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On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270

On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney made a last push in states that could be critical to victory. Obama was scheduled to campaign in three swing states, while Romney had events planned in four. The only overlap was in Ohio, considered the linchpin of the election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Potential Election Day Firsts: Races To Watch

Potential Election Day Firsts: Races To WatchTuesday offers a smorgasbord of possible history-making opportunities across the nation — from New Hampshire, which could end up with the nation's first all-female congressional delegation, to Arizona, which could elect its first Hispanic U.S. senator.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Time’s Running Out For Missouri’s Todd Akin

Time’s Running Out For Missouri’s Todd AkinIn the closing days of the campaign, some serious money is coming in behind the controversial GOP Senate nominee, and one recent poll showed his race against Claire McCaskill is a dead heat. But most observers think he's already done his campaign too much damage.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

‘For Whom Will You Vote?’ May Be Wrong Question

‘For Whom Will You Vote?’ May Be Wrong QuestionIt's the question most pollsters ask. But one political economist says there's a better one to ask if you want to predict a candidate's fate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And PriceyCalifornia's 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California's independent redistricting committee redrew the district's boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

No, Romney’s Son Is Not Gunning To Steal Ohio Vote By Rigging Voting Machines

No, Romney’s Son Is Not Gunning To Steal Ohio Vote By Rigging Voting MachinesTagg Romney's private equity firm is connected to the company that makes voting machines used in a couple of Ohio counties. Therefore, conspiracy theorists say, he could fix the election in his father's favor.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

A Campaign Map, Morphed By MoneyWe've reshaped the United States based on where superPACs and other outside groups spent their money to air political ads aimed at influencing the presidential election. The result? One weirdly telling map.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What Romney’s Run Means For Mormonism

What Romney’s Run Means For MormonismWin or lose on Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has already made history as the first Mormon to win a major party presidential nomination. But has his race for the White House changed Americans' perceptions and stereotypes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The GOP Has Its Eyes On Another Election Day Prize: Arkansas

The GOP Has Its Eyes On Another Election Day Prize: ArkansasBoth Republicans and Democrats think they can capture about a dozen state legislative chambers in next week's election, meaning there could be little net change in control. But there may be no state that the GOP is eyeing as eagerly as Arkansas, which is the lone Democratic holdout in the Deep South.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A BoostA dozen teachers, all of them Democrats, are running for seats in Ohio's House and Senate. The surge is a byproduct of last year's voter referendum repealing a state law that would have curbed public employees' collective bargaining rights. Another byproduct is reusing teacher phone banks from that effort to support Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us