Republicans dominate one of Virginia's oldest political events, the annual 'Shad Planking' in Wakefield. This is no longer Democrat-friendly turf, but attendees still see reason for Democratic candidates to come.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has said that President Obama could face a Democratic challenge in the 2012 presidential election. Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder suggests that Mr. Obama should dump Vice President Joe Biden. Both are Democrats.
Primary election results from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas give a snapshot view of the state of the electorate.
Republican governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia, reversing his previous position, this week extended nondiscrimination protections to gay state workers. His emergence as a gay rights defender may signal that 'culture wars' issues loom less large within the GOP, as economic concerns rise.
President Obama will come to Massachusetts Sunday to help bolster Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for the US Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. But the move could help challenger Scott Brown.
Election results show defection of independents, plus the low turnout among young and black voters, hurting Democrats.
The 2009 election results in two governor's races are a warning to moderate Democrats worried about 2010 reelection. If they go down, Obama's agenda is imperiled.
Yesterday’s losses in New Jersey and Virginia show that turnout matters.