California reelects dead democratic state Senator Jenny Oropeza

Democrat Jenny Oropeza won re-election as a state senator in California, but the implications of her victory Tuesday won’t be known for some time. Oropeza, 53, died two weeks before the election from a blood clot after battling cancer. But the incumbent remained on the ballot, winning by a decent margin – 58 percent to 36 percent over Republican More...

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By deskofbrian On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Nikki Haley: “We’re turning a page” victory speech (VIDEO)

Image/Rich Glickstein/The State/MCT South Carolina tea party backed Republican, Nikki Haley, won the South Carolina governor’s race, making her the first female ever to serve as governor of the southern state. Haley More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Alex Sink concedes from Florida Governor’s race (FULL VIDEO)

Alex Sink, CFO for the state of Florida, has conceded from the Florida Governor’s race today. If elected, she would have been the first female Governor of Florida. The race was extremely close but in the end, More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Harry Reid survives scare from Sharron Angle

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a day of Republican revival in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was the spoiler. October 26, 2009 (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) Nevada’s embattled senator capped a stunning More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Marijuana legalization fails in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California voters declined to make their trendsetting state the nation’s first to legalize marijuana use and sales, heeding warnings of legal chaos and that pot smokers would get behind More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
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Marco Rubio wins Florida Senate seat

(Reuters) – Republican Marco Rubio, backed by the Tea Party movement, won the U.S. Senate race in Florida on Tuesday, beating the the state’s Governor Charlie Crist, who ran as an independent, and Democrat More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
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Dan Coats wins Indiana Senate seat beating Brad Ellsworth

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Dan Coats will return to the U.S. Senate from Indiana after leaving the chamber a decade ago to work as a lobbyist. Coats defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth and Libertarian More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
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Early Results: Rand Paul, Dan Coats, Jim DeMint & Patrick Leahy victorious

WASHINGTON — Republican Rand Paul, a tea party favorite, has been elected to the Senate from Kentucky in his first run for office. The son of libertarian congressman Ron Paul defeated Democrat Jack Conway. Republicans More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, November 1st, 2010
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Paladino walks away from interview (VIDEO)

A recent interview by CNN affiliate WCAX ended up being much shorter than anticipated. The reporter asked the New york gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino to discuss his “sexist” remarks about New More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s rally draws tens of thousands | video

(Reuters) – Two of America’s best-known television comedians drew tens of thousands of people to a rally on Saturday that was part variety show, part Halloween celebration and part political rally to More...