Topic: Mark Critz
According to Republicans, who are keeping track, 12 major Democratic politicians are planning to skip the DNC. While the convention's timing is hard on Democrats in tight races, a long list of no-shows could embarrass Obama.
After five decisive primary victories Tuesday, Mitt Romney promises ‘a better America’ to general election voters. He has work to do on likability, but a weak economy hobbles Obama.
Democrats hope that a win in New York's 26th District on Tuesday would signal to GOP lawmakers that the public rejects their austerity plan for coping with national debt and the deficit.
05/23/2011 08:18 pm
Many grass-roots activists want candidates to sign pledges to, say, undo health-care reform. Will such pledges tie lawmakers' hands later, or improve accountability?
10/27/2010 03:03 pm
Many of the GOP's 'Young Guns' running for House seats see small businesses as America's economic savior – and want government to get out of their way.
10/06/2010 03:40 pm
The Monitor caught up with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele on his 'Fire Pelosi Bus Tour.' He dismissed a question about whether he will run for reelection as party chair, saying that voters are more concerned about the November midterms.
09/19/2010 04:57 pm
The party that controls the Ohio governor's mansion can have an impact on presidential elections, so the race is seeing a jolt of high-profile endorsements as the candidates try to place blame over the state's job losses.
09/09/2010 03:03 pm
Many more Democratic House seats than Republican ones are vulnerable this year. Republicans are targeting the Democrats' freshman class, plus some veteran lawmakers.
09/03/2010 03:51 pm
House Democrats are trying to defend their record from GOP attacks. Here’s a closer look at a Virginia race, featuring freshman Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) and GOP challenger Keith Fimian, which could figure big in the November election.
08/26/2010 07:58 pm
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
07/13/2010 01:10 pm