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2010 Senate Races

RANKED: Top 23 Web Savvy Senate Candidates

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The 2010 midterm elections are right around the corner, and the races are heating up. PeekYou, a "people search engine," has ranked the most prominen...

Vitter Riding High Despite 'Very Serious Sin' With D.C. Madam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Alpert The Times-Picayune/Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) When Sen. David Vitter admitted in 2007 to a "very serious sin" after his ...

Lucia Graves

Military Law Expert: Joe Miller's Private Guards Violated Government Regulations | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most troubling campaign moments this election season occurred Sunday night, when security guards working for Alaska Tea Party candidate Joe...

Can African American Voters Save Us From Ourselves?

Michael Wenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wenger

The firewall for Democrats this November is the African American vote. There are 14 competitive U.S. Senate races -- as well as 20 competitive U.S. House races -- in which the black vote could potentially decide the winner.

Statewide Races Could Tip House Contests

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Call it a ripple-down effect that could determine House control. The outcomes of marquee races always influence down-ballot contest...

Sharron Angle Quit Republican Party At Height Of Reagan Years, Was Democrat & Independent American

AP | KEVIN FREKING and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle, a tea party favorite who describes herself as a conservative's conservative, left the Republic...

Americans Want Democrats, Not Republicans To Control Next Congress, Finds AP-GfK Poll

AP | ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — There's encouraging news for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a sl...

Republican Senate Hopes Riding On The Tea Party

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In Kentucky, the Republican Senate candidate stumbles over a question on racial segregation. In Connecticut, the party's hopes rest...

Fundraising Quarter Ends in THREE Days!

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} As we continue to celebrate the historic vote on health care reform (and continue to lament the right-...

Tomorrow's Primaries Could Chart Destiny for 2010

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

If Blanche Lincoln and Arlen Specter survive the Democratic primary, it will only get worse. There is no guarantee Specter or Lincoln would beat their Republican challengers in November - in fact, odds are against it.

Joe Biden Disputes Report About Beau Biden's Potential Delaware Senate Candidacy

Politico | JONATHAN MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden's office is disputing the characterization of a newspaper interview in which Biden appears to indicate that his son, Beau, wo...

Tea Partier In Dead Heat With McCain Starts Fundraising For Potential Senate Race

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

On Monday afternoon, Hayworth sent a fundraising plea to help pay off his legal bills on the premise that he may run against McCain.

Rubber Chickens in Reading...

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

As I start to exhale, I am realizing, personally, that Specter is not right for Pennsylvania at this time.

An Interview With Senate Candidate Ken Buck

David Thielen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Thielen

Buck's a Republican -- but that doesn't mean he isn't in favor of passing regulations to prevent medical insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions.

Ron Paul: Obama "Deserves An F" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressman Ron Paul offered a harsh appraisal of Obama's presidency on Thursday during an appearance on CNN's "American Morning." "I'd probably gi...

Mark Kirk and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Summer

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Mark Kirk hasn't had a single good thing to point to, but he has had a whole lot of "D'oh!" come his way, and largely of his own doing.

Rob Portman = George W. Bush

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Rob Portman was one of the chief architects of the Bush economy of which Ohioans so overwhelmingly disapproved, and Ohio voters will have the opportunity to thank Portman for his role.

McCain Gears Up For 2010 Senate Bid

The Arizona Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

History likely will remember last year's presidential race as the most important and toughest campaign of John McCain's political career. But that's n...

NRSC Endorsement "Policy" Shortchanges Conservatives, Minorities

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

The NRSC has found a way to piss off its base while also curtailing outreach to minority communities. Impressive job, John Cornyn.

Charlie Crist Is Not Guaranteed Florida's Senate Seat

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Awaiting candidate Crist is a divisive, damaging, and expensive primary against a more conservative opponent, following by a general election against a Democratic Party ready to pounce.

PA-Sen: Netroots Overwhelmingly Support a Draft Sestak Effort

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

85% of Pennsylvanian respondents and 86% of respondents nationally want Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak to challenge Arlen Specter in the 2010 Democratic Senate primary.

Chris Dodd: Scourge or Casualty of Wall Street?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

By making himself the scourge of Wall Street rather than its servitor, Chris Dodd could be the driving change we need.