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, the battle for the Senate is nothing short of nail-biting-to-the-bone, if not heart-stopping. If you’re a political junkie — like we …

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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 incumbents got knocked off in the primaries. Not counting Louisiana, which holds its “jungle” primary on election day, there are seven …

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In Honor Of Casey Kasem: The Top 40 House Races Of 2014

The death of legendary “top 40” radio personality Casey Kasem last week is the peg for this week’s Political Junkie column:  The top 40 House races of 2014. We still have a ways to go before we know the nominees for all the key contests.  And so this list will be updated several times before …

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Episode #11: Chris Christie & a Look Ahead To Iowa 2016

Continuing where he left off in 2013, Chris Christie remains the most talked about Republican in the country … only this time he may not like what everyone is saying.  The week’s Political Junkie show focuses on the New Jersey governor and whether the “Bridgegate” scandal is a minor blip, or something more.  Host Ken …

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Episode #4: Neal Conan Reunion, Chris Christie & Obamacare

The old “Talk of the Nation” team of Ken Rudin and Neal Conan gets together in Ken’s Political Junkie program this week to talk about the rise of Chris Christie (which doesn’t make the Tea Party happy) and the problems of the Affordable Care Act (which don’t make Democrats up in 2014 happy).  Also, Colorado …

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