A self-described "fat redneck" is the most influential Republican in the country in our latest Friday Line.
The announcement by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that he will retire this summer amounts to a blot-out-the-sun moment in the political world -- an event that will dominate news coverage for several months (at a minimum) and almost certainly play some role in how the two parties position themselves in advance of the November midterms.
Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak will not seek re-election this fall, a decision that comes hard on his front-and-center (and controversial) role in the recent passage of President Barack Obama's health care legislation.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) put to rest -- again -- speculation that he is considering running as an independent for the Senate with something very close to a Shermanesque statement released by his campaign Thursday.
April 9, 2010; 5:46 AM ET |
Categories: Morning Fix | Tags: Charlie Crist, Democratic, Independent, Politics, Republican, United States Senate
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National Democrats are growing increasingly concerned that the presence of two well-known candidates in an all-party special election in Hawaii next month will badly jeopardize their chances of holding the seat and are weighing the options available to them to thin the field.
Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to backpedal on a proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month in the Commonwealth left Republican observers divided about how much -- if any -- damage he had done to his prospects on the national stage in 2012 and beyond.
April 8, 2010; 11:03 AM ET |
Categories: Eye on 2008 , Republican Party | Tags: Bob McDonnell, George Allen, Mark Warner, Politics, Republican, Slavery, Tim Kaine, Vice President of the United States
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The eyes of the Republican political world will turn to New Orleans today as a cavalcade of GOP leaders, wanna-be leaders and national reporters will be in the Big Easy for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
Money isn't everything in politics. But it's dang close. Witness former state House Speaker Marco Rubio's (R) remarkable $3.6 million raised for his Senate bid over the first three months of the year.
Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will hold a conference call with all 168 members of the national committee today, the latest sign that he is working to rally support in the wake of a staff shakeup earlier this week.
Fearful that a divided Democratic party could allow Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou (R) to emerge victorious in the May 22 all-party special election in Hawaii's 1st district, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone on television questioning the Republican's credibility on the jobs issue.
By a wide margin, you picked Virginia's 5th district -- where freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D) is facing down a cavalcade of Republican challengers -- as the next contest to be featured in our "choose your own House" race contest.
Candidates from across the country are running against Washington these days but none so aggressively -- or effectively -- as ophthalmologist Rand Paul.
The deck-clearing at the Republican National Committee on Monday -- the forced resignation of top aide Ken McKay followed by the departure of media consultant Curt Anderson from an advisory position -- means that with less than seven months left before the midterm elections the organization is, in essence, starting all over again (again).
The resignation of Republican National Committee chief of staff Ken McKay and the decision by media consultant Curt Anderson to sever ties with the committee marks a public airing of fissures that have marred the organization for much of chairman Michael Steele's tenure.
Republican National Committee chief of staff Ken McKay has resigned in the wake of a controversy over an expenditure at a risque California nightclub, according to RNC communications director Doug Heye.
The news out of Nevada that the Justice Department may be moving toward an indictment of Sen. John Ensign (R) could well cloud Republicans' attempt to use ethics as a cudgel against Democrats, according to several top GOP strategists.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in Florida today to throw his support behind the Senate candidacy of former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, a bit of political payback for Gov. Charlie Crist so great that it has forced us to rename a category in the Fix endorsement hierarchy.
When Colorado's 4th district won our last choose your own House race contest, little did we know that our colleague Dan Balz was already in the district reporting out a story on Rep. Betsy Markey's (D) re-election race.
A group of prominent Republican strategists have combined to form American Crossroads, a 527 committee that aims to spend upwards of $50 million on House and Senate races this fall.