Tag Archives: 2010 election

Exit poll remainders: jobs, jobs, jobs

A couple of interesting items from the 2010 exit polls (as if you haven’t heard enough election stuff…) In the Florida Senate race, Charlie Crist may actually have a future as a Democrat. He got 19 percent of the black … Continue reading

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Why we lose: take one

Black voters and young voters had dismal turnout in the just-passed tsunami midterm. The voters who approve of President Obama most, weren’t there for him and his party on Tuesday. But hey, Lil Wayne is free! From the in-box:

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Midday clicks: Bennett wins in Colorado, Murray looking good in WA, White House shake-up coming?

With the Denver and Boulder suburbs the last votes to come in, the Denver Post has called Colorado for Michael Bennett, adding a bit more good news for Democrats on a tough post-election day. Democrats also easily won the Colorado … Continue reading

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In Florida, the unthinkable

Congratulations, Florida. This is your new governor. And you’ve elected David Rivera and Allen West, too. Nice job, people.

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Alternet finds the sunshine

On a day like this, for progressives, this passes for good news: The reality is that Congress is going to be even more dysfunctional, and thanks to the incoming Tea Party candidates, Fox News and the rest of the right-wing … Continue reading

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From Politico: the story behind the Clinton-Meek intervention

Politico’s Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Allen dig deeper into the delicate operation that they say began as early as this spring, in which the White House, fresh from trying to intervene to head off challenges to Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Counterpoint: the volatile electorate

For all the talk you’ll hear over the next two days about “tsunami,” historic rejection of the president, five alarm fires and a collective national yearning for the GOP, the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll offers something much more mundane: … Continue reading

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The new normal: millionaire funding Rove ops in KY prosecuted by Conway for alleged nursing home abuse

This is politics in the New Normal as created by the Five Corporate Justices of the Supreme Court in Citizens United. CEO skips out on his hospital company amid record Medicare Fraud, gets sued over more Medicare fraud, hides depo … Continue reading

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The Kamikaze candidacy? Bombshell report says Meek agreed to drop out **UPDATE**

If this is true, then this might be the leak that opens the door for Democrats to vote for Charlie Crist, and the Florida race for U.S. Senate just got real interesting again. Major hat tip to Peter Schorsch, who … Continue reading

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Qpoll has Sink up 4, but race volatile

I’ll bet the Quinnipiac people wish they released their polls on time after getting themselves stuck with a sentence like this: “Although the governor’s race remains very close, CFO Alex Sink has had a good week,” said Peter A. Brown, … Continue reading

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