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Friday, March 11, 2011
On the morning of the gubernatorial primary in Connecticut last August, Democrat Dannel Malloy stopped by a picket line to campaign, visiting nurses who had been striking for months.
The visit came back to haunt him in the general election, when his Republican opponent Tom Foley seized on the stop to show Malloy was “in the pocket" of unions, and cornered Malloy into insisting to voters that he hadn’t made any promises to public employees.
Malloy eked out a win, the first for a Democrat in Connecticut in twenty years, with a margin of about a half a percentage point.
“I thanked them for their support, but I also pointed out that one of the reasons it was as close as it was was because of their support,” Malloy said this week in his Capitol office. “And they know that.”
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Standing next to one president, real estate mogul Donald Trump criticized another. Appearing today at a press conference to announce plans to build two luxury properties in the Republic of Georgia, Trump took a very campaign-worthy shot at President Barack Obama.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Donald Trump's continuing to lay the groundwork for a presidential run, and talking big about his grassroots outreach.
"I will meet many, many people, maybe all of people," Trump told The Des Moines Register. "If I decide to run, I will be shaking hands with everybody."
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich is announcing today that he's launching an “exploratory phase” to test the waters for a presidential run in 2012. His spokesperson told an Georgia radio host on Thursday that he’s launching a website, NewtExplore2012.com, but Gingrich is not forming a formal federal exploratory committee yet.
The rumors of Gingrich’s yen to take the oval office after a single Obama term have been swirling for over a year. He has been planting seeds in Iowa, a state whose early caucus is often a soothsayer for winning the Republican primary. For that reason, Gingrich has visited Iowa nine times in the past two years.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin did nothing to tamp down speculation about her 2012 plans during a speech in Long Island on Thursday.
When asked who would make the ideal Republican challenger, she said she couldn't offer any names, before adding, “What I would look for is a mom, somebody who's administered locally, state, interstate with energy issues, so maybe a mayor, a governor, an oil commissioner, maybe somebody who's already run for something, vice president. I don't know!”
“It's going to be a blast to see who does offer themselves up,” Palin said.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011
What a difference an election makes. This week, President Obama loses his Democratic Congress as the GOP takes control. That’s the result of 63 local contests, where voters traded out a Democrat for a Republican.
The ideological transition maybe the most pronounced in New York’s 19th Congressional District, which stretches through the Hudson Valley into parts of Westchester County.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
No Labels, but a lot of bold-faced names. Stars from politics and punditry will be at the Monday launch of a new independent group that's looking to seize the center of the national political debate.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Former President Bill Clinton headed to New Haven, Connecticut over the weekend to campaign for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Clinton's classmate at Yale Law School. Clinton's trying to lend some firepower to candidates around the country, and Blumenthal is locked in a close race for US Senate with Republican Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Almost sixteen years ago to the day, Republicans laid out their midterm platform in their Contract with America. It preceded a sweeping victory for the GOP in Washington, as they took control of the House of Representatives and Newt Gingrich took the Speaker's gavel.
Now, they are laying out a new vision in a Pledge to America (thanks for posting, Politico!).
How much difference does 16 years make? What stands out to you in the two platforms? Give us your read - and tell us whether you're a Republican, Democrat, or Independent.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In its first poll of likely general election voters, the Quinnipiac Poll found Republican nominee Carl Paladino narrowly trails Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 43-49 percent.
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.