Sen. Jim Webb (D) of Virginia won't seek reelection next year. But Virginia's Democratic bench isn't very deep.
The 2012 election is shaping up to be a big opportunity for Republicans. If they don't win a Senate majority on Election Day 2010, they'll have plenty of vulnerable seats to contest in 2012.
Election 2010 campaigns seed town-hall meetings with tough questioners and cameras, in the hope of tarring a rival via a 'YouTube moment.' Here's a look at one recent episode in an Ohio House race.
Reporter Helen Thomas apologized for her controversial remarks about Israel, but then abruptly resigned her post. She has covered the White House since 1960.
Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama - Democrat to Republican: Richard Shelby, the senior senator from Alabama, switched parties on Nov. 9, 1994, one day after the ‘Republican Revolution’ in which the GOP became the majority in the 104th Congress. Shelby’s switch gave Republicans 52 Senate seats. Here, Shelby talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 28.
A long-time red state is now a tossup due to fast-growing exurbs.