In the face of a GOP juggernaut across much of the US, Golden State voters opted for Democrats in major statewide races. California election results are not just an anomaly, analysts there say.
Election 2010 voters sent a strong message of discontent to President Obama on the economy. They also handed him a big political challenge: work toward greater bipartisanship.
Carly Fiorina spent a day in the hospital this week. The impact it has on her bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer could depend on how her campaign handles the challenge.
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?
In some key Senate and governors' races, the 'left coast' of California, Washington, and Oregon isn't tilting toward GOP as much as the rest of the country. Why not?
Sarah Palin is set to appear at a GOP fundraiser two weeks ahead of the Nov 2. election, but neither Meg Whitman nor Carly Fiorina – both big-name Republicans – is planning to attend.
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.
California Senate candidates go head to head – but not face to face – Wednesday in their second debate. For the radio-only event, Carly Fiorina will be in L.A. Barbara Boxer will be in a D.C. studio.
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.
Boxer-Fiorna debate was gaffe-free but too scripted, analysts say. Sen. Barbara Boxer and GOP challenger Carly Fiorina faced off Wednesday night, drawing sharp distinctions between them.
Republicans are almost sure to pick up seats after the 2010 Senate races are over. But they also have an outside shot at retaking the majority in the upper chamber.
California Republicans have rejected the idea of a tough immigration law like Arizona's and are reaching out to Latino voters. But they'll be carrying a lot of baggage on that uphill climb.
The California Senate race could hinge on perceptions of how Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer will approach the economy and job creation.
Hot-button issues like the California gay marriage ruling have cropped up in the run-up to fall midterms. Then again, the economy is the big issue energizing Republicans.
Between them, Obama and Biden are visiting Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and California in support of Democratic candidates Thursday and Friday.
California has voted solidly Democratic in recent elections. But the national GOP may be hoping that, with Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as standard-bearers there, the party can broaden its appeal.
Polls show women leading four key Republican races heading into the Tuesday primaries.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) of California is battling an anti-incumbent mood, tough economic times, and her image as the quintessential California liberal. President Obama is raising funds.
Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer of California has lost a double-digit lead in the polls since January in the race for her reelection. Political analysts say such voter restlessness so early in the race may mean change is on the horizon.
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.