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Special Elections

Special Elections Aren't All That Special

H. Gibbs Knotts | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
H. Gibbs Knotts

Special elections often get a lot of media attention and political pundits certainly prognosticate about the meaning of the results. But don't be fooled by the political clamor, special elections are actually pretty typical contests.

No One Is Safe: Out-Of-State Groups Dominate Key Races

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Carpetbagging super PACs and nonprofit groups are dominating this year’s special congressional elections in a potential foreshadowing of the 2014 mi...

Poll: Ed Markey Takes The Lead

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is in an advantageous position over Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary for a Massachusetts special Senate...

Scott Brown In Talks With Fox News

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has been in talks with Fox News regarding a possible role as a contributor to the network, Politico's Mike Allen con...

Will California Show Up in November? Voter Apathy at 75-Year Low

Judy Farah | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Judy Farah

Remember when you used to vote every four years for president? It was something you actually looked forward to. California has had so many special and regular elections in the past decade that voters are being asked to go the polls every year.

Race To Succeed Giffords Hinges On Social Security

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

The race to succeed Gabrielle Giffords in Congress has turned into a localized debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare. Ron Barber,...

We Should All Vote by Mail Because I Love Cauliflower Soup

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

I love cauliflower soup, what is the problem? I love Cauliflower soup. I am not prone to hyperbole. I truly love it. I lose track of time when I'm ea...

Let The People Choose Their Senators

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Special elections are a lot of trouble and expense: Democracy is a lot of trouble and expense. Despotism is simple. In the eighteenth century, it was difficult to manage elections. Not today.

House Candidate Geoghegan: Senate Appointments Violate Constitution

New York Times | Thomas Geoghegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

IN 2009 four new senators will slip into office -- all in violation of the Constitution, which requires a special election to fill a Senate vacancy. C...