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Avoiding the Veepstakes (Not Really)

Gwen's Take

With the Republican primary campaign approaching its end, and more than two weeks before the next voting, there is immense temptation to begin speculating about running mates.

I will resist. That seems the respectful thing to do when there are three other candidates who insist they are still in the race for the nomination.

October 22, 2010

Weekly Show

Accusations and attack ads abound as midterm races get down to the wire. Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) reports on California’s contentious elections, Doyle McManus (Los Angeles Times) analyzes the too-close-to-call PA Senate race, Charles Babington (AP) discusses Obama’s last-minute campaign blitz. And Kate Zernike (New York Times) looks at the Tea Party’s impact on the 2010 elections.

On the Radar: October 20, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

Unconventional Wisdom

Gwen's Take

I am frequently wrong. Now there’s an admission you won’t hear that often from someone who makes a living in Washington.

But this most recent round of primary results reminded me of all of the times I have assumed outcomes and wound up on the wrong end of a prediction. There are sitting members of Congress who still give me the hairy eyeball when we meet because I underestimated them once. This is the real reason I am not a pundit. I hate being wrong, and am so good at it.

PBS NewsHour: Spending Spree Marks Republican California Governor's Primary

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May 28, 2010

Tensions mount in California's multi-million dollar Republican primary race for California governor, where over $90 million has already been spent on campaigns. Gwen Ifill reports on the contentious and expensive contest.

California Post - Schwarzenegger: A Left Coast Fable

Gwen's Take

I was strolling through the town square in the pretty, precious town of Mill Valley, California last weekend, reporting on California’s gubernatorial race, when I realized I might have to change my mind about politics.

Only a few weeks ago, I told an audience in Tampa, Florida that, when it comes to news value, their state is the gift that keeps on giving. (Think Elian Gonzales, Charlie Crist, the 2000 recount). Politics is never boring in the Sunshine State.