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A new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Graham Center poll in Florida shows Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Charlie Crist (D) tied, 36% to 36%.An unusually high 13% refused to say whom they support and 7% were undecided....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina finds Sen. Kay Hagan (D) leading challenger Thom Tillis (R) by one point in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 46%.A new Rasmussen survey has Hagan leading by the same result, 47% to 46%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new USA Today poll finds that two-thirds of Americans say the nation "faces more challenging problems than usual; one in four call them the biggest problems of their lifetimes. And many lack confidence in the government to address them." "By significant...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Vice President Joe Biden, his wife and 11 other family members spent four nights on vacation this August at a lakeside log cabin overlooking the snowcapped peaks of Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park, Time reports. "The four-bedroom Brinkerhoff...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new Public Policy Polling survey in Colorado finds Sen. Mark Udall (D) and Cory Gardner (R) tied in their U.S. Senate race, 48% to 48%. In the race for governor, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and challenger Bob Beauprez (R) are also tied, 47% to 47%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Arizona Republic: "Democrats are mailing campaign fliers featuring a Libertarian candidate to conservative voters in a competitive Phoenix congressional race. The effort could help U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) stay in office."...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Peter Hamby: "Democrats of all stripes, including Clinton allies, have predicted for months that the former Secretary of State -- who was campaigning for midterm candidates in Iowa on Wednesday -- will face some kind challenge in the race for the Democratic...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wesleyan Media Project: "Spending on television ads in federal and gubernatorial races in the 2013-14 election cycle has now topped $1 billion, with an estimated $1.19 billion spent from January 1, 2013 to October 23, 2014. That spending paid for over...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Joe Klein: "It may be too much to ask that we journalists stop trying to do what we do worst -- predicting the outcomes of races -- and start doing what we should do best: hounding the candidates into specific answers on difficult questions. My sense...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tells the Washington Post he's in no hurry to make a decision on running for president in 2016. Said Ryan: "I've got all the time in the world. I don't have some calendar with a red circle. I don't feel the pressure to do it any...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Politico: "Most of the time, it's not so hard to tell what Biden's thinking -- he's just said it. But even his inner circle doesn't seem to know where his head is on 2016 -- whether he is actually going to get in the game or stay on the sidelines, dreaming...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Staten Island Advance: "On one side is the sometimes hot-headed Republican incumbent who is facing a 20-count federal indictment. On the other is a career Brooklyn Democratic pol, who, term-limited out of his high-ranking post in the City Council, thought...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new University of Arkansas poll finds Tom Cotton (R) leading Sen. Mark Pryor (D) in the U.S. Senate race by a wide margin, 49% to 36%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wonk Wire: Narrow edge in partisanship Is bad election sign for Democrats
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac University poll in Florida finds Charlie Crist (D) inching in front of his Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the gubernatorial race, 43% to 40%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac poll in Colorado finds Cory Gardner (R) leading Sen. Mark Udall (D) by seven points in the U.S. Senate race, 46% to 39%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"In the final days before the election, Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages -- invoking Trayvon Martin's death, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Jim Crow-era segregation -- to jolt African-Americans...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: "While many races remain close, it's just getting harder and harder to envision a plausible path for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Ultimately, with just a few days to go before the election, the safe bet...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Nate Cohn: "Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new Elon University Poll finds Sen. Kay Hagan (D) with an edge over challenger Thom Tillis (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 45% to 41%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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New York Times: "Washington's bad habit these days is nail-biting as the two parties nervously execute their midterm endgames and try to navigate the path to power. But political players and election watchers might want to take a moment to savor the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wall Street Journal: "Founders of political wagering site Intrade are back with a new forum for electoral prognosticating, minus one big thing: the wagering." "Pivit, a web and mobile application, is launching prediction markets this week for the midterm...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new EPIC-MRA poll in Michigan finds Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has only a two-point lead over challenger Mark Schauer (D), 45% to 43%. With undecideds put into the mix, the race is a 46% to 46% tie....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new EPIC-MRA poll in Michigan finds Gary Peters (D) opening a wide lead over Terri Lynn Land (R), 50% to 35%. "It is Peters' best margin in any EPIC-MRA poll to date and, significantly, it shows him not only with a 20-point lead among women voters...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new Marquette University Law School Poll in Wisconsin finds Gov. Scott Walker (R) opening a lead over challenger Mary Burke (D) among likely voters, 50% to 43%. The previous poll found the race tied at 47%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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When President Obama "overnights in the Providence area this week, it will be the first time in more than 50 years that a sitting president has slept in the nation's smallest state," the AP reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Monmouth University poll in Georgia finds David Perdue (R) leading Michelle Nunn (D) by a solid margin, 49% to 41%. In the race for governor, Gov. Nathan Deal (R) leads challenger Jason Carter (D), 48% to 42%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"The investigator who led the Department of Homeland Security's internal review of the Secret Service's 2012 prostitution scandal quietly resigned in August after he was implicated in his own incident involving a prostitute," the New York Times reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Harvard IOP poll finds that 51% of young Americans who say they will "definitely be voting" in November prefer a Republican-run Congress with 47% favoring Democrat control - a significant departure from IOP polling findings before the last midterm...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"Early voting on Sundays has been one of the biggest fronts in the voting wars of recent years. Some of this past Sunday's early voting numbers make the reason quite clear," the New York Times reports. "'Souls to the Polls' drives are a big part of the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Maine candidate for governor Eliot Cutler (I) will hold a press conference this morning to address his chances in the race, the Portland Press Herald reports. "The independent, who narrowly lost to Gov. Paul LePage four years ago, has been unable to...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Political observers say even if he never bothered to leave his house in Gonzales, the inclusion of 'Edwin Edwards' on the ballot in such a crowded field of Republicans with low-to-moderate name recognition would propel the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Brown University poll in Rhode Island finds Gina Raimondo (D) barely ahead of Allan Fung (R) in the race for governor, 38% to 37%, with Bob Healey (I) at 12%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac poll in Colordao finds Bob Beauprez (R) leading Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) in the race for governor, 45% to 40%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa finds Joni Ernst (R) is inching ahead among likely voters in the U.S. Senate race and now has 49% to 45% lead over Bruce Braley (D)....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"How small is the field of competitive House races? So narrow that just 25 contests account for 80 percent of all reported outside spending in the general election," the New York Times reports. "The bulk of House contests have seen virtually no outside...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity teams worked to contain the intrusion,"...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain," the Washington Post reports. "The Republican landslide in 2010 and the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"In a significant shift, business groups gave more money to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators," the Wall Street...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Survey USA poll in Kansas finds Greg Orman (I) leading Sen. Pat Roberts (R) in the U.S. Senate race by two points, 44% to 42%. In the race for governor, Paul Davis (D) leads Gov. Sam Brownback (R) by three points, 46% to 43%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"Attorneys general are now the object of aggressive pursuit by lobbyists and lawyers who use campaign contributions, personal appeals at lavish corporate-sponsored conferences and other means to push them to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Jeb Bush is calling President Obama's initial response to Ebola "incompetent," Politico reports. Said Bush: "It looked very incompetent to begin with, and that fueled fears that may not be justified. And now you have states that are legitimately acting...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac poll in Connecticut finds Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) and challenger Tom Foley (R) tied 43% to 43% in the race for governor....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) "is crisscrossing the country in a bid to run up his House majority and ease his job leading a fractious GOP conference," The Hill reports. "The Ohio Republican is spending the final, precious days of the 2014 campaign flying...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Sarah Palin told Fox Business that she may run for office again, in part to "bug the crap" out of liberals. Said Palin: "Those haters out there don't understand that it invigorates me. The more they're pouring on the more I'm gonna bug the crap out of...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Jonathan Bernstein lists five states "most at risk for polling mishaps" in their Senate elections, ranked from most to least likely: Georgia, Alaska, Kansas, Colorado and South Dakota. "This doesn't mean any of them will hold surprises once the votes...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A new Monmouth University poll in South Dakota finds Mike Rounds (R) with a double-digit lead over Rick Weiland (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 45% to 31%, with Larry Pressler (I) at 19%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Roll Call highlights the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A new Loras College Poll in Iowa finds Bruce Braley (D) with an edge over Joni Ernst (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 45% to 44%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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