House seat long held by former Rep. Tom DeLay (R), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has sent a piece...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 1, 2006; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Congressional Countdown: Va. Senate a Potential Pickup for Dems

A Key Race Scorecard -- Nov. 1, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 4 Toss-Up18 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up3Leans Dem6 » Full Analysis When strategists for the two political parties began handicapping the...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 1, 2006; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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The Importance of Being Endorsed

Press releases touting candidate endorsement by newspapers are flooding The Fix's e-mail inbox these final days of campaign 2006. The glut of announcements got us to thinking about the importance (if any) of being backed by newspapers. Does an endorsement...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 1, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Blue Wave, Backlash, or Something in Between?

Guest poster Katherine Rooney considers the possibility of a backlash against the Democrats.... Was President Bush onto something when he chastised Democrats last week for "dancing in the end zone" and "measuring their drapes" too early? As polls and pundits...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 31, 2006; 9:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Ohio Senate: Accusations Fly About Drug Laced Fruit

EDITOR'S NOTE: During the final days before the Nov. 7 election, various guest posters will be helping Chris keep track of the action in races around the country. Rachel Weiner takes a look at the latest twists in the Ohio...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 31, 2006; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: The Fix's Cillizza on Early Voting

The Fix's Chris Cillizza was on MSNBC earlier today to talk about Republican Party claims about early voting patterns favoring GOP candidates.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 31, 2006; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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The Expanding House Playing Field

The last two weeks of the 2006 campaign have House Democrats seeking to expand the playing field of competitive races in hopes of giving themselves a larger margin for error on Nov. 7. With so many races coming online into...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 31, 2006; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Congressional Countdown: One Week Out, Top Races in Flux

A Key Race Scorecard -- Oct. 31, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 5 Toss-Up17 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up3Leans Dem6 » Full Analysis One week remains in the 2006 midterm election and change...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 31, 2006; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Duncan Hunter for President?

In one of the strangest political decisions in recent memory, California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) said Monday that he is putting together the pieces to run for president in 2008. "This is going to be a long road, it's a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 30, 2006; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Connecticut May Be a Barometer on Election Night

For the last year strategists in both parties have debated which of the three House races in Connecticut represents Democrats' best chance of a takeover on Nov. 7. By the numbers, it's the eastern Connecticut 2nd District which Rep. Rob...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 30, 2006; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
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Congressional Countdown: Beyond the Top 35 House Races

A Key Race Scorecard -- Oct. 30, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 5 Toss-Up17 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up4Leans Dem5 » Full Analysis For the past week, our Congressional Countdown has focused on...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 30, 2006; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Democratic Party , House , Republican Party , Senate  
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Congressional Countdown: Will Money Make a Majority?

A Key Race Scorecard -- Oct. 29, 2006 House (35 contested races) Leans GOP 5 Toss-Up17 Leans Dem 13 Senate (9 contested races) Leans GOP0Toss-Up4Leans Dem5 » Full Analysis In today's Congressional Countdown we look at targeted campaign spending...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 29, 2006; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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