All posts by "Eric Odom"

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Back in 2009 a special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District created major problems for Republicans, resulting in a loss to Democrats that should have never happened. In that special election county (party) chairs selected the nominee, leaving party voters out of the process. As a result, leftist Republican Dede Scozzafava got the nod

Priorities USA Action released an ad slamming Mitt Romney for flip-flopping his positions on Medicare and his own healthcare policy. The ad covers a lot more ground, though, in that it cleverly attacks Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan and Paul Ryan’s budget plan all in one go. In the ad the leftist group uses

UPDATED: See Poll at bottom of post… The Daily Caller has a post up today discussing Sarah Palin’s “possible” run for President based on her comment to Greta Van Sustren that she indeed had the fire in her belly. “That’s a great question,” Palin said. “I think my problem is that I do have the

Barack Obama’s 2012 fundraising efforts seem to be off to a sluggish start. Granted, it’s pretty early and much can happen between now and November of next year, but I never expected Obama to put up less than impressive numbers… even this far out. President Obama’s reelection campaign will bring in a “moderate” amount of

Oh my… this could mix things up a bit. A Texas pol who is close to Perry has been telling a few key strategists that the nation’s longest-serving governor sees a vacuum and is waiting to be summoned into the race. This source believes that could happen by late summer. Without fellow Southerners Haley Barbour

I’m hoping to make this my last post on the Newt Gingrich self-implosion going on as a result of his terrible choice of words last weekend regarding Paul Ryan’s budget plan. We’ve already written about it several times (see this , this and this) so it’s well covered here at the Campaign Trail Report. This

In 2006 then Republican Incumbent Senator John Ensign fought off an onslaught of Republican losses and held the Nevada Senate seat with 55% of the vote. Now that Ensign resigned, opening the way for Dean Heller to be appointed and begin mounting a big Senate campaign to keep the seat in 2012, the chances of

Both Steve Foley (Steve and I write most of the posts here) were in New York’s 23rd Congressional District in 2009 during the special election that should have yielded a win by conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. We both remember very well two factors that played a role in the loss that year. 1) Terrible campaign

News that Democrat Senator Herb Kohl is retiring and will not seek re-election in 2012 has the political world spinning to figure out what will happen with the seat moving forward. Kohl’s decision to step down open’s up the seat for possible GOP takeover and puts Democrats in a very tough position defending it. 2012’s

As the GOP primary begins to kick into gear, much is happening across the board and a lot of dust is in the air. Trump and Huckabee are out, Bachmann appears to be closer to a run, and Newt Gingrich is imploding before he hits his first debate. At the end of the second quarter