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  • War of the Numbers: Republicans Say They Came Close to Taking Control of the House; Dems Say They Came Even Closer to Having 2/3 Supermajority

    War of the Numbers: Republicans Say They Came Close to Taking Control of the House; Dems Say They Came Even Closer to Having 2/3 Supermajority
    Republicans made a significant gain on Tuesday, picking up 10 seats in the Connecticut House, where they have long labored in the minority.  But Republican leaders say the final tally doesn't show how close the GOP came to actually ending the Democrats'...
  • Groups competing for Hogan's attention

    Groups competing for Hogan's attention
    With Maryland's long campaign for governor now over, the unexpected election of Republican businessman Larry Hogan has given rise to an intense new campaign now just beginning: the jockeying among advocates and interest groups for attention, jobs and...
  • Daytona Beach Democrat challenges party leadership in Florida House

    Daytona Beach Democrat challenges party leadership in Florida House
    TALLAHASSEE  --  A rebellion against leadership by some Florida House Democrats has  burst into the open days after the party lost six seats in the midterm elections and gave Republicans a supermajority in the chamber. Rep. Dwayne Taylor, D-Daytona...
  • Rep. Peters appears headed for victory over GOP challenger in San Diego

    Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) appears close to defeating Republican challenger Carl DeMaio after a costly campaign marked by biting accusations. The Associated Press has declared Peters the winner. Peters, seeking a second term, is ahead by 4,491...
  • The best congressional campaigns of 2014

    As a national Republican wave crested on Election Day, there were several campaigns in both parties that stood out as outstanding operations. The GOP expanded its House majority and obtained control of the Senate. As a result, more Republican campaigns...
  • It's goodbye for Allen West, who's leaving Florida

    It's goodbye for Allen West, who's leaving Florida
    Allen West, who rode the tea party wave to Congress and Fox News fame, is leaving liberal South Florida for the conservative promised land of Texas. West, who represented Broward and Palm Beach counties for two years, was known more for his often...
  • Megan McArdle: Does Obama even know how to negotiate with Republicans?

    Megan McArdle: Does Obama even know how to negotiate with Republicans?
    Like many of you, I watched President Barack Obama's press conference Wednesday to see how he would approach Republicans, and an electorate that just sent him a pretty harsh "Dear John" letter. Like many of you, I was surprised at his approach. Obama...
  • With mid-term elections over, state politicians jump to 2016, beyond

    Now the real fun begins. For California politicos who spent the last year yawning over a predictable top-of-the-ticket race, what has been shimmering in the distance is suddenly much closer. The next few statewide elections hold the promise of...
  • Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Looney As Senate President Pro Tem

    Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Looney As Senate President Pro Tem
    Three years ago, state Senate Republicans had three rising stars who all graduated from Yale. Sens. John McKinney, Andrew Roraback and Leonard Fasano were all moderate Republicans who served together for years and crafted legislation together. After...
  • Republicans Now Hold Most Seats In Connecticut House Since 1994

    Republicans Now Hold Most Seats In Connecticut House Since 1994
    The national Republican tidal wave actually did come to Connecticut — it landed in the state House of Representatives. Republicans won 10 additional seats Tuesday and now have their highest total since 1994, the year that Newt Gingrich swept to...
  • In a turnabout, Colorado Democrats win back seats lost in gun recall

    Few states have experienced the political volatility that Colorado has over the last two decades. Control of the Legislature flipped back and forth. The state see-sawed in presidential contests. The last two years, though, have been particularly...