Lobbing Hand Grenades: Republican Plots Pelosi Overthrow

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) is trying to foment a long-shot Democratic rebellion against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that would install House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in her place after the November elections. The scenario, as Simpson sees it, runs … Continued

Martinez (R) Raises $611K for New Mexico Governor’s Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish holds a $7-to-$1 advantage in campaign cash over Republican Susana Martinez as the general election race for governor gets under way in New Mexico, according to financial reports filed Thursday. Denish had a cash balance … Continued

Will The NRA Endorse Harry Reid Over Sharron Angle?

I can understand why the National Rifle Association (NRA) sometimes endorses Democratic candidates despite the party’s general hostility to gun rights; having friends in both parties can be politically advantageous. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid? When his challenger — Republican Sharron … Continued

Democrats Crafting Plan To Thwart Republican Gains In November

Architects of President Obama’s 2008 victory are braced for potentially sizable Democratic losses in November’s midterm elections. But they say voters’ unease about a GOP takeover will help their party maintain congressional majorities. “I think the prospect of a Republican takeover — while … Continued

CT. Dem Candidate Blumenthal: Communism Not Radical

While a student at Harvard during the sixties, Richard Blumenthal, now the Democratic candidate for Senate in Connecticut, penned a magazine article about a well-known student Vietnam-era protest group, writing that “communism is no longer radical.” Was this article an example … Continued

Ohio U.S. Senate Race: Portman (R) 43% Fisher (D) 39%

The Ohio Senate race between former Republican Congressman Rob Portman and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher remains extremely close. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the state’s Likely Voters shows Portman picking up 43% of the vote while Fisher earns … Continued

RGA Collects $19 Million In 2nd Quarter

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) brought in just under $19 million in the second quarter of 2010 and ended the month of June with $40 million in the bank, according to an RGA source. The massive haul brings the campaign committee’s … Continued

Hatch Cozies Up To Lee

The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee will host a fundraising breakfast July 13 for Utah Senate candidate Mike Lee (R), according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will host the event. Last month, Lee bested Tim Bridgewater in the … Continued