October 15th, 2010
09:05 PM ET
4 years ago

Nevada fundraising, Reid vs. Angle

(CNN) – Embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nevada) campaign raised just under $2 million in the 3rd fundraising quarter and has $4 million on hand according to a Federal Election Commission report filed Friday.

The campaign of Reid's challenger, Tea Party backed Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, touted earlier this week it had raised more than $14 million in this quarter.
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Filed under: 2010 • Fundraising • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 15th, 2010
08:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Dems rake in cash

(CNN) – Polls and pundits may have Republicans winning Senate seats in the November elections, but it's Democrats who are the recent money winners - the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $27 million in the last three months, according to a statement released Friday.

Over $15 million of that total was raised in September, a figure that trumps the $8.3 million the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised in the same month, according to their statement.
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Filed under: 2010 • DSCC • Fundraising • NRSC
October 15th, 2010
08:15 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP ad man explains controversial spots

(CNN) – The now infamous "I'm You" ad by Republican Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and the "Demon Sheep" ad by Republican California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina have one big thing in common - they were conceived by Republican ad man Fred Davis.

In an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on John King, USA, Davis explained what went into creating those ads, and why he thought it would be a good idea for Christine O'Donnell to say, "I'm not a witch."
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Filed under: 2010 • John King USA
Henry in the House: Rouse might stay a while
October 15th, 2010
06:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Henry in the House: Rouse might stay a while

(CNN) – Pete Rouse was supposed to be the "interim" White House chief of staff, but an increasing number of senior Democrats inside and outside the White House are telling me it's looking more and more likely that he will stay on a more permanent basis - maybe even through the 2012 election battle.

When President Obama officially announced Rahm Emanuel's exit on October 1, he said in the East Room, "I am very fortunate to be able to hand the baton to my wise, skillful and longtime counselor, Pete Rouse.

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Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Pete Rouse • White House
October 15th, 2010
05:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans go after DNC spokesman for hypocrisy

New York (CNN) - A Republican group under attack from Democrats for running political television ads without disclosing its donors is firing back, accusing a senior Democratic official of hypocrisy.

Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse is helping lead the Democratic charge against GOP groups like American Crossroads. He sent an email Thursday decrying the "growing and pernicious effects of secret, special interest money being used to determine the outcome of our elections."
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Filed under: 2010 • American Crossroads • Democrats • DNC • Republicans
October 15th, 2010
03:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Alaska's Miller channels 'Old Spice Guy' in new ad

(CNN) – In a quirky new ad, Alaska's Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller promises to go to Washington to restore "that thing you love called the Constitution."

Miller's ad is a spoof of the infamous "Old Spice" body wash commercial that features a handsome, deep-voiced man instructing men how to "improve their mansmells."

Though the original ad's towel-laden, horse riding, cliff diving actor Isaiah Mustafa, does not make an appearance, a Mustafa sound-alike makes the case for Miller as a war veteran and respected judge.

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
October 15th, 2010
03:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Rossi defends his 'calm demeanor' in an angry year

Spokane, Washington (CNN) – In an election year colored by sharp rhetoric and voter anger, Dino Rossi's mellow demeanor could be viewed as a drawback in his race against Sen. Patty Murray in Washington.

His laid-back disposition was on display in Thursday's debate in Spokane, the first of two between the candidates, which saw a feisty Murray defending her votes in Washington while Rossi responded with a combination of shrugs and serene criticism of government spending.
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Filed under: 2010 • Dino Rossi • issues • Patty Murray • Washington
October 15th, 2010
03:39 PM ET
4 years ago

What the numbers say about progress in Afghanistan

Washington (CNN) – American support for the war in Afghanistan has never been lower, according to the latest CNN polling. The low numbers just the latest figure in the complex math being calculated to determine how the US should proceed in the ten year war.

The latest poll from CNN and Opinion Research Corporation found only 37% of all Americans favor the war, 52% say the war in Afghanistan has turned into a Vietnam.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • issues
October 15th, 2010
03:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama has praise for Biden

(CNN) - What does President Obama say was his best decision in the past 24 months? Picking Joe Biden as his vice president.

"The single best decision that I have made was selecting Joe Biden as my running mate," Obama said. "The single best decision I have made. I mean that. It's true."
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October 15th, 2010
02:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Thune, talking 2012, emphasizes 'heartland values'

Spokane, Washington (CNN) – A handful of key words stand out when chatting with Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, about the presidential bid he is considering: "commonsense conservative," "heartland values" and, of course, "Iowa."

Thune's home state shares a border with the Hawkeye State, the traditional kickoff to the presidential nominating process, and he clearly views his Midwestern roots as a serious asset if he decides to enter the race sometime next year.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Thune
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