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The Fix: May 6, 2007 - May 12, 2007

The Line: Expect a Democratic Runoff in Ky. Gov. Race

It's down to the wire in the Kentucky governor's race. Gov. Ernie Fletcher and former Rep. Anne Northup are exchanging televised body blows over ethics in advance of the May 22 Republican primary, while two former lieutenant governors and a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 11, 2007; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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Wag the Blog: Readers Sound Off on Segolene and Hillary

Earlier this week The Fix asked readers whether France's just-concluded presidential election carried any lessons for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as she campaigns for the White House in 2008. French voters rejected Segolene Royal, the Socialist Party candidate, in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 10, 2007; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Fix Picks: Tired on the Trail

Every day the schedules of the presidential candidates arrive in The Fix mailbox. And every day we marvel at how much travel these men (and woman) are doing with 249 days still left before the Iowa caucuses. (You can follow...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 10, 2007; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: Religion in Public Life

Sifting through the transcript of last week's Republican presidential debate, we came across this exchange between former Govs. Mitt Romney (Mass.) and Mike Huckabee (Ark.) about the role of religion in the public square. Romney: "We have a separation of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 10, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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PostTalk: Top GOP Senator Losing Patience With Iraq's Gov't

The Fix's Chris Cillizza and Washington Post national political reporter Dan Balz sat down Wednesday with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). In the video excerpt below, the Senate's top Republican "predicted that, unless the current troop surge succeeds, U.S....

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  May 9, 2007; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Senate  
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Richardson Interviews for the Job

Say this for Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.): He has a sense of humor about himself. Richardson will unveil ads tomorrow in Iowa that take the form of a job interview with Richardson as the interviewee (view the ads below). In...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 9, 2007; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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New Romney Ad Says "Now Is the Time"

As the 2008 presidential campaign heats up, The Fix will attempt to catalogue and analyze the most interesting and impactful campaign ads being put on the air in Iowa, New Hampshire and other key states. (washingtonpost.com also just launched a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 9, 2007; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Edwards Hits Iowa Airwaves

Following a week's worth of ads in Washington, D.C., former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is set to launch ads in Iowa today (view one of the ads on our new video blog, Channel '08). The ads are a near carbon...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 8, 2007; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Rudy Inks Top Fundraiser

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) has named Anne Dunsmore as his deputy campaign manager for finance, inserting a well-known fundraiser into his presidential campaign's inner circle. In a brief interview Dunsmore said her position has never existed...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 8, 2007; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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John McCain's Inner Circle

Most politicians who have spent a long period of time on the national stage have a core group of advisers who have been with them through it all. Over the last few months, we've detailed the Inner Circles of a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 8, 2007; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Inner Circle  
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Wag the Blog: Segolene and Hillary

On Sunday, Socialist Party candidate Segolene Royal lost her bid to become the next president of France, losing in a runoff to conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Segolene Royal lost to Nicolas Sarkozy 53-47 in France's runoff presidential election. While most...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 8, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (268)
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Hagel Keeps Door Open For Indie Run

We've spilled a fair amount of ink (or whatever the online equivalent for ink is) on trying to divine Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) next move. Sen. Chuck Hagel says he's waiting until later this year to decide what his next...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 7, 2007; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Edwards Runs Against the Senate

There are many reasons why no senator since John F. Kennedy in 1960 has been directly elected from the world's greatest deliberative body to the White House. But no reason is larger than the fact that the Senate votes and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 7, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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