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2010 Midterm Elections

2010 Midterm Elections: Governors' Races That Looked Easy May Not Be

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Even Republicans were looking at New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, as a lock this fall to succeed retiring Gov. Dav...

A Senate Candidate of Their Own: Alvin Greene in South Carolina

Rick Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

There is something stirring across this land, particularly among the 31 million Americans idled by this Grave Recession.

Arkansas Senate Runoff: Top Ten Developments In The Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln Battle

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP/Huffington Post) Democrat Blanche Lincoln is battling to survive union opposition and an anti-incumbent tide that's already drowned two fellow sen...

Harry Reid Tells Nevada Voters: 'I Need Your Help'

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

STAGECOACH, Nev. — As he embarked on a campaign swing through his home state this week, Sen. Harry Reid didn't have to look far to see that trou...

2010 Elections: Voter Anger, Economic Jitters Spur Lawmakers To Curb Government Spending

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The 2010 elections have changed the direction of government only half way through the primary season, with voter anger and economic...

That Anger Thing

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The media loves-loves-loves this tea party story, but the tea partiers really aren't anything new, and they don't represent a very big group of voters. There is a lot of anger out there, but most of it is righteous anger.

Incumbents Better Take Note

Rick Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

Incumbents better take note. Their careers, just like their affairs, will take a back seat to what really matters this year: getting Americans back to work.

Democrats, White Men and the Tea Party Revolt

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Democrats have a chance to rebuild a progressive movement like that of FDR, but only if they listen to another disaffected group - white men.

Forecasting the 2010 Mid-term Elections

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Less than six months out from the midterm elections, pundits continue to predict that the GOP will reduce Dem majorities in the House and Senate, perhaps take control of the House. Seven factors will determine the final outcome.

Tea Party Targets Harry Reid: Thousands Expected At Rally In Nevada On Saturday

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Searchlight, Nev. is a town with a population of 800 and the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But on Saturday, the sleepy town's popula...

"Nobody Is on Our Side"

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections. The Massachusetts special election. The Utah Republican party conventions. The Mollohan party upset in West Virginia. Yesterday's results. How many wake-up calls do politicians need?

Less Than Six Months Before the Next Election

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Yes, it's less than six months before the next election, but if Obama will quickly take action with the same conviction and tenacity with which he gave us health care reform, then voters will have their faith reaffirmed that he and his administration care deeply about and will diligently work to alleviate the plight of America's workers and the middle class. With that, voters' concerns, and in some cases their outright disappointment, about what the new administration should have tackled first will recede. It will sweep away the cloud that is hanging over far too many able Democratic incumbents and preserve the Democratic majorities in Congress.

From "Fired Up and Ready to Go" to "Tired Out and Staying Home"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

During the Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush years the center of American politics was pushed about a hundred degrees to the Right. Obama gets elected and tries to move it about a half degree leftward and all we hear are screams of "socialism!"

Vulnerable Senate Incumbents: The 8 Most At-Risk Senators (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The news that Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) will face a primary challenger from her own party underscores the anti-incumbent wave sweeping the country...

Arthur Delaney

2010 Midterm Elections To Be Most Expensive Ever: Analysis

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The upcoming midterm elections will cost at least $3.7 billion, making them the most expensive midterm elections of all time, according to an analysis...

Obama Makes Health Care Push At Nevada Town Hall

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HENDERSON, Nev. — Days before hosting an intensive health care summit with both Republicans and Democrats, President Barack Obama made a fervent...

DCCC Chairman: "We're Not Going to Lose the House"

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

Republicans are talking about winning back the House in 2010 but in an exclusive interview with The Brody File over at CBN News, the Chairman of the DCCC says that won't be happening.

Democratic "Accomplishments" Not Nearly Enough

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.

Jeremy Binckes

Low Turnout May Put Democrats At Risk For Midterms, Pollster Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An unusually low turnout in Tuesday's Illinois Democratic primary worries Democratic pollsters who fear that a strong Republican turnout -- combined w...

2010 Elections: GOP Eyeing Congressional Control

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just weeks ago, it seemed inconceivable the Republicans could win control of Congress this fall. Not anymore....

Some House Dem Incumbents Lagging Challengers In Fundraising

Washington Independent | Rachel Rose Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's typical for sitting House members to outraise their prospective challengers, especially this far out from Election Day. They have the advantage o...

Harry Reid Banks $15 Million So Far For 2010 Campaign

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's campaign ended 2009 with less money in the bank than it had in September after financing an advertising blitz inte...

Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

Mike Pence Won't Run For Senate, May Run For President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The third ranking House Republican, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), announced Tuesday morning that his political aspirations didn't include a Senate run. No...

Rick Perry Campaign In Texas Hires Felons For Recruitment Drive

Dallas Morning News | GROMER JEFFERS Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry's campaign has unknowingly paid convicted felons as part-time workers under its incentive program to turn out voters for the Republic...