Gardner Running In Colorado Helps, But GOP Still Has Hill To Climb To Take Senate

The chances of the Republicans winning control of the Senate this year got a big boost this week with the announcement that Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) changed his mind and will take on Sen. Mark Udall (D).  Gardner, the most popular Republican in the state who has been seen as an up-and-comer since he knocked …

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Who Dat? – C (Part 1)

In using illustrations of campaign buttons to accompany these political postings, we have often come across buttons whose origins have escaped us.  Thus, every now and then we’re going to post some of these unknown items, in the hope that you can identify some of them. Here’s another selection of campaign items of candidates whose …

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Illinois’ Pat Quinn, Once The ‘Most Unpopular Governor,’ Headed To Easy Renomination

Turnarounds in politics are not new.  Think Richard Nixon, after his 1962 defeat in California and his farewell news conference, only to be resurrected in 1968.  Or Bill Clinton, thought to be mortally wounded after being dogged by the Gennifer Flowers and Vietnam draft controversies, only to go on to defeat a sitting president in …

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