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The Permanent Campaign: Labor Day Brain Food

Since we’re more than a week away from the final batch of primaries on September 9 (with the exception, of course, of Louisiana’s November 4…

The Permanent Campaign: Business As Usual

Best as I can tell, there were no significant upsets in yesterday’s primaries in Florida, Oklahoma and Arizona.  GOP fears that scandal-plagued former Rep. David…

The Permanent Campaign: Duel in the Hazy Sun

There are primaries in Arizona and Florida today, and runoffs in Oklahoma.  We’ll have full results tomorrow, but for preview purposes, two races in Arizona…

The Permanent Campaign: GOPers Get What They Wanted in Alaska

The results didn’t precisely meet expectations, because 2010 GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller was expected to run third behind Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.  But still,…

The Permanent Campaign: North To Alaska

There will remain eight state primaries this year after today, but none involving competitive Senate seats (unless you count Louisiana, which has the first stage…

The Permanent Campaign: A Quiet Three-Primary Tuesday and Confusion in Hawaii

Yesterday’s primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin occurred without a great deal of drama, with front-runners mostly cruising.  In the Nutmeg State, Tom Foley beat…

The Permanent Campaign: Three Low-Profile Primaries

If all you had to go by was national media, you might not know there are three primaries being held today, in Connecticut, Minnesota and…

The Permanent Campaign: One Storm Over, Others Still on Radar

In forecasting Saturday’s Hawaii Democratic primary on Friday, I noted the state was being hit by one tropical storm with a hurricane still approaching. As…

The Permanent Campaign: Cross-Currents in TN, Big Storms in HI

Yesterday’s primary in Tennessee produced a real mixed bag of results. In the only race most national pundits noticed, Sen. Lamar Alexander beat right-wing challenger…

The Permanent Campaign: Close Races But Few Cigars For Challengers

Last night’s primaries in KS, MI, MO and WA had some drama but not many upsets.  In the Sunflower State, Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched damaged…