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Primary Elections

Trump's Momentum Could Be Petering Out As New Hampshire Vote Approaches

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republicans who aren’t in Donald Trump’s camp and independent polltakers and experts here are increasingly convi...

The Election Carnival Has Just Begun

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

This could well be the first election since 2000 with an independent candidate. That has happened only four times in the past century, the others being 1912, 1948 and 2000. And a three-way -- or even a four-way race --would be a wild card. It could take any of several forms, with different partisan winners and losers. Consider: Suppose Donald Trump is the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton is the Democrat. Establishment Republicans will be convinced that their party has been hijacked by a bizarre rabble-rouser; GOP elites will be unsure which is worse -- the prospect of Trump losing, or Trump winning. Result: pressure builds for a "real" Republican to run as an independent -- a conservative but not a rightwing populist. That could be, say, Paul Ryan, or John Kasich, or Mitt Romney again. Advantage: Democrats.

Gina Raimondo Wins Democratic Primary For Rhode Island Governor

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Gina Raimondo has won the Democratic nomination for governor of Rhode Island, the Associated Press reports. Raimondo will face the Republican nomin...

Jeff Johnson Wins Republican Primary To Challenge Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Jeff Johnson has won the Republican nomination in Minnesota's gubernatorial primary, the Associated Press reports. The Hennepin County commissione...

Tom Emmer Wins Minnesota House Primary In Race To Succeed Michele Bachmann

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Tom Emmer has won the Republican nomination to represent Minnesota's 6th District in the U.S. House, the Associated Press reports. Rep. Michele Bac...

GOP's Right Flank Worries Complicate Problems

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans feel growing pressure to steer firmly right on key issues, thanks to changes in primary-election politics that ar...

Major Milestone Marked In Presidential Politics

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Defenders of New Hampshire's enviable role in presidential politics paid tribute to the past Tuesday while warning other states ...

On the Cognitive and Historic Roots of Our Destructive Modern Polarization

David Ropeik | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Maybe understanding the historic events and behavioral roots that have produced these venomously angry polarized times can help us let go of at least a little of our own deep instinct to align with the tribe in the name of safety and protection.

Paul Blumenthal

How Serious Are Big Group's Threats? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nation briefly tumbled over the "fiscal cliff" and the White House worked to cut a deal with Senate Republicans, political groups...

California Primary Ballot Hodgepodge: We Need a Return to Voting By Party Members Only

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Wasn't the purpose of political primaries to take the process out of the hands of big city bosses and to allow the citizenry of each state to choose their nominees?

What Happened in North Carolina?

Chris Kromm | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Kromm

The final 61 to 39 percent vote margin was more than expected -- especially in a blue-trending state when the national trend is towards accepting gay marriage. So what happened in North Carolina?

John Celock

States Play Musical Chairs With Calendar | John Celock | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Dwindling state revenues and new federal election laws are among the reasons states have been changing the dates of primary elections in 2012. As more...

John Celock

Two States Likely To Host Multiple 2012 Primaries | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

A series of disputes is likely to send voters in two states to the polls more than once for 2012 party primaries. An impasse among Ohio legislator...

Vote of Consciousness

Honey Seltzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

Seven years in this building had prepared me for the task in front of me. I picked up the pen and performed the adult civic duty it was my right, privilege and responsibility to perform.

New Hampshire GOP Senate Primary 2010: Who Will Win? (PREDICT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire Republicans are spending big (more than $9.5 million per the AP) to retain the seat of U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg. Former State Attorney Gene...

Delaware Senate GOP Primary 2010: Who Will Win? (PREDICT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tonight's Delaware GOP Senate primary will be a race to watch closely. A new poll shows that the contest between Us. Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del) and T...

2010 Primary Election Updates: Latest News From Today's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Polling stations are open in seven states and the District of Columbia Tuesday, as voters head to cast ballots in the last big wave of primary electio...

The Democracy Diet

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

It doesn't take a doctor to look around and see that our body politic is not healthy. We've been gorging on too much corporate cash, and special inte...

Kathleen Rice: Standing Out in New York

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Never mess with a woman from the Big Apple. Residents of Long Island learned this firsthand in 2005, when Kathleen Rice stunned the political world a...

In Florida, Bill McCollum's Primary Loss Shows Limits of Immigrant Bashing

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

While most analysis of immigration politics has focused on Arizona lately, both parties should take note of the results of last Tuesday’s gubern...

Hold Your Noses and Vote the Bottom of the Ticket to Send A Real Message This Primary Season

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

If people cast their ballots only for local measures, that would send a whopping-loud message to the folks in state and national races that you've tuned them out, but that you still believe in the political process.

FL: 2010 Gov and Sen Primaries (PPP 8/21-22)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Public Policy Polling (D) 8/21-22/10; 304 likely Republican Primary voters, 5.6% margin of error 324 likely Democratic primary voters, 5.4% margin of ...

FL: 2010 Gov and Sen Primaries (Mason-Dixon 8/17-19)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Mason-Dixon for the Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Tribune, Florida Gannett Newspapers and the Florida NBC televi...

FL: 2010 Gov and Sen (Ipsos 8/6-10)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Ipsos for the Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, BayNews9, and Central Florida News 13 8/6-10/10; 602 registered voters, 4% margin of error 275 regis...

FL: Meek 38%, Greene 30% (Feldman 8/9-11)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Feldman Group (D) for Kendrick Meek 8/9-11/10; 800 likely Democratic primary voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Kendrick M...