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Did Castle's GOP Allies Let Him Down?

Did the Republican establishment unwittingly play a role in handing the Delaware Senate primary to Christine O'Donnell?

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:52am

Palin Primary Scorecard: Big Wins So Far

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) had one of her best primary nights this cycle on Tuesday night.

Palin had 5 grizzlies in primaries Tuesday and, at this point, it looks like at least three of her candidates have won. A fourth -- Kelly Ayotte (R) -- is holding on to a narrow lead in the New Hampshire Senate Republican primary.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:26am

Starting Lineup: Democrats Delight

Good Wednesday morning. After a late night following the riveting primaries, Hotline On Call is still sifting through the results. Here's what we know: It was a great night for Democrats, as the GOP's chances at taking a Senate majority were greatly reduced. The Republican silver lining is Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, who appears to be holding on to a slim lead over Tea Party backed Ovide Lamontagne.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:40am

NH House: Guinta Wins, Bass To Face Kuster

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Democrats worked hard in the closing weeks to tarnish businessman Sean Mahoney (R), and that work paid may have paid off as former Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta (R) defeated businessman Rich Ashooh (R) -- who appeared to benefit greatly from the Union-Leader's endorsement -- and Mahoney, 32%-28%-28%. Guinta will face Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D) in what should be a good pickup opportunity for the GOP.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 6:59am

When Polls Trump Common Sense

This should be a golden age of political prognostication. Any armchair strategist with an Internet connection can get loads of insider information and blog or tweet their viewpoints. Congressional polling, once a true commodity because few media firms commissioned it regularly, has proliferated, with numerous start-up pollsters releasing data that's eaten up on a daily basis by junkies.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 6:00am

DC Mayor: Gray Ousts Fenty After One Term

Updated, 6:10 a.m.

DC Council Chair Vincent Gray (D) defeated Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) Tuesday in the DC Dem mayoral primary in a shocking reversal of fortune for the once-popular Fenty, who was swept into office just four years ago after winning every precinct in the city.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 1:02am

NY House: Hoffman And Nixon Grandson Lose, But Maloney Shines

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Businessman Randy Altschuler (R) withstood a withering assault on his outsourcing business to advance to the general against Rep. Tim Bishop (D), who GOPers believe is very vulnerable this cycle. Altschuler defeated atty George Demos (R) 45% to 30%, while Richard Nixon grandson Chris Cox (R) finishing in a disappointing third place with 24%.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:40am

NY SEN: DioGuardi, Townsend Clinch For GOP

Updated, 1 a.m.

Unlike the governor's race, the New York GOP senate primaries ended up being tight affairs with the Tea Party candidates taking a back seat to better known establishment candidates.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:17am

WI House: Ribble Will Face Kagen In Targeted Race

In a battle of name ID versus money, money won out, as roofing contractor Reid Ribble (R) handily defeated former state Rep. Roger Roth (R), whose uncle once held the seat, 50% to 29%. Former state Rep. Terri McCormick (R) and Door Co. Board Member Marc Savard (R) took third and fourth, respectively.

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:08am

Next Electoral Target For Tea Party: Democrats

Christine O'Donnell 's GOP primary upset in Delaware on Tuesday is just one more feather in the caps of Tea Party activists, who now boast a handful of Senate candidates in November.O'Donnell's victory comes at the expense of nine-term Rep. Mike Castle , who, until last week, was the presumed s

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:00am