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Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski To Run As Write-In Candidate

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator from Alaska, may have lost the bid for nomination in the Republican primary, but that fact hasn't seemed to dampen her plans to continue her campaign for November's general election. 

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The Takeaway

Uncertainty for the GOP After Tea Party Candidates Win Big In Primaries

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Last night's primary elections set the stage for the nation's general elections with seven states and the District of Columbia heading to the polls. Once again, the viability of the Tea Party was the central question in several races on the Eastern seaboard.. While several Republican insurgent candidates won big last night, their victories over establishment candidates muddle the G.O.P.'s chances of retaking the Senate in November.

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It's A Free Country ®

Reports of Voting Problems Citywide

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The city's first primary day with the new paper ballot system has been bumpy, to say the least. Problems have been reported throughout the five boroughs, and Mayor Bloomberg himself called it a “royal screw-up.”  A lot of the problems had to do with the new voting machines that use optical scanning instead of levers to count votes. Some listeners told WNYC that their experience went smoothly, but far more said they had trouble reading the small print, there wasn't enough privacy, the ballot design was confusing, scanners were broken, and, the blooper we feel takes the cake: a few polling stations were even missing ballots.

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The Takeaway

Anger at Incumbents on the Last Day of Primaries

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Across the country, today’s primary elections are the final round before November’s general election. When the last seven states take to the polls, they will close this season's intra-party jockeying and complete the story of how the political narrative of “anti-incumbent anger” is really playing out in voting booths nationwide.  

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It's A Free Country ®

The Bumpy, Impolite and Offensive Campaign of Carl Paladino

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Carl Paladino’s complete disregard for the traditional niceties of electioneering is a marked contrast to the man he’s trying to defeat in the Republican primary, former Rep. Rick Lazio of Long Island. Critics, and even some supporters, describe Mr. Lazio as a sincere, but not passionate, candidate.

Passion is not lacking in candidate Paladino.

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Five Dems for NY AG Coming Down to Wire

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

With less than a week to go, polls indicate most Democratic voters couldn't pick one of the five contenders for Attorney General out of a line-up. The airwaves are jammed with AG wannabe TV ads and the candidates are all beating the bushes to produce yet another marquee endorsement.

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The Takeaway

Georgia Primary Underway

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ahead of today's primary elections, politicians in Georgia tried to overcome voter apathy with increasingly pointed advertisements and anti-incumbent rhetoric.  

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The Takeaway

Election Preview: Local Primaries Get Tea Party Push

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Today's primaries may feel local, but they are getting a national push. Sarah Palin visited South Carolina on behalf of gubernatorial candidate, Nikki Haley. Palin's appearance catapulted the candidate to the head of the polls. Nevada's Senate primary is also a Tea Party election, according to Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich. There, Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle seems positioned to win the primary, which will pit her against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. This bodes well for Reid as Tea Party candidates have a hard time winning national elections.

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The Takeaway

Rep. Joe Sestak on Unseating Sen. Arlen Specter

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter in last Tuesday's Democratic primary race for one of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seats. Sestak's victory marks the end of Specter's 30-year Senate career, and has been used to demonstrate the strength of the anti-incumbent, anti-establishment sentiment among the electorate. We speak with Rep. Sestak about his victory and how he plans to campaign in the coming months to secure the Senate seat in November.

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The Takeaway

2010 Primaries: Reading the Tea Leaves with David Frum

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

To many political strategists, pundits and observers, the results of yesterday’s primary elections may offer key insights to voter behavior in November’s midterm elections. Did yesterday’s results challenge the popular notion that the 2010 elections will be a correction to the Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate? Or was there even bigger surprises in the form of viable, Tea Party candidate?

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Pennsylvania Primary, Morning Headlines

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Executive News Director at WHYY in Philadelphia, Chris Satullo, on the race; headlines.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Primaries, White House on the Oil Spill, Celebrating 'Let it Be', Betty White on 'SNL'

Monday, May 03, 2010

We take a look at what's ahead this week, with Marcus Mabry, associate national editor of The New York Times, and Derrick Ashong, host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" on Sirius XM's Oprah Radio.

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The Takeaway

Texas Primary: Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison vs. Incumbent Rick Perry

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

In a high-profile Republican primary contest for governor, incumbent Rick Perry is being challenged by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Texans generally tends not to favor the incumbent, but in this race, Governor Perry has flipped the script and convinced some voters that his anti-Washington attitude differentiates him from Sen. Hutchison.

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WNYC News

Brian Lehrer Primary Night Special: A Moment in Democracy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Brian Lehrer, his guests, and callers take this evening to check-in on Democracy in action, here and abroad.

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Less than a year ago, millions of New Yorkers turned out to vote in the presidential election. ...

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WNYC News

Primary Night Results

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Associated Press has called the New York City Democratic Mayoral Primary Race for William Thompson.
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Cy Vance has won the Democratic primary for the Manhattan district attorney.
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Bill de Blasio and Mark Green head for a runoff in the Public Advocate race.
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WNYC News

Democrats Face Off in Primary Debate, But Target is Clearly Bloomberg

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The two Democratic mayoral candidates vying to prevent Mayor Bloomberg from winning a third term squared off in their first debate last night.

City Councilman Tony Avella took City Comptroller Bill Thompson to task for taking campaign cash from developers and money managers who also do business with the city's ...

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