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New Print Edition: Minnesota Senate & National Senate Overview

July 28, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

The new July 28, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. (Click here for subscription information.)

Minnesota Senate: A Takeover or a Makeover?
By Barry Casselman

The open U.S. Senate seat contest in Minnesota resembles one of those new super rides at an…

Rhode Island Senate: Don’t Be Fooled- The Bull’s-Eye Is Still on Lincoln Chafee

by Stuart Rothenberg July 26, 2006 · 12:02 AM EDT

While most of the nation’s attention is focused on the Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut and the future of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D), the political career of Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee is no less in doubt.

Not everyone accepts this assessment. Some continue to believe that…

Why It’s Too Early to Predict What May Happen in the House

by Stuart Rothenberg July 24, 2006 · 11:03 AM EDT

The Democratic Congressional polls keep rolling in, and almost all of them look very, very good for the party’s House hopefuls.

For example, a Cooper & Secrest survey for Democrat Joe Donnelly showed him leading Republican incumbent Rep. Chris Chocola by 10 points, 48 percent to 38 percent, in…

Getting on the Ballot Should Be the Easy Part for Hopefuls

by Stuart Rothenberg July 20, 2006 · 12:01 AM EDT

I’ve been writing about House and Senate campaigns and elections for more than 25 years, and I don’t think I can recall an election cycle in which so many candidates failed to qualify for the ballot because they did not submit the requisite number of signatures.

Let’s be brutally honest: You…

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…