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The Fix: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Democrats scramble to save Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Senate race

National Democrats -- including President Barack Obama -- are flooding into Massachusetts to help the struggling Senate campaign of Martha Coakley against Scott Brown

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 16, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (372)
Categories:  Senate  
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Snyder retirement creates another GOP pickup opportunity

Arkansas Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder is not seeking re-election in 2010, the eleventh Democrat to announce his retirement.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  House  
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The Fix, the "Newshour" and the Massachusetts Senate race

As part of a partnership with PBS's "Newshour" program, we spent some time breaking down the Massachusetts Senate special election and its various and sundry implications for the political world. Here's that Skype conversation:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Senate  
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Chatting on the Massachusetts Senate race

A live online chat about the Massachusetts Senate race to replace the late Ted Kennedy

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2010; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Fix Notes , Senate  
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Obama to stump for Coakley

President Barack Obama will campaign for Martha Coakley on Sunday in the Massachusetts Senate race

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
Categories:  Senate , White House  
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House playing field grows, Republican opportunities increase

A look at the 20 most competitive House districts in the country

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  The Line  
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New poll shows Brown ahead in Mass. Senate special election

A new independent poll in the Massachusetts Senate race to replace Ted Kennedy shows Republican Scott Brown making up considerable ground against Democrat Martha Coakley.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2010; 5:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
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Cook, Rothenberg move Mass. Senate to "toss up"

Two prominent political handicappers have moved the Massachusetts Senate race into their toss up category

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2010; 10:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Senate  
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Shadegg retires, 14th Republican out in 2010

Arizona Republican Rep. John Shadegg announced Thursday that he won't seek reelection this year.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  House  
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Can nationalizing the special election save Martha Coakley?

Democrats are seeking to turn the Massachusetts special election to replace Ted Kennedy into a referendum on the two national parties.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (296)
Categories:  Senate  
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Who will win on Tuesday in Massachusetts?

Who will win the Massachusetts Senate special election?

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Fix Poll  
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Democratic groups outspending GOP 2-1 in Mass. Senate special election

Spending in the Massachusetts Senate special election race to replace the late Ted Kennedy is being dominated by outside groups.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2010; 5:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (162)
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Rising Republican tide lifts recruiting

A favorable national political environment for Republicans has helped the party's recruitment efforts.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 13, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  House  
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What Massachusetts can tell us about the midterms

The ads run by the two candidates and outside groups in Massachusetts Senate race tell us much about what the two parties will be running on in November.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 13, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Senate  
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Republicans sense opportunity in Massachusetts special election

Republicans believe the momentum is on their side in the Senate special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 13, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
Categories:  Senate  
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Ad spending tops $6 million in Mass. Senate special election

Candidates, party committees and outside groups are combining to spend six million dollars on television ads in the final week of the Massachusetts Senate special election.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 13, 2010; 5:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
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National air wars heat up in Mass. Senate special

A number of national interest groups are launching ads in advance of next week's Massachusetts Senate special election

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 12, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (256)
Categories:  Senate  
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Can Harold Ford win?

Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. is considering a primary challenge to appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 12, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Senate  
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Democrats launch full court press in Mass. special election

National Democrats are launching ads in the Massachusetts Senate special election, a sign of their concern about the outcome.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 12, 2010; 5:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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Republicans get Hoeven in North Dakota

Senate Republicans score a major recruiting victory with the news that North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven will run for Senate

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
Categories:  Senate  
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Is Harry Reid the next Chris Dodd?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid faces an electoral forecast not so different from that of Sen. Chris Dodd who retired last week.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
Categories:  Senate  
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Harry Reid, Massachusetts Senate Special and "Game Change"

A live online chat about Harry Reid's racial remarks, the Massachusetts Senate special election and the new book "Game Change"

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Harry Reid survives -- for now

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has survived the first 48 hours following his acknowledgment that he has used inappropriate racial language to describe President Barack Obama.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2010; 6:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (201)
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Steele calls on Reid to resign

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele calls on Harry Reid to resign over his inappropriate racial comments about President Barack Obama

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (309)
Categories:  Republican Party , Senate , White House  
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