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The Fix: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

FixCam: A Devastating Ad in Kentucky

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By Chris Cillizza  |  October 26, 2007; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Line: Open-Seat Advantage for House Dems?

The retirements just keep coming for House Republicans. In the past month, five more Republican incumbents decided against seeking another term in 2008. Two hail from districts -- New Mexico's 1st and Ohio's 16th -- where Democrats will be even...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 26, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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Is Edwards the True Anti-Hillary?

Ever since Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) made clear last year that he would enter the 2008 presidential race, the contest has been cast as a two-person affair between a Clinton and an anti-Clinton. Former Sen. John Edwards. The "Clinton" is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 25, 2007; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Va. Senate: Rep. Davis is Out (Redux)

Virginia Republican Rep. Tom Davis this morning officially removed himself from the open-seat race to replace retiring Sen. John Warner (R), clearing the way for former Gov. Jim Gilmore to be the Republican standard-bearer. "This is just probably not the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 25, 2007; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Senate  
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It's Official -- Davis Won't Run

See Chris's new post on this race above....

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 25, 2007; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Senate  
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Neb. Senate: Kerrey's Out, Who's Next?

New School University president and former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) removed himself from consideration for the open Senate seat in the Cornusker State, robbing Democrats of their first-choice candidate and handing them their first recruiting failure in recent memory. Former...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 24, 2007; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Senate  
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Wag the Blog: Debating Iran in Iowa

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.), the two leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, for the past few days have been engaged in a pitched fight in Iowa over the future of American foreign policy toward...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 24, 2007; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
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FixCam on Location: A Closer Look at Indiana

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By Chris Cillizza  |  October 23, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Mike Huckabee: A Campaign of Starts and Stops

If the presidential campaign was anything like the NBA draft, former Gov. Mike Huckabee would be an "upside" guy. The term, which has become ubiquitous in NBA draft coverage over the past five years, describes a prospect of enormous talent...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 23, 2007; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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In Today's Post: Inside the Edwards Campaign

The Fix's Chris Cillizza looks at the rise of Joe Trippi's influence inside Democrat John Edwards's presidential campaign. Trippi, Fix readers know, was Howard Dean's top strategist in 2004. Excerpt: "From the day he announced his candidacy in New Orleans...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 23, 2007; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Va. Senate: Davis Expected to Opt Out of Race

Several informed Republicans with ties to Virginia politics told The Fix earlier today that Rep. Tom Davis could announce as soon as this week that he will not run for the Senate seat being vacated by John Warner (R) in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 22, 2007; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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FixCam: Week In Preview

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By Chris Cillizza  |  October 22, 2007; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Poll Tries to Measure Colbert Effect

You don't need The Fix to state the obvious: Stephen Colbert is everywhere right now. Does candidate Colbert hurt any particular Democrat or Republican? (Bloomberg) Following the announcement of his presidential ambitions last week, Colbert has chalked up quite a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 22, 2007; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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McCain Shines at Latest GOP Debate

The Fix didn't liveblog last night's Republican debate in Florida, but I certainly watched it, interrupted only by the occasional channel switch to check on Game 7 of the Red Sox-Indians series. The Republican presidential candidates stand on stage during...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 22, 2007; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
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Louisiana: Is Jindal's Win a Sign of GOP Turnaround Nationally?

Rep. Bobby Jindal's outright victory in yesterday's Louisiana gubernatorial primary was the first piece of good electoral news for the Republican Party in months, prompting talk that the GOP is rebounding from the 2006 debacle. Rep. Bobby Jindal celebrates Saturday...

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 21, 2007; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Governors  
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Jindal Coasts to Louisiana Governor's Mansion

From today's Post: "Rep. Bobby Jindal (R) became the nation's first Indian American governor Saturday, outpolling 11 rivals in Louisiana and drawing enough votes to avoid a runoff election next month. "With about 90 percent of the state's nearly 4,000...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 21, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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