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Michael Steele, Former Republican National Chairman, Seems to Favor National Popular Vote
Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee Chair, seems inclined to support the National Popular Vote Plan for presidential elections. See this story.
Oregon Genetically Altered Food Initiative Likely to Need a Recount
As of the close of business on Friday, November 21, the Oregon initiative requiring labels for genetically engineered foods is very close. “Yes” is 752,163; “no” is 753,239. With a margin of only 1,076 votes, and many remaining uncounted ballots, it seems somewhat likely a recount will be held. See this story.
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What were you wrongest about this cycle?
With Election Day fading into our rear-view, the Daily Kos Elections team decided that it's high time for some introspection. With that view in mind, the theme of this week's open thread is: What were you wrongest about this cycle? In the comments, please feel free to share your blown calls, dead-wrong predictions, and incorrect assumptions leading up to November 4th. In the interests of good-faith reciprocity, the DKE team has offered our "wrongests" for you to consider below the fold.
Constitution Party Wins One Partisan Office in Louisiana, Likely to Win a Second in December 6 Run-Off
On November 4, Constitution Party member Ronnie Broughton was re-elected to the Webster Parish, Louisiana School Board, in a partisan election. Because he was unopposed, that office in his district was omitted from the ballot. Also on November 4, Constitution Party member Randy Fontenot placed first in a partisan election for Police Chief of Eunice,(More)?
Libertarians Won Eight Partisan Elections on November 4, but All But One Were by Default
Libertarian Party nominees for partisan office won eight elections on November 4, but only one was contested. In the other races, the number of candidates on the ballot equaled the number of candidates to be elected. 1. Jacob Faught was elected Constable of Benton County, Arkansas, in Township 5. 2. Cheryl Heacox was re-elected to(More)?
GOP?s Enzi Seeks Budget Committee Gavel In Senate Power Play
Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) on Friday began maneuvering to claim the gavel of the Senate Budget Committee in what could be the only contested chairmanship in the new Republican Senate.
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Hillary Clinton Supporters See an Especially Tight Race in 2016
Hillary Clinton loyalists anticipate the 2016 presidential race will be exceedingly close and that possible Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Rand Paul could prove attractive to voters in battleground states.
Republican Relief at Obama?s Action on Immigration?
Linda Killian: Republican leaders know that some conservatives oppose presidential action on immigration but that other supporters, such as business owners who employ immigrants, want clarity.
President Obama, in Las Vegas, on the measures he was willing to take to the get the House of Representatives to vote on an immigration bill.
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