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Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With Hispanics

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With HispanicsThe election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain Senate

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain SenateRepublicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To WatchRepublicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» 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

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In Indiana

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In IndianaSince Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.» 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

Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final DaysWhether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it's looking like a blowout.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012Superstorm Sandy, the October surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-Election Day podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states and have a forecast of control over the House and Senate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Rape Comments Complicate But Don’t End GOP Senate Takeover Chances

Rape Comments Complicate But Don’t End GOP Senate Takeover ChancesRepublicans retain hopes for a Senate takeover, but comments about rape and abortion by candidates in Missouri and Indiana aren't helping. The GOP needs to gain four seats to control the Senate if President Obama wins; three seats if Republican Mitt Romney emerges the presidential victor on Nov. 6.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Ad Watch Rematch: 6 Swing States, 1 Half-Hour, 87 Political Ads

Ad Watch Rematch: 6 Swing States, 1 Half-Hour, 87 Political AdsSince June, more than 915,000 presidential ads alone have aired on broadcast and cable TV. So what's it like to watch the local news in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us