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The latest odds on GOP Senate takeover, Hagan re-elect

The Washington Post is giving the GOP a 95 percent chance of controlling the US Senate and a 99 percent chance of holding the House after this Tuesday’s vote.  The Post’s prognosticators give Kay Hagan a 77 percent chance of winning re-election. Meanwhile, The New…

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#NCSEN: Hagan reelection odds at 50-50

The Washington Post’s political prognosticators are promoting a model showing a 52-48 GOP majority with a 98 percent chance of Kay Hagan being reelected.   Political prognosticator Nate Silver,  formerly of The New York Times, also predicts in his renowned Fivethirtyeight blog a 52-48 GOP majority…

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Key pundit: Path to GOP majority in US Senate runs through Tar Heel State

    New York Times blogger Nate Silver has been pretty doggone prescient in recent years with his election prognostications.  He has an interesting observation regarding the 2014 battle for control of the US Senate: North Carolina is the closest thing to the tipping point…

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GOP leaders seek to shake “inflexibility” image

              The New York Times is praising Speaker Boehner and Majority Whip Cantor for putting all that harsh conservative talk on the backburner: Unpopular and divided, the once mighty House Republicans are laboring to repair their image and frame…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers anticipating GOP primary challenge for 2012

        The New York Times has an article up today about nationwide voter anger, and how it could affect the job security of many congressional incumbents.   U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Dunn Republican likely to be representing Moore County in 2012,…