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:
As the election Tuesday approaches, President Obama is increasing his rhetoric against the GOP party, though numbers still look grim for the Democrats.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (c.) speaks to supporters at a Republican National Committee rally in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 23.
Meg Whitman trails Jerry Brown in a new poll of likely California voters. The episode involving her illegal Mexican housekeeper is hurting her, especially among Latino voters.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has become the focus of the GOP's plan to take over the Senate, but will Obama's show of support help Reid beat his ultraconservative tea party opponent in this close race?
California's Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana use for adults, is trailing 51 percent to 39 percent, a poll released Friday shows. But some say polling on this issue may be problematic.
From demon sheep to witchcraft denials, this has been one crazy election season. And nowhere has the looniness been more on display than in the candidates' carefully crafted TV spots. Here is our list of the top 10 weirdest ads of 2010.
President Obama tried to energize women voters at a town hall meeting Thursday in Seattle. He's also set to campaign for Washington's Patty Murray and California's Barbara Boxer.
Is Christine O'Donnell a witch? Does Rand Paul worship the 'Aqua Buddha'? These have been the subjects of two legitimate political ads in Election 2010. What's going on?
President Obama will make a campaign swing through the West and Midwest this week, targeting five races the Democrats desperately want to win.