Washington (CNN) – A former Oregon state senator won the state's First Congressional District special election Tuesday night - a victory that ensures a Democrat will continue to hold the House seat.
Suzanne Bonamici got 88,925 votes, finishing well ahead of Republican Rob Cornilles' 68,411 votes.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Two days after Democrats suffered losses in special House seat elections, Republican campaign officials are calling the pair of defeats a reflection of President Barack Obama's failed economic record, and predicting similar losses for Democrats running on Obama's ticket in 2012.
In a memo released to Republican members of Congress and their staffs and obtained first by CNN, National Republican Congressional Committee Political Director Mike Shields says Democrats' stances on issues like the economy and Medicare cost the party the two contested seats in New York and Nevada.
(CNN) – With just over two weeks until a special primary election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, a new poll indicates that Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has a solid lead in a four-way battle for the Democratic nomination.
But a Boston Globe survey released over the weekend also suggests that nearly three out of four people likely to vote in the primary say they are undecided, or are learning towards a candidate but could change their minds.
According to the poll, 43 percent of people questioned said they would vote for Coakley to succeed temporary Senate replacement Paul Kirk if the primary were held today, with 22 percent backing Rep. Michael Capuano, 15 percent supporting Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca and 6 percent backing City Year co-founder Alan Khazei.
The survey indicates that Coakley has the highest favorability rating among the four candidates, the best known name recognition, the seen as the most qualified and most likely to win.