November 8th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Coming to Washington? The eight unsettled House races

(CNN) – Seven of eight unresolved U.S. House races remain too close to call with votes still being counted and potential losers preparing and, in some cases, already launching court challenges.

Republicans maintained control of the House in Tuesday's election, but Democratic gains could give them 200 seats in the 435-seat chamber.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • House
Sherman bests Berman in feisty California contest
November 7th, 2012
02:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Sherman bests Berman in feisty California contest

(CNN) - Rep. Brad Sherman bested fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman Tuesday after a bitter intra-party fight for the House seat in California's 30th Congressional District.

Berman released a statement congratulating Sherman early Wednesday morning:
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Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels is term-limited and cannot seek reelection.
November 5th, 2012
06:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power

(CNN) – Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally.

McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a number

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Filed under: 2010 Election Live Blog • Delaware • Indiana • Missouri • New Hampshire • Washington
November 5th, 2012
05:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Microtargeting: How campaigns know you better than you know yourself

(CNN) – Political ads on the airwaves have been so pervasive this year and voters in battleground states probably see them in their sleep. But when a political spot pops up while surfing the Web, there's a good chance it's aimed right at you.

The practice is called microtargeting and like a lot of marketing techniques on the Internet aimed at identifying consumer tastes and behaviors, it is an information-age approach that is helping to change how political groups identify and interact with voters.

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Filed under: 2012
Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power
November 1st, 2012
05:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power

(CNN) - Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally.

McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a number of ways in state races across the country.

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The New York Times endorses Obama again
October 27th, 2012
07:01 PM ET
1 year ago

The New York Times endorses Obama again

(CNN) - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Barack Obama, citing the president's policies in health care, the economy, foreign affairs, civil rights and his choices of two Supreme Court justices among the reasons for support.

"In the poisonous atmosphere of this campaign," the editorial states, "it may be easy to overlook Mr. Obama’s many important achievements, including carrying out the economic stimulus, saving the auto industry, improving fuel efficiency standards, and making two very fine Supreme Court appointments." FULL POST

October 25th, 2012
12:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: The 'other guy' is a 'bulls***ter'

(CNN) - In an election that has produced new phrases like Romnesia and Obamaloney, President Barack Obama may have a new one for his Republican challenger that doesn't require any literary creativity: "bulls***ter."

The comment followed an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine's executive editor Eric Bates passed along a message from his six-year-old daughter who said to tell the president, "You can do it," regarding his re-election. Obama responded, "You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well that's a bulls***ter, I can tell.'"
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Obama to pull 'all-nighter' for key battleground votes
October 20th, 2012
03:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to pull 'all-nighter' for key battleground votes

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will embark on a whirlwind tour of battleground states Wednesday in Iowa before becoming the first sitting president in modern history to cast an early ballot in-person.

On the "non-stop" tour, Obama will rally supporters and volunteers in key swing states and try to appeal to undecided voters. The president will make phone calls to undecided voters while aboard Air Force One in between his tightly packed schedule of campaign stops.
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Filed under: Colorado • Iowa • Nevada • Ohio • President Obama • Virginia
Early voting opens in seven states, D.C.
October 20th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Early voting opens in seven states, D.C.

(CNN) – Hours ahead of the presidential debate on Monday, millions of voters across the country will have the chance to cast their ballots when early voting opens in Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

Nevada began early voting on Saturday, a day after Washington state, bringing the early voting total to 29 states and the District of Columbia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Arkansas • Colorado • Nevada • Texas • Washington • Washington D.C.
Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa
October 18th, 2012
07:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa

(CNN) - More than two million Americans have already cast ballots for president less than three weeks before Election Day with a substantial number coming in the battleground state of Iowa.

The state, which holds six key electoral votes, is on pace to exceed the 1.5 million votes cast early in in 2008 - a trend that is not lost on either political party.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
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