The surprise -- and even that word understates it -- nomination of Alvin Greene, an unemployed man who lives with his parents, as the Democratic nominee in the South Carolina Senate race has captivated the country.
Organized labor won the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington" competition this week.
A series of developments over the last month (or so) have brightened Democrats' hopes in a handful of Senate races -- although the overall national landscape suggests the party is still headed toward losses in the fall.
A trio of senior Democratic operatives have formed an independent organization that will fund ads in a series of targeted federal races this fall. Known as Commonsense Ten, the organization will file today as an independent expenditure committee with the Federal Election Commission -- meaning that it can accept contributions of unlimited size but must disclose its donors.
Utah Sen. Robert Bennett will endorse former Congressional candidate Tim Bridgewater , choosing to back one of the two men that kept him from renomination at the state GOP party convention in May.
Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is swinging hard at his rival for the Florida Senate nod, real estate developer Jeff Greene (D), after a new poll released this morning showed the longtime frontrunner now in a dead heat with his upstart billionaire opponent.
The gauntlet of infidelity accusations and ethnic slurs that South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley ran Tuesday night to (nearly) win the Republican gubernatorial nod got us to thinking about where the race ranked in the annals of the nastiest contests ever in the Palmetto State.
Even as South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley was being touted as a new Republican star, Rep. Gresham Barrett launched a new ad aimed at trying to make the June 22 gubernatorial runoff in the Palmetto State competitive.
California voters on Tuesday chose Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as Republican nominees for governor and Senate respectively -- victories that drew widespread national attention. The passage of Proposition 14, however, may be the most vote with the longest-term impact on Golden State politics.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn on Wednesday downplayed the importance of new Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle's conservative issue positions, saying the race will continue to be a "referendum" on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
It's time for our weekly look at who (or what) had the absolute "Worst Week in Washington".
Super Duper Tuesday: The Winners and Losers
Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln's Democratic runoff victory Tuesday night proved that conventional wisdom is often wrong.
Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln won renomination tonight, beating Lt. Gov. Bill Halter -- and the national labor unions that had spent millions on his behalf -- in a remarkable result that provided a counter-weight to the anti-incumbent trend nationally.
It's a very busy primary election night with 12 states -- that contain 20 percent of the nation's population! -- voting in primaries, runoffs and special elections. The Fix gives an hour-by-hour look at the races.
Much has been made of Republican efforts to hold the many Democratic-held districts where President Obama lost to John McCain in 2008. But what about the ones where Obama lost to Hillary Clinton?
It's Christmas Day in Fix world -- 11 states are holding primaries and another, Georgia, is hosting a special election!
Republican primary voters on Tuesday will choose governor candidates in three of the first four states to hold presidential primaries, and that means high stakes for would-be 2012 candidates.
Welcome to the biggest primary day of the year! Eleven states -- from California to Arkansas to Maine (and everywhere in between) -- are voting today with high profile races everywhere a political junkie turns. We're devoting our Morning Fix today to five of the best storylines out in the country today. Stay tuned all day at The Fix and PostPolitics.com for the latest and greatest of the day (and night!) to come.
As voters go to the polls in a slew of races across the country tomorrow, there's only one race where a new Member of Congress will actually be chosen: the special election between former state Rep. Tom Graves (R) and former state Sen. Lee Hawkins (R) in a special election runoff in Georgia's 9th district.
California state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner's (R) unrelenting focus on illegal immigration in his primary bid for California governor raises specters of the heated 1994 debate that alienated the state's Republicans from Hispanics -- and is already causing potential general election trouble for Republican frontrunner and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
In the political battle of head versus heart, it's not even close this election cycle. Candidate after candidate -- from Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson to Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter -- have watched as their appeals to electability (head) have been drubbed by their opponents' emphasis on core party principles (heart).
The tea party movement appears on its way to scoring its second victory in a Republican Senate primary in as many months with former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle emerging as the clear frontrunner in Nevada, according to a new poll.