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Too Close To Call: Update On Deadlocked Races

Election Day was one week ago and nine races are still yet to be called. Here's the breakdown of what's left.


Alaska: Not much has changed here. The "write in" ballots, which are likely to predominantly support Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), lead Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams 41 percent to 34.3 percent to 23.6 percent, respectively. Alaska will begin counting write-in ballots on Wednesday and will review absentee and questioned ballots starting Friday.

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 5:06pm

Minnesota Recount Could Have Far-Reaching Impact

In the only remaining contested gubernatorial race, former Sen. Mark Dayton (D) and state Rep. Tom Emmer (R) are separated by less than 9,000 votes in Minnesota, as the state braces itself for a second statewide recount in two years.

But unlike two years ago, this recount could have a significant impact on the 2012 presidential race.

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 4:58pm

2012 Presidential Power Rankings

Who is best positioned to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Find out here, in The Hotline's inaugural Presidential Power Rankings. We rank the top 15 GOP contenders using a formula that answers a simple question: Who is currently in the strongest position to secure the nomination? Our criteria:

1. Money: How much do they have? How much can they raise?

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 4:25pm

The GOP's First 2012 Target: Joe Manchin

The Republican Party is wasting very little time going after one of their top Senate targets for 2012: West Virginia Sen.-elect Joe Manchin (D).

Manchin is already up for re-election because he was elected last Tuesday in a special election for the late Sen. Robert Byrd's (D) seat.

Just a week after he defeated Republican John Raese by 10 percent, Manchin is already being put on the defensive by rumors that he has been courted by the GOP to switch parties.

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 3:29pm

Danny Davis Challenging Rahm, Faces Long Odds

Fresh off receiving the endorsement of a major coalition of black leaders, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) all but officially announced he's running for mayor of Chicago Monday afternoon.

In an interview with WGN radio, Davis said he will "be making a formal announcement before the week is over."

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 10:31am

Late Nights: Conan Makes His Return; W. and Pelosi Get Pilloried

Stephen Colbert is still riding high from the midterm elections: "A GOP sweep is like Christmas, but with even more Jesus."

Don't miss today's must see moment: 2:45 Jay Leno Photoshops Pres. Obama busting a move.

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:11am

Starting Lineup: Hoyer's Early Lead

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Starting Lineup. On the radar today: Cross three more undecided races off the list; Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) makes his Minority Whip bid official, jumps out to early lead over James Clyburn (D-S.C.); Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) is the early frontrunner for DCCC chair; the DSCC, meanwhile, can't find one; and Chris Christie's (R) popularity higher than Obama's in New Jersey.

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 8:30am

Too Close To Call: Update On Deadlocked Races

Election Day was almost a week ago, and there are still nearly a dozen races that have yet to be called. Below is a breakdown of Alaska Senate race, Minnesota governor's race and nine House races that are still undecided.


Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 5:00pm

The Most Disappointing Contenders Of 2010

Last Tuesday's elections saw the birth of bright political stars -- Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio (R), New Mexico Gov.-elect Susana Martinez (R) and Delaware Sen.-elect Chris Coons (D), to name a few. But it also saw the demise of rising politicos in several states; people who were once the leading bench player in their state party, or even considered a future presidential prospect.

Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 4:59pm

Foley Concedes To Malloy In Connecticut

Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Connecticut, announced Monday afternoon that he is conceding the race to Democrat Dan Malloy.

Foley called the election "a conclusive victory" for Malloy and said the final result "should not be questioned."

Malloy was declared the winner of the race by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz (D) and the AP last Friday after much controversy. Bysiewicz's official count currently has Malloy leading Foley by 5,810 votes, outside the margin needed for an automatic recount.

Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 3:27pm