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Time’s Running Out For Missouri’s Todd Akin

Time’s Running Out For Missouri’s Todd Akin

In 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

In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics

In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics

Both campaigns want to claim momentum heading into the final days of the campaign. This is especially true in battleground states like Iowa, where enthusiasm and voter turnout can make all the difference. Momentum is a common political metaphor, but what does it really tell us?» 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 Question

It’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

What If There’s No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

What If There’s No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

With the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.» 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: Arkansas

Both 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 Sandy’s Wake, Romney Struggles To Regain Attention

In Sandy’s Wake, Romney Struggles To Regain Attention

A hurricane is no time for campaigning. That naturally gives an advantage to the incumbent, whose job is leading the cleanup and recovery efforts. The media will eventually turn its gaze back to the campaign, but there isn’t much time left.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Pumps And Polls: Why Americans Wait In Lines

Pumps And Polls: Why Americans Wait In Lines

You don’t need the threat of a menacing storm like Hurricane Sandy to get folks in line. Look around — we line up to dance and dine, to buy tickets and the newest iPhone, and for the opportunity to cast an early ballot.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Democrats See Opportunity In Fiery Illinois House Race

Democrats See Opportunity In Fiery Illinois House Race

One of the most explosive Congressional races in the country is in Illinois, where controversial and outspoken freshman Republican Joe Walsh is fighting to hang on to his seat. Walsh is facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

Freshman Republican Joe Walsh’s bombastic rants frequently get him into trouble, even with members of his own party. He’s facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Nine States; Near-Unlimited Cash; A Flurry Of Ads

Nine States; Near-Unlimited Cash; A Flurry Of Ads

Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There’s little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us