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The Fix: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) took the top spot Saturday in a presidential straw poll of social conservatives meeting in Washington, D.C., a surprise victory over last year's overwhelming favorite, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R).

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 18, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix at the Values Voter Summit

The Fix is live at the Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., today, where a host of potential White House 2012 hopefuls including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) are addressing a crowd of about 2,000 social conservatives from across the country.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 18, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lisa Murkowski announces write-in bid for Senate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who lost a primary last month, announced tonight that she is mounting a write-in campaign for reelection.

By Aaron Blake  | September 17, 2010; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Worst Week in Washington" Winner: Adrian Fenty

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty had the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington".

By Chris Cillizza  | September 17, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Lisa Murkowski to pursue write-in bid; Christine O'Donnell has raised $1.6 million since her primary victory

The best of what you missed from the day that was.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 17, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Christine O'Donnell: 'We're not trying to take back our country, we are our country'

By Felicia Sonmez Three days after she toppled long-time Rep. Mike Castle (R) in Delaware's Senate primary, Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell made her debut on the national stage, delivering a defiant speech on the stage of the Family Research...

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 17, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Which tea party candidate is most likely to win?

Daily Fix Poll: Which tea party candidate is most likely to win?

By Aaron Blake  | September 17, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Self-funders burn through hundreds of dollars per vote

Self-funders spend hundreds of dollars per vote

By Aaron Blake  | September 17, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors, House, Senate  
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The Delaware Effect

When marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle in Tuesday's Delaware Senate primary, the political world -- and the Fix Friday Line -- shifted a little. Or a lot -- depending on your perspective.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 17, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Ohio slipping from Democrats' grasp?

New numbers out of Ohio from Quinnipiac University show Republicans running away with the gubernatorial and Senate races even as Democrats insist that they are still in the game in this most critical of electoral battlegrounds.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 17, 2010; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Club for Growth launches five-state ad blitz; Florida Senate moves to "Lean Republican"

Afternoon Fix: Club for Growth launches five-state ad blitz; Florida Senate moves to "Lean Republican"

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 16, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Florida Senate race moves to "Lean Republican"

The Fix moves the Florida Senate race to "lean Republican".

By Chris Cillizza  | September 16, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How Democrats can hold the House

A Fix analysis of how Democrats could hold onto their House majority in the fall.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 16, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michael Bennet mum on Obama visit to Colorado

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) declined to say Thursday morning whether he wants President Obama to return to the Centennial State to campaign for him in his neck-and-neck race against Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck (R).

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 16, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democrats' lame duck session might be ... lame

Why the prospect of a lame duck Congressional session shouldn't make Democrats all that excited.

By Aaron Blake  | September 16, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Worst Week in Washington": The Nominations!

Nominate your pick for the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington" award.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 16, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sarah Palin, surrogate to the 'very conservative'

New Washington Post/ABC News polling data shows former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is most influential among those who call themselves "very conservative".

By Chris Cillizza  | September 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mike Castle's aides, friends express shock over his primary defeat

Forty-four years ago, Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) made his first foray into politics. On Tuesday, he saw a long political career come to an abrupt end at the hand of a rival who hadn't yet been born when Castle won his first election.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 15, 2010; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Kelly Ayotte wins New Hampshire Senate nod; National Republicans backing Christine O'Donnell

Afternoon Fix: Kelly Ayotte wins New Hampshire Senate nod; National Republicans backing Christine O'Donnell

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 15, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: What should the GOP do with Christine O'Donnell?

Daily Fix Poll: What should the GOP do with Christine O'Donnell?

By Aaron Blake  | September 15, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ayotte wins GOP nomination in New Hampshire

Former New Hampshire state attorney general Kelly Ayotte wins the Republican Senate nomination.

By Aaron Blake  | September 15, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Winners and Losers from Sept. 14 primaries

The Fix picks his winners and losers from the Sept. 14 primary races.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 15, 2010; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Delaware Senate race moves from "Lean Republican" to "Lean Democratic"

The Fix changes its rating on the Delaware Senate race from "Lean Republican" to "Lean Democratic"

By Chris Cillizza  | September 15, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How Christine O'Donnell won (and the rest of the Sept. 14 primary results)

Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell's victory over Rep. Mike Castle in last night's Delaware Republican primary is rightly considered the biggest upset in a primary season filled with surprises.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 15, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary

Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary

By Chris Cillizza  | September 15, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Live coverage of the Sept. 14 primaries

The Fix live blogs the Sept. 14 primaries.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 14, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Dueling TV ads in Kentucky Senate; Bill Clinton endorses Jerry Brown

Afternoon Fix: Dueling TV ads in Kentucky Senate; Bill Clinton endorses Jerry Brown

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 14, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Which Senate candidates are waiting to go negative (and why)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who lost her re-election bid in a primary last month to little-known attorney Joe Miller (R), didn't do herself any favors by refusing national party strategists' advice to go negative.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 14, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fix primary prediction contest: Delaware and New Hampshire!

Make your predictions for who will win Republican Senate primaries in New Hampshire and Delaware.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 14, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Daily Fix Poll: What was the biggest upset of the 2010 primary season?

Fix Daily Poll: What was the biggest upset of the 2010 primary season?

By Aaron Blake  | September 14, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Connecticut Senate race tightens (or does it?)

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) with a slim six-point edge over former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon (R) in the state's Senate race, a gap that may lead to a re-examining of the competitiveness of the contest.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 14, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Delaware the key to the Senate majority? (And four other storylines to watch in the Sept. 14 primaries)

The Fix breaks down the five storylines to watch in the Sept. 14 primaries .

By Chris Cillizza  | September 14, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Mitch McConnell says Republicans oppose Obama's tax plan; Harry Reid up with new ad slamming Angle

Afternoon Fix: Mitch McConnell says Republicans oppose Obama's tax plan; Harry Reid up with new ad slamming Angle

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 13, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman and the Bill Clinton "trap"

If former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R) trounces California Attorney General Jerry Brown (D), she may have former President Bill Clinton to thank.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 13, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elevating John Boehner (and will it work)

The White House is focusing its time on House Minority Leader John Boehner. Why?

By Chris Cillizza  | September 13, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Jim DeMint, 2012 contender?

South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint keeps endorsing outsider candidates for the Senate. What's his end goal? Vote in our Daily Fix poll.

By Aaron Blake  | September 13, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jim DeMint wades in N.H., Delaware primaries

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint continued to thumb his nose at his party's establishment, offering endorsements of outsider candidates in tomorrow's New Hampshire and Delaware Senate primaries.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 13, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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