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The Fix: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

The Line: Senate Map Is Messy for GOP

Most of the recent action in the budding 2008 Senate campaigns came in races that didn't make our last rankings. In Texas, wealthy attorney Mikal Watts (D) not only formed a campaign committee but also dropped nearly $4 million of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 15, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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The Fast Track Campaign

Today marks the debut of a new Washingtonpost.com project called the "Fast Track Campaign." It begins with a piece penned by me and Capitol Briefing author Paul Kane. The Fast Track Campaign is the name we are giving to the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 14, 2007; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Governator on Immigration, the Environment, & 2008

Guest blogger Ed O'Keefe offers this item from the Hispanic journalists conference in San Jose, Calif.: SAN JOSE, CALIF. -- Donning a grey suit, green tie, and matching green snakeskin boots, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) Wednesday night criticized Washington's actions...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  June 14, 2007; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Endorsement Elite: Florida Republicans

Welcome to the second installment of The Fix's "Endorsement Elite" feature -- a look at the five most important endorsers in a series of states that set to hold presidential primaries or caucuses before or on February 5. Today we...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 14, 2007; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  '08 Endorsement Elite , Eye on 2008  
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Fix Pick: Bill Richardson and the Element of Unpredictability

We've said and written before that while no one in the presidential race can rival Gov. Bill Richardson's (N.M.) resume we remain skeptical about his chances of winning the nomination for a simple reason: his unpredictability. That trait makes covering...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2007; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Picks  
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Thompson (Tommy) Stays In

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wis.) is staying in the race for president and plans to compete in the Aug. 11 Ames Straw Poll, he said in a conference call with reporters today. The news of the conference call, which was...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2007; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Meek (Finally) Endorses Clinton

After several days of confusion, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) has thrown his support to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign -- providing the New York Senator with another brick in her already solid foundation in the Sunshine State. While...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2007; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: Who's a Fred Voter?

A series of national polls conducted in the last few weeks show that former Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.) is a force to be reckoned with in the coming fight for the 2008 Republican nomination. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 13, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Parsing the Polls  
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Giuliani and the Twelve Commitments

Today in New Hampshire, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke of his vision for America, a vision centered around "Twelve Commitments" to the American people. "My Twelve Commitments are a promise to this generation and generations to come...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 12, 2007; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Fred Thompson's Inner Circle

No candidate in the presidential race is the subject of more wild rumors than former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) Yesterday alone we heard of two senior political hires made by his campaign only to call the individuals involved to find...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 12, 2007; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Inner Circle  
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Latham for Senate?

Rep. Tom Latham's (R-Iowa) decision to relocate from rural northern Iowa to Ames last week raised eyebrows among those of us watching the 2008 Senate playing field closely. Latham insisted the move had nothing to do with a possible challenge...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 11, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Rudy's Money Bundlers

Yesterday in the Sunday Fix, we highlighted four men tasked with raising $500,000 or more for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign. Today, we provide the full list of Giuliani's bundlers (i.e. fundraisers) who have committed to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 11, 2007; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Iraq War Politics: Past, Present and Future

Over the last few months we've been closely monitoring the positioning of the Democrats' Big 3 -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards -- on the war in Iraq. It's become clear that they see the war through...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 10, 2007; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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