Political Junkie Blog

Most Eyes On Florida & Wisconsin Among 36 Governor Races

With most attention this year squarely on which party will control the Senate, it is understandable that the 36 states holding gubernatorial elections are taking a back seat.  But between the recent “fangate” flap...

Odds Still Say GOP Takes Senate, But Wild Cards Remain

If you’re a partisan — a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat or Republican — you’re probably a nervous wreck these days.  With just over two weeks to go and with all the twists and turns and surprises,...

Predict The 2014 Election Winners!

Let’s be honest here.  This is the most topsy-turvy election cycles in years.  So many conflicting polls, so many surprises, so many twists and turns. To make it even more perplexing, now you have...

What’s The Matter With Kansas?

You remember Ben Paulen, right?  How could you not?  He was a member of the Kansas legislature, served as the state oil inspector for a time, then was elected lieutenant governor before winning two...

Who Dat? – F

Labor Day is a time to relax and think about all the people who came before us who worked hard for so little money. Sort of like me.  And that leads to this feature...

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It’s Not The Vacation, Mr. President, It’s The Tone

There’s a devastating scene in Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary film, Fahrenheit 9/11, in which President George W. Bush, on vacation in Kennebunkport, is telling reporters that “we must stop the terror” and “I call...

Year Of The Incumbent? Certainly In The Primaries

Both parties are expecting some amount of turnover in November, especially in Senate races, but also in contests for governor and the House. But it’s hard to recall a season in which so few...

The August Primaries … And You

The dog days of summer?  Not when there are Senate and House primaries to predict, as well as an opportunity to share your wisdom on the Political Junkie podcast! After Tuesday, August 5 —...