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 |
Categories: Eye on 2012, Health Care, House, Politics and the Court, Redistricting, Republican Party, Supreme Court
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California voters on Tuesday chose Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as Republican nominees for governor and Senate respectively -- victories that drew widespread national attention. The passage of Proposition 14, however, may be the most vote with the longest-term impact on Golden State politics.
The announcement by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that he will retire this summer amounts to a blot-out-the-sun moment in the political world -- an event that will dominate news coverage for several months (at a minimum) and almost certainly play some role in how the two parties position themselves in advance of the November midterms.
Moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) announced today that he will vote against confirming Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court, the first -- and likely only -- GOPer to declare opposition to the nomination. "I am a...
With the confirmation vote on Samuel A. Alito Jr. nearing, Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R) faces a Hobson's choice that could dramatically affect his reelection campaign this November. GOP Sen. Chafee is being challenged on the left and the...
Seeking to capitalize on what they believe was Democrats' poor performance during last week's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr., a conservative soft-money group is launching television ads against South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson and North...