July 23, 2010 Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
July 22, 2010 Lots of primaries to think about in August. And so it's time to enter the official Political Junkie contest in which you are asked to come up with the winners in 10 primaries for the month.
July 21, 2010 In a major disappointment to West Virginia Republicans, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) announced she would not seek the Senate seat formerly held by the late Robert Byrd in this year's election.
July 20, 2010 The West Virginia Legislature has passed a law allowing the state to hold a special Senate election this year to fill the seat of the late Robert Byrd. Gov. Joe Manchin (D), as expected, announced his candidacy today.
July 19, 2010 The "dumb" Sarah Palin: she comes up with the word "refudiate," and is mocked everywhere for it. The "smart" Sarah Palin: she endorses candidates and many surge to the lead.
July 19, 2010 The West Virginia state Legislature failed to pass a bill calling for a special election to fill the late Robert Byrd's Senate seat this year. Gov. Joe Manchin (D) is now expected to call for one on his own.
July 18, 2010 Sen. John Cornyn, head of the Republican effort to recruit and fund GOP Senate candidates, says it may take two cycles — this year and 2012 — for his party to win a majority of seats.
July 16, 2010 West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin will name a replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd today, and the Associated Press is saying it will be former Manchin chief counsel Carte Goodwin.
July 15, 2010 Thirty-seven races for governor at stake this year, and a Political Junkie survey shows the likelihood of tremendous turnover in many key states.
July 15, 2010 It's been a rough week for Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis, who has been accused of plagiarism. The state's leading newspaper has called on him to end his campaign.
July 14, 2010 The "establishment" took it on the chin in Alabama's Republican primary runoff for governor, as Robert Bentley easily defeated Bradley Byrne, backed by a who's-who of the state GOP.
July 13, 2010 Republicans pick their nominee for governor in today's runoff, a contest between former community college schools chancellor Bradley Byrne and state Rep. Robert Bentley.
July 9, 2010 Since the last Senate ratings over a month ago, Republicans have shown gains in California and Wisconsin, but the Democrats have made inroads in Georgia and Iowa. And an independent could win in Florida.
July 8, 2010 West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says he wants a special Senate election to take place this year, saying having an appointee in office for 2-1/2 years without input from the voters is too long.