October 29th, 2010
11:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin making last minute pitch in crucial Senate battle

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – Sarah Palin's making a last minute stop in West Virginia Saturday to try and help the GOP win back a Senate seat that's been in the Democrats' hands for over half a century.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, along with her husband Todd, will team up at a rally at a riverfront park in Charleston with businessman John Raese, the GOP's Senate nominee, according to an announcement from the Raese campaign late Friday night.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Raese • Sarah Palin • West Virginia
October 29th, 2010
11:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Angle campaign bars local station from election night event

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – The campaign of Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has barred a local television station Friday from the state Republican Party’s election night event after it and another station staked her out at the airport.

During the stakeout reporters from the two stations pressed Angle to answer questions.
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Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 29th, 2010
09:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama’s first House stop

(CNN) – One of the country’s most vulnerable House Democrats received some help Friday night from the campaigner in chief.

Freshman Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello is fighting to hold onto his Virginia seat in a heavily conservative district, and in a very cold pavilion the president made his case to Virginia’s 5th district.

“I’m not here because Tom votes with me on every issue. Sometimes he disagrees with me,” President Obama said. “I know his allegiance is not to party labels... it’s to the people of this district and the people of Virginia.”
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Filed under: 2010 • issues • President Obama • Tom Perriello • Virginia
October 29th, 2010
07:04 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP stars rally for Kasich in Ohio

Lebanon, Ohio (CNN) - The Republican Governors Association (RGA) took its cross-country road show to Ohio on Friday to stir up support for GOP gubernatorial nominee John Kasich, whose fight against Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland has become one of the closest and most unpredictable races in the country.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, the RGA's chairman, joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Lebanon, Ohio where over 400 cheering Republicans crowded into a tiny conference room to catch a glimpse of three GOP stars, each of whom may one day seek the presidency.
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Chris Christie • Haley Barbour • John Kasich • Ohio • Tim Pawlenty
October 29th, 2010
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

If Meek had withdrawn, where would votes already cast in his favor have gone?

(CNN) - With early voting in Florida already well underway, a sizeable number of votes may have already been cast for Florida Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Kendrick Meek– but they would not have been certified if he were to drop his bid, according to the Florida Department of State.

As of Thursday, 774, 911 people had voted early in Florida, according to Jennifer Davis, communications director for the Florida Department of State.

Should a political party's nominee drop out before Election Day, the party could elect to provide a replacement candidate, Davis said. Any votes for the vacating candidate would then count toward the new nominee. However, if the party does not name a new candidate, the early votes would not be reported for anyone, and would not be certified by the state.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Charlie Crist • Florida • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio
October 29th, 2010
06:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans in 2010? Then Biden's for McCain-Palin 2008

(CNN) - Vice President Biden equated Republicans taking over Congress in the upcoming elections with opium gang feuds at an event Friday, and he didn't stop there.

Biden warned the crowd at an Iowa rally of a pending Republican takeover.

"If these guys take over the House and the Senate this next time out… it will be a Tong War for the next two years," Biden said.
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Filed under: 2010 • Joe Biden
October 29th, 2010
05:50 PM ET
3 years ago

'Sanity' supporters flocking to Washington

Washington (CNN) - Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold the "Rally to Restore Sanity" and the "March to Keep Fear Alive" on the National Mall on Saturday, with thousands expected to flood in from across the country.

The event comes months after conservative Fox News host Glenn Beck held a "Rally to Restore Honor" in Washington, in which thousands of conservatives and Tea Party faithful attended.

While Stewart has insisted that the rally is not a result of Beck's march, the event's Web pages appear to copy the look of Beck's event, and many say it's a direct response to Beck's often-controversial comments.

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Filed under: Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
October 29th, 2010
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Henry in the House: Meek story shows Dem fears of Senate wipeout

Washington (CNN) – The point that many people seem to be missing in the Florida Senate saga is that this whole mess actually has very little to do with Rep. Kendrick Meek or the Sunshine State - it's all about a much broader fear among senior Democrats that they may be about to lose control of the chamber.

There are some fascinating inside details I've been able to piece together about how and why this Meek story exploded into the public.

In the words of one senior Democratic Party official, the Meek story came to a head because former President Bill Clinton "flew into a purple rage" about the Democratic candidate breaking a private pledge to him to get out of the Senate race and endorse independent candidate Charlie Crist.

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Florida • Kendrick Meek
October 29th, 2010
04:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani the closer?

(CNN) – Rudy Giuliani hopes he can be the closer in West Virginia, where Republicans are trying to win back a Senate seat that's been held by Democrats for more than half a century.

The former New York City mayor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate will team up in the state Monday with businessman John Raese, the Republican's Senate nominee. The Raese campaign says the two men will join forces at rallies in Bridgeport and Clarksburg, West Virginia, on the day before the midterm elections.

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Filed under: 2010 • Joe Manchin • John Raese • Rudy Giuliani • West Virginia
October 29th, 2010
04:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Still close in Washington Senate race

(CNN) – The Democratic nominee for Senate in Washington has the advantage in the evergreen state, according to a new poll.

In a new KCTS 9/KPLU/Washington poll, three-term incumbent Senator Patty Murray is leading Republican Dino Rossi 51 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.
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Filed under: 2010 • Dino Rossi • Patty Murray • Polls • Washington
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