Today, the DSCC made some pretty unsurprising expenditures. They cut ads against Republicans John Raese, W.Va., Linda McMahon, Conn., Ken Buck, Colo., and Rand Paul, Ky. They also made a $576,000 ad buy against Dino Rossi.
The DCCC’s most notable ad buys, on the other hand, go to a handful of districts which, with a few exceptions, probably no one would have expected a month ago: Read More
Tom Emmer, the Republican nominee for governor of Minnesota, has made a few gaffes. He’s also running against one of the worst senators the state ever had — Mark Dayton, D — and an independent candidate who will perform strongly on Election Day, as independent candidates often do in Minnesota. Read More
Late yesterday, Gallup came out with new numbers on the generic ballot question—which party’s candidates would you vote for in the election for House of Representatives? Read More
Four states held primary elections yesterday (actually a runoff primary in Georgia). The most dramatic contests were in Colorado, which has voted 1% more than the national average for the winner of the last two presidential elections—54%-45% for Barack Obama in 2008, 52%-47% for George W. Bush in 2004. Read More
An interesting night of election returns from Georgia (whose secretary of state, unlike those of Colorado and Minnesota, is doing a good job of sharing incoming election results).
As I write, Nathan Deal is leading Karen Handel in the Republican runoff for governor by a 50.4%-49.6% margin. That’s a 4,382-vote margin out of 560,189 counted. Read More