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September 10, 2010 Seventeen days after the primary, we now have a winner in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary: It is State Senate President Peter Shumlin.
September 10, 2010 If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary? Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
September 7, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, apparently defeated in her bid for another term in the Aug. 24 GOP primary -- she conceded the race last week -- may have a change of heart. She is considering all options, including remaining on the ballot in some way.
Murray's race is now a "tossup."
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September 7, 2010 It's been two months since our last review of the 37 Senate races at stake, and the news is less favorable for the Democrats. And if the trends continue, the Republicans have a legitimate shot at capturing a majority; they need a net of 10.
Brewer, during Wednesday's debate.
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September 2, 2010 Jaw-Dropping Video: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, presumably comfortable in front of an audience, had a brain freeze during her debate with Democratic opponent Terry Goddard.
September 2, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But what if -- for argument's sake -- the remaining votes all went to Murkowski? Would she win, even if she conceded?
August 31, 2010 In a startling turnabout of political fortune, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the odds-on favorite to win another term, has conceded defeat to her Aug. 24 primary rival, Tea Party-backed Joe Miller.
August 31, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
August 30, 2010 James Traficant, the former Ohio Democratic congressman who was expelled in 2002 on corruption charges, now looks like he will make the ballot in his state's 17th Congressional District as an independent.
August 28, 2010 In the Louisiana Senate primary, GOP incumbent David Vitter will face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) in November. In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary for the seat long held by Robert Byrd, and will face John Raese (R).
August 26, 2010 With so many House seats in play, it is difficult to reduce it to a Top 50 list. But we're attempting it here. And it is important to note that of the Top 50, 46 are currently held by the Democrats.
Murkowski, center, shakes hands with supporter Jennifer Johnson at the senator's campaign headquarters in Anchorage on Tuesday.
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August 25, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, was supposed to cruise to renomination in Tuesday's primary. Instead, she is trailing her Tea Party/Sarah Palin-backed opponent. There are still 16,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
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August 25, 2010 Once thought to be vulnerable, Arizona Sen. John McCain abandoned some old positions and soundly defeated former Rep. J.D. Hayworth in the Republican primary. McCain is now favored to win a 5th term in November.
August 24, 2010 A mixed bag for millionaires in Florida. Rick Scott won the Republican nomination for governor, defeating establishment favorite Bill McCollum. But real estate mogul Jeff Greene fell way short in his bid for the Senate against Kendrick Meek.
August 24, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces a Tea Party-backed challenger, Joe Miller, in today's Republican primary. Sarah Palin, who beat Murkowski's dad for governor in 2006, is supporting Miller.
August 24, 2010 In today's Arizona primary, a Tea Party-backed challenge to Sen. John McCain is expected to fall short. The challenger is former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.
August 19, 2010 If you're the son of a gaffe-prone former vice president, you know you will be under intense scrutiny if you decide to run for office yourself. Welcome, Ben Quayle, to the world of politics.
August 17, 2010 Tuesday's GOP primary for governor of Wyoming includes the son of former Sen. Alan Simpson and the grandson of former Sen. Cliff Hansen. The GOP is favored to win the governorship this year as Democratic incumbent Dave Freudenthal is retiring.
August 17, 2010 Today's primary contest in Washington State is known as a "top two" primary: all the candidates appear on the same ballot, and the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the November general election.
August 4, 2010 The big news of the Aug. 3 primaries: Rep. Jerry Moran won the GOP Senate nomination in Kansas, Michigan Republicans picked an outsider as their gubernatorial nominee, and Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick was ousted in Michigan.
Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder, center, speaks to supporters at his election-night event in Ypsilanti after Tuesday's primary.
August 3, 2010 An outsider, former Gateway Computers president Rick Snyder, won the Republican primary for governor of Michigan. The Democratic nod went to Virg Bernero, the mayor of Lansing. Gov. Jennifer Granholm is term limited.
August 3, 2010 No surprises in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Missouri to replace retiring GOP Sen. Kit Bond. For the GOP, the winner was former House majority whip Roy Blunt. On the Democratic side, it was Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
August 3, 2010 Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, giving up his Senate day job to run for governor, was the easy winner in Tuesday's Republican primary. He is favored to win the post in November over Democrat Tom Holland.
August 3, 2010 There's a Senate race on the ballot in today's Missouri primary, but the big story is a referendum that would have state voters exempted from the new health care bill. If it passes, it will likely be challenged in the courts.
August 3, 2010 After eight years of Democrat Jennifer Granholm as governor, Michigan Republicans feel -- with the sour economy and Granholm's low approval numbers -- that they have a strong shot at returning to the office.
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