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The Fix: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Dan Malloy wins Connecticut gubernatorial race, AP says, but Tom Foley is not conceding

Former Stamford, Conn., mayor Dan Malloy (D) has won the Nutmeg State's governor's race, according to the Associated Press, defeating former ambassador Tom Foley (R). Foley, however, is not yet conceding the race.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 5, 2010; 8:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Pelosi to run for minority leader; Bruning cues up Nelson challenge two years early; Foley not giving up in Connecticut

Afternoon Fix: Pelosi to run for minority leader; Bruning cues up Nelson challenge two years early; Foley not giving up in Connecticut

By Aaron Blake  | November 5, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A defiant Michael Steele defends his tenure at RNC, says he may run for second term

In a contentious roundtable with reporters three days after his party's historic midterm win, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele pushed back forcefully against criticism of his leadership at the committee over the past two years and hinted that...

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP wins back the suburbs by biggest margin in a decade

The GOP's big gains on Tuesday were boosted by one key, and growing, portion of the electorate: suburban voters.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 5, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2012 Senate landscape looks good for Republicans

An early Fix look at the 10 most competitive Senate races in the 2012 election.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 5, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republicans try to keep it simple

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) seem to have quickly adopted a strategy for their swelled congressional ranks: Keep it simple.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 5, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Patty Murray defeats Dino Rossi in Wash. to win fourth term

Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington state, defeated former state senator Dino Rossi (R) to win election to a fourth term, the Associated Press projected Thursday night.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 4, 2010; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Quinn wins in Illinois; Howard Dean won't primary Obama; president reaches out to GOP leaders

Afternoon Fix: Quinn wins in Illinois; Howard Dean won't primary Obama; president reaches out to GOP leaders

By Aaron Blake  | November 4, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn narrowly wins election to first full term

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), the onetime lieutenant governor to disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), has bested former state Sen. Bill Brady (R) to win election to his first full term in office.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 4, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP can draw nearly half of new House districts

Republicans made huge gains in the House on Tuesday -- victories supplemented by a slew of state legislative pickups that could allow the party to not only cement their majority but also add to it in 2012.

By Aaron Blake  | November 4, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Redistricting  
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Republican Tom Foley says he's ahead in Connecticut gubernatorial race

Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy's (D) campaign says that it is confident that the Democrat will best former Ambassador Tom Foley (R) in the race to succeed retiring Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell (R), despite confusion over the Associated Press' call in the race.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 4, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The new kids: Superlatives of the Class of 2010

Last week, we asked you to pick the superlatives of the entering Class of 2010 -- the freshmen who will stand out in ways good (most likely to run for president) and perhaps not so good (biggest drama king/queen).

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 4, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Daily Fix Poll  
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Who had the "Worst Week in Washington"?

Who had the "Worst Week in Washington"?

By Chris Cillizza  | November 4, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democrats' Independents Problem

In a series of states almost certain to be hotly contested in the 2012 presidential race, Democratic candidate lost badly among independents -- a potentially troublesome sign for President Obama as he plans his reelection.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 4, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: The day after - Sen. Michael Bennet wins in Colorado and Rick Scott wins in Florida; Republicans +60 House, +6 Senate; Pence for president?

Afternoon Fix: The day after - Sen. Michael Bennet wins in Colorado and Rick Scott wins in Florida; Republicans +60 House, +6 Senate; Pence for president?

By Aaron Blake  | November 3, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bennet wins Colorado Senate race

Bennet wins Colorado Senate race

By Aaron Blake  | November 3, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's 2010 Election Winners and Losers

The Fix is still sifting through raw results and exit polls of the 2010 election but it wouldn't be the day after a big vote without a take-out on who won and who lost in last night's festivities.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 3, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Winners and Losers  
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GOP leaders tout wins as referendum on the Democratic leadership

Republican leaders tout wins as referendum on the Democratic leadership

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 3, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Live blogging President Obama's day-after press conference

Less than 24 hours after his party lost control of the House and lost a half-dozen Senate seats, President Obama will face the media in a 1 pm press conference. The Fix -- trying to set a personal endurance record -- will be live blogging the proceedings below.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 3, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rick Scott wins Florida governor's race

Wealthy businessman Rick Scott (R) will be the next governor of Florida after state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink (D) conceded this morning, handing Republicans a victory in one of the marquee gubernatorial contests in the country.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 3, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What did the 2010 election mean?

The Fix breaks down what the 2010 election meant -- via web video!

By Chris Cillizza  | November 3, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A mixed bag for Sarah Palin's endorsed candidates in 2010 election

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) endorsed a total of 47 Senate, House and gubernatorial candidates who won their party primaries and were on the ballot in Tuesday's election. So how did those candidates facing competitive races fare? The answer: it's a mixed bag.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 3, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Election 2010: Republicans net 60 House seats, 6 Senate seats and 7 governorships

The dust has -- mostly -- settled on the 2010 midterm election with Republicans claiming across the board victories in House, Senate and gubernatorial contests. Here's a look at where things stand and what remains undecided.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 3, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republicans win House majority; Democrats retain Senate majority

Republicans reclaimed the House majority tonight with an across-the-board sweep in every corner of the country, a victory rooted heavily in a deep dissatisfaction with the direction of the country and more particularly the economy. In the House, Republicans had picked up a half-dozen seats so far but NBC and CNN have projected suggested that the GOP was on its way to a solid majority by the time the night is done.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 3, 2010; 2:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix 2010 Election Live Blog!

All the latest on today's midterm elections, brought to you by the Fix posse.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 2, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Voters are voting!; John Cornyn floats idea of targeting Joe Lieberman for party switch; Harry Reid says he's "comfortable" about his chances of winning

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

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 2, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Fast Fix": Burning 2010 Election Questions Answered!

It's the Election Day edition of the "Fast Fix" in which we answer five burning questions about the vote today.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 2, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's 2010 Election Day viewer's guide

The Fix lays out the races to watch -- hour by hour -- for election night.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 2, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix Live Twitter Videocast!

The Washington Post's first ever LIVE Twitter videocast is here!

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 2, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate "Big Six" will determine fate of parties on Election Day

The Fix's Big Six Senate races -- Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington State and West Virginia -- are certain to determine whether Republicans have a good night or a great one this evening.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Late Senate polls show GOP trending up slightly

Late Senate polls show GOP trending up

By Aaron Blake  | November 1, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Afternoon Fix: Cornyn says GOP won't retake Senate; projections for House continue to tilt toward Republicans; O'Donnell can't air 30-minute ad

Afternoon Fix: Cornyn says GOP won't retake Senate; projections for House continue to tilt toward Republicans; O'Donnell can't air 30-minute ad

By Aaron Blake  | November 1, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sarah Palin: Thin-skinned, smartly strategic (or both)?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made a name for herself by taking on Republican politicians and reporters by name. But is it a winning political strategy -- or a strategy at all?

By Chris Cillizza  | November 1, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix Election Prediction Contest!

The Fix Election prediction contest is here! Predict the winners and losers from the 2010 campaign!

By Chris Cillizza  | November 1, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Fast Fix": Timing election night

Today's "Fast Fix" video explains what time we might know who will control the House and Senate in tomorrow's election.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 1, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Final Countdown!

The Fix -- along with Charlie Cook, Jonathan Martin and Kelly O"Donnell -- breaks down what to watch for in tomorrow's election.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 1, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democratic focus on outside money comes up short with moderates

Less than half of moderate and conservative Democrats in a new Washington Post/ ABC News poll said that it was very important for them to know who is paying for campaign ads, a number that suggests the intense White House focus on the issue may well come up short in many swing districts tomorrow.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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