Midterm Elections

Midterm Elections

Midterm Elections

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
Nov. 8 2006 1:04 PM

Midterm Elections

Slate's take on the races.

Click on a link below to see a list of articles in that department, or browse through the complete list of departments and articles below.

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"What's a Decider To Do?: The president and his Iraq policy were big losers Tuesday," by John Dickerson. Posted  Nov. 8, 2006.

"The Last Frantic Acts: Pundits and spinners strain in the moments before actual results," by John Dickerson. Posted Nov. 7, 2006.

"Rove Over Let Tony Come Over: The press secretary throws the really ugly punches," by John Dickerson. Posted Nov. 6, 2006.

"Jibe Talking: Democrats should give a wit," by John Dickerson. Updated Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

"Lock in Your Punditry: If Harold Ford loses, was it the bunny that did it?" by John Dickerson. Updated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

"Kean Enough: In Newark with the Republican Senate candidate," by John Dickerson.
Posted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

"Weak Poll: These new push polls are really lame," by John Dickerson. Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

"War, Women, and Chaw: Sunday with the Virginia boys Allen and Webb," by John Dickerson. Posted Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006.

"Chafee the Bruiser: The incumbent's win in Rhode Island is a sign of the tough fight to come," by John Dickerson. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006.

"Santorum Can't Draw: A tie in the first debate doesn't help the endangered senator," by John Dickerson. Posted Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006.

"Rudy Hits the Campaign Trail: Is Giuliani vicious enough to win the Republican nomination?" by John Dickerson. Posted Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006.

"Lamont TV: How Web videos dismantled Joe Lieberman," by John Dickerson. Posted Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.

"With Friends Like These: The blogger who isn't helping Ned Lamont," by John Dickerson. Posted Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.

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" The Lou Dobbs Democrats: Say hello to the new economic nationalists," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Nov. 8, 2006.

" Poisoned Politics: The ads this year are worse than ever. Both sides aren't to blame," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

" Obama's New Rules: In the past 10 days, he has turned American politics upside down," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.

" Karl's Marks: Will Rove pass his midterms?" by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.

" Don't Mention the War: Why candidates aren't talking about what to do in Iraq." by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006.

" May the Best Man Lose: Should anyone want to win the November election?" by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006.

" Dead With Ned: Why Lamont's victory spells Democratic disaster," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006.

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" The Midterm Elections," by Mark Halperin and John Harris. Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

Damned Spot

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"The Slimiest Campaign Ads of 2006: Slate crowns this year's worst of the worst," by Andy Bowers, John Dickerson, and Jim Festante. Posted Friday, Nov. 3.

" Harold Ford: Playboy?: Slate's remixed campaign ads," by Andy Bowers, John Dickerson, and Jim Festante. Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

" A Foley Apology, Translated: Slate's remixed campaign ads," by Andy Bowers and John Dickerson. Posted Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.

" The Tennessee Death Waltz: Dissecting ads from the Tennessee Senate race," by Andy Bowers, John Dickerson, and Jim Festante. Updated Monday, Sept. 18, 2006.

" Fighting Video With Video: Slate's remixed campaign ads," Andy Bowers, John Dickerson, and Jim Festante. Posted Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

Dispatches

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" The Mobile-Home Candidate: Riding the campaign RV with Missouri Senate contender Claire McCaskill," by Josh Levin. Posted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

" Tangled Webb: James Webb's fiction wins accolades, but his speeches suck," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

" This Is Ford Country?: The final debate in the sizzling hot Tennessee Senate race," by Josh Levin. Posted Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

Explainer

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" Can I Vote Without Going Outside? How to set up a polling place at your home," by Melonyce McAfee. Posted. Nov. 6, 2006.

" Saturday-Night Democrats: Are weekend polling numbers really skewed?" by Daniel Engber. Updated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

" Is Joe Lieberman Still a Democrat?: What will happen to the Senate if he gets re-elected," by Daniel Engber Updated Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.

" What To Call Foley: The congressman isn't a pedophile. He's an ephebophile," by David Tuller. Posted Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006.

" How To Start a Political Party: If Joe Lieberman can do it, I can do it," by Daniel Engber. Posted Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006.

The Has-Been

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"Happy Nights: Why Democrats won for a change," by Bruce Reed. Posted Nov. 8, 2006.

" Cheaper by the Dozen: The Republican class of 1994 finally keeps one promise: to go home," by Bruce Reed. Posted Nov. 6, 2006.

" Skinheads for Cheney: Even in Idaho, the more Republicans micro-target their base, the smaller it gets," by Bruce Reed. Updated Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

" Get Your Paws Off, Commies!: China is stealing American-born toddlers, and Republicans want yours to be next," by Bruce Reed. Updated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

" What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?: With this election sinking fast, Republicans debate how not to lose the next one," by Bruce Reed. Updated Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

" Oops, We Did It Again: Bush can eat crow now, or eat more of it later," by Bruce Reed. Updated Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.

" Mark of Distinction: What the Democratic field can learn from Mark Warner," by Bruce Reed. Updated Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

" Nothing Doing: Are Republicans failing on purpose?" by Bruce Reed. Posted Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

" The Patsy Principle: Do Republicans really want Bush back on the campaign trail?" by Bruce Reed. Updated Friday, Sept. 1, 2006.

" Code Blue: Could global warming melt the Republican majority?" by Bruce Reed.
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006.

kausfiles

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" A Perverse Election: You can't get what you want," by Mickey Kaus. Posted Nov. 6, 2006.

" Surf's Down: Late polls show the Dem "wave" shrinking," by Mickey Kaus. Posted Nov. 5, 2006.

" Dick Morris' Razor: Applying the 'Incumbent Rule' to the midterms," by Mickey Kaus.
Updated Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

" Pelosi = Amnesty?: Her Dems might pass Bush's plan," by Mickey Kaus. Updated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

" Hot New House Polls: Plus—that anti-Ford ad, reconsidered," by Mickey Kaus. Updated Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.

" Nancy vs. Hillary?: How one powerful woman could spoil it for the other," by Mickey Kaus. Updated Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006.

" ' Food Stamps in Four Hours': Hello? Republicans? You awake?" by Mickey Kaus. Updated Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.

Podcasts

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"Election Euphemisms: Plus, our sexy new contest," by Andy Bowers. Posted Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.

" The Gabfest Prognosticates: Listen to Slate's weekly political show," by Andy Bowers and John Dickerson. Posted Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

" Slate Looks at the Elections: Listen to our special forum on the midterms," by Andy Bowers and John Dickerson. Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

" The Gabfest and the Playboy Party: Listen to Slate's weekly political show," by Andy Bowers and John Dickerson. Posted Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.

Pressbox

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"The Drip, Drip of Exit-Poll Leaks: The New York Observer appears to have been first," by Jack Shafer. Posted Nov. 7, 2006.

" ‘Gitcher Lame Election-Day Heds Here!’: The New York Times takes the prize," by Jack Shafer. Posted Nov. 7, 2006.

" How To Read the Election-Day Newspaper: Don't," by Jack Shafer. Posted Nov. 6, 2006.

" Democracy for Dummies: How Oprah and other infotainment programs encourage the mentally tardy to vote," by Jack Shafer. Posted Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

Read Me

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"Pelosi's Platform: How the Democrats could govern if they win the House," by Michael Kinsley. Posted Monday, Nov. 6, 2006

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" Return of the Yellow Dog: A case for voting for the party over the person," by Michael Kinsley. Posted Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

" Folier Than Thou: The po-faced contest between Republicans and Democrats," by Michael Kinsley. Posted Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.

" It Doesn't Ad Up: McGavick vs. Cantwell and the inanity of political spots," by Michael Kinsley. Posted Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.

Miscellaneous

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" Britney Spears, William Blake, and Voting With My Dog: The nonsensical election coverage of the cable news networks," by Troy Patterson. Posted Nov. 7, 2006.

" The Invisible Candidate: Quick: Who's D.C.'s Republican nominee for mayor?" by Timothy Noah. Posted Nov. 7, 2006.

" Gunslingers and Bounties: Slate's rolling state-by-state coverage of the best polling disasters," by Dahlia Lithwick and Blake Wilson. Posted Nov. 7, 2006.

" The GOP Loves Absentees," by Bonnie Goldstein. Posted Nov. 6, 2006.

" The Return of Bushenfreude: Voters who love the president's tax cuts but loathe the president," by Daniel Gross. Updated Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

"What Makes a Stock 'Republican'?: A fascinating new report reveals the different ways Democratic and Republican politicians invest," by Michelle Leder. Posted Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

"Zeitgeist Checklist, Course-Staying Edition: What Washington is talking about this week," by Michael Grunwald. Posted Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.

" Election Deform: The Supreme Court messes up election law. Again," by Richard L. Hasen. Posted Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.

Political Futures

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"Why Vote When You Can Bet? Slate's guide to all the political markets." Posted Nov. 6, 2006.

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