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'Rise Of Super PACs' Set To Ruin The RNC's Plan To Avoid A Brutal Primary Season | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

As I've had the opportunity to write about before, the Republican National Committee emerged from the 2012 election bent on making a series of dramati...

GOP's Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.

Jason Linkins

Godspeed To The RNC Folks Trying To De-Suckify The 2016 Primary | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One thing that's really terrible about any presidential election process is nearly everything about the presidential election process. There's a l...

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New North Carolina Voter ID Law Could Bollix The 2016 Presidential Primary Calendar | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's new voter ID law, signed and enacted by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) this week, requires the state's voters to furnish identification at the ...

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Nevada Getting An Early Jump On 2016 Primary Hijinks | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

The months before the presidential primary season are typically replete with stories about the early primary states -- Iowa, New Hampshire, South Caro...

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New Hampshire Secretary Of State: Dec. 6 Is A 'Realistic Option' For Primary | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Primary calendar watchers have been waiting to hear from New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner, whose decision on when the New Hampshire pr...

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Primary Calendar Chaos: Mitt Charged With 'Gaming The System' | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

With the primary season calendar tilting into disarray, it was only logical that pretty soon, the GOP candidates themselves would get caught up in the...

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Nevada's Primary Move Makes December Contests More Likely | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

News broke last night that GOP officials in the state of Nevada, as expected, moved up the date of that state's "first-in-the-West" caucuses from thei...

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After Florida, The Next Primary To Move Will Be ... | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Last week, the Florida Republican Party decided to flout Republican National Committee rules and upset the delicate applecart of American political tr...

Republican Primary Scheduling Headaches

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican National Committee has valiantly tried to lay down the law for the Republican primary season. Their plan will (one way or another) be somewhat of a radical change for the party.

Jason Linkins

Florida Will Now Destroy The Sanctity Of The 2012 Primary Calendar | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee is apparently willing to work with Florida on it's primary scheduling by giving it a February 21 date that preserves the turf of the early primary states; but it's being reported that Florida is "wary of states like Colorado, Georgia and Missouri, which are threatening to hold primaries or caucuses before February 21." So if Florida makes the jump, it could touch off a stampede of states moving to earlier and earlier dates. The more Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada are encroached upon, the more likely it becomes that everyone involved in the GOP primary will be spending the holidays in Des Moines.

Jason Linkins

Jan Brewer Touches Off Primary Calendar Chaos 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Reporters who expect to be given Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary embed assignments should probably avoid making and hard-and-fast plans for New Year's Eve.

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As More States Jump Primary Calendar, RNC Backs Down On Sanctions | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

This primary season has seen a host of insurgent states trying to move up on the primary calendar. And this is everyone's worst fear. In states like New Hampshire, there are actually laws that compel the state to stay at the front of the line.

Jason Linkins

2012 Campaign Coverage Will Ruin Your Life | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at the Awl, Ben Dolnick writes, "I Know The 2012 Election Will Destroy My Life," in that he's poised to become a "Politico-reading, blog-commenting, Sunday-show-watching lunatic... I dread the coming darkness," says Dolnick.

Democrats To Revise Presidential Primary Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The presidential primary process is flawed and needs to be fixed, the Democratic National Committee says. A committee has issued recommendations that ...

Can Obama Beat The Clock?

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Cooper

Barack Obama has only one enemy left standing and it's not Hillary Clinton. It's time itself. All the evidence is in: the more that voters are exposed to Obama, the more they flock to him. The more they see Hillary Clinton, the more stagnant her numbers.