Chamber Of Commerce, A Political Force In 2010

At times subtle, at times loud, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending record amounts on lobbying and in election battlegrounds, elbowing into the nation’s politics in unprecedented ways for the business community. The country’s largest business lobby has pledged … Continued

Murray Leads Rossi In Washington Senate Race

Fresh off of winning the state’s non-partisan primary on Tuesday, Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi remain in a close race in Washington’s U.S. Senate election. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Murray … Continued

DSCC Edges NRSC In July Fundraising

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $4.4 million in the month of July, compared to the $4.1 million pulled in by its Republican counterpart. The DSCC also holds a slight edge when it comes to cash on hand. The committee … Continued

Crist Donors Aren’t Flocking To Rubio

This is not a good sign! Early donors to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign haven’t switched to Republican Marco Rubio. As of June 30, only five of Crist’s contributors who gave him more than $200 as a GOP candidate … Continued

Sharron Angle Takes Her Senate Campaign To The Next Level

Voters here in northern Nevada are very familiar with Republican Sharron Angle, the local pol whose national profile is growing due to near-saturation coverage of her race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Whether she’s got the support of her … Continued

Vitter Leads By 12 In Louisiana Senate Race

In a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, incumbent Republican David Vitter leads Charlie Melancon, his presumptive Democratic challenger, by 12 percentage points. The telephone survey of 600 registered voters was commissioned by WWL-TV and a consortium of Louisiana TV stations. It was … Continued

Deal Leads Barnes In Georgia Governor’s Race

An InsiderAdvantage/WSB-TV poll conducted in the race to be Georgia’s next governor showed Republican Nathan Deal with a 4 point lead over Democrat Roy Barnes. The poll, the first since the state primary election, asked voters if the election to … Continued

Haley Barbour: De Facto GOP Chairman

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is the most powerful Republican in American politics — at least for the next three months. Barbour, who runs the Republican Governors Association, has more money to spend on the 2010 elections — $40 million — than any … Continued

Crist Leads, Courts Left In Florida

Florida independent Gov. Charlie Crist made a pitch on Thursday to Democrats as a new poll showed him leading the state’s three-way Senate race. A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning shows Crist leading Republican Marco Rubio and Rep. Kendrick Meek, … Continued

MSNBC Says No To Anti-Target Ad

MSNBC rejected a TV ad calling for a boycott of Target Corp. after the retail giant made a political donation in Minnesota, continuing the controversy over corporate involvement in elections. MSNBC spokeswoman Alana Russo said Thursday that the commercial submitted … Continued