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The Fix: November 12, 2006 - November 18, 2006

The Friday Line: A Way Early Look at the '08 Senate Races

The Fix is nothing if not forward-looking. With the 2006 election now 10 days past, it's time to begin handicapping the races to come in 2008. We'll begin today by looking at the 10 most competitive Senate races, with a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 17, 2006; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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The Fix Talks Back: More Thoughts on 2008

I chatted online yesterday, but -- as usual -- wasn't able to get to all of the great questions that were submitted. So, without further ado, let's get started. Silver Spring, Md.: What do you think about Sen. Sam Brownback...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 16, 2006; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Hoyer Win a Blow to Pelosi

In a blow to incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) beat out her chosen pick -- Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) -- for House Majority Leader. Hoyer's victory was considered a certainty as recently as...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 16, 2006; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  Democratic Party , House  
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Democrats Choose Hoyer as Majority Leader

In a Democratic caucus vote, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland defeated Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania in the race for majority leader in the U.S. House. Hoyer won decisively, 149 to 86. Click here for coverage from the Washington Post....

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 16, 2006; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , House  
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House Majority Leader Race: Hoyer vs. Murtha

Today's the day when the Democratic lawmakers who will make up the House majority next year pick their second-in-command. The race between Reps. Steny Hoyer (Md.) and John Murtha (Pa.) has been brewing behind the scenes for months, but it...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 16, 2006; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  House  
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McCain Files Prez Paperwork, Thompson Mulling a Run

On Thursday, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) will take the first formal step in an expected run for president in 2008, filing papers with the Federal Election Commission to establish an exploratory committee. The announcement -- and the unveiling of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 15, 2006; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Lott Rises Again

Proving that there is always a second act in politics, Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott (R) defeated Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) in the race for the second-ranking position in the GOP leadership. Lott's one-vote victory completes a four-year bust and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 15, 2006; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Parsing the Polls: Hillary Clinton's Support at Home

The Fix remains under the weather, but neither rain nor snow nor a cold will stop us from parsing the polls. With so much focus -- already -- on the 2008 presidential race, we stumbled across an interesting Gallup survey...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 15, 2006; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Election 2006: Winners and Losers

It's been one week since the 2006 general election, but The Fix is still digging out from under the campaign avalanche. Yours truly has spent the last week catching up on sleep and catching a cold, and I've been sorting...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 14, 2006; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Governors , House , Senate  
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Martinez Will Reach Out to Latino Voters, Party Donors

Florida Sen. Mel Martinez (R) has been chosen to be the next chairman of the Republican National Committee. Martinez will remain in the Senate; Mike Duncan, the general counsel at the RNC, will handle the day-to-day operations of the committee....

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 14, 2006; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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Giuliani Takes First Step in Run for President

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has apparently taken the first step toward a presidential run, filing with the New York Department of State late last week to form a presidential exploratory committee . Papers for the "Rudy Giuliani...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 13, 2006; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Pelosi's Murtha Gamble

House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) surprise decision to endorse Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) over Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in the upcoming Majority Leader's race presents considerable risks and rewards for the early days of her speakership. The announcement, which was...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 13, 2006; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  House  
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Feingold Out of the 2008 Race

In something of a surprise, Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold has decided against pursuing a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. "Although I have given it a lot of thought, I cannot muster the same enthusiasm for a race...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 13, 2006; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Steele Confirms RNC Interest

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R) confirmed Sunday that he is interested in replacing Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. "We're looking at it, having not had any serious conversations as of yet," Steele said during an appearance on C-Span's...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 13, 2006; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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