Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck's ascent has taken ribbing from Keith Olbermann and the Huffington Post, but the left lacks a mobilizing media mouthpiece of its own.
Sarah Palin has been an avid campaigner this election season, in some cases plucking insurgent candidates from near obscurity to successfully take on more established opponents. Not all of her candidates have won, but in the world of Republican primaries often decided by a relatively small group of conservative voters, Palin’s blessing – which she’s given to 43 candidates – can be a major factor.
Sarah Palin has seven endorsees running in Tuesday’s primaries. Sen. Jim DeMint has backed winning Senate primary candidates in Florida, Kentucky, and Colorado. Both appear to be setting up power bases.
Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.
As Election 2010 nears, Republicans are confident of dominating the House as Democrats shape strategies for either outcome. How will Obama deal with Republican gains?
Christine O'Donnell has surged ahead of nine-term Congressional incumbent Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, much to the distress of the party's leadership.
Opinion polls on Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor of Washington, D.C., don't bode well for incumbent Adrian Fenty. The schools and social-class disparity are key issues in the contest.
Neither Sarah Palin nor Glenn Beck is currently running for anything, but both are deftly navigating today's media landscape and having some success steering the national debate.
Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County Arizona has emerged as a Republican face for tougher US-Mexico border security. How a city councilman from New England became a darling of Republicans nationwide.
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck held a September 11 rally amid speculation that there would be a 'big' announcement. There wasn't.
The tea party movement is clearly having major impact on the midterm elections – putting a significant number of more conventional Republicans as well as Democrats into a cold sweat as they look over their shoulders at tea party-backed candidates with a real possibility of winning.
Eagle, Colorado, a town struggling to surmount recession, offers a window into why America seems so sullen heading into what could be a hinge moment in politics.
A faux Republican from California's nonexistent 54th District, Jack Kimble, is tweeting and blogging his way to becoming this season's leading candidate-for-fun. Stephen Colbert 'ran' for president in 2008.
Andrew Cuomo says he won't endorse anyone in Tuesday's five-way Democratic primary in the race to replace him as New York State Attorney General.
The media have been criticized for giving Terry Jones and his Koran-burning scheme publicity. But the Web has changed the media landscape. Ignoring the event wasn't an option, media experts say.
Kelsey Grammer of 'Frasier' fame is one face behind RightNetwork, a new entertainment TV network. It seeks to appeal to conservatives who made Fox News and Rush Limbaugh successful.
The ad from Republican candidate Meg Whitman's campaign uses footage from a 1992 Democratic presidential primary debate in which Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown squared off.
So far in Election 2010, voters in 35 states will confront 149 citizen-backed initiatives and referendums. Evidence is mixed on how ballot measures affect voter turnout.
The party that controls the Ohio governor's mansion can have an impact on presidential elections, so the race is seeing a jolt of high-profile endorsements as the candidates try to place blame over the state's job losses.
Kelsey Grammer is the front man in the RightNetwork, a new politically conservative TV network. First programs include 'Right2Laugh,' featuring stand up comedians, and 'Running' about Tea Party-backed candidates running for office. See the Kelsey Grammer pitch video below.