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The Fix: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

National Democratic groups raise big money, but so do GOP candidates

National Democratic party raises big money, but so do GOP candidates

By Aaron Blake  | October 15, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: DSCC takes in $15.5 million in September to NRSC's $8.3 million; Sharron Angle had $4.1 million cash on hand in late Sept.

Make sure to sign up to get "Afternoon Fix" in your e-mail inbox every day by 5 (ish) p.m.! EARLIER ON THE FIX Gulf oil spill's impact not likely to be felt in 2010 campaigns Daily Fix Poll: Who won...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 15, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gulf oil spill's political impact not likely to be felt in 2010 campaigns

Gulf oil spill's political impact not likely to be felt in 2010 campaigns

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 15, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Who won last night's Nevada Senate debate?

There have been debates galore in races across the country this week, but in The Fix posse's view, none was more pivotal than last night's Nevada Senate showdown between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R).

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 15, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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RGA fundraising gives GOP edge in final weeks of gubernatorial races

The Republican Governors Association's $31 million haul over the last three months suggests the committee is going for broke to maximize a favorable national political climate in hopes of seizing large numbers of Democratic-held governorships

By Chris Cillizza  | October 15, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Alaska's Spelling Bee

The daily "Fast Fix" video tackles the question of whether Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) can win as a write-in candidate on Nov. 2.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 15, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Analyzing the Angle-Reid debate

In the most anticipated Senate debate of the election, former Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) proved that she could stand toe-to-toe with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) although it remains to be seen whether either candidates' performance will have a major impact on the outcome of the race.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 15, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Liveblogging the Nevada Senate debate

The Fix posse liveblogs tonight's Nevada Senate debate.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 14, 2010; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: RGA outraises DGA by three-to-one in third quarter; DCCC outraises NRCC for second straight month

Make sure to sign up to get "Afternoon Fix" in your e-mail inbox every day by 5 (ish) p.m.! EARLIER ON THE FIX Republican Governors Association raises $31 million in three months Why the Reid-Angle debate matters so much "Choice"...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 14, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Which long-shot Senate candidate has the best chance of winning?

Which long-shot Senate hopeful has the best chance of winning next month?

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 14, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republican Governors Association raises $31 million in three months

The Republican Governors Association collected $30 million over the last three months and ended September with $31 million on hand, a stunning total that will allow the organization to drastically expand the gubernatorial playing field over the last few weeks of the 2010 campaign.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 14, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why the Reid-Angle debate matters so much

The Fix explains why tonight's Nevada Senate debate between Sharron Angle and Harry Reid matters so much.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 14, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Choice" vs "Referendum": A (few) Democratic success stories

A look at 10 races where Democrats have succeeded in making the election a choice rather than a referendum.

By Aaron Blake  | October 14, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Christine O'Donnell=celebritician

Today's "Fast Fix" video examines whether Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is a celebrity, a politician or a little of both.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 14, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Missouri Senate race moves to "Lean Republican"

The Fix moves the Missouri Senate race from "Toss Up" to "Lean Republican".

By Chris Cillizza  | October 14, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tim Pawlenty collects cash in advance of 2012 race

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) raised almost $800,000 into his federal political action committee and two state-based organizations over the past three months, the latest sign of his presidential ambitions.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 14, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: DSCC goes on air in Nevada, cancels final week of Missouri ads; Feingold hits Johnson on Social Security

Make sure to sign up to get "Afternoon Fix" in your e-mail inbox every day by 5 (ish) p.m.! EARLIER ON THE FIX As ad wars heat up, Republicans eye China as their secret weapon The Christine O'Donnell fascination, examined...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 13, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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As ad wars heat up, Republicans eye China as their secret weapon

As polls show them poised to make big gains this fall, National Republicans are hoping that a new round of attack ads arguing that the $814 billion economic stimulus created jobs in China will help them topple nearly a dozen Democratic incumbents.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 13, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Christine O'Donnell fascination, examined

Why Christine O'Donnell gets so much attention, explained

By Chris Cillizza  | October 13, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Sharron Angle's millions (and what it means)

The latest "Fast Fix" video explores Sharron Angle's $14 million cash haul and explains what it all means.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 13, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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House playing field largest in more than a decade

With less than three weeks left before the November midterms, the ever-widening House playing field of competitive races is now nearly double what it has been in other recent elections, according to independent political handicappers.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 13, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Sharron Angle raises $14 million in the third quarter; AFL-CIO playing in 100 House races

All the political news from the day that was.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 12, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DCCC pulls out of six vulnerable districts

DCCC pulls out of six vulnerable districts

By Aaron Blake  | October 12, 2010; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Tonight's high-stakes California gubernatorial debate

California Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R) are facing off tonight in their third and final debate of the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R).

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 12, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Russ Feingold and the 42 percent problem

Why Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) is in such deep trouble in his re-election bid

By Chris Cillizza  | October 12, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Nancy Pelosi as political liability?

Today's "Fast Fix" video focuses on whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has turned into a liability for vulnerable Democrats.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 12, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sharron Angle raised $14 million in 3rd quarter

Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) raised an eye-popping $14 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 for her challenge to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), a stunning number that far eclipses the cash-collection totals of other prominent candidates seeking Senate seats next month.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 12, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Nancy Pelosi election

With three weeks to go until Election Day, national Republicans are flooding the airwaves with a simple message: the Democratic candidate running in your district is (or will be) just like Nancy Pelosi.

By Aaron Blake  | October 12, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Republicans flood West Virginia airwaves with new ads

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is ramping up its commitment in the West Virginia Senate race with new radio and newspaper ads running today.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 12, 2010; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: President Obama cuts radio ad for Kendrick Meek; NRCC spends $7.8 million on TV ads this week; and Sarah Palin backs West Virginia's John Raese

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

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 11, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The 17th Amendment resurfaces as a campaign issue

At a town hall meeting Monday night, Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller (R) became the latest candidate to suggest that he'd be in favor of repealing the 17th Amendment, which calls for the direct election of senators.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 11, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What a Democratic win on Nov. 2 would look like

How can Democrats claim victory on Nov. 2? The Fix looks at the most likely scenarios.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 11, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Who won the Illinois Senate debate?

Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R), the two candidates vying for President Obama's former Senate seat, traded barbs Sunday in a high-stakes debate on "Meet the Press."

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 11, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Joe Manchin takes aim at the cap and trade bill (literally)

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) is up with a new ad in which he, literally, shoots at the controversial cap and trade legislation that passed the House last year in an attempt to show his independence from Washington Democrats.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 11, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Voters still want pork in their home districts

Despite primary victories by tea party candidates running directly against increased government spending, new poll numbers out of the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest that a strong majority of voters want their own member of Congress to work to win pork for their own district.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 11, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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