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Fifty State Strategy

Jane Kim's "Fifty-Nine Precinct Strategy"

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Hogarth

Much has been written about how Jane Kim beat San Francisco's "progressive machine" last week to win the District 6 Supervisor race. But a precinct a...

Playing Offense -- When Beltway Wisdom Says "Defense"

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Which is why there's no reason Democrats shouldn't stay on the offense in 2010, taking on Republicans like John Campbell, who act as if Orange County hasn't changed since the 1950's.

Howard Dean Stresses Importance of Grassroots Pressure on Public Option

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Gill

Dean said that he thinks the public option should be Medicare, administered by the same agencies and under the same rules as Medicare.

McCain's Wayward Home State: Spate of New Polls Say Arizona's a Toss Up

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

PHOENIX -- Although John McCain was ahead in his home state by 14 points at the end of September, a spate of new polls reveals a substantial shift, pu...

Obama: Operation Blue Mountains

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The ground continues to shift to Obama in deep red territory. Montana, Nebraska and the Dakotas battleground states? Believe it. Obama is on air and on the ground, and for now he is running unopposed.

McCain Fighting for California

Sonata Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sonata Lee

McCain won't concede California. The campaign opened its headquarters in Torrance today and is planning to open seventy headquarters across the state. "It's clearly winnable," said campaign chair Bill Jones.

What Fifty State Strategy?

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Seated in the Kentucky headquarters with her blue eyes, tightly curled white hair, turquoise earrings and a rainbow-colored pullover, Party Director Jo Anne Crawford looked as lonely as the Maytag repairman.

Life Is A Picnic For Democrats In Alaska

Amanda Coyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Coyne

When the FBI arrived in 2006 brandishing warrants, the official Democratic Party line was: "It's a sad day for Alaska." But many of us could barely contain our glee. We'd been screaming about corruption forever.