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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.

The Southern Strategy unfolds...

By R. Neal
October 31, 2006 - Chris Kromm's extensive backgrounder Friday on Scott Howell, Karl Rove protégé, mastermind behind the Kerry swift boat ads and attacks on Max Cleland in Georgia, and now vicious attack ads against Harold Ford Jr. in Tennessee, was quite revealing.

The Southern Strategy at election time

October 27, 2006 - Over the last few days, the 2006 elections have taken a dramatic turn. Debates about Iraq and the big policy issues of the day have been swept off the headlines, which are now dominated by charges of nasty campaign tactics by Republicans in Missouri (stems cells and Michael J. Fox) and Tennessee (race and Harold Ford).

Future of Congress to be decided in the South?

October 25, 2006 - Are there still Democrats who think the party doesn't need a "Southern Strategy"? If so, the 2006 mid-term elections will likely cause them to think again, with control of Congress in the balance and key contests likely to be decided in the South.