Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who survived election night despite about every prediction (with the notable exception of Nevada analyst Jon Ralston), appears headed to another term leading the Senate. Read More
The new House Speaker-designate, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, broke down in tears tonight at the Republican election headquarters as he talked about his hardscrabble upbringing in a family of 12 children.
“I’ve spent my whole life chasing the American dream,” Boehner, the current House Republican Minority Leader, told a cheering crowd as he choked back tears in the ballroom of the Hyatt in downtown Washington. Read More
Most of the attention on Tuesday’s election has been focused on Virginia’s hotly contested congressional races, but the state’s voters also will be asked to decide on three statewide ballot question. Read More
Another day, another supervisor campaigning against Proposition B, the pension reform measure on the Nov. 2 ballot. On Monday, opponents of Prop. B, including Supervisor David Campos, firefighters, nurses, teachers and Latino community leaders will walk through the Mission distributing "No on B" campaign signs and talking to voters in the neighborhood. Read More
Voters are angry and many are warming up to the Republican Party's "Pledge to America," but polls show that doesn't necessarily portend big wins for the party next month.
As the election approaches and voter attitudes harden, predictions are getting murkier as a slew of new polls shows sometimes contradictory attitudes at play among the restive electorate. Read More
‘Allowing noncitizens to vote is not only unconstitutional in California, it clearly dilutes the promise of citizenship,” U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in 2004 when San Franciscans were considering a proposition that would have allowed parents of children in the San Francisco Unified School District to vote in Board of Education elections. It failed, but the exact same measure is on this November’s ballot as Proposition D. Read More
New Jersey governor and GOP rising superstar Chris Christie is throwing his support behind Republican Bob Ehrlich for governor of Maryland at a high-brow fundraiser this week, The Washington Examiner has learned.
Christie’s brash, no-nonsense governing style has caught national attention since he won the governorship in 2009, and his endorsement could offer Ehrlich a much-needed boost in the deeply Democratic state of Maryland, campaign analysts say. Read More