Political Junkie Blog

Raul Ramirez, KQED News Executive, Dead At Age 67

The world has lost a remarkable journalist and an even greater human being.  Raul Ramirez, the executive director of news and public affairs at KQED in San Francisco, lost his battle with cancer on...

Making History in Today’s Elections

It’s going to be hard to make a case that today’s results are going to represent some sort of foreshadowing of what may happen in next year’s midterm elections.  But for the political junkie...

Pennsylvania Gov. Election Headed in Uncharted Waters

The polls have made it clear that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is in serious trouble in his bid for re-election next year.  An incumbent governor going down to defeat is not exactly unusual in...

Virginia Governor Race Highlights 2013 Election Schedule

There is always the tendency to over-interpret election results, especially in a cycle where very little is at stake.  The few statewide races that appear on the ballot the year after a presidential contest –...

McAuliffe Ready to End Tradition in Virginia

This week’s Washington Post poll showing Terry McAuliffe with a 51-39 percent lead over Ken Cuccinelli for governor in Virginia is not just good news for the Democrats and bad for the Tea Party. It’s also about to end a streak...

Dem Unity Starts to Wither Over Obamacare ‘Glitches’

If there was one lesson learned that came out of the congressional battle over the shutdown, it was that Democrats were united and Republicans were not. We’ve already discussed the GOP divisions in detail.  Democrats,...