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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

‘God Intended’ A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate Says

‘God Intended’ A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate SaysRepublican Richard Mourdock, who is running for Senate, ignited controversy with his explanation for why he opposes abortion in the case of rape.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Stedman fund-raising twice Kookesh total

Stedman fund-raising twice Kookesh totalThere’s a significant fund-raising gap between the two incumbents fighting to represent a new Southeast Senate district. Here's a look at some of the details of the District Q race between Bert Stedman and Albert Kookesh.

Underdog Democrat Is Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race

Underdog Democrat Is Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate RaceIt's not just the presidential contest that's being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller's race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is also seen as a tossup. That's a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Negative Ads Reign In Maine Senate Race

Negative Ads Reign In Maine Senate RaceThe race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat has been dominated by three things: an independent former governor, third-party spending and a barrage of negative television ads. Among the casualties of the campaign have been the candidates' positions on the issues.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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