Who Dat? – T

Did somebody say it was “T” time? As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of.  And when we see a …

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Time To Enter The Political Junkie 2022 Election Contest

The election is a week away and there are still so many contests for the Senate and for governor that are too close to call.  The answer to such uncertainty?  Another Political Junkie contest! The person who calls every race correctly wins a Political Junkie t-shirt, plus their choice of an Eisenhower or Stevenson campaign …

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Republicans Pulling Ahead In Key Governor Races

The reported late surge of Republican voter strength seems to be in evidence in this year’s gubernatorial contests.  Three top governors Democrats had long hoped to defeat — Ron DeSantis in Florida, Brian Kemp in Georgia and Greg Abbott in Texas — are in good shape for re-election.  Even Kari Lake in Arizona, the GOP …

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Dems Hope To Keep Senate, But GOP May Have Late Mo

Two weeks to go, and no one can say with any certainty which party is going to win control the Senate.  We’ve seen an unusual number of polling swings in the past few months, and there’s no telling how many more may come as we approach November 8th. The House is another animal altogether; there’s …

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Trump Vendetta, Bush Dynasty At Stake In Today’s Primaries

For Donald Trump, this one is personal. “This” is today’s Georgia primary, where two key Republican figures — Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — went on record early to renounce the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.  They looked at the numbers and declared that Joe Biden carried …

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Ohio GOP Is Going All-Out Trump (With One Exception)

On paper, Ohio is the archetypal swing state.  Bill Clinton won it twice, then George W. Bush won it twice, then Barack Obama and then Donald Trump.  But a look below the surface shows a growing conservative state, with overwhelming Republican dominance (12-4) in its U.S. House delegation and a huge advantage in the state …

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Texas Hold ‘Em

The Lone Star State kicked off the 2022 primary season on Tuesday, offering little excitement though some surprises.  Here’s what happened: GOVERNOR:  A relatively few Republicans bought the argument that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was insufficiently conservative, as the incumbent took more than 66% of the vote.  Allen West, the former Texas GOP chair and …

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Despite Some Disappointing News, GOP Still Has Senate Edge For 2022

The Democrats got some good news in the past couple of weeks that could help them when it comes to Senate races up in 2022.  There was a big surprise in New Hampshire, where Chris Sununu, the popular Republican governor, said he would not challenge Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan next year.  The guessing all along …

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Your 2021 Election Day Scorecard

If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the past few weeks, you’ve probably read that this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race is historically significant, and especially so this year, that it will send a signal to the rest of the country about what to expect in the 2022 midterm elections.  If Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins, the …

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