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All Eyes on Joe Liebermannew

Jumpin' Joe Lieberman has once again managed to freak out Connecticut Democrats of nearly every persuasion. Left-wingers are firing rockets into the blogosphere, some longtime Lieberman loyalists are sadly shaking their heads, and establishment types are seething at what Joe may be doing to his old buddy Chris Dodd's reelection chances.
New Haven Advocate  |  Gregory B. Hladky  |  11-10-2009  |  Politics

As 2010 Senate Race Draws Near, the Health Care Debate Reminds Us Why Primaries Matternew

Joe Lieberman might have veto power over health reform. Establishment Democrats might remember that when they support Arlen Specter over progressive challenger Joe Sestak in 2010.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Brendan Skwire  |  10-19-2009  |  Commentary

Republican Dark Horse Candidate for Congress Winnning Over Some New Mexico Votersnew

Adam Kokesh, the Republican candidate for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District seat -- currently held by Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan -- is picking up support from Truthers, Birthers, Deathers and Tea Partiers, whose affiliations run the gamut from disenchanted Democrats to white supremacists.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  10-15-2009  |  Politics

The Connecticut For Lieberman Party Seeks to Transcend Joe Liebermannew

The party's mutation has left some of Lieberman's harshest Democratic critics frustrated and worried about what the new party might do to the re-election chances of Connecticut's other Democratic U.S. Senator, Chris Dodd.
New Haven Advocate  |  Gregory B. Hladky  |  10-06-2009  |  Politics

Ex-Marine Adam Kokesh Runs for Congress in New Mexiconew

Kokesh, who professes a libertarian-leaning agenda, will be seeking to replace the Democratic representative for the 3rd Congressional District, Ben R. Lujan. Because the 3rd Congressional District is strongly democratic, Kokesh will have to exert a novel appeal as he stalks the Nov. 2, 2010 election.
Weekly Alibi  |  Alex E. Limkin  |  08-25-2009  |  Politics

At Least Four North Carolina Dems Hope to Unseat Sen. Richard Burr in 2010new

Any of them has a good chance to win next year's Democratic primary, but whether they can beat Burr depends on the amount of money the candidates raise, the national sentiment toward Dems and the cachet the Democratic nominee carries, not only in the state's progressive locales, but in more conservative regions in the mountains and down east.
INDY Week  |  Rebekah Cowell  |  08-21-2009  |  Politics

The Early Birds: New Mexico Pols Build Momentum for 2010new

With nearly 1.2 million registered voters in the state of New Mexico, it would take a statewide candidate 833 days working around the clock to spend a personal minute with each one of them. And you wonder why candidates are announcing more than a year ahead of the 2010 election.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  07-31-2009  |  Politics

Virginia Republicans Look to 2009 ... and Beyondnew

If there's one thing that we love about Virginia's odd-year election cycle, it's that it stretches the already interminable political season into near-perpetuity, insuring that not a year goes by without a healthy dose of campaign shenanigans for us to laugh at, lacerate and lampoon to our snarky heart's content.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Dan Catalano  |  07-22-2009  |  Politics

Single-Payer Advocates Crashing the Gatesnew

One of the main reasons I am running for Congress is to get single payer health care for all Americans. To push for it, I am running prime-time cable ads round-the-clock on CNN and MSNBC challenging my opponent, longtime incumbent Jane Harman, to sign on to Congressman John Conyers' bill for single-payer.
Random Lengths News  |  Marcy Winograd  |  07-05-2009  |  Commentary

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