What Howard Baker Left Us

What makes a successful politician? We often don’t fully know the answer to that until they are gone from the scene, and even then the answer is not clear. Harry Truman, for example, left office in 1953 with abysmal polling numbers (22% approval according to Gallup), but in the decades since his departure his stock …

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Contribute to our December Specials!

Well, it’s been a long year of following midterm candidates, tracking polls, analyzing political controversies, and scuttling buttons. Now that December is upon us, we’ve got a couple of special episodes coming later this month to take a look back at the year 2014 on the Political Junkie, and we want to invite you to …

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Those Still Uncalled 2014 Races

We left you last week with a handful of races that hadn’t been called.  Here’s the latest update: CALLED: Alaska Senate — Dan Sullivan (R) was declared the winner over Democratic incumbent Mark Begich on Nov. 12.  He held a lead of about 8,000 votes; even though there are thousands still to be counted, the …

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