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The Fix: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

The Fix's "Midterm Rap Session" is coming!

Got plans on Wednesday? Cancel them! At noon, The Fix, ABC News political director Amy Walter and political handicapper Stu Rothenberg will get together at the Capitol Lounge in Washington, D.C., for a "Midterm Rap Session".

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 23, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Biden says outside groups may jeopardize Dems' House majority; Internal Dem Senate polls show gains in West Virginia and Louisiana

Afternoon Fix: Biden says outside groups may jeopardize Dems' House majority; Internal Dem Senate polls show gains in West Virginia and Louisiana

By Aaron Blake  | October 22, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Most Democrats avoid healthcare on campaign trail

If House Democrats sustain major losses on Nov. 2, the health care law passed earlier this year is likely to be a big reason.

By Aaron Blake  | October 22, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Health Care, House  
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"Fast Fix": Democrats' "extreme" tactics (and will they work)

The daily "Fast Fix" video examines whether the Democratic strategy of labeling their Republican opponents as "extreme" will work.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 22, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Can Republicans capture the Senate majority?

Senate Republicans are poised to make major gains on Nov. 2 although their chances of retaking control of the chamber appear to fall into the "longshot" category.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 22, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Where President Obama is headed (and what it means)

President Barack Obama will make stops in four states on the final weekend of the 2010 campaign, an itinerary that provides a glimpse into the races that Democrats see as their top priorities in 11 days time.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 22, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Stormclouds: Sessions says 95-100 seats in play, GOP 'well ahead' in 40-plus districts; Van Hollen laments unprepared incumbents

What you missed -- and what you shouldn't miss -- from the day in politics.

By Aaron Blake  | October 21, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Young voters not engaged in midterms, surveys show

Democrats face a big hurdle in motivating young voters to go to the polls this November, according to two new surveys released today.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 21, 2010; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Daily Fix Poll: Harry Reid and the Ritz-Carlton -- does it matter to voters?

Following last week's Nevada Senate debate, Republicans have opened up a new line of attack against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, taking aim at the Democrat for living in the Washington D.C. Ritz-Carlton while voters in the Silver State grapple with the nation's highest unemployment rate.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 21, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Fast Fix": Karl Roverload?

Today's "Fast Fix" video explores why Democratic candidates keep mentioning Karl Rove and whether the strategy will pay off on Nov. 2.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 21, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How big could the GOP House wave be?

A look at how big of a Republican wave could be building in 12 days time.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 21, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House, Insider Interview, Live Fix  
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Who had the "Worst Week in Washington"?

Make your pick for who had the worst week in Washington.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 21, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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California Senate race a dead heat in GOP poll

For months, Senate Republicans have insisted that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) can be beaten. Now, they have a poll that shows the race as a dead heat.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Huckabee bashes Conway in new ad and robocall; Democrats' House and Senate committees spread around $20 million; dead heat in Murray-Rossi race

Afternoon Fix: Huckabee bashes Conway in new ad and robocall; Democrats' House and Senate committees spread around $20 million; dead heat in Murray-Rossi race

By Aaron Blake  | October 20, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Republicans walk a fine line in Alaska

The National Republican Senatorial Committee launched its first ad of the Alaska Senate race today and, in so doing, revealed the fine line they are trying to walk in this chaotic three-way contest.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 20, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP keeps emphasis on districts won by McCain in 2008

A look at where House Republicans are spending their money in advance of the Nov. 2 election.

By Aaron Blake  | October 20, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: What will be the top campaign to watch in 2011?

By Felicia Sonmez The 2010 campaign cycle is coming to a close, but we at the The Fix already have our eye on the next election -- and there will be plenty of campaigns to watch in 2011. Three states...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 20, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Fast Fix": A presidential popularity contest

Today's "Fast Fix" video explores why former President Bill Clinton is more popular on the campaign trail than current President Barack Obama.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 20, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pennsylvania Senate race moves back to "Toss Up"

The Fix changes the rating of the Pennsylvania Senate race from "Lean Republican" to "toss up"

By Chris Cillizza  | October 20, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Incumbency at issue in Massachusetts race

A look at the closely contested Massachusetts governor's race.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 20, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Axelrod: 2010 will be a 'tough' election

White House senior adviser David Axelrod repeatedly described the coming midterm election as "tough" but insisted that it would be a choice between the two parties rather than a referendum on President Obama.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 20, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Republicans spending money in Alaska

The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $162,000 on an independent expenditure effort in Alaska, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission today.

By Aaron Blake  | October 19, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Dem poll shows Conway 49, Paul 47; Republicans hit Reid for Ritz-y lifestyle; McMahon has spent more than $40 million

Afternoon Fix: Dem poll shows Conway 49, Paul 47; Republicans hit Reid for Ritz-y lifestyle; McMahon has spent more than $40 million

By Aaron Blake  | October 19, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: What is the nastiest race of 2010?

Daily Fix Poll: What is the nastiest race of 2010?

By Aaron Blake  | October 19, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's "Big Senate Six"

The Fix breaks down the six closest -- and most important -- Senate races in the country.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 19, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Will Obama face a 2012 primary challenge?

Today's "Fast Fix" video breaks down whether President Obama might face a serious primary challenge in 2012.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 19, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The final 14 days: Reports from the field!

The Fix is on the lookout for campaign reports from the field. Gone to a rally? Received a piece of direct mail or an automated phone call? Send it to fixfinal14days@gmail.com and we will do our best to feature it.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 19, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democratic outside group launches Washington, West Virginia ads

A Democratic-aligned outside group is spending better than seven figures on television ads in Washington State and radio ads in West Virginia -- two of the most critical Senate contests in the country -- beginning today.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 19, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Manchin: Obama is 'dead wrong' on cap and trade

Manchin: Obama is 'dead wrong' on cap and trade

By Aaron Blake  | October 18, 2010; 9:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Joe Miller acknowledges he was disciplined over use of government computers; DeMint spreads the wealth; and Politics and Pints tonight

Afternoon Fix: Joe Miller acknowledges he was disciplined over use of government computers; DeMint spreads the wealth; and Politics a

By Aaron Blake  | October 18, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Did Jack Conway go too far?

A new ad being run by state Attorney General Jack Conway (D) against ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) in the Kentucky Senate race using several college-era incidents to raise questions about the Republican's character.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 18, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A look at the hits and misses from the 3rd fundraising quarter

A look at the best and worst of third quarter fundraising reports for Senate and House races.

By Aaron Blake  | October 18, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: In what race will Obama's visit this week make the most difference?

President Obama is hitting the campaign trail hard this week, holding events for candidates facing hotly contested races in five states.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 18, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Chris Christie, presidential candidate?

The daily "Fast Fix" video breaks down the political appeal of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and explores whether he might run for president in 2012.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 18, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democratic National Committee transfers total $20 million

Amid a Republican fundraising surge at the candidate level, the Democratic National Committee has funneled $5.5 million to national party committees and targeted states already this month -- and more than $20 million in the election to date.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 18, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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