Battle For Senate Control Hinges On Three Races

Control of the U.S. Senate increasingly appears to hang on the fate of an unlikely trio of Democratic incumbents who were elected along with Bill Clinton in 1992, hail from liberal-leaning states and have lived mostly charmed political lives. At … Continued

The GOP’s Colorado Divide

Republicans head into the stretch run of this campaign season with a chance to make major gains in Colorado. But if an amicable solution to a tense intraparty divide at the top of the ticket is not resolved in a … Continued

Larry Sabato: GOP Will Take Over House

The Democrats are likely to lose 47 seats and control of the House of Representatives in November’s elections, a top political analyst says in a new forecast Thursday. Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, also says … Continued

Dino Rossi Leads In Washington Senate Race

In Washington State, the U.S. Senate race remains one of the closest in the country. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Republican challenger Dino Rossi attracting 48% of the vote while Democratic … Continued

Just Win Baby, And Be Careful With Your Draft Picks

I chatted with Will Cain of “Off the Page” this morning about the National Republican Senatorial Committee and its recent troubles – Murkowski, Specter, Crist. He offered a question of whether you would rather have 60 Lindsey Grahams or 40 … Continued

Vitter Spanking Melancon In Louisiana Senate Race

Republican incumbent David Vitter still earns over 50% of the vote against Democrat Charlie Melancon in the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Vitter, who is seeking a … Continued

In Targeting Murkowski, Tea Party Chooses Wisely

Nate Silver has a new article complimenting the tea party on the wise decision to challenge Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). If you hadn’t heard, Murkowski conceded this morning to tea party backed candidate Joe Miller in Alaska’s Republican primary.  Silver … Continued

GOP Puts $2.5M Behind Rubio

Republicans are making a multimillion-dollar investment in Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio (R). The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) announced Wednesday it plans to spend $2.5 million on TV advertising for Rubio. The committee recently pledged $3.4 million to Illinois … Continued