Bruce Braley's campaign was an interesting one, because rather than try to distance himself from his own party or from what Democrats have accomplished in the past few years, Braley instead embraced his own record.
We can't really predict what will happen on November 2. All we know is that the historical trends are pushing against the Democrats, and that Citizens United has definitively tipped the scales in favor of the oligarchy.
A conservative advocacy group based in Iowa released an ad this week seeking to expose the liberal voting record of Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and link him to policies supported by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Right-wing politicians had a zeal for open government when they demanded that the House and Senate reconcile their health care reform bills in public. Let's hope they show the same dedication now that financial reform's on the table.
Conservative operatives...want to change the way elections are fought nationwide in perhaps the most irksome way possible -- by strong-arming the FEC to throw out state-level restrictions on political robocalls.
The Massachusetts special election for Ted Kennedy's seat is just over a week away, and Republicans are pulling out all the stops to win or at least come close. A Martha Coakley loss would be nothing short of devastating.