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The Fix: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Afternoon Fix: Charlie Crist says he'd caucus with Democrats if elected; DSCC on air for Scott McAdams in Alaska

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

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 29, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An October Surprise?

Media reports that several suspicious packages were plucked from cargo planes today puts terrorism -- or at least potential terrorism -- on the front burner but is likely to have only a marginal effect on the political landscape with four days remaining before the Nov. 2 election.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 29, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  White House  
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Could a Meek departure have given Democrats a chance in Florida?

Crist stood little chance even without Meek

By Aaron Blake  | October 29, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Who will be the "class president" of the Class of 2010?

Daily Fix Poll: Who will be the "clas president" of the Class of 2010?

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 29, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: The perils of a politically famous name

Today's "Fast Fix" video explores why a political last name is not such a good thing in campaigns these days.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 29, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix 50 (plus 15): Democratic House majority in deep peril

The Fix's final look at the 65 House races mot likely to switch parties on Tuesday.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 29, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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RGA drops $6.5 million in quartet of governors races

In a last-minute push, the Republican Governors Association is putting another $6.5 million into gubernatorial races in Florida, Illinois Ohio and Pennsylvania as they seek to close out competitive contests in these large states.

By Aaron Blake  | October 29, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Alaska poll shows Joe Miller slipping to third; Mitt Romney to campaign for John Robitaille in Rhode Island

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By Felicia Sonmez  | October 28, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democrat Frank Caprio slipping in Rhode Island gubernatorial race

In 2008, President Obama won Rhode Island with 63 percent -- his third-highest percentage in the country. Two years later, in the four-way race to succeed term-limited Gov. Don Carcieri (R), it appears that the Democratic nominee in the state may be on his way to defeat, and a former Republican senator may be headed toward victory.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 28, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors  
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The bear election

Tuesday will be a "bear" election.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 28, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House, Senate  
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Fast Fix: Does it matter that moderate senators are a dying breed?

The ranks of Senate moderates -- already few and far between -- look to get fewer and farther-between post-Election Day. Will it matter? Watch today's "Fast Fix" to find out.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 28, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fix Daily Poll: Who will be the 'drama king/queen' of the Class of 2010?

By Felicia Sonmez Yesterday, we asked you to vote for the candidate most likely to become the "prom queen" or "prom king" of the Class of 2010. Today, we turn our attention to a different kind of royalty -- the...

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 28, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Lisa Murkowski going to make history?

There is a growing sense among the Republican professional political class that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is on the verge of winning a three-way race next week. a victory that would make her the first write-in candidate to be elected to the Senate since Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) in 1954.

By Aaron Blake  | October 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Tom Dart won't run for Chicago mayor; Michael Steele gearing up to run for second term

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By Felicia Sonmez  | October 27, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Who will be the "prom king/queen" of the Class of 2010?

Every class has got its prom king or queen. What about the freshman class of 2010?

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 27, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senators up in 2012 slow to raise funds; Webb and Ensign lag the most

Senators up in 2012 slow to raise funds; Webb and Ensign are slowest of all

By Aaron Blake  | October 27, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's "Midterm Rap Session"!

The Fix, ABC political director Amy Walter and Rothenberg Political Report editor Stu Rothenberg break down all you need to know ahead of Election Day at The Fix's "Midterm Rap Session."

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 27, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Six candidates who took a pass this cycle, but probably shouldn't have

From start to finish, the 2010 campaign will go down in the record books as one of the most surprising in recent memory. Those twists and turns have been fascinating for political junkies to watch -- but perhaps less so for the would-be candidates who decided against jumping into tough races, only to see the dynamic of those races change dramatically as time went on.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 27, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governors, House, Senate  
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Colorado Senate race spending nears $25 million

Nearly $25 million has been spent by outside organizations in the Colorado general elecgtion race between appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D) and Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck (R), a total that makes it -- by far -- the marquee contest in the country for spending by the national parties and third party groups.

By Aaron Blake  | October 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Marco Rubio releases two-minute closing ad; Pennsylvania Senate race in a dead heat

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

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 26, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's "Midterm Rap Session" is tomorrow!

The Fix's "Midterm Rap Session" goes down tomorrow!

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 26, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: Who will be the "class clown" of the 2010 freshman class?

Who will be the "class clown" of the 2010 freshman class?

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 26, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What 2010 means for Obama in 2012 (and what it doesn't)

With conventional wisdom congealing around the idea that Democrats are likely to lose the House and narrowly hold on to their majority in the Senate, there are already plenty of people talking about what the election results a week from today might mean for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election race

By Chris Cillizza  | October 26, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2012  
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Fast Fix: How to close a campaign (in three easy steps)!

Today's "Fast Fix" video breaks down the three elements that all good campaign-ending ads should have.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Health care vote-switchers an endangered species

A look at House Democrats who switched their votes on the health care law -- and what their political future might be.

By Aaron Blake  | October 26, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Health Care, House  
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American Crossroads make a major House play

American Crossroads, the behemoth conservative organization that has already spent tens of millions on ads targeting Senate races, will drop more than $3 million on ads targeting a dozen House districts over the next two days.

By Aaron Blake  | October 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Gene Taylor says he voted for John McCain in 2008; Michael Bennet loans himself $500,000

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

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 25, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the leadership vote argument

Democratic candidates this cycle have gone to great lengths to distance themselves from their party leaders, but West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's (D) remarks over the weekend demonstrated just how far Democrats in competitive races are willing to go.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 25, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Fix Poll: The Superlatives of 2010!

Every incoming class has its "superlatives": the student most likely to win a Nobel Peace Prize and the one most likely to cure a disease; the best- and worst-dressed students and the one most likely to become president.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 25, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's Midterm Rap Session!!!

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

By Chris Cillizza  | October 25, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fast Fix: Will Obama bend or break?

Today's daily "Fast Fix" video explores the options before President Obama if Republicans make major gains in the House and Senate next Tuesday.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 25, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Russ Feingold puts up his own whiteboard ad

Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) is up with a new television ad in which he attempts to use his opponent's signature whiteboard against him -- a last-ditch effort to save a political career that looked to be on solid footing as recently as six months ago.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 25, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Harry Reid's closing argument: It's the economy, stupid

After spending millions of dollars savaging former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) for her impolitic statements, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) is closing his campaign with a simple message: she'll cost us jobs.

By Chris Cillizza  | October 25, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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