Archive for July 2012
Ted Cruz: Time Was on His Side
The nine week gap between the primary and runoff elections is the longest for any U.S. Senate run-off in Texas history.Read More
Will the 113th Congress Have a Record Number of Female Senators?
Two are retiring and at least one incumbent is vulnerable, but several strong female candidates may help offset these losses for a record of 19+ women in the U.S. Senate in January 2013.Read More
The Western Front: Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Stronghold
The Top 12 states with the largest average Libertarian vote totals in presidential elections are all located in the western region of the country, led by Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming.Read More
Is Being Named to The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People List a Blessing or a Curse?
Nearly one-third of the members of Congress who made the list prior to the last election cycle eventually lost their seat, lost a race for higher office, retired, or resigned in scandal.Read More
All Eyes at the Top
A recent SurveyUSA poll of likely Minnesota voters unsurprisingly found a single-digit race on the top of November’s ballot (Obama up six points over Romney) and a blow-out just below (Amy Klobchuar up 24 on GOP challenger Kurt Bills). Such…Read More
McCarthyism Charge First Levied at Bachmann in 2005
The origin of what is now the critics’ favorite charge against Representative Bachmann dates back to 2005, before gaining steam three years later with Katrina vanden Heuvel, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, and Joan Walsh.Read More
House Democrats Issue Statements on Aurora Massacre at 3x Rate of Republicans
Although both sides of the aisle largely steered clear of discussing the incident, House Democrats have issued official press releases on the Aurora tragedy at three times the rate of GOPers.Read More
Defense of Abedin, McCain Slow from Senate Colleagues after Bachmann Rebuke
As of mid-day Thursday, no other U.S. Senator has issued a press release defending Huma Abedin after the senior senator from Arizona’s impassioned remarks in the chamber Wednesday.Read More
The GOP’s High Water Mark?
Upper Midwestern Democrats are hoping the large deficits they currently face in state legislatures around the five-state region (IA, MN, ND, SD, WI) do not grow in November’s elections. After the 2010 cycle, Republicans enjoyed a 144-88 advantage in state…Read More
VP Hype Began Several Years Ago for 2012’s Rumored Frontrunners
Tim Pawlenty VP chatter started in 2003 with rumors surrounding Rob Portman and Bobby Jindal as viable #2 picks swirling in early 2008.Read More