During Monday night's episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed popular ballot measures in a number of red or swing states that could help swing the tide in many close gubernatorial or Senate races.
New polls of Alaska and Iowa reveal that the Democratic candidates in each state are in a position to win two critical Senate races tomorrow.
The Center for Responsive Politics revealed that Sarah Palin's SuperPAC, SarahPAC, contributed only $45,000 to the campaigns of GOP candidates in the third quarter despite having over $1.4 million available.
In which Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan's pattern of transferring power over a woman's private choices to the government becomes a campaign issue.
A newly released Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey from Alaska reveals how badly tarnished the GOP brand is even in the Last Frontier State. Mark Begich, the Incumbent Democratic Senator, leads all Republican opponents in the poll. Alaska voters are not thrilled with Mark Begich’s job performance. 43 percent of Alaska voters approve of his job performance, while 44 percent disapprove. However, voters agree that any Republican in the state is an even worse option. Begich leads Dan Sullivan 41-37 and he is up 43-37 over Mead Treadwell. Although Sarah Palin has not announced any plans to run for the U.S. Senate, she trails Begich 44-40 in a hypothetical match-up. The once popular Alaska Governor is viewed unfavorably by 55 percent of Alaska voters, compared to only 39 percent who view her favorably. Still she is less loathed than Tea Party extremist Joe Miller who is now disliked by a gaping 62-16 unfavorable to favorable spread.
As you can see, the ad implies heavily that the woman is an actual resident of Alaska and a constituent of Begich's. Of course, we now know this to be a complete lie, as she is a paid actress who resides in Maryland
This is the sixth edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go 'Blue.'
Senate Democrats are bullish on background check legislation, they only need 3 more Republicans. There are 4 Republicans being targeted to flip their vote.
You can follow the gun PAC money, but it doesn't tell the whole tale. When the NRA says they're 'scoring' a vote, they don't need to contribute directly to get what they want.