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Primary Election

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?


Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush could wind up being America's next president. That's a statement that my fingers would actually refuse to type for several other Republicans, just because attempting to substitute "Donald Trump" or "Carly Fiorina" in that sentence would be so downright laughable.

GOP Presidential Field Doubles in Size

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week, the Republican presidential field is going to double, from three candidates to six. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio have all previously officially announced their candidacies, and this week they will be joined by Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee.

GOP Off to the Races Early

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party and the political media world are already off to the 2016 horse races. It is way too early for any real analysis of the public's mood, but that doesn't stop the oddsmaking within the Beltway. After all, the Democratic nomination race is setting up to be a snoozer, so why not get started obsessing over the Republican race?

Jeb Bush's Pros and Cons

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Jeb does run, he may face Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side. Now, a "Clinton vs. Bush" contest doesn't exactly thrill many people who are looking for perhaps a little more variety (and a little less dynasty) in our presidential choices, but it is indeed worth contemplating at this point, at least if Jeb is serious about running.

Andrew Cuomo Survives Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has secured the Democratic nomination for governor of New York with 60 percent of the vote, the Associated Press reports. Cuomo ...

Nine-Term Democrat Concedes Primary Race

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — In a stunning defeat, nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday lost a bitter Democratic primary contest to political newc...

Ryan Fends Off Primary Challenge

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) won his primary election on Tuesday, securing the Republican nomination to defend his seat in the House, the Associated Press ...

How Much Does Your Vote Cost?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

How is it that two states with such important primary campaigns in which large amounts of money were spent failed to attract more voters? How much are campaigns spending to get voters to the polls these days?

The Tea Party Is Dead! Long Live the Tea Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party groups have evolved over time. Initially, they were supposed to be grassroots, libertarian, and spontaneous; but there were many who almost immediately attempted to grab the Tea Party mantle and turn it into their own giant political machine.

Tea Party's Influence on the Wane?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Over the course of the next two months, the Tea Party movement may become to be seen (to mix a few metaphors) as more of a paper tiger than the tail that wags the Republican dog. To put it a little more concretely, the Tea Party may be losing some of its outsized influence over the Republican Party.

5 Reason Why Bruce Rauner Won the Primary Election

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.19.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

How did it happen? Well, we have two different takes on it. First, for those of you who enjoy short, snappy lists that show some tongue-in-cheek humor, we've got the five reasons why Rauner won the primary.

Why Should You Vote? Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Why? We're glad you asked. We've got five reasons why you should vote in the election today (if you haven't already). So read these and get to your nearest polling location to cast your vote.

Time for a National Primary Day in September

Bill Feldman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Feldman

Sorry Iowa and New Hampshire, but you've had your time in the sun. It is time for a national primary, not in the snows of January but the golden late summer days of September.

Republicans Quietly Adopted New Rule That Could Rock Primary Process

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Don't look for a quick winner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. After watching Democrats successfully ride th...

Advice for the Candidates: Some Trouble for President Obama?

David Helfenbein | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Campaigns are dynamic. But elections can be predictable. The Republican candidate will be either Perry or Romney. I do not see a way for Sarah Palin to enter this race anymore.

An Ideal GOP Candidate Is Hard To Find

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is the godfather of what Republican critics call Obamacare. Newt Gingrich is an adulterer on his third marriage. Tim Pawlent...

FL: 45% Meek, 30% Greene (Susquehanna 8/9-12)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Susquehanna Polling and Research (R) for the Sunshine State News 8/9-12/10; 1000 likely Democratic primary voters, 3.1% margin of error Mode: Automate...

FL: 40% Meek, 26% Greene (Mason-Dixon 8/9-11)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Mason-Dixon 8/9-11/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error 400 likely Democratic primary voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews...

Brad Sherman's Middle East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On July 3, 2010, I received an email from a friend informing me that Congressman Brad Sherman, who is seeking reelection to his 8th term in California...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Walks Back Disparaging Union Remark, Labor Remains Displeased | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community remained peeved with the White House on Wednesday even after Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gently retreated from disparaging remark...

Sam Stein

Blanche Lincoln Win Sparks Furious Sniping Between White House, Labor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The loss of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary runoff election resulted in a rare outburst of intense, sometimes nasty, gr...

Will Marcy Winograd Pull a Sestak and Beat Jane Harman in the June 8th California Primary?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

A Marcy Winograd win over Jane Harman, akin to Congressional upstart Joe Sestak's win over three decade incumbent Arlen Specter, would further advance the push for change and an end to entitled incumbents.

Primary Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For many on the Left, primary season officially got going today, with the announcement that Senator Blanche Lincoln will face a very credible Democratic opponent in the Arkansas primary.

An Open Letter To My Boricua Brothers and Sisters

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The Clintons have played at a potentially devastating politics that could drive a wedge between Americans, black and white. I am asking for your help in fighting those disruptive tactics for this week's primary election.