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2013 Election

Republican Wins Congressional Seat In Special Election

Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

Republican Bradley Byrne sailed to victory in a special election for an Alabama seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Byrne defeate...

Political Newcomer Wins GOP Runoff

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular "Duck Dynasty" TV family, was elected Saturday as Lou...

A Change Is Coming...I Hope

Amber Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Amber Elliott

It has been stated time and time again that the status quo is no longer the accepted modus operandi in the City of Detroit. This time it will be different...I hope.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Good morning everybody! It's Sunday morning and it's time for the Sunday Morning Political Shows And Their Discontents, including especially myself. A...

Last-Minute GOP-Driven Change Causes Stir In Razor-Thin Virginia Race

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Already shaping up to be one of the closest races in state history, a last-minute rule change is stirring up the recount to decide who will become Vir...

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73 Takeaways From The 2013 Elections | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Election night is over, and you are probably hungering for some Takeaways. At least, this is something that I am assuming that you crave in large numb...

2013 Elections' Exit Polls Show Power Of The Latino Vote

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.06.2013 | Latino Voices

A day after Tuesday’s elections, exit polls show Latino voters played a major role in critical races. Some of the top races political analysts we...

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Chris Christie Wisely Opted Against Campaigning With Ken Cuccinelli | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

As NBC's Chuck Todd was reporting live from the Terry McAuliffe's post-election celebration Tuesday night, he shared a fairly provocative scoop with M...

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6 Post-Election Narratives You'll Meet On Wednesday | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

By Wednesday night, Election Day 2013: The Foregone Conclusioning, will be over and you will be confronted with a fresh plate of piping hot media narr...

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New Yorkers Drop-Kick Michael Bloomberg And His Legacy Over The East River | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

By this time Wednesday, what little "2013 Election Night" we are going to have will be in the books and the pieces attempting to weave together a Gran...

LIVE RESULTS: Virginia Governor, New Jersey Governor, New York Mayor, & More | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Polls have shown Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general, in the governor's race. Libertarian Robert ...

Early Voting Looking Promising for McAuliffe

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Virginia early voting turnout data point in a similar direction as the polls that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is doing substantially better than the Democratic ticket did four years ago.

Contentious Governor's Race Kicks Into High Gear

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Olympia Meola and Jim Nolan | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

On Monday, both major party candidates for governor will descend on the rural Blue Ridge Mountain enclave of Buena Vista for the annual Labor Day para...

Danger Ahead For Virginia GOP

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The race isn’t one weak candidate against another, a weak Terry McAuliffe against a disaster of an opponent....

Poll: McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has a 6-point lead over Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released ...

GOP Candidate Rails Against 'Anti-God' Democratic Party

Burke Patch | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

E.W. Jackson, Virginia’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is drawing criticism for saying that the Democratic Party is “anti-God” a...

Jindal: Dem 'Disqualified Himself' For Virginia Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Sunday that Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe had "disqualified himself" for governor, ...

Big Win Moves Democrats Beyond Scott Brown's Ghost

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

MEDFORD, Mass. — Democrat Edward Markey, who's served 37 years in the U.S. House, is preparing to make the leap to the Senate after winning Mass...

Warren Doubles Goal In McConnell Challenge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

A fundraising push by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on behalf of Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) more than doubled a goal se...

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The More Virginia Voters Examine Their Gubernatorial Candidates, The Less They Like Their Options | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

One of the few electoral contests this year that promises to be both high-profile and somewhat competitive is the terrible, horrible, no good, very ba...

GOP Candidate Appears To Be A Changed Man

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Once a staunch opponent of voting rights for felons, Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) appears to be a changed ...

Palin Wades Into Missouri Congressional Battle

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is wading into Missouri's special congressional election, donating $5,000 to Re...

Tea Party Favorite Officially Nominated In Contentious Race

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's activist conservative attorney general has won the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination by acclamation. At the GOP...

Dem Candidate's Embarrassing 'Revelations' Come Back To Haunt Him

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

In the dark arts of political campaigns known as oppo research, the most basic tools of the trade include campaign finance reports, arrest records, la...

Attacks Derail Contentious Senate Race

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren't excited about the looming special election to replace former...