Category Archives: U.S. Senate

Reiding Between The Lines

His decision not to seek another Senate sent Washington into a tizzy last week, begging questions as to what prompted the surprise career choice and what it portends for control of the chamber beyond 2016. But enough about Indiana Sen. … Continue reading

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The Martin Chronicles

Just a few days ago, a not-so-veiled swipe at the politics of “triangulation” fueled speculation that former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was gearing up for a challenge to Hillary Clinton. His exact fightin’ words: “Triangulation is not a strategy that will … Continue reading

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Marco . . . Rubio?

I’m in Washington, D.C., where some of the political buzz centers around Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and the “to be or not to be”/”will he or won’t he?” question of his future plans. Here’s Rubio’s dilemma: run for re-election in … Continue reading

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Life After Boxer, In Brief

And so, of all the senators up for reelection in 2016, Barbara Boxer becomes to first domino to fall — the fourth-term California Democrat announcing Thursday that she’s headed for retirement. Two things about Boxer’s decision: 1) It probably won’t … Continue reading

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How Long Does the Senate Stay Republican?

You won’t hear much talk about the House changing hands in 2016. With 247 seats under Republican control, Nancy Pelosi would need a Democrat landslide the likes of which hasn’t been seen since 2006 to make that happen. As there … Continue reading

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In Louisiana, One Last Hail Mary

In case you forgot, there’s still a Senate race to determine in Louisiana — a runoff that’ll occur next Saturday. On paper, this shouldn’t be close. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu trails by 15.7%, according to the Real Clear Politics average. … Continue reading

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In Louisiana: Hail Mary Time

A good question posed by this Politico article: “Does Mary Landrieu have a prayer?” Why the dire religious overtones? It begins with this internal poll showing GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy holding a 16-point lead over Landrieu in their Dec. 6 runoff … Continue reading

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