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The DSCC’s Glass House

July 18, 2006 · 12:01 AM EDT

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fired off an indignant press release Thursday on the heels of a Philadelphia Inquirer story detailing the work history of Christopher Lyon, a opposition researcher for New Jersey Senate nominee Tom Kean, Jr. (R).

Lyon’s work experience includes research…

The DSCC’s Glass House

July 18, 2006 · 12:01 AM EDT
By Nathan L. Gonzales

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fired off an indignant press release Thursday on the heels of a Philadelphia Inquirer story detailing the work history of Christopher Lyon, a opposition researcher for New Jersey Senate nominee Tom Kean, Jr. (R).

Lyon's work…

U.S. Politics Through an Israeli Looking Glass

by Stuart Rothenberg July 17, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

A recent trip to Israel got me thinking about a question that I can safely say I had never considered before: If it plays well in Petah Tikva, a Tel Aviv suburb, can it also play in Peoria, Ill.?

The Israeli political system is very different from ours, since it is a parliamentary system. But…

New Print Edition: New Jersey Senate & Ohio 15

July 14, 2006 · 3:35 PM EDT

The new July 14, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. (Click here for subscription information.)

New Jersey Senate: It Depends on Your Definition of Change
By Nathan L. Gonzales

In the New Jersey Senate race, both candidates are claiming to be the…

Where’s Newt: Is He or Isn’t He Running for President?

by Stuart Rothenberg July 13, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

Newt Gingrich is running for president. Well, sort of running.

He’ll run if it looks like he has a chance to win. But he won’t really start running — if he runs at all — until later next year. But in the meantime, he is doing what needs to get done in case he does decide to run. Got that?

Texas 22: Two Scenarios Provide Different Prospects

July 12, 2006 · 12:01 AM EDT

The recent news in Texas 22 doesn’t change the outlook for the seat in November…yet.

With former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) on the ballot, the race would immediately move to at least a toss-up race, if not closer to Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) in the lean takeover category. Ney is in all…

The Dog Days of Summer

July 10, 2006 · 12:10 AM EDT

School’s out for summer and families are headed for vacation, and the average American is more likely to contemplate the acceptable number of daily sunscreen applications rather than getting into the weeds of the immigration policy and stances of two congressional candidates. But even though…

New Print Edition: Handicapping the State Legislatures

July 7, 2006 · 12:05 AM EDT

The new July 7, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. (Click here for subscription information.)

Handicapping the State Legislatures: A 50-State Status Report
By Louis Jacobson

Both Democrats and Republicans agree: Despite the possibility of a wave at…

In Political Waves, Tide Doesn’t Rise to Same Level in Every State

by Stuart Rothenberg July 6, 2006 · 12:01 AM EDT

The last major national political wave, in 1994, didn’t sweep over all areas of the country with equal force. In some states, Congressional Democrats suffered minimal losses, while in others Democratic House seats fell in bunches.

For Democrats to take the House this year, they may need one or…

Utah 3: Not So fast, Congressman Tancredo!

July 5, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

Congressman Chris Cannon, Republican of Utah’s 3rd District, was staggered, but he didn’t go down for the count. Instead, it was businessman John Jacob, whose anti-immigration campaign was backed by Colorado GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo, who was knocked out by Republican primary voters on June…