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The Fix: November 4, 2007 - November 10, 2007

Parsing the Polls: Why It's So Hard to Poll Iowa

The Iowa caucuses will again lead off the presidential selection process and -- especially on the Democratic side -- the candidates are treating it as the whole shebang, knowing that a win or a loss there could serve to kick-start...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2007; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Ron Paul to Hit Iowa Airwaves Next Week

On the heels of his record online fundraising haul this week, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is reserving air time in Iowa next week, according to sources familiar with the ad traffic. The candidate appears to be readying an ad...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2007; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Clinton Continues to Haul in the Endorsements

The news today that Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has decided to endorse Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is in keeping with the party establishment's continued coalescence around the New York senator. Strickland, who had held a southern Ohio House seat for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2007; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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New Jersey Rep. Saxton to Retire

Rep. Jim Saxton, the twelve-term Republican from New Jersey's 3rd District, plans to retire after his current term, an announcement that could come as early as today, according to sources familiar with his decision. Saxton's retirement opens up a seat...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2007; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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The Line: High Stakes in 2010 Govs Races

With the 2007 elections behind us, the gubernatorial landscape for 2008 is decidedly sparse. There are just 11 races on the slate for next November, and only four of those -- Indiana, Missouri, Washington and North Carolina -- are expected...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 9, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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Kentucky Senate: McConnell's Ads

Yesterday we reported that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was preparing to launch the first ads of his 2008 campaign on Friday. Today we got hold of the 60-second ads -- running in the Lexington and Louisville markets. Here's...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2007; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Club vs. Huck

The last month has been the best one of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He appears to be emerging as a viable conservative alternative -- rising in polls in Iowa and finally putting together...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 8, 2007; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Kentucky: Will Dems' Bandwagon Roll Over McConnell?

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher's (R) lopsided defeat at the hands of former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear (D) last night already has the political community -- both here and in the Bluegrass State -- buzzing about what it all means for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2007; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy: Deems Him 'More Than Acceptable to People of Faith'

The endorsement will surley slow Mitt Romney's momentum with social conservatives. -- Chris Cillizza

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2007; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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2007 Update: A Good Night For Dems in 2 States

The Fix is already past his self-imposed bed time but wanted to update tonight's happenings one more time before hitting the sack. Kentucky: The biggest news of the night was in the Bluegrass State where former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 6, 2007; 11:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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The Results Are (Coming) In....

Sure, it's an off-year election, but whenever voters vote, The Fix gets excited. We'll be monitoring some of the key races on the ballot tonight that could well have implications for 2008. Feel free to join the conversation in the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 6, 2007; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Ladies First: Republican Strategists Stand By Their Man

With gender -- specifically that of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) -- front and center in the race for the White House over the past week, The Fix was drawn to a panel discussion today in Washington that featured female...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 6, 2007; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Understanding Paul's Haul

Just in case you were under a rock yesterday, the big news from the presidential campaign trail was the more than $4 million that Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) raised on line. Yep. That Ron Paul. And, to be exact...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 6, 2007; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (195)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The 2008 Primaries: A Long, Hard Slog?

Talk of an extended primary fight for Democrats and Republicans has become more than just a political junkie's pipe dream. -- Chris Cillizza

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 6, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Edwards's Loss, Shaheen's Gain

The head of former Sen. John Edwards' (N.C.) Nevada caucus campaign is leaving his post to head up former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's Senate race, according to sources in Washington. Bill Hyers had been serving as Edwards' lead strategist...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 5, 2007; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Romney, Rudy and the Electability Question

To listen to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the stump, it would be easy to think that he is already running against New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D). Giuliani invokes Clinton at every turn -- criticizing...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 5, 2007; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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FixCam: Week in Preview -- The Iowa Edition

The "Big 3" Democratic presidential candidates descend on Iowa for a week of hand-to-hand politicking in advance of the state's Jan. 3 caucuses. -- Chris Cillizza

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 5, 2007; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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