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Elections and Voting

Election Watch: Southern toss-up races

November 1, 2006 - Analyst Charlie Cook has an updated list of the key House races to watch. The overview: nationally, Democrats currently hold 7 seats that are close -- they either "lean" one way or are a pure toss-up. Republicans hold 54 seats that are "lean" or "toss-up" contests.

Virginia Senate: Why isn't Webb doing better?

October 6, 2006 - The contest for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia remains one of the most closely-watched battles in the country. After enjoying a commanding lead over the summer, incumbent Sen. George Allen (R) has stumbled into a close race with challenger Jim Webb (D).

Foley ripple effect

By R. Neal
October 5, 2006 - After realizing they had received money from disgraced former GOP Florida Rep. Mark Foley's PAC, Republican Alabama Governor Bob Riley and Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-AL are donating the money to charities. Both are up for reelection in November.

Christian Coalition crumbling

By R. Neal
September 26, 2006 - Apparently, the Christian Coalition isn't radical enough for some state chapters. Alabama, Iowa and Ohio recently left the national organization, and now Georgia is the latest to secede:

GA judge throws out ID voting law

September 20, 2006 - The fate of Georgia's law requiring that citizens have a photo ID to vote -- pushed hard by Gov. Sonny Perdue and the state legislature to go into effect before the fall elections -- suffered its latest setback yesterday, reports the New York Times:

A kinder, gentler Newt?

September 6, 2006 - Having just spent the Labor Day weekend with family in deeply conservative Paulding County, Georgia -- just west of Cobb County and Atlanta -- I wasn't surprised to read of this exchange inv