Post Politics: Campaign 2013


Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Anthony Weiner to write column for Business Insider

The column is called, “Weiner!” and will run on the last Friday of each month. It will start this Friday.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/18/2014

New York mayor falling out of favor

Bill de Blasio promised a new era of liberal governance in the Big Apple. The honeymoon is over.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Report: Bloomberg spent $650 million of own money on being mayor

More than $500 million of the sum went to his three campaigns and to New York civic groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, New York

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) sworn in

Clark won a special election Tuesday for Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-Mass.) old House seat and has now been sworn in.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Congress

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Katherine Clark wins Massachusetts special election

The state senator was a heavy favorite after winning a crowded Democratic primary.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:21 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Congress

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 11/13/2013

‘Duck Dynasty’ star cuts ad in Louisiana special election

Willie Robertson declined to run for the seat himself.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:43 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 11/12/2013

In Virginia’s attorney general race, a tie goes to the Republican

The General Assembly, which is comprised of 87 Republicans and 53 Democrats, would break the tie.

By Jeff Simon  |  05:02 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Virginia

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Biden congratulates the wrong Marty Walsh

Vice President Biden called the wrong Marty Walsh on Tuesday in an attempt to congratulate the new mayor-elect of Boston.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, White House

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Virginia attorney general’s race one of closest in recent history

Just 144 votes out of more than 2 million votes separate Mark Herring and Mark Obenshain.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York

de Blasio was projected to soundly defeat Republican Joe Lhota, a prot g of former mayor Rudy Giuliani.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:20 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Christie wins reelection in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) easily won reelection on Tuesday, claiming a second term by what appeared likely to be a nearly unprecedented margin, according to AP.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Chris Christie

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Christie says VP vetting leaks a ‘complete violation of trust’

“Mitt called me right away, and I could tell he was really embarrassed and outraged about it,” Christie said.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, Campaign 2013, Chris Christie

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Christie leads among N.J. independents, 80-18 percent

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll shows Christie leading Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono 59-40 percent overall.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Chris Christie

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Christie won’t commit to full term as governor

“I’ll do this job as long and as aggressively as I possibly can, and my current intention is to spend four years, but we’ll see what happens...“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Rand Paul warns abortion/science could lead to eugenics

Paul warned that the combination of abortion and scientific advances could one day lead to the practice of selecting desirable traits during procreation.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016, Rand Paul

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/27/2013

Chris Christie launches ad featuring Shaquille O’Neal

O’Neal: “He’s a good man. Excuse me, he’s a great man. Please join me in supporting Chris Christie the Governor.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Doctor: Christie has steadily lost weight

The report doesn’t indicate how much weight Christie has lost since the surgery, which Christie underwent in secret.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Bill de Blasio cruising in New York mayor’s race

The frontrunner’s favorable rating is a stellar 65 percent, compared to 23 percent unfavorable.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Palin to campaign for N.J. Senate candidate Lonegan

Palin will appear at a rally at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., on Saturday.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:44 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Obama endorses de Blasio

Obama joins Bill and Hillary Clinton, who endorsed de Blasio last week after de Blasio’s potential Democratic runoff opponent conceded.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Bill de Blasio starts with 41-point lead in New York mayor’s race

De Blasio holds huge leads among black and Hispanic voters and leads by double digits among political independents.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Clintons endorse Bill de Blasio for New York mayor

De Blasio was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager in her 2000 Senate campaign.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:21 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/17/2013

House candidate comes out to father as a liberal

Massachusetts special election candidate Carl Sciortino (D) is out with one of the more interesting campaign ads we’ve seen.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Christie leads by 20 points in reelection bid

Christie continues to lead by a huge margin among independents and even picks off more than one-quarter of Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Thompson concedes to de Blasio in New York mayor primary

Bill de Blasio is still over 40 percent as the final votes are being tallied, suggesting he would have avoided a runoff anyway.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Bloomberg won’t endorse in New York mayor’s race

Bloomberg has been openly critical of Democratic leader Bill de Blasio.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/12/2013

First Christie reelection ad plays up Hurricane Sandy response

“And when tragedy struck, he was there every step of the way.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Newark to provide records after National Review sues Booker

Booker’s mayoral spokesman said late Wednesday that police have found the records and will provide them to the publication.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Poll: Cory Booker has 35-point lead in N.J.

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll shows Booker at 64 percent and former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan at 29 percent.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Bill de Blasio on cusp of avoiding runoff in NYC

De Blasio is at 40.2 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting.

By Aaron Blake and Jason Horowitz  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Poll: de Blasio close to avoiding runoff, Spitzer trails

The poll shows Bill de Blasio losing a little ground in the Democratic mayoral primary but still close to avoiding a runoff.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:34 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Poll: Spitzer, de Blasio lead in New York City

Two polls Thursday had shown Spitzer in a much tighter race.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:57 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Professor: Booker admitted to inventing stories about drug-dealer friend

Booker has said T-Bone is "1,000 percent real."

By Aaron Blake  |  05:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Conservative groups target Booker on abortion

The ad is part of about $100,000 that AC Action Fund has spent against Booker.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:54 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Reports: Filner will resign as part of deal

Filner has been under fire for allegedly sexually harassing more than a dozen women, along with allegations of corruption.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Obama endorses Cory Booker for Senate

Obama endorsed Newark mayor Cory Booker for Senate Wednesday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, President Obama

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Quinnipiac poll: It's over for Anthony Weiner

Quinnipiac poll shows Weiner dropping to a distant fourth place, with just 10 percent of the vote. Less than a month ago, Weiner led the field.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Judge says New York's 'stop and frisk' law unconstitutional

The judge said the law is a "form of racial profiling."

By Aaron Blake  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/12/2013

New Yorkers find Weiner and Spitzer embarrassing

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer are running for office in New York City, but all of New York state is feeling embarrassed about their candidacies.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/12/2013

In first ad, Weiner takes a page out of Spitzer's book

In the ad, Weiner says "powerful voices" don't want him to become mayor.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Anthony Weiner vs. British reporter (Video)

The mayoral candidate feigns a British accent and jokes that he feels like he's in a Monty Python sketch.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Inhofe will seek reelection

Inhofe had yet to commit to running for reelection.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Retiring Rep. Rodney Alexander to take job in Jindal administration

The move would mean Alexander would likely resign his House seat, which would lead to a special election.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Poll: Booker headed for easy victory next week

The Cory Booker juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, and he's increasingly looking like a shoo-in.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Opponents target Booker in debate (Video)

The full video of the debate.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Weiner spokeswoman apologizes for vulgar tirade against intern

The spokeswoman explained later that she thought the conversation had been off the record.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:37 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Spitzer: Weiner shouldn't be mayor

After declining to cast judgment on Anthony Weiner's foibles, Eliot Spitzer now says Weiner should not be mayor of New York City.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:16 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Spitzer declines to call for Weiner to drop out

"Look: I think it's going to be for voters to decide. And obviously, I'm in a unique position on this," Spitzer said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

By Aaron Blake  |  11:45 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Spitzer's apology ad: 'I failed -- big time'

Spitzer suggests his opposition will be funded by Wall Street types who don't want to have to deal with him as comptroller.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:17 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/22/2013

New conservative super PAC launching ad against Booker

The American Commitment Action Fund super PAC is launching a $100,000 online ad buy against Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D).

By Aaron Blake  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Andrew Cuomo: Weiner and Spitzer comeback bids are just 'political theater'

I think that's all people think of it," he said. " I don't think they think anything more of it."

By Aaron Blake  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Pelosi won't say whether Filner should resign

"What goes on in San Diego is up to the people of San Diego," Pelosi says.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 07/18/2013

New poll: Weiner lags behind Quinn in mayor's race

Weiner's unfavorable rating among Democrats is significantly higher than his favorable rating.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:25 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Weiner and Spitzer lead in New York

Both men lead in part because of their large advantages among male voters.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Jim McGreevey mounting his own comeback — sort of

The year of the political comeback just became even moreso.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Spitzer begins comptroller's race with a lead, poll shows

Despite his prostitution scandal, Spitzer still has a positive image among New York City Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Lautenberg family backs Pallone over Booker

Booker entered the Senate race before Lautenberg announced that he wouldn't seek reelection -- a move the longtime senator made clear he didn't appreciate.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Spitzer will run for New York City comptroller

"He's throwing his hat in the ring," said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hasn't been made.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:05 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Pelosi refuses to comment on Weiner

Nancy Pelosi, like Gov. Andrew Cuomo, distances herself from Weiner and the NYC mayoral race

By Ruth Tam  |  02:08 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Weiner now virtually tied for first in New York mayor's race

Anthony Weiner has moved into a virtual tie for the lead in the New York mayor's race, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:52 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Booker's first ad highlights record in Newark

"I've proven that by bringing people together even with big problems, we can make big progress and improve people's lives," Booker says.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Weiner explains reaction to gay slur

A Washington Post story about the New York mayoral race reported an exchange between Anthony Weiner and a voter in Queens.

By Jason Horowitz  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Markey holds double-digit lead in Massachusetts Senate race, poll says

The Globe poll shows Rep. Ed Markey (D) leading Republican Gabriel Gomez 54 percent to 41 percent in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Markey releases Obama ad

Markey releases Obama ad, outraises Gomez

By Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Pro-Gomez group launching $700k ad buy

The group, called Americans for Progressive Action, is spending about $700,000 on ads over the next week, according to a person familiar with the buy.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Pallone, Oliver to join New Jersey special election

Two more Democrats are set to announce Monday that they will compete in the special election to succeed the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ): Rep. Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:59 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Booker set to announce Senate campaign

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) is planning to announce Saturday that he will enter the special election for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) seat, according to people with knowledge of his plans.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Democratic groups make big ad buys in Massachusetts special election

National Democrats are buying air time in the Massachusetts Senate special election, according to a Republican ad buyer.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Weiner gaining in New York mayor's race

A new poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead, at 24 points, with Weiner slightly behind at 19 percent. That five-point gap is down from 11 in April.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Obama endorses Ed Markey

President Obama has endorsed Rep. Ed Markey in the Massachusetts special election, Markey's campaign announced Tuesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Rep. Jo Bonner to resign for Univ. of Alabama job

Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) is set to resign from Congress in order to take a job at the University of Alabama, three people with knowledge of his plans confirm.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Anthony Weiner's N.Y. mayor Web site features skyline of Pittsburgh?

Anthony Weiner just launched his campaign for mayor of New York City. His campaign website, though, suggests he's running for mayor of another Eastern city -- Pittsburgh.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/23/2013

National GOP sends staff to Massachusetts for Senate special election

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is sending staff to Massachusetts for the tail end of the special election for John Kerry's old Senate seat -- a reflection of the party's hopeful posture toward the race.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Weiner: Women may come forward with more e-mails, photos

“It is what it is,” the former New York congressman said.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:41 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Campaign 2013

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Weiner formally launches N.Y. mayoral bid

It's official: Anthony Weiner will attempt a political comeback of huge proportions and run for mayor of New York City this year.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Ed Markey features Newtown in new attack ad

"And Gomez is against banning high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the Newtown school shooting," says the narrator, before video plays of GOP candidate Gabriel Gomez expressing opposition to the ban.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Former Democratic colleague hits back at Markey over Confederate flag flap

Former congressman and "Dukes of Hazzard" star Ben Jones was excluded from a Markey fundraiser earlier this week. And he's not happy.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Democrats cry foul over New Jersey tourism ads featuring Christie

The "Stronger than the Storm" ads feature Christie and his family on-camera urging Americans to vacation on the Jersey Shore after it was rebuilt following Hurricane Sandy. They are running on the East Coast.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Mark Sanford: He who shall not be named

Mark Sanford may return to Congress this week after Tuesday's special election in South Carolina, but the welcoming committee isn't exactly rolling out the red carpet.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Congress

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013

'The Rent is Too Damn High' (f. Jimmy McMillan)

The "Rent is Too Damn High" Party candidate is running for mayor of New York City, and what better way to launch that effort than with a rap song?

By Aaron Blake  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Anthony Weiner is back on Twitter

Former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who is considering a political comeback less than two years after errant tweets derailed his political career, is back on Twitter.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Anthony Weiner would start mayor's race in second place, but has poor image

Former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) would start a mayoral campaign in second place, but he would also start with a significantly poorer image than his competitors.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:40 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Anthony Weiner on scandal: 'I'm not going to go into the details'

Weiner said that he had been "excruciatingly honest" with his wife about everything that happened and that he wants to protect her and the other women involved.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 03/06/2013

L.A. mayor's race headed to runoff

City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Gruel are way ahead of their opponents.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:24 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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