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The Fix: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Afternoon Fix: Charlie Crist says he has no regrets about independent campaign; Mitt Romney makes Iowa endorsements

All the political news you need from the day that was.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 1, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Worst Week in Washington" Winner: Pete Rouse

Newly installed White House chief of staff Pete Rouse had the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington". Congrats, or something.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 1, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: What are Rahm Emanuel's chances in the Chicago mayor's race?

It may have been the "least suspenseful announcement of all time" (as President Obama put it), but the announcement today that Rahm Emanuel has resigned as White House chief of staff sets off a whole new dose of suspense in Chicago.

By Aaron Blake  | October 1, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Four questions on Rahm's departure and what it means

The latest "Fast Fix" daily video answers some of the questions surrounding Rahm Emanuel's departure as White House chief of staff -- with the help of a Magic 8 Ball.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 1, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate playing field shifts but GOP still poised for major gains

The electoral plates are shifting in the battle for the Senate with two West Coast races moving toward Democrats while two East Coast contests shifting toward Republicans.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Massachusetts governor's race, Cahill running mate endorses rival Baker

By Felicia Sonmez Massachusetts independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill's running mate, Paul Loscocco (I), is dropping off the independent ticket and endorsing Cahill's Republican rival, former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charlie Baker, a move that deals Cahill a major...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 1, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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Republican Governors Association launches ads in New Hampshire

The Republican Governors Association is going on television with ads attacking Gov. John Lynch (D), a sign that that national GOPers believe the Granite State is in play.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Rahm Emanuel expected to announce departure Friday; Sharron Angle raises $1.7 million online in September

All the political news you need from the day that was.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 30, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What Rahm meant

The expected departure of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tomorrow to pursue a run for mayor of Chicago brings to an end an eight-year period where the operative-Congressman-turned-operative (again) served as a central player in the strategic positioning of the Democratic party.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 30, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who had the "Worst Week in Washington"?

Nominate your favorite for the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington" competition.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 30, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Washington state, Patty Murray's incumbency cuts both ways

John Adams, 59, a retired fishing and hunting magazine publisher, lived for 15 years in the Seattle suburb of Bothell, the same city where Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) grew up. He's voted for Murray in each of her three races since 1992, when she first won election to the Senate by running as a "mom in tennis shoes" - a label that Adams says "was as authentic as it ever came."

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 30, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Campaigning as the anti-politician

The latest "Fast Fix" video tackles how to get elected in a political climate where people hate politicians.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 30, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Will Carl Paladino's confrontation cost him?

Businessman Carl Paladino's (R) heated exchange with veteran New York Post reporter Fred Dicker has the potential to be a major game-changer in the Empire State's gubernatorial contest -- but will it?

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 30, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lisa Murkowski surges in Alaska (or does she?)

Two new polls released last Wednesday suggested that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is very much a contender in her write-in bid against Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mike Castle won't run as a write-in candidate in Delaware

Delaware Republican Rep. Mike Castle has opted against against running as a write-in candidate for Senate, a decision that strengthens Democrats' chances of holding the seat on Nov. 2.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 29, 2010; 10:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: National Republicans plan Oct. 5 fundraiser for six Senate contenders; DCCC has bought time in 24 districts

All the political news you missed from the day that was.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 29, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Should Colorado Republicans get behind Tom Tancredo?

A new Fox News poll shows that American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo has overtaken businessman Dan Maes (R) and is now within striking distance of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) in the Colorado gubernatorial race.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 29, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The battle for the House: Where are the two parties spending their money?

The two national party committees tasked with winning House seats have begun to spend down their bank accounts on scads of ads that provide our best window yet into what each side views as its biggest opportunities and vulnerabilities.

By Aaron Blake  | September 29, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The "Fast Fix" is here!

The Fix debuts our newest feature -- a daily web video that breaks down the political news of the day in 60 seconds (or so). We call it the "Fast Fix".

By Chris Cillizza  | September 29, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ron Johnson's outsider ad

Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson's new ad is a pitch perfect reading of the political landscape.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 29, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whose economy is it anyway?

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that a majority of voters believe that President Obama inherited the current problems with the economy although other data in the poll suggests potential trouble brewing on the issue for the White House.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Republican polls show four Western House races in dead heat; DSCC launches new ads in Delaware and West Virginia

All the political news you missed from the day that was.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 28, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What's the matter with Iowa?

How did things go so wrong for Democrats in the state that propelled Obama to victory two years ago?

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 28, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Barack Obama and the difficulty of energizing young voters

Can President Obama jumpstart turnout among young voters this fall?

By Chris Cillizza  | September 28, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Does Bristol Palin on "Dancing with the Stars" help or hurt Sarah Palin?

Daily Fix Poll: Does Bristol Palin's dancing help or hurt Sarah Palin?

By Aaron Blake  | September 28, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Are things getting better for Democrats?

Democratic strategists are -- quietly -- growing more optimistic about their chances in the fall election, pointing to improving poll numbers in individual House races as well as an uptick in enthusiasm within the Democratic base nationally.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 28, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: John Thune to campaign for six Senate and House candidates this fall; Rick Lazio drops New York gubernatorial bid

All the political news you missed from the day that was.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 27, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rick Lazio's greatest hits and misses

Former Rep. Rick Lazio (R) announced Monday that he will not press forward with a third-party campaign for governor of New York, likely closing the book on a once-promising political career that has run into a series of unexpected hurdles in recent years.

By Aaron Blake  | September 27, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Florida and New York gain importance in 2010 with new redistricting estimates

Eighteen states are slated to gain or lose congressional seats after this election cycle, with governor's race Florida and New York now taking on increased importance in this year's elections, according to the latest estimates from Election Data Services.

By Aaron Blake  | September 27, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: President Obama's four-state swing

President Obama is making stops in four states this week that -- as luck would have it -- are hosting some of this cycle's most competitive races.

By Felicia Sonmez  | September 27, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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John Thune, the Republican Obama?

South Dakota Sen. John Thune appears to be running for president. But whether he can win or not depends largely on whether Republican voters want to nominate their version of President Obama -- or not.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 27, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The rising conservative tide within the GOP

New Gallup numbers show that more than seven in ten Republicans describe themselves as conservative or very conservative, numbers that exceed past data points and affirm the growing power of the ideological right within the party.

By Chris Cillizza  | September 27, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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