HAPPY ELECTION EVE
I am positively titillated, aren't you?! This is our political process at work before our very eyes, in all its glory. Ok, maybe "glory" wasn't exactly the right choice of words for this election. Glorified swill slinging? How's that? That works and we still snuck "glory" in there somewhere.
There is a wealth of information out there. And I am sure my fellow enthusiasts have seen most of it, but I thought I would share some of my news picks for election eve. Some are fabulous detailed analysis and some are just fun.
The Worst Challengers of Campaign 2006
Today wraps up The Fix's look at the best- and worst-run campaigns of this election cycle.
We saved the "best" for last -- rating the 10 worst challenger and open-seat campaigns. No category received more nominations than this one, as our informal panel of consultants, party strategists and political hangers-on nominated a slew of campaigns for this dubious distinction...
Midterm Madness Game
Welcome to the washingtonpost.com Midterm Madness game. Pick the winner of each congressional election, compare your picks to other players and submit your picks to win prizes and claim bragging rights.
Government of the people, by the people, will be missing a lot of people Election Day.
It's a persistent riddle in a country that thinks of itself as the beacon of democracy. Why do so few share the light?
Compare U.S. voting with foreign voting and it's not a pretty sight. Americans are less apt to vote than are people in other old democracies, in new ones, in dangerous places, dirt poor ones, freezing cold ones, stinking hot ones and highly dysfunctional ones.
Even that the chaotic Iraq, where an estimated 70 percent of voters cast ballots in December parliamentary elections, has a leg up on the U.S.
DUBLIN, Ga., Nov 6 (Reuters) - Retired school teacher Martha Bobbitt thinks President George W. Bush is a good Christian with the right values. If he's gone wrong in Iraq, it won't change her vote.
Opinion polls suggest Bush's Republican Party may lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly the Senate in national elections on Tuesday, dragged down by the unpopularity of the war in Iraq...
Great interactive wrap up on the latest polling data.
You just can't beat the detailed breakdown from Real Clear Politics
NEW YORK POST
By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
November 6, 2006 --
THE latest polls portend disaster for the Republican Party tomorrow. The House appears to be gone; the Senate is teetering on the brink...
Fla. GOP candidate snubs a visiting Bush
By DEB RIECHMANN,
Associated Press Writer 41 minutes ago
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The White House did not hide its irritation Monday at Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist for ducking President Bush at a campaign rally in the Republican friendly Panhandle. ...
WHAT'S YOUR PLATFORM:
What's your person political platform? Take the quiz here to measure your attitudes on some key issues...
CQ POLITICS - C-SPAN
BALANCE OF POWER SCORECARD
They do a great (and up to date) breakdown of each seat.
While you weren't looking...an election broke out. Here's where everything stands at the finish line.
By Alex JohnsonReporter
11:02 a.m. ET Nov 6, 2006
Believe it or not, there's been an election going on, and Simon Cowell isn't involved. For those of you who have spent more time mulling whether Betty really is Ugly, here's a helpful talking point, so you won't be as shocked by Tuesday's results as you were when they killed off Mr. Eko on "Lost" last week:
There are still Democrats around.
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