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The Fix: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007

FixCam: Betting on the Bayou

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By Chris Cillizza  |  October 19, 2007; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Dodd Family Decamps for Iowa

Reinforcing the import of Iowa to the Democratic presidential race, the family of Democrat Chris Dodd is moving to the state for the duration of the caucus campaign. Chris and Jackie Clegg Dodd with daughter Grace in a 2004 file...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 19, 2007; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Line: 2008 Gets a Bit Tougher for Senate Republicans

The somewhat surprising retirement announcement made by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) earlier this week took an already difficult political cycle for Republicans and turned it into something closer to a nightmare. Should he have run for a seventh term in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 19, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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Loan Talk Underscores McCain's Money Problems

As Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continues to mull whether to accept public financing for the remainder of the GOP presidential primary campaign, his campaign manager is speaking openly about the possibility of taking out a seven-figure loan to avoid the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 18, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Brownback's Out. Who's Helped?

The news that Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) will likely leave the 2008 presidential race tomorrow comes as little surprise to close watchers of the race. While The Fix was an early believer in Brownback's ability to influence the race in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 18, 2007; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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GOP Hopefuls Hunt for Whales

From the early days of the 2008 presidential campaign, the top Republican candidates have spent massive amounts of time and energy courting the big-dollar bundlers who collected cash for President Bush's two national campaigns -- the Pioneers and Rangers, as...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 18, 2007; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Wag the Blog Redux: Are Republican Attacks Helping Hillary?

For last week's Wag the Blog question we asked the Fix community whether the relentless Republican attacks on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) were actually strengthening her hand in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination. As usual, you responded....

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 17, 2007; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Election Collection Widget

washingtonpost.com is always looking for new ways to get people engaged in the election. The latest gizmo is a handy-dandy widget called the "Election Collection." Through it, you can have a regularly updated look at all of The Washington Post...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 17, 2007; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Massachusetts Special Election: What Does It Mean?

Just minutes after Democrat Niki Tsongas beat Republican Jim Ogonowski and claimed victory in the Massachusetts' 5th district special election, the spin wars began. The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a memo entitled "The Democratic Wave Breaks" that argued...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 17, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  House  
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N.M. Senate: Pearce's Entry Sets up GOP Primary Clash

Rep. Steve Pearce (R) will run for the New Mexico Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici (R) and will announce his intentions in an letter to supporters tomorrow, according to sources close to the congressman. Rep. Pearce is hoping...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 16, 2007; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Giuliani, Romney Camps Diverge on Ad Strategies

10,000 vs. 0. Those are the numbers -- roughly -- of television ads run by Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani to date, respectively, in their campaigns for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. $12.7 million vs. $565,000. That's the amount of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 16, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Virginia Senate: Can Warner be Beaten (Part 2)?

Roughly a month ago, The Fix asked whether Virginia Republicans have any hope of beating Democrat Mark Warner in next year's open-seat Senate race. Why does Mark Warner look so happy? (AP File Photo) The answer then was a resounding...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 16, 2007; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Senate  
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Ohio's 16th District: GOP Hits Just Keep Coming

Rep. Ralph Regula's (R-Ohio) long-expected retirement over the weekend adds yet another open seat that Republicans will have to fight hard -- and spend freely -- to win. Regula has been on retirement lists for the last several cycles due...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 15, 2007; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  House  
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McCain vs Romney: Round Two

For the first six months of this year, the narrative that dominated the Republican presidential race was the behind-the-scenes battle between Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) Each man viewed the other as his main rival...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 15, 2007; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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FixCam: Week in Preview

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By Chris Cillizza  |  October 15, 2007; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  FixCam  
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