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The Fix: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Afternoon Fix: More allegations of skulduggery in Mass. governor's race; Brown confronts campaign's use of slur; Marino shows lead

Afternoon Fix: More allegations of skulduggery in Mass. governor's race; Brown confronts campaign's use of slur; Marino shows lead

By Aaron Blake  | October 8, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman and a controversial voicemail

California state Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) has found himself in hot water in the Golden State's gubernatorial race after the surfacing of a recording in which a Brown aide - or possibly Brown himself - discusses portraying former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R) as a "whore."

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 8, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Worst Week in Washington": Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden wins the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington" award.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 8, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Social media crisis management

The controversy surrounding some racy pictures of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball earlier this week raises an important question: How should -- and will -- the Facebook generation deal with the inevitable surfacing of these embarrassing online moments when they decide to run for political office?

By Chris Cillizza  | October 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix 50: Democrats make marginal gains, majority still in jeopardy

The Fix breaks down the 50 House races most likely to switch parties on Nov. 2.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 8, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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White House attempting to elevate American Crossroads

The White House and its allies are focusing on the campaign spending of outside quasi-political organizations -- most notably American Crossroads -- in the final weeks of the 2010 midterms, trying to turn these groups into bogeymen for voters.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 8, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Christine O'Donnell launches new ad; Rossi raised $4.4 million in third quarter; NRSC pulls 'hicky' ad

Afternoon Fix: Christine O'Donnell launches new ad; Rossi raised $4.4 million in third quarter; NRSC pulls 'hicky' ad

By Aaron Blake  | October 7, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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House playing field grows to 71 seats

House playing field grows to 71 seats

By Aaron Blake  | October 7, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democrats' struggles with working class whites (and why it matters)

New poll numbers out of the Associated Press suggest that Democrats are struggling badly to court white, working class voters in advance of the coming midterm elections, a trend that could have a sizable impact not just on the November election but the 2012 presidential race as well.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 7, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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TARP: How it's playing in the midterm campaigns

A new Pew Research Center/National Journal Congressional Connection poll indicates that the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which officially came to an end last Sunday, continues to be the single largest issue looming over the midterm elections.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 7, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Hillary or Joe for Veep in 2012?

The latest "Fast Fix" video explores who would be the better vice presidential pick for Obama in 2012: Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton?

By Chris Cillizza  | October 7, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Is the NRSC's West Virginia ad offensive?

By Felicia Sonmez The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling down its latest TV ad in the West Virginia Senate race after a report that the casting call for the spot, which was filmed in Philadelphia, sought actors sporting "a...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 7, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who had the "Worst Week in Washington"?

It's a bright sunny Thursday in the nation's capital and time, once again, to pick the person, place or thing that had the absolute "Worst Week in Washington".

By Chris Cillizza  | October 7, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate air wars heat up, playing field comes into focus

Twenty six days before the November election, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is up with independent expenditure ads in twice as many states as their Republican rival.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 7, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ohio governors race a "toss up" (again)

The Fix changes the ratings of three governor's races -- including Ohio.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 6, 2010; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Rubio raises $5 million; Christine O'Donnell down big; DCCC spending money on Salazar, Marshall and Donnelly

Afternoon Fix: Rubio raises $5 million; Christine O'Donnell down big; DCCC spending money on Salazar, Marshall and Donnelly

By Aaron Blake  | October 6, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's 2010 debate guide

The Fix's super-fantastical 2010 debate guide

By Aaron Blake  | October 6, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors, Senate  
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Three Senate seats move in Republicans' direction

A trio of Senate seats in Wisconsin, West Virginia and New Hampshire have all moved in Republicans' favor in recent weeks and we are adjusting our ranking to reflect that reality.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 6, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: What happens in an election where voters don't like either party?

Which party benefits from the disdain voters currently hold for Congress? The "Fast Fix" investigates -- and answers!

By Chris Cillizza  | October 6, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and a vice-presidential "swap"

The White House has flat-out denied the speculation -- sparked by veteran journalist Bob Woodward -- that President Obama might possibly arrange a "swap" between Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when he runs for re-election in 2012.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 6, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At "Governing across the Divide" roundtable, solutions are elusive

Washington National Cathedral, Donovan Marks, photographer. By Felicia Sonmez Could the partisan gridlock in Washington be solved by a pact to quit smoking? CBS' Bob Schieffer thinks it's at least a start, and he's taking the idea straight to two...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 6, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Republicans seek to link Michael Bennet to Obama, Pelosi

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is going up with a new ad in Colorado that casts appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D) as the "deciding vote" for Democrats on the health care law and the economic stimulus package and aims to link the incumbent to President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.).

By Chris Cillizza  | October 6, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Carnahan raises $2.1 million in third quarter; Rand Paul up with ad featuring Obama impersonator

Afternoon Fix: Carnahan raises $2.1 million in third quarter; Rand Paul up with ad featuring Obama impersonator

By Aaron Blake  | October 5, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Do negative campaign ads work?

If you're like us (or if you happen to watch a lot of TV and live in a battleground state), you come across a lot of negative campaign ads over the course of the day.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 5, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republicans aim to take out future Democratic stars

Republican strategists are taking aim at a handful of rising Democratic stars in hopes of slowing their ascent to future offices.

By Aaron Blake  | October 5, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Are Democrats strengthening their chances in November?

The latest "Fast Fix" video breaks down whether Democrats' chances are improving in advance of the November election -- while The Fix rides an exercise bike. Seriously.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 5, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Popularity isn't enough for Democrats this cycle

Being popular isn't enough to ensure election this year for Democrats.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 5, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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President Obama, uniter (of Republicans)

Just eight percent of Republicans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing in office, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News national poll, a stark indication of the hyper-partisan climate heading into the Nov. 2 election.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 5, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Christine O'Donnell: "I'm not a witch"

Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell (R) takes her negative public image on directly in the first ad of her general election bid for Delaware's Senate seat, declaring: "I am not a witch."

By Chris Cillizza  | October 4, 2010; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In first Connecticut Senate debate, Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal spar over Vietnam, minimum wage

Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon (R) and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) took aim at each other's records Monday night in the first debate of the Connecticut Senate race, hours after McMahon's camp released a scathing new TV ad slamming Blumenthal for his repeated misstatements of his military record.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 4, 2010; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: NRSC on the air in Alaska; NRCC up in 45 districts; DCCC out with new polls; and it's debate time

Afternoon Fix: NRSC on the air in Alaska; NRCC up in 45 districts; DCCC out with new polls; and it's debate time

By Aaron Blake  | October 4, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: What race would you like to hear more about?

Daily Fix Poll: What race would you like to hear more about?

By Aaron Blake  | October 4, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Do big political rallies really matter?

The latest "Fast Fix" video installment explores whether large political rallies have any real impact on elections.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 4, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Linda McMahon bets on Vietnam attack in CT-Senate race

Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon is attacking Democrat Richard Blumenthal on his past misstatements regarding his service in Vietnam.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 4, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The 10 best TV ads of the 2010 primaries

The Fix picks the 10 best campaign ads that ran during the 2010 primary season.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 4, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DNC rakes in $16 million in September

The Democratic National Committee raised $16 million in September alone, a startling strong month of fundraising that party operatives insist is a sign of increased momentum for their side with roughly one month before the November midterms.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 4, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Saturday Night Live" takes on Emanuel's departure

Andy Samberg does the honors as "SNL" pays homage to the departure of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel....

By Chris Cillizza  | October 3, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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