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The Fix: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007

Clinton Lands Seasoned Operative for S.C. Effort

With so much focus on Iowa and New Hampshire, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that South Carolina is still positioned to play an absolutely critical role in deciding the identity of the Democratic presidential nominee. To that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 21, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Line: Someone Has to Win the GOP Nomination

You've heard all the conventional wisdom already. Rudy Giuliani isn't positioned to win a single state before Florida's Jan. 29 primary. It's gotta be one of these guys, right? (AP Photo) Mitt Romney has fallen behind in Iowa and his...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 21, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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Wag the Blog Redux: Making Sense of Ron Paul's Money

We asked the Fix community what Ron Paul's financial success said about the state of the Republican Party and the American political landscape. And boy did you respond! As of press time, 335 comments were made on the original post....

By Washington Post editors  |  December 20, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tancredo Endorsement a Boost to Romney on Key Issue of Immigration

Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) today ended his long-shot bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination and threw his support to Mitt Romney. Rep. Tom Tancredo leaves the podium Thursday after announcing in Des Moines that he will withdraw from the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 20, 2007; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fix Pick: The Most Important Man in Iowa?

Anyone who follows politics (and political journalism) at all closely knows the name David Yepsen. Yepsen is the longtime political reporter and now columnist for the Des Moines Register -- Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper. Meeting with Yepsen has...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 20, 2007; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
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WaPo Iowa Poll: Women Heart Huckabee

With just two weeks left for the crucial Iowa caucuses, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) has surged into the lead in the state thanks in large part to his burgeoning support among women. Huckabee leads former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 19, 2007; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Huckabee: The Christmas Ad

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's rise in Iowa defies all traditional political logic. He has spent almost no money in the state, his organization relies heavily on volunteers and he hasn't even spent that much time in Iowa during his recent...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 19, 2007; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
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Wag the Blog: What Does Ron Paul's Support Mean?

It started out as a lark. Signs touting Rep. Ron Paul's seemingly quixotic presidential campaign began popping up on the sides of roads. A "Ron Paul for President" bumper sticker would be spotted during the morning or evening commute. Then...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 18, 2007; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (351)
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Edwards Makes the Electability Case

As Iowa draws ever closer, former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) is trying to convince Democratic voters that not only is he the candidate who best represents their interests but is also the best bet in the field to win back...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 18, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
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The Campaign to Humanize Hillary

Following last week's Democratic debate in Iowa, The Fix had the unique opportunity to sit in on focus groups conducted by The Washington Post. Clinton campaigning in Iowa earlier this month with her mother, Dorothy Rodham (AP Photo) During the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 18, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (177)
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Senate: Deflating Democrats' Dream of 60 Seats

For any Senate strategist, 60 seats is the proverbial Holy Grail. Control 60 seats in the Senate and your party can break filibusters -- meaning that the majority party can push through a legislative agenda as long as it can...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 17, 2007; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Senate  
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Thompson Gets Key Endorsement in Iowa

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress, endorsed Fred Thompson this morning -- providing the former Tennessee senator with a much-needed boost in the rapidly approaching Iowa caucuses. Thompson issued the following statement about...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 17, 2007; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
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FixCam: Week in Preview -- Lieberman Endorses McCain

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will pick up the endorsement of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) this morning in New Hampshire, a sign that the Arizona senator believes he must broaden his appeal among independent voters to win the Granite State...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 17, 2007; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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The Register Endorsement: How Clinton Won It and What It Means

The news last night that the Des Moines Register had endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) represented one of those rare surprises in presidential politics. The editor's of Iowa's most influential newspaper closely guarded their pick, leaving people like The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 16, 2007; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
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