Supreme Court Justice Souter Retiring?

    NPR has confirmed speculation that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the court’s current term. “Souter is expected to remain on the bench until a successor has been chosen and confirmed, which may or may not be accomplished before the court reconvenes in October.” Eight justices are known to have hired the four law clerks who will work with them in | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov/Congressional Updates: IL, CO, NV, GA, MA, CA,

    IL Burris (D) A new Public Policy Polling survey in Illinois finds that Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has a good chance to make next year’s U.S. Senate race a competitive one. Kirk is tied with Alexi Giannoulias (D), 35% to 35%, and leads Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), 37% to 33%. In addition, Kirk would crush Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), 53% to 19%. However, if Lisa Madigan (D) | Read More »

    I applaud the NRSC and Cornyn

    Via NYTimes   Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said he would seek to recruit candidates who he thought could win in Democratic or swing states, even if it meant supporting candidates who might disagree with his own conservative views. Mr. Cornyn said he was taking a page from SenatorCharles E. Schumer of New York, the last head of the Democratic | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov/Congressional Updates: DE (Big News), WI, CO, MN, SC, KS, IL, NJ

    DE Open Senate Seat (D) Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) said Thursday that he’s leaning more toward running for Senate rather than another term in the House, if he decides to run for Congress again in 2010 WI Doyle (D) Former congressman Mark Neumann said he plans to seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. Neumann confirmed he would run for the job in an interview | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov/Congressional Updates: NY,CA, AR, SC, NC, CO, NV, FL, PA, NH

    NY 20 Open Seat (D) The official vote tally in the NY-20 special election now shows a 365 vote lead for Scott Murphy (D) over Jim Tedisco (R) as 250 ballots that were set aside were counted today, according to Politicker NY. there are some 1,800 votes left uncounted. AR Lincoln (D)  An Arkansas state senator plans to make a run for Congress. Kim Hendren has announced plans to run for the | Read More »

    Congresswoman Harman In Some Trouble

    According to CQ Politics, Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington. In return, the agent pledged to help lobby House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov/Congressional Updates (NY, GA, CO, IL, MO, DE, MI, AL, TX)

    NY 20 Update It does not look good.  Murphy is ahead with 86 votes and they are now going through all the rejected ballots a judge ruled in favor of Murphy today.  All military and foreign ballots have been counted and it appears more foreign ballots made it in they military ones so it benefited Murphy. GA Open Gov Seat (R) Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announced | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov/Congressional Updates (NY, VA, CA, TN, NV, NH, PA, IL)

    NY 20 Open Seat (D) Democrat Scott Murphy’s lead is slipping in the too-close-to-call special congressional election in eastern New York. The state Board of Elections reports that unofficial counts show Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by 25 votes. The lead has seesawed since the March 31 election and absentee ballots are expected to decide the winner. VA Open Seat Gov (D) Republican Bob McDonnell raised $2.2 | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov News Update: AL, WI, OH, NV

    AL Open Seat (R) Alabama’s “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore said he’s “very inclined” to make another race for governor. Moore, a Republican, said he plans to announce a decision in June. He ran for governor against Republican incumbent Bob Riley in 2006. He received about 33 percent of the vote. WI Doyle (D) Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann said Thursday it was highly likely | Read More »

    2010 Senate/Gov News (Update on NY 20): KY, AR, WI, MI, TN

    Update on NY 20 Tedisco is now trailing by 8 votes and is not doing as well in the absentee votes from several counties he won on election night ( military votes in every county will not be counted till 13th).  For example, in Renssalaer County — largest of the four counties that completed absentee counts Thursday — Tedisco was ahead by 474 votes on | Read More »

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