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Early Iowa Presidential Polls a Better Predictor Than National Ones

Early Iowa Presidential Polls a Better Predictor Than National Ones

Last month, national polls by CNN/ORC, Fox News and NBC News/Wall Street Journal got plenty of attention, and they certainly helped readers and viewers understand what is going on in the Republican and Democratic presidential contests.

Senate Democrats Nearly Run Table in Recruitment

With New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s entrance into the Granite State Senate contest, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has secured nearly every top-tier recruit it sought for 2016 — when Democrats will attempt to net the five seats necessary to regain control of the Senate.

Draft Biden Organizer Dismissed Over Past Legal Problems

Draft Biden PAC is gaining steam and staff in its unaffiliated effort to encourage Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to get into the presidential race, but it recently dismissed one of the group’s initial organizers after his past legal problems came to light.

State Senator Prepares GOP Primary Challenge to Shimkus

State Sen. Kyle McCarter is poised to launch a primary challenge to GOP Sen. John Shimkus in Illinois’ 15th District later this week, according to GOP sources.

New York Delegation to Appear at Fundraiser for John Faso

As he seeks his party’s nod in New York’s open 19th District, Republican John Faso is getting a little help from his friends in Washington.

Arizona Sheriff Babeu Enters Race for Kirkpatrick's Seat

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said Monday he will run for Congress in the state’s open 1st District, just hours before state Speaker David Gowan announced he too would run.

N.C. Is Lukewarm on Burr, But Lukewarm Might be Enough

Sen. Richard M. Burr’s low-key, no-frills approach to politicking won him two Senate elections in North Carolina. Whether that carries him to a third term is up in the air.

McCollum Denies Senate Announcement Imminent

Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum denied he would announce his plans to run for Florida’s open Senate seat next week, conflicting with buzz that’s been circulating around the Sunshine State.

'Inevitable Governor' Vitter Not So Inevitable Now

When Sen. David Vitter launched his campaign to become Louisiana’s 56th governor last January, he was viewed by some as “the inevitable governor” — as close to a front-runner as one can be in the state’s “jungle primary.”

Democrats Could Sink Lower in Statehouses in 2016

With the tumultuous race for the White House and the Senate majority up for grabs, races for governor have been barely a sideshow this election cycle.

Former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie Announces Virginia Governor Run

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie confirmed to The Washington Post Friday that he intends to run for governor in Virginia.

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