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Statewide Races a Challenge for Black Politicians?

Pamela Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gentry

As recent as 2006, three African-Americans ran for high-profile statewide office on the Republican ticket and all were defeated by considerable margins.

First Dem Enters Florida Senate Race

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is expected to announce he is running for retiring Sen. Mel Martinez's (R-Fla.) seat on Tuesday morning, making him the fi...

2010 Florida Senate General Election:
All Head-to-Head Matchups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FL-Sen: All Head-to-Head Matchups

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.

The Case Against Jeb

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Crist, Sink, whomever: Somebody has to shut Jeb down and to do so, they'll have to start early -- like, now -- 2010 isn't far away.

GOP Sen. Martinez Retiring To Have More Free Time

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, who has struggled to boost his approval rating since taking office, will not seek a secon...

McCain: Stop Sh**ing; Get Off Pot

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The only positive thing that is still within your reach is not victory in the election; it is salvaging your honor and helping your country.

Ed Rendell Delivers -- For McCain

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, an all-out Hillary supporter, now supporting Obama in a state that will be key to McCain's fortunes a month from now, continues to be a loose cannon.

McCain-Backing GOP Senator Mel Martinez: Obama Did Not Play the Race Card

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I think we should be in a post-racial environment," said Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., a supporter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., "I think Sen. [Barack] ...

Top GOP Senator Gives McCain An "Incomplete"

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton's plans to stanch losses in the U.S. housing market won't work, former Republican National Comm...

Tomato, Tomatoe, Potato, Potatoe: MSNBC Calls Michigan Michiagan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oops! MSNBC's chyron operator must have been up late covering Texas returns. This afternoon while Norah O'Donnell spoke with Florida Senator Mel Marti...

RNC Chairman Martinez Quits After Only 10 Months

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mel Martinez, the public face of the Republican National Committee as its general chairman, announced Friday he was stepping down from his post after ...