October 27th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Paul leads Kentucky Senate race

(CNN) - The hotly contested race for Kentucky's open Senate seat is nearing an end with Republican nominee Rand Paul holding a seven-point lead, according to a new poll.

Fifty percent of likely voters support Paul in the CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey, while 43 percent back Democratic nominee Jack Conway.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN/Time poll • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Polls • Rand Paul
October 27th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Colorado Senate seat still up for grabs

(CNN) – Less than a week before Election Day, Colorado's heated Senate race remains a virtual dead heat, according to a new poll.

Democrats, however, may be pulling away in the race for governor - a contest in which Republicans once had high hopes.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN/Time poll • Colorado • Ken Buck • Michael Bennet • Polls
October 27th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Toomey up 4 points in Pennsylvania Senate battle

(CNN) - Six days before the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that it's too close to call in the fight for an open Senate seat in Pennsylvania.

According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, Republican nominee and former congressman Pat Toomey holds a 49 to 45 percent advantage over Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrats' nominee, among likely voters in the Keystone State, with six percent undecided or backing another candidate. Toomey's four point margin is within the poll's sampling error.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN/Time poll • Joe Sestak • Pat Toomey • Pennsylvania • Polls
October 27th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Democrats on top in California governor and Senate contests

(CNN) – A new survey indicates that the Democrats have slight advantages in the California battles for senator and governor.

According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 50 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say they support Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, with 45 percent backing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina and four percent undecided or backing a different candidate. Boxer's five point margin is within the survey's sampling error and is down from a nine point advantage in CNN/Time polling from last month.

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Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • CNN/Time poll • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman • Polls
October 27th, 2010
03:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Preston on Politics: Steele eyes second term as RNC chair

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is taking steps to run for another two-year term and outlined his plan in a conference call last week to a handful of state GOP officials, three Republicans familiar with call tell CNN.

Steele, who wraps up a 48 state bus tour this week, already has picked two current RNC staffers to help run his re-election campaign and the chairman told people on the call that the reception he has received during the bus tour is tremendous, according to one of the Republicans. The Republicans spoke about the call only on the condition of anonymity.
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Filed under: Michael Steele
October 27th, 2010
03:10 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP's ad wizard faces 'demons,' supports 'nerds'

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - In one spot, a moderate Republican congressman is portrayed as a demon sheep - a threat to the Republican flock. In another ad, a candidate for governor declares to viewers, "I'm one tough nerd!" And, of course, there's the now-infamous "I am not a witch" spot.

These are among the most talked-about campaign commercials and videos of this political season. And they're all brought to you by Republican producer Fred Davis.

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Filed under: 2010 • Ads
October 27th, 2010
03:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Retired justice at center of Nevada ballot initiative controversy

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Nevada group supporting a change in how judges in the state are selected has apologized for political "robocalls" featuring retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, which were mistakenly sent out in the middle of the night.

Nevadans for Qualified Judges admitted about 50,000 residents received the automated phone calls between midnight and 1:15 a.m. Monday. The non-profit organization blamed a California marketing firm for the mistake.

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Filed under: Nevada
October 27th, 2010
02:49 PM ET
4 years ago

In Iowa, judicial races turn into big money, big stakes affairs

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – Three experienced officeholders seeking re-election in Iowa have refused to campaign to keep their jobs, but that has not stopped both supporters and opponents from launching a partisan, high-profile effort, complete with television and radio ads and a touring campaign-style bus.

The candidates are Iowa Supreme Court justices, and their ruling on a hot-button issue has become the flash point for a national debate over how judges should be selected.

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Filed under: Iowa • Supreme Court
October 27th, 2010
02:46 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin goes home

(CNN) – Sarah Palin will be home in Alaska Thursday to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller.

The former Alaska governor will appear with her husband Todd for the Senate hopeful at a rally Thursday night, according to a Palin aide.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin
October 27th, 2010
02:40 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell threatened to sue radio station

(Updated 4:47 p.m. ET with O'Donnell campaign response)

(CNN) - Christine O'Donnell, the surprise Tea Party-backed Senate candidate in Delaware, threatened to sue a local radio station if it did not turn over a videotape of an interview it conducted with her.

O'Donnell's campaign later apologized to the station for the threat, WDEL reports.
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Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
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