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2012 Primaries

DeFazio Defeats 24-Year-Old Challenger

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on Tuesday coasted to an easy win, predictably crushing his 24-year-old opponent Matthew Robinson, the son of DeFazio's on...

Lucia Graves

Pot Advocates Celebrate Big Victory In Oregon

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Pro-pot groups have reason to celebrate: Ellen Rosenblum, a retired appellate court judge who's been vocal in her support for Oregon's medical marijua...

Lucia Graves

Top Democrat Faces Father, Son Election Challengers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio, a top Democrat on powerful transportation and natural resources congressional subcommittees, faces challenges from two members of ...

Lucia Graves

PAYBACK: Progressive Groups Target Turncoat State House Democrats For Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Liberal advocacy groups are aggressively targeting Democratic state lawmakers who've sided with Republicans to block action on President...

Oregon Progressives Aim To Unseat Controversial Dem

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Progressives in Oregon's 48th district campaigned door-to-door over the weekend in an effort to unseat controversial Democrat and five-term incumbent ...

Primary Season Amnesia

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

History never repeats itself, at least not exactly. But the similarities between the 2008 Republican primary race and the 2012 primary season are arguably more numerous than the differences. Someone should alert the media.

Not-Romney Race Killing Not-Romney's Chances

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To use a way-too-early 2012 Olympics metaphor, it won't matter who wins the epic struggle for silver and bronze, if Mitt Romney walks off the stage with the gold medal around his neck.

Huntsman's Path To Success Hinges On One Factor

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican Jon Huntsman's presidential fortunes may have little to do with his party's conservatives. If there is a path to success ...

John Celock

Two States Likely To Host Multiple 2012 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

New Hampshire: Leader of the Pack?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

New Hampshire has struck back. Meeting in emergency session, Granite State election officials voted unanimously to move the date of its "first-in-the-nation" presidential primary to yesterday.

Missouri Republicans Avoid Primary-Calendar Controversy

AP | CHRIS BLANK | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Republicans are bailing out of a February presidential primary that had threatened to throw confusion into the 20...

Colorado GOP Likely To Shift 2012 Caucus Date

AP | Posted 11.24.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A plan by Colorado Republicans to move up their 2012 presidential caucuses to the day after the Iowa caucus has won fi...

'Birther' Claims Force GOP Leaders To Take A Stand

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's the conspiracy theory that won't go away. And it's forcing Republican officials and presidential contenders to pick sides: Do ...

Obama Backtracks Calling Police Action Stupid: Was It Moderation or Is Obama Becoming the First Wimp?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

The fact that our president won't stand behind his words when they become controversial makes me quite concerned about his future.