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Barbara Boxer's Path To Victory In CA SEN

Welcome back to Hotline On Call's Path To Victory. On Friday, we looked at how former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R) can overcome 13% party registration deficit to defeat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and pull off what would be considered a significant upset.

Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:00pm

Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom

Monday The Information and Innovation Technology Foundation holds a noon event on the future of online privacy. Speakers include Fernando Laguarda, vice president of Time Warner Cable; Tim Sparapini, director of public policy at Facebook; and Mark Eichorn, assistant director at the Federal Trade Commission. Tuesday The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will hold a 9:00 am workshop on the importance of the adoption and deployment of Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) addresses for industry, the U.S. Government, and the Internet economy.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 5:57pm

Carly Fiorina's Path To Victory In CA SEN

Welcome back to Hotline On Call's weekly Path To Victory feature, where we look at some of the marquee races this year and how each side is planning to win. This week we're looking at the high profile - and expensive - battle between Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R) in California.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 3:38pm

How The Midterm Wave Affects State Legislatures

One of the great truisms of electoral politics is that the party in power loses seats in the House and the Senate in midterm elections. What has gone unnoticed, though, is that the same trend extends down the ballot to state legislatures. There are 7,382 seats among the 50 state legislatures, but not every seat is up in any given election cycle.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 3:12pm

Slow Development Of Radio Standards Frustrates First Responders

Delays persist in finalizing standards that would make the radios that first responders use interoperable, a problem that frustrates government officials struggling to find communication solutions in the vendor community, NextGov reported. Public safety professionals are developing an open suite of standards, called Project 25 or P25, for manufacturing interoperable two-way wireless communications products. But development of the standards continues, making compliance impossible, according to witnesses who testified before the House Technology and Innovation Subcommittee on Thursday.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 3:10pm

Previewing The Sunday Shows

This weekend's Sunday shows will focus on the upcoming midterms and spotlight the GOP's "Pledge to America." On "Fox News Sunday," "young gun" chief deputy whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) talk shop with FOX News' Chris Wallace.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 2:59pm

Fred Davis Signs With Christine O'Donnell

California-based Republican ad man Fred Davis signed a contract today with Delaware Senate Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell to craft her television ads for her general election battle against Democrat Chris Coons.

"We'll be doing something interesting, I hope," Davis told National Journal.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 1:55pm

Dem Criticizes Party Leadership For Delaying Tax Vote

Former Delaware lieutenant governor John Carney on Friday became the first Democratic congressional contender to criticize the Democratic leadership for delaying a vote on extending the Bush tax cuts.

Carney is running against developer Glen Urquhart (R) in the race for Rep. Mike Castle's (R) seat.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 1:43pm

Manchin Tries To Shift Narrative, Announces NRA Backing

Hours after the NRSC announced it is going up on the air in the West Virginia Senate race, Gov.Joe Manchin (D) announced that he has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.

Make no mistake about the timing: It is intended to bolster his conservative credentials at a time when he's getting hammered by the GOP. Earlier on Friday, the NRSC spent $1.2M on a statewide ad targeting Manchin.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 12:30pm

Tea Party Triumphs on Twitter, Facebook

Republican Senate candidates from Florida to Nevada have gotten the message that social networking matters - in 140 characters or less. Many Republicans of the Tea Party stripe dwarf their Democratic opponents in presence and energy on Twitter and Facebook, according to a new report from HeadCount, a non-partisan voter registration group.

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 12:09pm