While Congress was on vacation, unemployment crept up to 9.6 percent nationwide. For District of Columbia, it was even worse with a rate of 9.9 percent in August. The economy, after all of the rhetoric, finger-pointing and stimulus, has moved all the way from "free-fall" to "standing still."
Political analysts routinely argue that we are heading for a 'wave' election come November. But my 1994 Congressional re-election defeat in Kansas suggests that waves aren’t inevitable, and that there are several lessons that incumbents today might apply to their races if they hope to survive in this tough political climate.
Some of the nation's top political commentators, legislators and intellectuals offer insight into the biggest questions burning up the blogosphere today.
Will Murkowski win as a write-in Senate candidate in Alaska? Why or why not?
As we head into the final months of campaigning, I think it is important for candidates and organizations that run automated calls to understand how their calls are set up and run as the volume of phone contact increases.
Many people think these calls are all the same, and for the most part leading up to the last couple of weeks of the election, that is the case since the volume is relatively light. However all delivery systems and carriers are not the same, and many times clients are unaware of this until it is too late.
From now until Election Day, Americans across the country will have the pleasure of getting to know New Jersey’s newest Republican Governor, Chris Christie.
Elected in 2009, the former U.S. District Attorney rode a wave of anger and discontent towards politics as usual in the Garden State to defeat a sitting Democrat Governor – not an easy feat to accomplish in a state that hasn’t elected a Republican statewide since 1993.
America sends soldiers by the thousands to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to fight for free and honest elections.
But we’ve still got lots of problems with elections here at home.
I would like to thank everyone who participated in Republican primary elections across the country. Whether you were a first-time voter, a lifelong Republican, or simply fed up with Washington and the direction of our country, your participation has made our party stronger and our mission clearer.