Election 2010 has no shortage of nail-biters. According to The Cook Political Report, eight Senate races and – amazingly – 17 gubernatorial races remain toss-ups. While this list leaves off a few of those (the Senate races in Washington, Alaska, and Kentucky, for instance), here’s what’s going on in 10 of the closest statewide elections:
In a California campaign stop Obama says Abraham Lincoln would not have fit in among this year's GOP candidates. Perhaps. But would Thomas Jefferson have made a good modern Democrat?
The Sarah Palin stamp of approval may not always be a help, especially when it comes to the general election. Her endorsement of California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina may turn out to be a case in point.
Three key Senate races – Florida, Kentucky, and California – come out virtually tied in new polls. But the Republican candidates may be doing better than these polls reflect.
Former Hewlett-Packard honcho Carly Fiorina, a candidate for US Senate, put out a bizarre political ad depicting a Republican primary competitor as a red-eyed sheep. Now, she's the 'demon sheep' in a Democratic video.
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who’s running for a US Senate seat, released a strange attack ad last month against an opponent in the GOP primary. Now, she's released 'demon blimp' – an attack on Sen. Barbara Boxer, the woman she wants to unseat.
DSCC Chief Robert Menendez said Sarah Palin’s ties to California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina will prove fatal for Fiorina’s election chances and the GOP odds of regaining a majority in the Senate.
It's not usually a good sign when your opponent cheers your campaign ad. But hey, the TV spot is getting a lot of free media attention for US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO who's running for a US Senate seat in California, released an attack ad this week, implying Republican primary rival Tom Campbell is like a demon sheep.