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The Fix: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Craig Bows to the Inevitable

From the moment Roll Call reported that Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in an airport men's bathroom in June, it was a matter of when, not if, the GOP incumbent resigned his post. Craig announced...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 1, 2007; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
Categories:  Senate  
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Va. Senate: A Golden Opportunity for Democrats

Sen. John Warner's (R-Va.) decision not to seek a sixth term in 2008 places his seat in serious peril next November, with Democrats expected to clear the way for popular former Gov. Mark Warner and Republicans headed toward an ideological...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 31, 2007; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
Categories:  Senate  
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Midnight Riders

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) continues to add to his media consulting team, recruiting two ad men who were previously aligned with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Stuart Stevens and Russ Schriefer, the principals in the Stevens and Schriefer Group, have...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 31, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Too Late for Thompson?

Chris is away for the rest of the week but politics -- thankfully -- goes on. This afternoon former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) inched even closer to formally entering the presidential race by announcing his plans to kick off his...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 30, 2007; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Vacation (For Real This Time)

After two weeks of light posting, The Fix is officially going on vacation until after Labor Day. That means no posts until Sept. 4 when we will be back at it. Thanks to one and all for your readership and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 29, 2007; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Rudy's Florida "Firewall"?

Florida is the "firewall" in former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid, according to a Powerpoint presentation made to volunteers of his campaign in the Sunshine State and obtained by The Fix. "Florida is the firewall" proclaims the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 28, 2007; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (281)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Craig Revelations Complicate Senate Picture

The allegations swirling around Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) have the potential to endanger what should be a safe seat and further complicates Republicans' attempts to limit their losses in 2008. Craig was regularly mentioned as a retirement possibility before this...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 28, 2007; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
Categories:  Senate  
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LA Senate: Kennedy Switches Parties

Louisiana state Treasurer John Kennedy announced earlier today that he would switch party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, the most tangible sign yet that he is preparing to challenge Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) in 2008. "I believe that Louisiana...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 27, 2007; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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More Staff Trouble in Thompson Campaign

Linda Rozett, the communications director for former Sen. Fred Thompson's (R-Tenn.) presidential bid, has left the campaign, according to an internal e-mail obtained by The Fix. "It is my duty to let you know that Linda Rozett is no longer...

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 27, 2007; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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