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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 20, 2007

Several years ago, veteran Republican political consultant Eddie Mahe would periodically prepare a memo for his political and public affairs clients. His memo was a veritable tour de force of inter…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 13, 2007

NASHUA, N.H. -- New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton used her speech to the New Hampshire Democratic Party's "100 Club" Saturday night to preview what aides say will closely resemble her presidential campaign stump speech. Punctuated with a "you are invisible" refrain, Clinton charged that "President Bush and the Washington Republicans" have chosen to ignore group after group, including strugglin…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 10, 2007

Politics just doesn't get much more colorful and fascinating than it does in my home state of Louisiana. The latest escapade began when former Democratic Sen. John Breaux signaled that he is quite interested in going home to run for governor this year. That is, if Gov. Kathleen Blanco, also a Democrat, steps aside. The conventional wisdom in the state is that Blanco can't get re-elected. Even mos…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 6, 2007

One of the most common topics of political conversation these days is "what in the world is going on in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination?" Recent polls show that the lead for forme…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 3, 2007

State legislatures are falling all over themselves these days to move their states' presidential primaries up to February 5, making for one very Super Tuesday. Nine states, including Missouri, are set to hold their primaries on that date. At least 11 more, including such major prizes as California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas, may do so as well, raising the prospect that as ma…

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Two Special Elections Add Suspense to Midterms

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Two con­gres­sion­al spe­cial elec­tions in as many weeks make clear that while the Re­pub­lic­an Party is not in a free fall, things are not co­pacet­ic, either. Re­pub­lic­an state Treas­urer Ron Estes won last week’s spe­cial elec­tion in Kan­sas’s 4th Dis­trict to fill the va­cancy cre­ated by Mike Pom­peo’s nom­in­a­tion to head the CIA, but his 5-point vic­tory was far short of the...

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The 2016 Political Environment

Updated November 25, 2015 | As the 2016 election cycle begins to take shape, the Cook Political Report has identified several metrics worth monitoring between now and Election Day.

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