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More Bad News For Trump From State-Level Polling

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New polling from the states has good news for Hillary Clinton, and an even less plausible path to 270 for Donald Trump.

Sharron Angle Is Running For Senate Again


Sharron Angle, who by all accounts blew what could have been an historic Republican Senate pickup in 2010 when she lost to then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in what was otherwise a Republican wave year, is running for Reid’s seat yet again: Sharron Angle, a controversial Tea Party Republican who upset the 2010 Nevada […]

Clinton And Sanders Tied In Nevada?

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One of the first polls out of Nevada in six weeks purports to show Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied in Nevada just about a week before that state’s Democratic caucuses: A Washington Free Beacon/TargetPoint Consulting poll released Friday shows between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT) in Nevada. It’s the […]

Same-Sex Marriage Goes From 19 States To 29 States In One Week


In the space of one week, we’ve gone from 19 states that recognize same-sex marriage to 29. Soon, it will be 35.

9th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Idaho And Nevada


Two more states are added to the list, with another three likely not far behind.

“None Of The Above” Wins Democratic Primary For Governor In Nevada


Apparently, Nevada Democrats weren’t too happy with their choices for Governor this year: Elections have historically been defined by their winners and losers – but on Tuesday a primary in Nevada returned a disheartening result for all the candidates: nobody won. Voters in the state’s Democratic primary for governor were so unimpressed by the eight […]

Nevada’s Attorney General And Governor Won’t Defend Law Against Same-Sex Marriage

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The fight for marriage equality takes another step forward.

Latino Voters Could Cost The GOP The White House And The Senate

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Republican problems among Latino voters could have an influence on several close races this year.

Harry Reid’s Closing Argument: Basically, My Opponent Is Crazy


If you want an indication of just how vicious the Nevada Senate race has gotten in the closing days, look no further: Will it work ? Who knows. At this point, I’m not sure that either one of these people deserves to win.

A Real “None of the Above”


What would the Nevada Senate race look like if “none of the above” could actually win?

Little Evidence Of Enthusiasm Gap In Early Nevada Voting


At least in Nevada, there appears to be little evidence of an enthusiasm gap between Republicans and Democrats, which is potentially good news for Harry Reid.

Worst. Debate. Ever. But, Advantage Angle

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Last night’s one and only Nevada Senate Debate was an embarrassing affair all around, but it most likely sealed the electoral doom of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Harry Reid Considers It His Duty To Spend Your Grandchildren’s Money

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Harry Reid think it’s his Constitutional duty spend other people’s money and bring it home to Nevada. His constituents seem to have other ideas this year.

Reid And Angle Remain Tied In Nevada Senate Race

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Despite a few polls over the past week that suggested that Sharron Angle was breaking away from Harry Reid in Nevada’s tight-as-a-drum Senate race, it’s fairly obvious that this remains one of the closest Senate elections in the country, as evidenced by the latest Rasmussen poll: Just before their first and only debate, Senate Majority […]

Reid/Angle Race Remains Tight


The latest poll out of Nevada continues to show that the Senate race between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle is as tight as a drum: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and GOP challenger Sharron Angle tied with 43 percent of the vote in a new poll that suggests most Nevadans won’t gamble on half a dozen […]

Sharron Angle Backs Out of Debate, Annoys Local Political Reporter


File this one under what looks to be a very amateur hour mistake by the Sharron Angle campaign: Nevada’s top political journalist lit into Republican Senate hopeful Sharron Angle on Thursday, saying that the Tea Party favorite had backed out of a planned debate. Jon Ralston, host of “Face to Face,” used Thursday’s broadcast as […]

Angle and Katrina Relief


More audio from Angle’s past interviews.

Back to the Nevada Polls


The Nevada Senate race is, in many ways, a three-way in which none of the above could be a spoiler for Angle.

Harry Reid: “Ground Zero Mosque” Should Be Built Somewhere Else


The Senate Majority Leader has weighed in on the construction of an Islamic Community Center at the former location of a Burlington Coat Factory: Now that President Obama has addressed and amplified the issue, the political debate over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero is being felt far from Lower Manhattan, in political […]

Harry Reid’s Campaign Against Sharron Angle Having An Impact


Harry Reid has spent the summer trying to portray is opponent as a kook. So far, it’s working.

Harry Reid: How Can Any Hispanic Person Be A Republican ?


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed to make a pretty emphatic play for the race card yesterday: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid questioned on Tuesday how Hispanics could be Republicans. Speaking with Hispanic supporters Tuesday at Hermandad Mexicana in Las Vegas, Reid took several shots at Republicans, blaming them for the fact that comprehensive immigration […]

Sharron Angle: Conservative ? Or, Theocrat ?


Sharron Angle’s views about the role of religion in politics are disturbingly similar to those of people who believe that the Bible itself should be the law of the land.

Sharron Angle Talks Gay Adoption, Church-State Relations, And Coked-Up Stimulus Monkeys


Nevada Republican Senate Candidate Sharron Angle is back in the news, and something tells me that Harry Reid is probably smiling about it. First, a recently released questionnaire reveals Angles view on a wide variety of social issues: Republican Sharron Angle believes the clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit and opposes […]

Sharron Angle: America is Violating the First Commandment (and No, I Didn’t Mean Amendment).


Sharron Angle has moved on from Second Amendment solutions to First Commandment ones…

Why Sharron Angle Still Has A Chance


Despite her mis-steps, Sharron Angle still has a shot at beating Harry Reid in November

Sharron Angle Tries To Explain Her Media Strategy


Elizabeth Crum at National Review picked up on this clip of a recent interview of Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle with Fox News Channel’s Carl Crawford: Angle: “We needed to have the press be our friend.” Cameron: “Wait a minute. Hold on a second. To be your friend…?” Angle: “Well, truly–” Cameron: “That sounds […]

Reid and Angle Neck-and-Neck in NV Polls


Angle is smartly focusing her commercials on the economy, and it is helping her numbers.

Rasmussen: Nevada Senate Race Now “Leans Democrat”


More bad news for Sharron Angle in today’s Rasmussen poll: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has edged ahead of his Republican opponent Sharron Angle in his bid for reelection in Nevada. Both candidates are seen to hold extreme views by large segments of the population. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in […]

Sharron Angle Continues To Avoid Answering Questions


I can’t believe that this strategy is going to work for much longer: U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle invited local media to attend a press event in Reno Wednesday morning, but when members of the media tried to ask the candidate questions she didn’t answer. At the event this morning Angle signed a pledge to […]

The End Of The Sharron Angle/Tea Party Bubble In Nevada


Following up on Wednesday’s Rasmussen poll that showed the Nevada Senate race down to a dead heat, a new poll from the Las Vegas Review-Journal has Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulling ahead of Sharron Angle: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has opened a strong lead over Republican opponent Sharron Angle after pummeling her in a […]

Reid/Angle Race Now Statistical Dead Heat


The Senate race between Majority Leader Harry Reid and Tea Party conservative Sharron Angle is essentially a tie: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is creeping forward and now is nearly tied with Republican Sharron Angle in his bid for reelection in Nevada. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada finds Angle […]

Running from the Press: The Curious Case of Sharron Angle


If one wants to be a US Senator, one is going to have to learn to talk to the press.

Tea Party Conservative Sharron Angle Drops In The Polls


After an initial post-primary poll showing her with an eleven point lead over Harry Reid, Sharron Angle has dropped in the polls: Sharron Angle’s modest bounce after her Republican Primary win appears to be over, but she still holds a slight lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race. The latest […]

Reid-less in Nevada


In another sign that Harry Reid’s troubles continue in Nevada, Sharron Angle or no, his son isn’t using the family name in ad for governor.  Via The Hill:  Harry Reid’s son leaves last name out of first campaign ad. UPDATE (James Joyner):  This is truly remarkable.  It’s not just the ad:  Even his website goes […]

Is Sharron Angle A Birther ?


The Las Vegas Sun’s John Ralston finds a connection between Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle and a birther group: She can’t avoid these questions forever.

A Key Argument for a Sharron Angle Win


In simple terms (via the AP):  Nevada unemployment hits 14 percent, leads nation. There are going to be a lot of unhappy voters at the polls in November.  As such, what she says and believes may be moot.

No Wonder Sharron Angle Is Adopting The Palin “Avoid The Media” Strategy


Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle did a pretty good job of avoiding national media when she was in Washington earlier this week but she hasn’t been so lucky with the local media in Nevada: LAS VEGAS – As Sharron Angle greeted supporters at Stoney’s Restaurant in Las Vegas, 8 News NOW Reporter Nathan Baca […]

Sharron Angle and the Second Amendment


Via the Las Vegas Sun:  Armed revolt part of Sharron Angle’s rhetoric. From the piece: U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle seemed to raise that specter in three interviews in the past six months, suggesting that some would seek “Second Amendment remedies” if Congress isn’t reined in. She said the purpose of the right to bear […]

Nevada GOP Senate Candidate Reportedly Belonged To Far-Right Third Party


This is the kind of information that I’m sure Harry Reid is looking for in his effort to turn the Nevada Senate race into a referendum on Sharron Angle: The key to understanding Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle may be the fact that she has not always been a Republican. For at least six […]

“Fox & Friends” Bungles Interview With Sharron Angle


One of Nevada’s top political reporters, who just happens to work for the Fox affiliate in Las Vegas, is mocking this morning’s interview of Senate candidate Sharron Angle by “Fox & Friends” hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade: LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid may not need to spend millions of dollars to marginalize […]

A Quick Thought on the Nevada Senate Race


It has already been observed that of the Republicans vying for the nomination that Harry Reid got the one he wanted.  Part of that has to do with Sharon Ang’le’s political views, which are exploitable. Another reason, as this Las Vegas Review-Journal piece, Angle quiet after win, underscores:  her organization is small and her experience […]

Tea Party Republican Sharon Angle Leads Harry Reid By 11 Points


It’s the first post-primary poll, and it’s Rasmussen which has a well-known bias toward Republicans, but Sharon Angle has a lead over the Senate Majority leader at the moment. Take it for what it’s worth.

A Return to The Tea Party and the War on Drugs


In an earlier post, following on from a piece by Jeffery Miron, I wondered about the Tea Party and the war on drugs.  Via the GOP nominee for the US Senate in Nevada (Sharon Angle), we have one data point. And yes, two obvious disclaimers:  she is a Republican (as there is no real Tea […]

Tea Party Scores A Victory In Nevada, Harry Reid Breathes Easier


The Tea Party movement scored a substantial victory in the Nevada Senate primary yesterday, but in doing so they may have given Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a second chance at life: After years of maneuvering, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got the race he wanted. Sharron Angle, a former Reno assemblywoman and Tea Party […]

Pennsylvania Loses Seats 9th Census Running


Pennsylvania is Reapportionment’s version of the Biggest Loser. If projections hold, Pennsylvania will lose Congressional seats for the ninth straight Census. Smart Politics: Several projections have been conducted by experts during the last few years – with Texas and Arizona universally considered to be the big winners of multiple seats, with the remaining gains coming […]

Lowden Plan Medical Chicken Calculator

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Senate candidate Sue Lowden’s repeated suggestion that we go back to the barter system for health care (“in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I’ll paint your house”) has generated endless fun for leftie pundits and, now, some wag has generated a “Lowden Plan Medical […]

Massa vs. Ensign


Steve Benen is scratching his head over WaPo’s disparate treatment of two political scandals. According to a Nexis search, the newspaper has run 26 stories that mention Eric Massa since March 1. Some of those articles were Style-section pieces that mentioned Massa in passing, but most are substantive news stories — some on the front […]

Democrat Presidential Nominating Process Review


“National Democrats are considering changing the presidential nominating process, by establishing a new primary calendar and deemphasizing the influence lawmakers and political insiders have on choosing the party nominee,” CNN reports. The battle for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination was marred by controversy as the Democratic National Committee argued with some state parties over when […]

NFL Betting


Delaware has legalized parlay betting and hopes to allow wagers on multiple NFL games.  The league is fighting this vigorously, seeing a wave of NFL gambling coming if it allows it to happen in Delaware.  This, despite the fact that NFL betting is legal in Nevada. At a time when states are facing major revenue […]

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Nev. Sex Acts Tax Faces Stiff Resistance A bill that would levy a $5 tax on sex acts appears to have no chance in Nevada’s Legislature, even though the state is facing a more than $2.8 billion revenue shortfall. “I don’t know why people won’t recognize that we have a legal industry,” said state Sen. […]