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"The Supreme Court's conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start," the Washington Post reports. "The court granted the state's request to stay decisions of lower courts that...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new Civitas poll in North Carolina finds Sen. Kay Hagan (D) leading challenger Thom Tillis (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 46% to 41%, when leaners are allocated to each candidate.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) "is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature," the AP reports. The New York Post says Pataki "is privately gearing up for a 2016 presidential...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Joni Ernst (R) slightly ahead of Bruce Braley (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 44% to 42%. Key finding: "Even though the horse race numbers haven't changed much, this is the first time we've found Ernst with...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new Gravis Marketing survey in Wisconsin finds Mary Burke (D) leading Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the race for governor by five points, 50% to 45%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new American Research Group poll in New Hampshire finds Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) leads challenger Scott Brown (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 53% to 43%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino (R) has one of the strangest and most desperate ads of the year.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) asked former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker (R-KS), his "colleague and friend of more than 30 years," to tape a TV commercial for him but she refused, the Kansas City Star reports. Said Kassebaum Baker: "There's just disappointment...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Bill Cassidy (R) with a slight lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) in a possible December runoff election, 48% to 45%. Key finding: "Neither candidate is very popular with voters. 37% of voters have a favorable opinion...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Coming this fall: Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion by Mark Leibovich....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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NPR reports that Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's (R) "last public appearance was at a Republican dinner in Macomb County last Tuesday. Since then, nothing."...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Longtime GOP consultant Ed Rollins told the Washington Post that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee could be a formidable presidential candidate. Said Rollins: "Mike has always thought 2016 would be his cycle. I think he's getting ready to go. Every...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"With a strong possibility that Democrats could lose control of the Senate in the midterm elections, they are investing heavily in voter turnout efforts," the New York Times reports. "In states too close to call like Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and North...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Reid Wilson: "Here's the rough consensus on Democratic seats (the higher the rank, the more likely a seat is to change control): Montana will flip by the widest margin. West Virginia. South Dakota. Louisiana. Arkansas. Alaska. Iowa. Colorado. Michigan....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Byron York: "President Obama has a pretty obvious deadline for nominating a successor to departing Attorney General Eric Holder. If Democrats lose control of the Senate in November, they'll still run things until newly-elected members arrive in January....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Wonk Wire: Obamacare's First Anniversary Report Card
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"As many as a dozen incumbent governors are fighting for their political lives five weeks out from Election Day -- a list that includes the chief executives of states as red as Kansas and as blue as Connecticut as well as several top presidential battlegrounds,"...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new Target Insyght Poll in Michigan shows Gov. Rick Snyder (R) barely ahead of challenger Mark Schauer (D) in the race for governor, 41% to 40%, with 16% still undecided. In the U.S. Senate race, Gary Peters (D) holds a double-digit lead over Terri...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"Simmering tensions between Harry Reid and Tom Daschle are erupting into an all-out feud," The Hill reports. "Daschle is expressing frustration with the Senate majority leader (D-Nev.) for refusing to endorse Rick Weiland, a former Daschle aide who is...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"As the 2014 midterm campaigns enter the homestretch, the Republican Party needs a net gain of six seats in Senate to take back control -- and of course, it doesn't particularly matter which ones, as long as the party gets to 51. But looking down the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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New York Times: "When you run for president twice, you tend to accumulate huge amounts of campaign souvenirs, gifts and other detritus. However elusive the ultimate prize, the trunkloads of consolation trophies endure: There are the plaques, the awards...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new Gallup poll finds more Louisianans identify themselves as or lean Democratic (45%) than Republican (41%), a shift from the slight edge Republicans have held for past three years. The shift is likely a welcome indicator for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A three-judge panel "did not decide Monday whether Kansas Democrats should be required to pick a replacement for Chad Taylor (D), who dropped out of the closely contested U.S. Senate campaign against longtime incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Topeka...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The Cook Political Report has moved the U.S. Senate race in Kansas to a "toss up." "This contest has become the Rubik's Cube of Senate races. At the end of the day, it will be solved, but no one really knows how long it will take or how many different...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Washington Post: "The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new Suffolk University poll in Massachusetts finds the race for governor is a dead heat, with Martha Coakley (D)tied with Charlie Baker (R), 43% to 43%. A new Western New England University poll finds Baker ahead 44% to 43%. A forthcoming University...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"Leading astrologers say that Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is destined for a future working on social justice and will enjoy a strong relationship with her proud grandparents, Hillary and Bill," Politico reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new Nielson Brothers survey in South Dakota finds Mike Rounds (R) leading Rick Weiland (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 39% to 26%, with Larry Pressler (I) at 24%. If Weiland were not in the race, Rounds would be in a dead heat with Pressler, 40% to 39%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so," National Journal reports. "According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Businessweek: "A political candidate's firing in Florida offers a reminder of a little-understood fact of American life: Companies have sweeping discretion to effectively regulate what their workers do outside of work, including running for elected office."...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"You women don't understand -- guns are for men what jewelry is for women."-- Rep. Steve King (R-IA), quoted by TPM.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"With a wounded candidate at the top of their ticket, Democrats in Ohio have been forced to adopt a Plan B as they seek to avoid a disastrous shutout in elections for governor and other statewide offices," the New York Times reports. "Democrats here...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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National Journal: "Democratic candidates for Congress are crushing their Republican counterparts in small-dollar donations -- outraising their GOP foes by an average of more than $100,000 per candidate in the nation's top races. That's the finding of...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Nate Silver looks at the implications of a new poll showing Joni Ernst (R) with a solid lead over Bruce Braley (D) in the Iowa U.S. Senate race. "If Republicans are favored there also, they have a path to a Senate majority without having to worry about...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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New York Times: "Twenty-two years after he won the White House and six years after his wife's near miss for the Democratic nomination, former President Bill Clinton again stands in the thick of the competition for the nation's highest office." "That...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Annabelle Monaghan: "People seem to really like to talk about the good old days. Remember when kids played outside and could shake your hand because they weren't playing Angry Birds? I remember those days too, but here's what I also remember about growing...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Bruce Braley (D) and Joni Ernst (R) "squared off in a lively U.S. Senate debate Sunday evening, marked by heated exchanges on abortion, contraceptives, climate change and environmental regulations -- and by biting attacks and comebacks, especially in...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Kansas U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman (I) refuses to say whether he would he caucus with Democrats or Republicans if he defeats Sen. Pat Roberts (R), the Washington Post reports. Said Orman: "It's not in the best interests for us to say that."...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The Hill: "Five weeks before the midterm elections, party leaders are peering into their campaign bank accounts, doing their math and trying to figure out where to put their money -- and where to abandon hope." "While it is unclear which party will be...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new Portland Press Herald poll in Maine finds Mike Michaud (D) edging Gov. Paul LePage (R) in the race for governor, 41% to 39%, with Eliot Cutler (I) at 14%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Ryan Lizza: "In some respects, Paul is to Republicans in 2014 what Barack Obama was to Democrats in 2006: the Party's most prized fund-raiser and its most discussed senator, willing to express opinions unpopular within his party, and capable of energizing...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new CNN/ORC International poll in Louisiana finds Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) with a small lead over Bill Cassidy (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 40%. "But this is Louisiana, and the election system can be complicated. There are nine candidates -- Republicans,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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A new CNN/ORC International survey in North Carolina finds Sen. Kay Hagan (D) just ahead of challenger Thom Tillis (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 46% to 43%, with Libertarian Sean Haugh at 7%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll finds that 72% of Americans say the United States will end up using its own combat troops against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, despite President Obama's assertion that U.S. combat troops won't be...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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