Word had hardly gotten out that Rep. Mike Pence, R-IN, was thinking of stepping down as chairman of the House Republican Conference in order to make a run for either the White House or the Indiana governorship before the rumor mill was crackling with messages about who might be/should be/better not be his successor. Read More
Allen Barton sits down with Politico's Andy Barr to discuss the results of the publication's latest survey of American public political ideas, with emphasis on the great gulf between the political elite in the nation's capital and the Tea Party.
At one point, Barr explains why in his view 2010 has been such a difficult political year for conventional observers "inside the Washington bubble" such as members of the mainstream media to understand: Read More
Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada's residents and live and where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's son Rory is a county commissioner. Rory is also a Democratic candidate for governor.
Since early voting started, there have been credible reports that voting machines in Clark County, Nevada are automatically checking Harry Reid's name on the ballot: Read More
Money really does grow on trees, at least until little Barry grows up and takes all of the money leaves and branches away. Watch the latest edition of Politizoid and find out what happens next. And why Barry then decided it was time to learn Chinese! Read More
Alexander Soros "has the means" and he has no hesitation about using it mostly on behalf of liberal Democrats in 2010, according to a new campaign funding analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
"In the run up to the 2010 midterm elections, Soros joins a handful of young, emerging political heavyweights, many of whom are related to other prolific political donors," reports the center's Lauren Hepler in a report posted on the OpenSecrets blog. Read More
Here are just three top graphs from Politico's roundup of political news from the third-to-last weekend before the 2010 Mid-term congressional election:
More bad polls. More bad fundraising numbers. More dreary talk on the Sunday shows.
It added up to a brutal weekend for Democrats, as the consensus among election analysts, already bearish on the party’s prospects, took a turn for the worse over the past 48 hours. Read More
Pollster Scott Rasmussen told Western CPAC attendees last night that he expects a 55-seat Republican gain in the Nov. 2 congressional election, according to Human Events' John Gizzi.
Rasmussen, who was the first pollster to spot the surge that led to Scott Brown's upset victory for the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy in Massachusett, told the assembled conservatives that Senate control will be determined by how five races currently too close to call are decided. Read More
Nobody knows with certainty how many illegal votes were cast in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, but odds are the total was in the millions, thanks to systematic vote fraud campaigns by leftist groups such as ACORN and mis-guided laws that allow individuals to register and vote on the same day. Read More
Fund raiser and political marketing master Richard Viguerie is warning Washington Establishment Republicans that they are wrong to ascribe the advent of the Tea Party movement as a reaction to President Obama and the Democratic Congress led by Senate Majority Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read More