Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller announced Friday that he will not push forward with a legal challenge to Sen. Lisa Murkowski's reelection win, bringing an end to the last unresolved Senate race in the country.
The state of Alaska has certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski as the winner of the state's Senate race, allowing Murkowski to be sworn in with the rest of the Senate next week, according to the Associated Press.
Massachusetts is losing a congressional district in 2012, but the race against Sen. Scott Brown (R), the possibility of a retirement or two and that fact that Democrats will draw the map means two members of the state's House delegation probably won't have to face each other.
The calendar is about to turn on a very active 2010 election cycle, but another one waits just around the corner, with the 2012 cycle expected to begin shortly after the calendar reads "January." To help you keep track of what's ahead, we came up with 11 key questions that are likely to be answered in 2011 and let you know what they mean for 2012 and beyond.
| December 29, 2010; 2:44 PM ET |
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Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown's upset win in January's special election for the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D) instantly propelled him onto the national stage, so it's only fitting that as he gears up for a tough re-election bid in 2012, he's doing it by opting for the route most national figures travel: by launching a book tour.
The director of Alaska's Division of Elections has certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) as the winner of the state's Senate race, paving the way for Alaska's governor and lieutenant governor to sign the paperwork this Thursday and bringing Murkowski's battle against attorney Joe Miller (R) close to an end.
Six months after the death of Robert Byrd set off a battle over whether to hold a special election to succeed the late Democratic senator, West Virginia officials are again at odds over the scheduling of another special election -- this time in the race for governor.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has confirmed that he will attend an early January debate at the National Press Club, putting the embattled chairman on track for his first public face-off with his rivals as he pursues a second term at the helm of the committee.
Perhaps no single factor looks to play a bigger role in the campaigns of 2012 (and 2011) than the state of the economy.
Attorney Joe Miller (R) will not oppose Alaska officials' certification of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) as the winner of the state's Senate race, a move that draws to a close Miller's nearly two-month battle and all but assures Murkowski will be sworn in for a second full term next month.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has lost the support of yet another key supporter, the latest sign that the beleaguered chairman faces an uphill climb in his bid for a second term.