Kerry Finalized as Secretary of State Nominee

By: Friday December 21, 2012 9:15 am

Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry will become the next nominee for Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton and creating another Senate vacancy. President Obama will formally announce the nomination today at the White House, according to sources. He is not expected to face much resistance in the Senate for confirmation. Kerry will likely recuse [...]

Report: John Kerry to Be Named Secretary of State

By: Saturday December 15, 2012 11:20 am

Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry has been chosen to serve as Secretary of State, according to a Chicago Sun-Times columnist who heard it from an unidentified White House source. This doesn’t exactly come from left field. Kerry, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was rumored to be on the short list for [...]

Recalled Wisconsin Senator to Resign, Equalizing Partisan Numbers in State Senate

By: Friday March 16, 2012 8:55 am

Pam Galloway, one of four recalled Wisconsin state Senators who face a recall election in June, will resign her position in a matter of days. This will bring the partisan split in the state Senate in Wisconsin to 16-16, meaning that Democrats could block any initiative from Republicans between now and the election. Galloway is [...]

A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 6:16 am

Bob Turner scored an upset victory over David Weprin in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in NY-09 last night. This is the first time that New York City has two Republicans representing it (Michael Grimm on Staten Island is the other) since the 1990s. Turner held his own in the heavily Democratic Queens [...]

Republicans Poised for Upset in NY-09

By: Monday September 12, 2011 7:35 am

Republican Bob Turner will take Anthony Weiner’s seat in NY-09 tomorrow, according to the latest poll from Public Policy Polling, which has been deadly accurate so far this year. And the main reason for Turner’s success is a collapse in support for the President in this Brooklyn and Queens district, not necessarily a poorly run [...]

NV-02: PPP Shows a Toss-Up in September House Special Election

By: Tuesday August 23, 2011 11:34 am

There are two House special elections on September 13, filling two of the three current vacancies in Congress. The third, in OR-01 to replace David Wu, won’t be filled until January 31, 2012. Because it’s a short ride off the Acela for DC types and right in the New York media backyard, attention has focused [...]

Vote Today In CA-36 Looks to Be a Small Hahn Victory

By: Tuesday July 12, 2011 7:08 am

I haven’t commented on today’s special election in CA-36, my home district, but I’m so amused by these previews from the national media that I’m compelled to respond. To get you up to speed, the race pits Janice Hahn, the establishment LA City Councilwoman and labor-backed candidate, against Craig Huey, a tea partier and direct [...]

Wisconsin Calvinball Watch: Operatives Trying to Get Republicans to Vote in Democratic Recall Primaries

By: Friday July 8, 2011 10:55 am

The dirty tricksters are out in Wisconsin. Next Tuesday, Wisconsinites will go to the polls in the beginning stages of the recall elections for the state Senate. These will be primary elections in six districts. The incumbent Republicans are running unopposed. But the Democratic challengers received a primary challenge of their own from fake candidates, [...]

Checking in on the Wisconsin Recall Elections

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 1:36 pm

Washington depresses me. What’s going on in Wisconsin? Outside of the awesome 25-foot David Prosser Who Will Choke You balloon, there are recall elections quickly approaching. To catch you up, here’s the schedule. July 12: Primary elections for 6 GOP recalls July 19: Two primary elections for Dem recalls, one general election August 9: General [...]

CA-36: Hahn Using Threatened Medicare Phase-Out, Gingrich Comments in New Mailer

By: Monday June 20, 2011 6:10 am

Democrat Janice Hahn’s campaign for the House of Representatives against Republican Craig Huey, which takes place July 12, has mostly been waged on the territory of social issues. Hahn has delivered a selection of TV ads and mailers citing Huey’s opposition to abortion and his naming of Planned Parenthood as a “murder mill.” And an [...]

Anthony Weiner to Resign

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 8:05 am

With pressure from Democratic leaders becoming too great, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) told friends and colleagues he would resign from Congress today in the wake of a sexting scandal that has consumed a great deal of cable news time over the past few weeks. The top Democratic official said Mr. Weiner called Representative Nancy Pelosi of [...]

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