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The Fix: April 1, 2007 - April 7, 2007

The Line: 46 Days to Ky.'s Gubernatorial Primary!

Even The Fix finds it hard to believe that we're just about 6 weeks away from the first gubernatorial primary of the 2007-2008 election cycle. And that first one is going to be a doozy. Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 6, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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Can McCain Win?

A confluence of events highlighted by a far weaker-than-expected first quarter fundraising effort and a series of seemingly overly optimistic comments about the on-the-ground conditions in Iraq have led to speculation that Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) has gone from frontrunner...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 5, 2007; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (209)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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New Faces Shine in Fundraising

On Wednesday I wrote a Web-exclusive analysis of how two of the newest faces on the national political scene -- former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) -- managed to steal the fundraising spotlight from their better-known...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 5, 2007; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Guest Post: The Online Primary

Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas sent in the following dispatch on e-politics: Never mind the Iowa caucuses next Jan. 14. And forget about the New Hampshire primary, scheduled for Jan. 21. The social-networking Web site MySpace, never wanting to be...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  April 4, 2007; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Updating the $ Report Card: Obama Wows With $25M

Remember when we said yesterday that it would take a "gargantuan" fundraising total by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to knock down the "A" grade The Fix gave to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) for her first-quarter fundraising performance? Sen. Obama...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 4, 2007; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (201)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: California Dreaming

The decision by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and the Democratic legislature to move up California's presidential primary makes the state the crown jewel of the emerging national primary on February 5, 2008. Given California's massive size and the prohibitive cost...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 4, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Parsing the Polls  
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Grading the Candidates

The Fix was -- and brace yourself here -- something of a nerd in school. It's not terribly surprising then that I tend to see politics through the lens of grades. Today we offer up our report card on the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 3, 2007; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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Mitt Wows

For much of the last three months, the fundraising focus has been on the Democratic side of the aisle. But, today former Gov. Mitt Romney (R) wowed the political establishment with a massive first quarter -- $23 million in receipts....

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 2, 2007; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Dems Unveil Fundraising Totals

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) announcement yesterday afternoon that she had raised $26 million in the first three months of 2007 set off a flurry of money announcements from other Democrats pursuing the presidential nomination. Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 2, 2007; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Clinton Raises $26 Million in First Quarter

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) raised $26 million over the first three months of her presidential campaign, far eclipsing the fundraising totals of Democrats in past presidential elections. Clinton also transferred $10 million from her Senate campaign account...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 1, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (198)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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