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Why governors races matter

The last three weeks in Wisconsin have proven why governors races matter. Here is the Fix's look at the five governor's races most likely to switch parties in 2012.

By Chris Cillizza  | March 11, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why May 5 matters in the 2012 presidential race

A look at the 10 candidates most likely to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

By Chris Cillizza  | March 4, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The top political newcomers

Only two months have passed in 2011, but already a number of new faces have made names for themselves -- sometimes for good and somtimes for bad -- on the national political scene. Some, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R), are living up to long-held expectations for making noise once in high office. (Paul and Cuomo also, interestingly, are following famous fathers in politics.) Others, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), came out of nowhere -- emerging as a national political player during his ongoing standoff with the state's labor unions in recent weeks. A look a the top 10 political newcomers to keep an eye on.

By Chris Cillizza  | February 25, 2011; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why Tim Kaine matters

A look at the ten most competitive Senate races in the country.

By Chris Cillizza  | February 18, 2011; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who's on offense in the House?

We pretty much know which party is going to be playing offense in Senate races in 2012. But what about the House?

By Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza  | February 11, 2011; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Key governors races will be fought on Republican-friendly turf

A look at the five most competitive governors races in the country.

By Chris Cillizza  | February 4, 2011; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Skipping Iowa, Chris Cillizza , January 28, 2011
Senate Republicans' primary challenge, Chris Cillizza , January 21, 2011
The 10 best races of 2011, Chris Cillizza , January 14, 2011
Uncertainty reigns in 2012 House handicapping, Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake , January 7, 2011
The Ames Straw Poll: To compete or not to compete, Chris Cillizza , December 17, 2010
Senate Democrats' 2012 geography problem, Chris Cillizza , December 10, 2010
Who will leave the Senate in 2012?, Chris Cillizza , December 3, 2010
The 2012 Presidential Line!, Chris Cillizza , November 12, 2010
2012 Senate landscape looks good for Republicans, Chris Cillizza , November 5, 2010
Can Republicans capture the Senate majority?, Chris Cillizza , October 22, 2010
Change is the name of the game in governors races, Chris Cillizza , September 24, 2010
The Delaware Effect , Chris Cillizza , September 17, 2010
The Fix 50: The Battle for House control, Chris Cillizza , September 10, 2010
Haley Barbour sits atop GOP, Chris Cillizza , September 3, 2010
The expanding Senate playing field, Chris Cillizza , August 20, 2010
Colorado provides primary fireworks a-plenty, Chris Cillizza , July 30, 2010
Republicans hold edge in fight for governorships, Chris Cillizza , July 23, 2010
Can Republicans take back the Senate?, Chris Cillizza , July 16, 2010
Ranking the most influential Republicans, Chris Cillizza , July 2, 2010
The most important number in the midterms, Chris Cillizza , June 25, 2010
Senate outlook improves (slightly) for Democrats, Chris Cillizza , June 11, 2010
Angry voters look to vulnerable governors, Chris Cillizza , May 28, 2010
Who's the most influential Republican leader?, Chris Cillizza , May 21, 2010
Haley Barbour's growing influence, Chris Cillizza , April 10, 2010
The battle for the big state governorships, Chris Cillizza , March 19, 2010
Five days in May, Chris Cillizza , March 12, 2010
Opportunity knocks in Senate races, Chris Cillizza , March 5, 2010
Ranking Republican leaders, Chris Cillizza , February 26, 2010
Volatile environment endangers more governors, Chris Cillizza , February 19, 2010
House retirements pile up, Chris Cillizza , February 12, 2010
Primary season is underway!, Chris Cillizza , February 5, 2010
Bill Ritter and the danger of incumbency, Chris Cillizza , January 22, 2010
The ten best primary races in the country, Chris Cillizza , January 8, 2010
Democratic incumbents beware!, Chris Cillizza , December 18, 2009
Friday Governors Line: Change is the new normal, Chris Cillizza , December 11, 2009
Friday House Line: Open seats in focus, Chris Cillizza , December 4, 2009
Friday Line: Ranking Republican leaders, Chris Cillizza , November 20, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Depressed Democrats?, Chris Cillizza , November 13, 2009
The Friday Primary Line: Game off in CA (or not), Chris Cillizza , November 6, 2009
Friday House Line: A Republican wave?, Chris Cillizza , October 30, 2009
Friday Line: Ranking Republican Leaders, Chris Cillizza , October 23, 2009
Friday Governors Line: What Will VA and NJ Mean?, Chris Cillizza , October 16, 2009
The Line: The Four Elements of Great Primaries, Chris Cillizza , October 2, 2009
Friday House Line: A GOP-Friendly Environment, Chris Cillizza , September 25, 2009
The Line: A Resurgent Republican Party, Chris Cillizza , September 17, 2009
Friday Governors Line: The First 15!, Chris Cillizza , September 11, 2009
Friday Line: Primary Colors, Chris Cillizza , August 7, 2009
Friday House Line: Democrats' Firewall, Chris Cillizza , July 31, 2009
Line Change! , Chris Cillizza , July 28, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Democrats' Demographic Edge, Chris Cillizza , July 24, 2009
Malek Assesses the Republican Field, Chris Cillizza , July 21, 2009
The Friday Line: Ranking Republican Leaders, Chris Cillizza , July 17, 2009
The Line: Not Just For Fridays Any More!, Chris Cillizza , July 11, 2009
Friday Line: Primary Colors, Chris Cillizza , June 26, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Stability Reigns, Chris Cillizza , June 19, 2009
Friday House Line: Baby Steps, Chris Cillizza , June 12, 2009
The Friday Line: Ranking Republican Leaders, Chris Cillizza , June 5, 2009
Friday Governors Line: A Waiting Game, Chris Cillizza , May 29, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Two Classes of Races, Chris Cillizza , May 22, 2009
Friday House Line: The Inaugural 2010 Edition!, Chris Cillizza , May 15, 2009
The Line: The Republican Influencers, Chris Cillizza , May 8, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Fading Incumbents, Chris Cillizza , April 24, 2009
The Line: 10 Republicans To Watch, Chris Cillizza , April 17, 2009
Friday Line: Primary Colors, Chris Cillizza , April 10, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Two Old Bulls in Trouble, Chris Cillizza , March 27, 2009
Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch, Chris Cillizza , March 20, 2009
Friday Governors Line, Chris Cillizza , March 13, 2009
Friday Senate Line: The Importance of 60, Chris Cillizza , March 6, 2009
Friday Line: Ten Republicans to Watch, Chris Cillizza , February 27, 2009
Friday Governors Line: The Govs Come To D.C., Chris Cillizza , February 20, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Gregg Adds to GOP Pain, Chris Cillizza , February 13, 2009
The Friday Line: Primary Madness!, Chris Cillizza , February 6, 2009
The Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch, Chris Cillizza , January 30, 2009
Friday Governors Line: The Central Front of 2010, Chris Cillizza , January 23, 2009
Friday Senate Line: Retirements Roil GOP Prospects, Chris Cillizza , January 16, 2009
The Friday Line: 10 for 2010, Chris Cillizza , January 9, 2009
The Friday Senate Line: Appointments A-Plenty, Chris Cillizza , December 19, 2008
The Friday Line: Ranking Modern Political Scandals, Chris Cillizza , December 12, 2008
The Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch, Chris Cillizza , November 21, 2008
Friday Senate Line: The 2010 Landscape, Chris Cillizza , November 14, 2008
Friday Line: Republican Governors on the Rise, Chris Cillizza , November 7, 2008
The FINAL House Line: The Top 50!, Chris Cillizza , October 31, 2008
The FINAL Senate Line: The Fix Predicts, Chris Cillizza , October 31, 2008
Friday House Line: The Second 25!, Chris Cillizza , October 24, 2008
Friday Senate Line: Democrats Creep Closer to 60, Chris Cillizza , October 24, 2008
Friday House Line: House GOP Prospects Grow Dimmer, Chris Cillizza , October 17, 2008
Friday Senate Line: Democratic Domination, Chris Cillizza , October 17, 2008
Friday Senate Line: 60 in Sight?, Chris Cillizza , October 10, 2008
The Governors Line: Three Lines in One!, Chris Cillizza , October 2, 2008
Friday House Line: The Top 25!, Chris Cillizza , September 26, 2008
Friday Senate Line: Republicans' Happy Talk, Chris Cillizza , September 19, 2008
Friday Line: Defining the Playing Field, Chris Cillizza , September 12, 2008
The Friday Line: The Best Speeches, Chris Cillizza , September 5, 2008
Republican Veepstakes Line: The Final Cut, Chris Cillizza , August 28, 2008
Friday House Line: Jetting to Denver Edition, Chris Cillizza , August 22, 2008
Friday Veepstakes Line: Crunch Time!, Chris Cillizza , August 15, 2008
Friday Senate Line: Is 62 Democrats' Magic Number?, Chris Cillizza , August 15, 2008
Friday Line: Battleground States, Chris Cillizza , August 1, 2008
Veepstakes Line: It's Now or Never?, Chris Cillizza , July 25, 2008
Friday House Line: How Big is Big?, Chris Cillizza , July 25, 2008
Friday Veepstakes Line: Stark Choices, Chris Cillizza , July 18, 2008
Friday Senate Line: More and Less of the Line, Chris Cillizza , July 18, 2008
The Veepstakes Line: The Only Constant is Change, Chris Cillizza , July 11, 2008
The Line: Generic Ballot Distress for House GOP, Chris Cillizza , June 20, 2008
The Line: Get Ready for Obama-Clinton?, Chris Cillizza , June 6, 2008
Friday House Line: Dems Could Gain 20 Seats, Chris Cillizza , May 23, 2008
The Friday Line: Veepstakes!, Chris Cillizza , May 9, 2008
Friday Line: McCain's Best Strategic Moves, Chris Cillizza , April 25, 2008
The Line: McCain Puts 3 Key States in Play, Chris Cillizza , April 18, 2008
The Line: The Eyes of Texas Shine on House GOP, Chris Cillizza , April 11, 2008
Friday Line: Pin the VP on the Nominee, Chris Cillizza , March 28, 2008
The Friday List -- Best State Political Blogs?, Chris Cillizza , March 21, 2008
The Friday Line: Which States Will Flip in 2008?, Chris Cillizza , March 14, 2008
Friday Senate Line: Republican Recruits?, Chris Cillizza , February 29, 2008
The Line: Let's Get Serious About VeepStakes!, Chris Cillizza , February 22, 2008
Friday House Line: Republican Retirements Galore, Chris Cillizza , February 15, 2008
Friday Senate Line: Dems Remain Strong, Chris Cillizza , February 8, 2008
The Line on Running Mates, Chris Cillizza , February 1, 2008
The Line: Don't Forget Congress!, Chris Cillizza , January 18, 2008
The Friday Line: Uncertainty Reigns, Chris Cillizza , January 18, 2008
The Line: Conventional 'Wisdom'?, Chris Cillizza , January 11, 2008
The Friday Line: Next Stop New Hampshire, Chris Cillizza , January 4, 2008
The Friday Line: Unforeseen Events Intrude, Chris Cillizza , December 28, 2007
The Line: Someone Has to Win the GOP Nomination, Chris Cillizza , December 21, 2007
The Friday Presidential Line: Obama & Clinton Tied, Chris Cillizza , December 14, 2007
The Line: For Obama, It Takes a Movement, Chris Cillizza , December 7, 2007
The Line: GOP Exodus From House Puts Party on Defense, Chris Cillizza , November 30, 2007
The Line: High Stakes in 2010 Govs Races, Chris Cillizza , November 9, 2007
The Line: Casting Doubts on Clinton's Inevitability?, Chris Cillizza , November 2, 2007
The Line: Open-Seat Advantage for House Dems?, Chris Cillizza , October 26, 2007
The Governor's Line: All Eyes on Louisiana, Chris Cillizza , October 12, 2007
The Line: Retirement Headaches for House GOP, Chris Cillizza , October 5, 2007
The Line: A Tale of Two Nomination Fights, Chris Cillizza , September 28, 2007
The Friday Senate Line: A New Number One, Chris Cillizza , September 21, 2007
The Line: 3 Governors Races to Watch, Chris Cillizza , September 14, 2007
The Line: Ranking the House Races (and FixCam), Chris Cillizza , September 7, 2007
Friday Presidential Line: No Rest for the Weary, Chris Cillizza , August 24, 2007
The Line: Where Are the GOP Senate Candidates?, Chris Cillizza , August 17, 2007
Friday Line: Two Hot Governors Races in 2007, Chris Cillizza , August 10, 2007
The Friday Line: Top 2008 Recruits, Chris Cillizza , August 3, 2007
The Line: Debate Provides '08 Wake-up Call, Chris Cillizza , July 27, 2007
Friday Senate Line, Chris Cillizza , July 20, 2007
The Line: Senate Map Is Messy for GOP, Chris Cillizza , June 15, 2007
The Line: Battle for House Taking Shape, Chris Cillizza , June 1, 2007
The Line: Rays of Hope for Senate Republicans?, Chris Cillizza , May 18, 2007
The Line: Let the Senate Rankings Begin!, Chris Cillizza , March 16, 2007
The Friday Governors Line: Breaux or No?, Chris Cillizza , March 9, 2007
Friday House Line: 10 Districts to Watch in '08, Chris Cillizza , March 2, 2007
The Line: Money Chase Chases Vilsack From '08 Field, Chris Cillizza , February 23, 2007
The Line: Vulnerable '08 House Seats, Chris Cillizza , February 2, 2007
The Line: Can Any '08er Knock Off McCain or Clinton?, Chris Cillizza , January 26, 2007
The Line: Senate Dems Hold Early Advantage, Chris Cillizza , January 19, 2007
The Line: Two '07 Governor's Races Heating Up, Chris Cillizza , January 12, 2007
The Line: 2008 Begins Now, Chris Cillizza , January 5, 2007
The Friday Line: Endangered House Freshmen, Chris Cillizza , December 22, 2006
The Friday Senate Line: Early Look at '08, Chris Cillizza , December 15, 2006
The Line: '08 Hopefuls Shift Into High Gear, Chris Cillizza , December 8, 2006
The Line: A First Look at 2008 House Races, Chris Cillizza , December 1, 2006
The Friday Line: Return of the Presidential Rankings, Chris Cillizza , November 10, 2006
In Governors Races, Dems Hold Edge in Final Stretch, Chris Cillizza , October 20, 2006
The Senate Line: RNC Pulls Out of Ohio, Chris Cillizza , October 17, 2006
The House Line: Incumbents in Trouble, Chris Cillizza , October 13, 2006
In Governors Races, Dems Still Hold Stronger Hand, Chris Cillizza , October 10, 2006
The Line: Senate Landscape Shifts Toward Democrats, Chris Cillizza , October 6, 2006
The Line: Foley Mess Puts Another GOP Seat in Play, Chris Cillizza , October 3, 2006
The Line: A Few Bright Spots For GOP in Gov. Rankings, Chris Cillizza , September 19, 2006
The Line: Virginia Senate Seat Now in Play, Chris Cillizza , September 15, 2006
The House Line: Potential Surprise Wins for the GOP, Chris Cillizza , September 11, 2006
The Line: Nev., Minn. Crack the Governors' Rankings, Chris Cillizza , September 8, 2006
The Senate Line: Dems Still Stuck at Five, Chris Cillizza , September 5, 2006
The Friday Line: U.S. House Races, Chris Cillizza , September 1, 2006
The Friday Governors Line: And Then There were 15, Chris Cillizza , August 25, 2006
The Friday Line: U.S. Senate, Chris Cillizza , August 18, 2006
The Friday Presidential Line: The Next 5, Chris Cillizza , July 28, 2006
The Friday Line: Dems Firm Up House Target List, washingtonpost.com Editors , July 21, 2006
The Friday Line: Corruption and the House Race Rankings, washingtonpost.com Editors , June 23, 2006
The Friday Line: Listening to the 2008 Buzz, Chris Cillizza , June 2, 2006
The Friday Line: 21 Months to Iowa..., Chris Cillizza , April 7, 2006
The Friday Line: Ten More Govs. Races to Watch, Chris Cillizza , March 17, 2006
The Friday Line: GOP's Worrisome Senate Landscape, Chris Cillizza , March 10, 2006
The Friday Line: Good News For Both Parties in Latest House Rankings, washingtonpost.com Editors , February 24, 2006
The Friday Governors Line, Chris Cillizza , February 17, 2006
The Friday Line: Can Democrats Get to 6?, Chris Cillizza , February 10, 2006
The Friday Line: Winning the 2008 Money Primary, Chris Cillizza , February 3, 2006
The Friday Line: GOP's Statehouse Challenge, Chris Cillizza , January 20, 2006
The Friday Line: Momentum for Senate Democrats, Chris Cillizza , January 6, 2006
Shaking Up The Fix's House Line, Chris Cillizza , December 22, 2005
The Friday Line: Ten House Races to Watch, Chris Cillizza , November 25, 2005
The Friday Line: Ranking the '06 Gov. Races, Chris Cillizza , November 18, 2005
The Friday Line: White House Hopefuls, Chris Cillizza , November 11, 2005
The Friday Line: Senate Races to Watch, Chris Cillizza , November 4, 2005
The Friday Line: Governors' Races to Watch, Chris Cillizza , October 28, 2005
The Friday Line: The Battle for the House, Chris Cillizza , October 21, 2005
The Friday Line: Senate Races to Watch, Chris Cillizza , October 14, 2005
 
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