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New Print Edition: Tennessee Senate & Arizona 5

May 3, 2006 · 2:07 PM EDT

The new May 3, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. (Click here for subscription information.)

Tennessee Senate: Three’s Company
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Senator Harold Ford. Those might be the three words Republicans fear the most on Election Night. If…

Tony Snow and the Deteriorating Media

May 2, 2006 · 12:05 AM EDT

President Bush’s new White House Press Secretary is all the rage. But unfortunately, Tony Snow’s appointment will only feed the media’s craving for personal recognition and attention.

One of the major problems with the media today is too much focus on the “personality” delivering the…

Road Trip Along the Ohio River: Nine Races to Watch

Stuart Rothenberg May 1, 2006 · 12:04 AM EDT

The fight for the House of Representatives could be determined in nine adjacent districts in four states, stretching from West Virginia to Indiana. It’s an easy car trip, stretching fewer than 500 miles. Just follow the Ohio River.

The races are a diverse bunch, with contests involving veteran…

RI Senate: Chafee’s Challenge Remains Unchanged

April 30, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

Secretary of State Matt Brown’s (D) exit from the Rhode Island senate race is not all that surprising and does little to change the fundamental landscape of the race. A couple of serious missteps early were the undoing of Brown’s underdog run.

Brown’s decision to spend virtually all of his campaign…

RI Senate: Chafee’s Challenge Remains Unchanged

April 30, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Secretary of State Matt Brown's (D) exit from the Rhode Island senate race is not all that surprising and does little to change the fundamental landscape of the race. A couple of serious missteps early were the undoing of Brown's underdog run.

Brown's decision to spend virtually…

Senate Outlook: Steady as She Goes

Stuart Rothenberg April 27, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

The fight for control of the U.S. Senate in November is remarkable for two main reasons. First, Democrats seem poised to make significant gains — the kind of gains that, even if they fall short of winning 51 seats later this year, should leave the party well positioned for 2008.

Second, the…

Swimming Upstream: GOP Opportunities in the House

April 24, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

Plenty of ink has been spilled about the Democrats, their recruiting, and their quest to net the fifteen seats necessary to gain the majority in the House. But Democrats may actually need to takeover sixteen or seventeen seats in November to compensate for potential losses of their own.

In the last…

Will White House Shake Up Alter Public Opinion?

April 23, 2006 · 12:03 AM EDT

As Rob Portman moves into a new Administration post and Scott McClellan moves out of one, some members of the national media are abuzz. Will this help President George W. Bush as he and his party head to the ’06 midterm elections?

The answer is no.

Bush haters, of course, won’t change their…

New Print Edition: House Outlook

April 21, 2006 · 2:50 PM EDT

The new April 21, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. (Click here for subscription information.)

House Outlook For 2006
Stuart Rothenberg

While Democrats have failed to recruit the top tier candidates that they would like in places such as Arizona 1,…

California 50: Well, Let’s Not Exaggerate Things

Stuart Rothenberg April 20, 2006 · 12:10 AM EDT

The press releases from national Democrats about last week’s special election to succeed disgraced former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) are so out of sync with the actual election results that I don’t even know where to begin.

“Francine’s dramatic win shows that Democratic, independent and…