Nevada Is GOP’s Best Hope For Senate Pickup

The news did not come as a surprise but, for Nevada Republicans, more of a relief.  Rep. Joe Heck, who has been in the House since 2011, said on Monday (7/6) he is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid (D) after five terms. The GOP had been concerned ever since Gov. Brian …

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Hagan Won’t Seek Senate Comeback In N.C.

The Democrats lost what may have been their best candidate in next year’s Senate race in North Carolina.  Kay Hagan, who was unseated by Thom Tillis (R) after one term in 2014, said Wednesday she would not seek to take on GOP Sen. Richard Burr.  She made her announcement on Facebook: Serving North Carolina in …

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Haley Leads The Way On The Flag; Which GOP Candidates Will Follow?

The announcement Monday by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and other South Carolina officials might have seemed like a no-brainer, in light of the recent horror in Charleston.  The Confederate flag and other remnants of the Civil War South, while a source to some of regional pride, have been used as symbols of racial hatred for …

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Who Dat? – J

Last month’s “Who Dat?” feature left a lot to be desired.  For some time now, we’ve been offering photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  But last month focused on candidates whose last name began with an “I” — and there were only a handful to illustrate. We’re …

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Who Dat? – I

We know there’s no “I” in team … or, as my son once said during a T-ball game, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘victory.”  Still trying to figure that one out. But as it turns out, there are not many unknown campaign buttons that begin with the letter “I” either. As you know, every so often …

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Reid Gives Up Senate Seat; Rubio Is Next

The retirement announcement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was deservedly front-page news, but it’s hard to make the case that it was a surprise.  The 75-year old Nevada Democrat suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a New Year’s Day exercise accident, his numbers at home were not great and, for the first time, …

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Rand Paul Hoping For Kentucky Version Of LBJ Law

Rand Paul has a dilemma.  The first-term Republican senator from Kentucky is a clear favorite for re-election next year.  But he also wants to run for president as well.  The rub?  State law prohibits him from seeking more than one post at the same time. (Marco Rubio of Florida is in the same predicament: the …

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Is Rahm In Trouble?

It’s hard to imagine that Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago with a $15 million war chest, is in trouble in his April 7 runoff with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the Cook County commissioner who got enough of the vote in the initial Feb. 24 election to keep Emanuel from winning a second term outright.  Reports …

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Rahm Hoping To End Chicago Race Today

He has a solid campaign organization, tons of money, and even the president of the United States in his corner. But if reports are to be believed, Rahm Emanuel is running scared in his bid (on Tuesday, Feb. 24) for a second term as mayor of Chicago.  Not that anyone thinks he will finish anywhere …

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Whither V.P. Biden; Welcome Gov. Brown

One of the more entertaining aspects of following politics is watching how journalists cover Sarah Palin. To a person, they swear up and down that they’ll never write about her again. Then she’ll say something – as she did last month, when she told a reporter that she’s “seriously thinking” about running for president – …

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