October 20th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Rubio increases lead in Florida Senate race

(CNN) - Marco Rubio is widening his lead in the battle for an open Senate seat in Florida, according to a new poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday also indicates that the state's gubernatorial battle is deadlocked.
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Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • CNN/Time poll • Florida • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio • Polls
October 20th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Lincoln trailing in Arkansas Senate fight

(CNN) – A new poll indicates that the GOP is on the cusp of capturing an Arkansas Senate seat last held by a Republican in the 1870s.

According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 55 percent of likely voters now support four-term Republican Rep. John Boozman for November's general election. Only 41 percent back two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Full results (pdf)

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Filed under: 2010 • Arkansas • CNN/Time poll • Polls
October 20th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: All tied up in Alaska Senate race

(CNN) - A new poll indicates a dead-even race in the Alaska battle between Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller and GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who's running for re-election as a write-in candidate. But a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday also suggests that confusion or frustration over the write-in procedure could cost Murkowski crucial votes in her bid to keep her seat.

Full results (pdf)

According to the poll, 37 percent of likely voters in Alaska say if the election were held today, they would vote for Murkowski, with an equal amount saying they'd cast a ballot for Miller, and 23 percent saying they'd vote for Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams, the Democrats' Senate nominee. Miller and Murkowski were also deadlocked in a CNN/Time poll conducted late last month.

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • CNN/Time poll • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Polls
October 20th, 2010
04:25 PM ET
4 years ago

Angle ad suffers knockout blow

(CNN)- Sharron Angle's latest campaign ad has been knocked to the mat.

The ad was removed from YouTube hours after its release because of a copyright claim made by Zuffa LLC, the Las Vegas-based parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

It is unclear what part of the ad is in question. The Angle campaign referred questions about the copyright claim to Zuffa. A Zuffa spokesman has not returned CNN's request for comment.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 20th, 2010
03:30 PM ET
4 years ago

NAACP goes after Tea Party again

(CNN) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a new study Wednesday that claims to tie members of the Tea Party to white supremacist groups, anti-immigration organizations, anti-semitic groups and independent militias.

The study, conducted by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights analyzed the membership of six Tea Party organizations in the country.
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Filed under: 2010 • NAACP • Tea Party Express • Tea Party movement
October 20th, 2010
03:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Wilson blasts Cheney as 'traitor'

Washington (CNN) - Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame, whose identity was revealed during a 2003 scandal regarding intelligence gathering prior to the Iraq war, and her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, are speaking out about what happened in the aftermath of the incident.

In an interview with CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room, while promoting their new movie about their ordeal, "Fair Game," Wilson called Vice President Dick Cheney a "traitor" and claimed Cheney "betrayed the national security of our country" for being involved in leaking Plame's covert identity.

Wilson insists Cheney was involved in the disclosure, although the only person who has admitted to breaking Plame's cover is Richard Armitage, the former Deputy Secretary of State who said he leaked her name inadvertently to journalist Robert Novak

Read more of Blitzer's interview:
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Filed under: issues • Joseph Wilson • The Situation Room • Valerie Plame
October 20th, 2010
02:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama requests emergency stay of 'don't ask, don't tell' order

Washington (CNN) - Finding itself in a strange legal position, the Obama administration filed an emergency request Wednesday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the military from allowing openly gay troops from serving.

In effect, the administration wants to continue barring gays from the military even though it ultimately favors repealing the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."

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October 20th, 2010
02:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Midterm election 'Jersey Shore' style

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) – Scenes from a campaign:

Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle speaks to high school students and, in a gesture she probably thought was polite, noticed that some of the Hispanic students she expected "look more Asian to me."

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Filed under: 2010
October 20th, 2010
02:16 PM ET
4 years ago

A case of mistaken identity in Colorado

(CNN) – Freshman Democrat from Colorado, Rep. Betsy Markey has a message for her Republican opponent state Rep. Cory Gardner–there are two Markeys in Congress.

Markey's campaign is firing back at a recent ad released by Gardner's campaign accusing Markey of "voting for the most fiscally irresponsible budget in history." One problem- wrong Markey. Betsy Markey actually voted against the Obama administration's budget. The confusion stems from the fact that the other Markey in Congress, Rep. Ed Markey a Democrat from Massachusetts voted yes.
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Filed under: Betsy Markey • Cory Gardner
October 20th, 2010
02:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Campaign Circus: Random notes from the trail

As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense and, shall we say, passionate. Here some things that you might have missed.

Elvira channels Christine O'Donnell

Elvira - Mistress of the Dark/actor/comedian/80s icon - has jumped on the mock-Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell bandwagon. She recently posted her take O'Donnell's "I'm not a witch. I'm you" ad. Watch it here

What happens in the Climate Fight Club ...

David Arquette, in the news for his breakup with wife Courtney Cox, is out with a "Don't mess with California" ad, fighting against a November ballot measure that would halt the state's greenhouse gas law.

'I didn't write this'

Comedian Tina Fey's resemblance to Sarah Palin made for a dead-on impression of the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate. Now it's paying off: A Fey-autographed copy of Palin's book "Going Rogue" book is currently going for $1,009 on eBay.
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Filed under: 2010 • campaign circus
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