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Archive for October, 2005

The 2005 Off-Off-Year Elections

Hardfast Harbinger or Harmless Happenstance?

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

Has anyone noticed that neither of the two states electing Governors on November 8th is getting the Chief Executive the people want? In New Jersey, interim Governor Dick Codey (D), the State Senate President who succeeded the resigned Governor Jim McGreevey (D) in 2004, would win in a walk if he were on the ballot […]

Hammer Time Over? A “House of Blues” After 2006?

Democrats Hope Presidential Disapproval, DeLay Charges Influence Midterms

, U.Va. Center for Politics

In May, the Crystal Ball argued that the 2006 midterm elections would present a whole new opportunity for Democrats to nationalize the ethics charges mounting against Rep. Tom DeLay and to use “the Hammer” as a tool of their own for chipping away at the GOP majority. In light of this month’s news, this has […]