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The Fix: January 7, 2007 - January 13, 2007

The Line: Two '07 Governor's Races Heating Up

The Fix tried hard to resist the urge to rank governor's races, given that 2006 is barely over and that just 14 states will elect governors in 2007 and 2008 combined. But with campaigns beginning in earnest in two of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 12, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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Chris Dodd's Kitchen Cabinet

Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.) formalized his plans to run the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination today, telling radio host Don Imus that he is a dark horse for the nomination but insisting he can compete with better-known candidates in the arena...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2007; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Inner Circle  
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Romney Builds Beltway Cred

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) continues to bring on an impressive roster of advisers with significant credibility inside the Beltway -- a move aimed at battling Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to a draw among the small but influential chattering class....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2007; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Biden '08: Not Just All Talk

Sen. Joe Biden months ago began making clear that he intends to run for the Democratic nomination in 2008. But until the last few days there was very little beyond the Delaware senator's rhetoric that suggested a real campaign was...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: Is Bush's "Surge" Idea DOA?

President Bush will address the nation tonight and outline his plan to move forward in Iraq, a blueprint likely to include an influx of 20,000 American troops. Will the American public accept such a proposal? Two new polls released Monday...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2007; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Wag the Blog: Your Thoughts on Sen. Tim Johnson

So far today readers have posted over 100 comments on our question about whether the Constitution should be amended to provide a way for an incapacitated senator to be replaced. We appreciate your participation. Your thoughtful comments, analysis, and insights...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 10, 2007; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Senate , Wag The Blog  
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Wag The Blog: Sen. Tim Johnson

Today marks a new feature on The Fix -- Wag The Blog. We want to develop ways to grow our Fix community and, on occasion, give readers the first word on interesting political developments or issues. We won't have a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2007; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (186)
Categories:  Senate , Wag The Blog  
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RNC Adds Staff Talent

The Republican National Committee is staffing up in anticipation of the handover of power from outgoing RNC Chair Ken Mehlman to its new leader, Sen. Mel Martinez (Fla.) The latest hire is Lisa Camooso Miller, who will serve as communications...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2007; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Republican Party  
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Kerry Prepares Another White House Run

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has maintained a decidedly low profile following his self-described botched joke in the run-up to the 2006 midterm elections. Many observers concluded that Kerry's silence meant he had given up his dream of becoming the first...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2007; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (318)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Update: Romney Dials for 6.5 Million Dollars

Former Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-Mass.) campaign said it raised $6.5 million for his presidential exploratory committee, Monday, thanks to an all-day call-a-thon featuring the candidate and a group of his biggest supporters. Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said the $6.5 million...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2007; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Will Gore Make Another Run?

Yesterday's debut of the Sunday Fix in The Washington Post looked at the slim (but hard to ignore) possibility that Al Gore will make the race for president in 2008. Can Gore's campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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