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Washington Post: "The 2010 Supreme Court decision that helped usher in a new era of political spending gave Republicans a measurable advantage on Election Day, according to a new study." "The advantage isn't large, but it is statistically significant:...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Associated Press: "Election Day is just two months off and the national tab for the 2014 campaign already stands at $1 billion. Before it's all over, the bill for the first midterm election since both Democrats and Republicans embraced a historic change...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A new SurveyUSA poll in Kentucky finds that two-thirds of registered voters in the state -- including a majority of Republicans -- oppose changing the law to it easier for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to run for president and re-election at the same time....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A new American Crossroads ad attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is just brutal and very effective.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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"The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott," the Alaska Dispatch...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Morning Line: "First, with primary season all but wrapped up -- Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island hold the last primaries next Tuesday -- Republicans have done all they can structurally to prevent problematic candidates from emerging,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A new YouGov poll finds support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month. The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, 53% to 47%, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Out this month: The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell by Alec MacGillis....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Winter Garden, FL Mayor John Rees asked police to remove a man from a City Commission meeting because he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "Rees said he considered the man's refusal to stand for the Pledge of...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A new Field Poll in California finds President Obama's approval ratings "have fallen to a record low in California, with nearly as many voters now disapproving of the job Obama is doing as approving." "Only 45% of California voters hold a favorable view...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) plans to join boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as he embarks on a new career on Wall Street, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Cantor lost his seat in Congress when he was defeated in a June primary....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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"Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year," Politico reports. "Politico interviewed more...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A new Pew Research/USA Today finds a large majority of Americans think the world is a more dangerous place than it was several years ago. "Republicans, Democrats and independents all are more likely to say the U.S. does too little to solve world problems,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A new Boston Globe poll finds that 74% of Massachusetts voters said "they were uncertain for whom to cast their ballot in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, and 60% were undecided in the race for treasurer."...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A new We Ask America survey in Illinois finds Sen. Dick Durbin (D) leads challenger Jim Oberweis (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 48% to 41%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) tops the Roll Call list of the most vulnerable senators.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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"As odds improve that the GOP will control both chambers of Congress next year, Senate Republicans are starting to plan an agenda intended to extract policy concessions from President Obama without inducing the capital's market-rattling brinkmanship...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Washington Post notes that "wealthy political contributors have more access than ever to candidates since the ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. More than 300 donors have seized the opportunity, writing checks at such a furious...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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"As Ukrainian leaders warned on Monday of 'a great war' with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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As Gov. Chris Christie (R) "prepares to go to Mexico this week for a rare, official trip outside the United States, aides insist that his intent is to deepen New Jersey's economic ties to Latin America and showcase his commitment to Hispanic voters back...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 1, 2014
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"Almost a year since the last partial government shutdown began, many House Republicans say they have little desire to start another," the Wall Street Journal reports. "With one month before the government's funding runs out on Sept. 30, Republicans...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A new SurveyUSA poll in Minnesota finds Sen. Al Franken (D) well ahead of challenger Mike McFadden (R), 51% to 42%. In the governor's race, Gov. Mark Dayton (D) leads challenger Jeff Johnson (R), 49% to 40%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Sioux Falls Argus Leader has the fascinating story of how Sen. Karl Mundt (R-SD) suffered a massive stroke in 1969 but would not resign. "Mundt, the state's longest serving member in Congress, never would resume his duties as a senator, though he...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) "is singing a new tune on immigration as he eyes a possible 2016 presidential run, but it may not be enough to win over disaffected conservatives just yet," The Hill reports. "Rubio was a leading champion of the comprehensive...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Washington Post: "Happy Labor Day weekend! In politics, this marks the final period of calm before a whirlwind nine weeks leading up to Election Day. It's also a good time to reflect on the 2014 election cycle so far -- full of dramatic twists, turns,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A new SurveyUSA poll in Kentucky finds Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) strengthening his lead over his challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), 46% to 42%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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"With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office," the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) told the Associated Press that he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage. Said Abercrombie: "Republicans crossed over en masse to...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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