Quick – the Monopoly man is campaigning in Florida!
Actually, Willard and Cornelius aren’t made-up characters from the popular board game, they’re the real-life members of the 1% running for office in 2012. Some of us know them better as Mitt Romney and Connie Mack, and right now they’re competing in Florida’s Republican primary for President [...]
As the GOP presidential primary sideshow moves south, all eyes fall on Florida to deliver a decision on who will represent the Republican Party in 2012. One leading contender is noticeably absent, however, and no, we’re not referring to Ron Paul, who’s decided to skip the sunshine state altogether.
It’s Connie Mack – the Republican House [...]
After South Carolina’s primary this Saturday, Florida is next on the horizon for the remaining Republican contenders. As the first state on the 2012 electoral calendar with a significant Latino population, Florida’s voters have the first opportunity to shed light on how the GOP will perform among spanish-speaking voters in 2012.
At last night’s debate, front-runner [...]
The pattern is pretty clear by now: rightwing group announces big ad buy targeting Democrat. Ads air. Ads criticized for being a passel of lies, distortions, and obfuscations. It’s gotten so bad, “GOP-aligned third party group ads in lies” is getting to “dog bites man” territory.
Which, unfortunately, is part of the point, it seems. If [...]
Four years ago, it was widely believed that the GOP was dispirited, and that turned out to be true during the fall campaign. The weight of an enormously unpopular George W Bush, the lack of any exciting candidates, and the tremendous enthusiasm on the Democratic side – which drew many unaffiliated voters into voting on [...]
Just before Christmas, Amanda Terkel at the Huffington Post reported:
Democratic Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) may be soaking up national attention from progressives during the 2012 campaign season, but the GOP has its eye on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), whose race is attracting more third-party spending by Republicans than any [...]
It’s an op-ed that’s getting a lot of attention today, the Wall Street Journal’s “Forget it, guys, throw in the towel on this tax cut fiasco” jeremiad. But there’s one throwaway line that’s getting a little less play, but it’s true:
Mr. Obama is in a stronger re-election position today than he was a year [...]
The Tucson City Council’s entire membership, Democrats and Republicans alike, joined together in a fairly remarkable display of bipartisan unity to endorse Democrat Richard Carmona for the Senate. In today’s hyper-partisan atmosphere, that’s an important display of Rich Carmona’s appeal going into next year.
From the Tucson Sentinel:
Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general who’s [...]
John Brunner’s a typical businessman-running-for-office, touting his record in business as a positive.
Until people started looking at his record. Then, well, maybe not so much …
Back when he launched his campaign, John Brunner stood on a factory floor, going on about his record as a “job creator.” He’s launched slickly-produced ads saying essentially the same [...]
We told you a few days ago about Karl Rove and Crossroads GPS’ new ad that lies about Ben Nelson’s record on health reform. USA Today fact-checkers also astutely point out that not only is Crossroads GPS trotting out the old lie about health [...]