Republican Rick Scott Leads Florida Governor’s Race

Rick Scott remains the stronger of the two Republican hopefuls for governor of Florida against Democrat Alex Sink, with independent candidate “Bud” Chiles siphoning votes from both parties. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows … Continued


Portman Holding Steady In Ohio Senate Race

Ohio’s U.S. Senate race is a little tighter for now but remains generally where it’s been for months. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Republican Rob Portman picking up 44% support, while his Democratic opponent, … Continued


GOP Looking To Dominate Redistricting

Republicans could hold complete control over the redistricting process in several key states after the 2010 elections. If the party’s gubernatorial candidates were to emerge with wins in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan — all states where Republicans either … Continued


GOP Targets State Races In Hopes Of Redistricting Gains

The Republican Party, already hoping to take control of Congress, is undertaking an aggressive effort to seize control of governorships and state houses across the country, which in turn could help the GOP redraw congressional districts and exert more power … Continued


Sharron Angle Adds To Communications Team

Republican Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, whose media strategy has been questioned recently as her poll numbers have slipped, is adding an experienced communications operative to her campaign. Jarrod Agen will become the Angle’s communications director, according to a campaign release. … Continued


Missouri Voters Reject Key Health Care Law Provision

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a … Continued


Snyder, Bernero To Face Off In Michigan Governor’s Race

Former computer executive Rick Snyder has defeated four opponents to capture the Republican nomination for Michigan governor. Snyder will face Democrat Virg Bernero in the fall election. Bernero has been the mayor of the state capital of Lansing since 2006. … Continued


Blunt, Caranahan To Battle For Missouri U.S. Senate Seat

Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt have won their party nominations for Senate in Missouri, setting up one of the most closely watched general election battles of 2010. Both candidates hail from prominent Missouri political families and both started duking … Continued


Burr Maintains Slim Lead In North Carolina Senate Race

Democratic candidate Elaine Marshall has inched closer to North Carolina’s incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr by consolidating support from her party’s faithful. Burr’s support in the horse race has stagnated, but his job approval numbers are the worst Public Policy … Continued


100 Worst Stimulus Projects

Monkeys on cocaine. New windows for a closed visitor center. Modern dance as a tool for software development. A report to be released Tuesday by conservative Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and John McCain cited these and 97 other projects as … Continued