November 6, 2006
Democrats Look to Gain Seats in Philadelphia Suburbs
three districts in suburban Philadelphia, Republican incumbents
are in danger of being defeated in Tuesday's midterm elections
in what Democrats are hoping will be a nationwide sweep.
Gwen Ifill reports from Pennsylvania's 6th, 7th and 8th
Districts on races that the nation will look to as bellwethers
of a possible takeover of the House.
November 2, 2006
Voting Raises Fears of Glitches, Fraud
the problems of the 2000 presidential elections, electronic
voting machines were designed to make casting and counting
ballots easier and more accurate. But recent problems encountered
in several states using the new machines have raised concerns
about their reliability and susceptibility to fraud.
October 25, 2006
Voters Skeptical of Politicians, Voting
With control of both chambers of Congress in the balance,
the generation of younger voters that showed up at the polls
in record numbers in 2004 to vote for Democrat John Kerry
could swing the balance -- if they turn out again. A part
of a series looking at Generation Next examines what issues
are most important to 16-to-25 year olds and what they think
October 20, 2006
Scandal, Iraq Hurting Republican in Flordia District
The scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla.,
and his communications with teenage male interns has put
several House Republicans across the country in a tight
spot, including Rep. Clay Shaw who represents Florida's
22nd District next to Foley's. His Democratic challenger
Ron Klein is also using President Bush's handling of the
Iraq war to his advantage against Shaw. Margaret Warner
reports on the race from Florida.
October 19, 2006
Republican Senate Seat in Jeopardy
"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has become a slogan for
recent election years. In 2006, the nation's attention is
focused again on the Buckeye State where two-term Republican
Sen. Mike DeWine faces a tough battle winning over Ohio
voters fed up with the lagging economy and a series of ethics
scandals. Gwen Ifill visits DeWine and his Democratic challenger
Rep. Sherrod Brown.
October 18, 2006
Debates Increasing State Minimum Wage
Proposition B, a ballot initiative facing Missouri voters
in November, would raise the state minimum wage by 25 percent
from $5.15 an hour to $6.50 an hour, increasing the wages
for Missouri's low income workers for the first time in
almost 10 years.
October 9, 2006
Abortion Ban Up for Vote in South Dakota
Earlier this year, the South Dakota Legislature passed a
controversial law banning abortion in all instances except
when a mother's life is in danger. Opponents of the law
successfully petitioned to put it on the ballot in the Nov.
7 midterm elections to let voters decide whether or not
to let it stand.
October 6, 2006
Battle to Fill Frist's Tennessee Senate Seat
In what is becoming one of this cycle's most competitive
Senate races, Republican Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker and
Rep. Harold Ford, D-Tenn., remain neck and neck to replace
retiring Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
September 25, 2006
President Bush at Center of N.Y. House Race
Despite flagging public opinion of the war in Iraq, Rep.
Randy Kuhl, R-N.Y., unwavers in his support for the administration.
His Democratic challenger Eric Massa opposes the war and
is banking on support from voters fed up with the president's
September 25, 2006
Incumbent Takes on Seat Holder in Indiana Rematch
In Indiana's rural 9th District, Republican Rep. Mike Sodrel
knows he faces strong anti-incumbent sentiments this fall
and is campaigning hard to keep his seat. His opponent Baron
Hill (pictured right), who served three terms before Sodrel
defeated him in 2004, is fighting to win back his seat.
September 22, 2006
Schwarzenegger Regains Support in California
Polls show that the gap between support for California Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and candidate Phil Angelides is widening
with more favoring the incumbent.
August 30, 2006
Cell Amendment at Center of Missouri Senate Race
In November, Missouri residents will vote on an amendment
that would allow state scientists to conduct any stem cell
research permitted under federal law. Both Republican incumbent
Sen. Jim Talent, who opposes it, and his challenger Democrat
Claire McCaskill, who supports it, are using the issue to
motivate voters in their Senate campaigns.
August 9, 2006
Wins Connecticut Primary; Lieberman to Run as Independent
After losing the Democratic primary in Connecticut to wealthy
businessman Ned Lamont, Sen. Joseph Lieberman announced
he will continue his bid to keep his seat by running as
an independent, despite the announcement by several top
Democrats that they will support Lamont in November.
August 1, 2006
Elections to Test New Voting Systems
Four years after an overhaul of American voting systems,
the Nov. 7 midterm elections will provide the next test
to see if remaining kinks recorded during the 2004 presidential
elections have been addressed.
-- Online NewsHour
July 10, 2006
Incumbent Prepares for Election Fight over Immigration
Immigration has become a key election issue in Arizona this
year as Republican Sen. John Kyl tries to retain his seat
and voters consider ballot initiatives to make English the
official state language and deny undocumented workers certain
June 23, 2006
Incumbents Face Close Elections for Supporting Iraq War
Gwen Ifill reports on how supporting the Iraq war is affecting
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn.,
two incumbents who face tough re-election bids in Connecticut.
June 16, 2006
House Incumbents Face Close Elections in 2006
In the suburbs of Philadelphia, several House incumbents
are facing unexpectedly tight races. The first report in
a series chronicles the congressional campaign activity.
April 28, 2006
Elections Pose Uphill Battle for Some Republicans
The Republican Party is facing low approval ratings on issues
from immigration to government spending. Gwen Ifill reports
from Colorado on the challenges facing Republicans heading
into this fall's midterm elections.