Gallup: GOP Up Six On Congressional Generic Ballot

Republicans have a 49% to 43% lead over Democrats among registered voters in Gallup’s generic ballot for Congress for the week of Aug. 2-8, the second straight week in which Republicans have held an edge in projected voting. The current … Continued

GOP Targets Upper Midwest

Back in the 1990s, when the political world was fascinated by Newt Gingrich and his band of revolutionaries storming to power in Congress, the bulwark of their Republican party actually could be found elsewhere, far from Washington. The GOP’s real … Continued

Colorado Senate Primaries Down To The Final Hours

Tuesday’s elections are all about change — and may be a harbinger of just how much change voters will demand in November. What’s striking is that most of Tuesday’s primary contests are going right down to the wire. The key … Continued

McMahon Up 22 Points In Connecticut GOP Senate Primary

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon is pulling away from Rob Simmons and now leads 50 – 28 percent, with 15 percent for Peter Schiff, compared to 47 – 30 percent in an August 4 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University. … Continued

Is The Tea Party Going Broke?

Some leading tea party activists are concerned that their efforts to reshape American politics, starting with the 2010 elections, are being undermined by a shortage of cash that’s partly the result of a deep ambivalence within the movement’s grass roots over the very … Continued

Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Primary Veers Right

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected in Georgia Monday to stump for her candidate in the state’s hotly disputed GOP gubernatorial primary on Tuesday—a race in which red-meat conservative issues like gay marriage and abortion have taken center stage. … Continued

Keep An Eye On Tuesday’s Colorado Senate Primaries

Two Senate primaries that were supposed to be tranquil affairs have turned into roaring Rocky Mountain shootouts that could provide the best test yet of how deeply anti-establishment, anti-Washington sentiment is running this year. With the outcomes set to be … Continued

GOP Seeks To Block Dems In Lame Duck

The House will vote next week on a Republican measure that would prevent Democratic leaders from passing controversial policy initiatives during a lame-duck session of Congress this year. Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Rep. Tom Price (Ga.) introduced the privileged … Continued

Tea Party Fakers Infiltrating Elections

In New Jersey, a “Tea Party” candidate surfaces but local activists haven’t heard of him. In Michigan, a Democratic operative appears closely tied to a slate of candidates running under the Tea Party banner. In Florida, conservative activists are locked in … Continued