Results in the special election to replace former Rep. Neil Abercrombie in Hawaii's 1st district will begin to be announced at midnight eastern time.
Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff defeated appointed Sen. Michael Bennet at the Colorado Democratic assembly this afternoon.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) made it official this morning: he's running for governor this fall.
After a contentious Democratic primary that often revolved around issues of character and trust, the two general election contenders in Pennsylvania -- Rep. Joe Sestak (D) and former Rep. Pat Toomey (R) -- have promised voters a campaign focused squarely on the issues.
After a very long -- but fascinating -- week, we turn our attention to ranking the 10 most influential Republican leaders operating in the party at the moment.
The winner of the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington" contest is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
House Republicans are trying to quickly pivot away from a devastating loss earlier this week in a Pennsylvania special election, using their fundraising totals announced Thursday and the prospect of a win in a Hawaii special over the weekend as the leading edge of an argument that they retain real momentum heading into the fall.
Pennsylvania Rep.-elect Mark Critz (D-Pa.) and the Democrats won a big special election victory on Tuesday. But did the Democratic agenda win too?
Less than 48 hours removed from his landslide victory in the Republican primary race, ophthalmologist Rand Paul find himself embroiled in a controversy over his position on the Civil Right Act -- a firestorm Democrats have seized on in an attempt to end the open seat contest before it ever started.
This week's wins by Rep. Joe Sestak (D) in Pennsylvania and ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) in Kentucky were the clearest sign yet that voters this year are set on rejecting establishment candidates in favor of fresh faces.
In the wake of the primary race in Arkansas, Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter sought to quickly pivot to a June 8 runoff with two very different views of what Tuesday's results meant.
As analysis begins in earnest about what ophthalmologist Rand Paul's (R) landslide victory in Kentucky means for the role of the Tea Party on the national stage, Democrats are quickly moving to cast the movement as a force for division.
The primaries last night in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arkansas and Kentucky -- not to mention a special election in the Keystone State! -- provided political junkies (like us) with weeks worth of data points through which to sift in search of clues about the coming midterm elections.
It's only Wednesday but there are already a panoply of potential choices for the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington".
Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's defeat at the hands of upstart Rep. Joe Sestak made him the second Senate incumbent to lose an intraparty battle in the 2010 elections -- the largest number since four incumbents fell in 1980.
Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak defeated Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Senate primary, a large-scale political upset that ends the career of one of the enduring figures in Pennsylvania politics.
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is accusing ophthalmologist Rand Paul's (R) campaign of conducting a "widespread voter interrogation scheme" as voters go to the polls today in the primary for retiring Sen. Jim Bunning's (R) seat.
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May 18, 2010; 3:25 PM ET |
Categories: Battlegrounds | Tags: kentucky primary race, trey grayson rand paul, voter intimidation kentucky
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Connecticut state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's press conference this afternoon -- aimed at answering questions about his Vietnam service raised by a story in the New York Times -- made clear that the likely Democratic Senate nominee will fight for his political life.
Voters are voting in four states -- Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon -- today! Election days are notoriously slow and news-less -- as opposed to election nights, which are incredibly busy -- so what better way to wile away your day than to make your predictions about what's going to happen!
Indiana Rep. Mark Souder (R) will resign his congressional seat after an affair with a staffer came to light, he said in a statement this morning.
Welcome to the biggest primary day of the 2010 cycle -- voters are voting in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Arkansas and Oregon. We'll have full coverage throughout the day (and night) right here on the Fix but in the meantime here's five storylines to keep an eye on.
The New York Times' story detailing Connecticut Attorney General Dick Blumenthal's repeated misstatements about his service in Vietnam -- he received five deferments and never served in the country, according to the paper -- has the potential to fundamentally reshape the Nutmeg State Senate race.
May 17, 2010; 5:04 PM ET |
Categories: House , Senate | Tags: Arkansas, Arlen Specter, Blanche Lincoln, Joe Sestak, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Rand Paul, Trey Grayson
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told a breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony List last Friday that 2010 will be "remembered as the year that common-sense conservative women get things done for our country."
May 17, 2010; 4:30 PM ET |
Categories: Eye on 2012 | Tags: Harry Reid, Jane Norton, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ken Buck, Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, Sue Lowden
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President Barack Obama isn't stopping in Pennsylvania for the stretch run of the state's contested Democratic Senate primary but national Republicans are already trying to hang the results on him anyway.
May 17, 2010; 2:56 PM ET |
Categories: Senate | Tags: Arlen Specter, Barack Obama, Democratic, Joe Sestak, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Republican, United States Senate
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In an election where candidates are running away from the "politician" label as fast as they can, Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R) is going against the grain -- touting his support from the Kentucky political establishment in hopes of overcoming the outsider challenge from opthalmalogist Rand Paul in tomorrow's Kentucky GOP Senate primary.
With less than 48 hours remaining in their Democratic primary fight, Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak sought to make their final arguments to Pennsylvania voters during dueling appearances on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley
May 17, 2010; 6:00 AM ET |
Categories: Morning Fix | Tags: Arlen Specter, Barack Obama, Joe Sestak, Muhlenberg College, Pat Toomey, Philadelphia
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