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In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.

Democratic candidates can't just campaign by fear-mongering on the Tea Party. A populist message that emphasizes job creation will speak to Dems and independents who put Obama in the White House.

The scariest Republicans are not necessarily tea-stained—and other lessons to keep in mind as Election 2010 roars in.

The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.

In this fall's South Carolina Senate contest, Democrats should vote for the Green Party candidate.

If Harry Reid loses this fall, he's just getting what he deserves.

Goldman Sachs has agreed not to take advantage of Citizens United to spend corporate money in elections. Will other companies follow suit?

When politics is driven by the need to turn out your base and policy is dominated by the desire to cater to that base, our baser instincts come to the fore.

How do progressives meet the challenge of a daunting midterm election while also laying the ground work for a bolder agenda? TakeAction Minnesota made progressive governing, not Election Day wins, at the forefront of their organizing.

Populist challenger Andrew Romanoff would ordinarily be expected to win Colorado's US Senate Democratic primary. But incumbent Michael Bennet is backed by an overflowing campaign war chest—and an endorsement by Barack Obama.

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Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

After sixteen months of wrangling, anti-labor Governor Scott Walker finally faces his accountability moment.

June 5, 2012

The Republican Party of Florida believes its voting practices are “easy” to comply with. Civil rights organizations, the Department of Justice and a federal judge all argue otherwise.

June 1, 2012

Say goodbye to Florida’s forty-eight-hour deadline rule for groups handing in voter registration applications.

June 1, 2012

Two Politico writers decide to use their platform to parrot the complaints of GOP flacks. 

May 31, 2012

The influence of scam artist James O’Keefe on pro-voter ID legislators can't be dismissed.

May 31, 2012

The embattled governor faces the last debate of Wisconsin’s recall fight. He should answer questions about lies to Congress, a corruption probe and whether he supported recalls before he opposed them.

May 31, 2012

Two years ago, Scott Walker hailed recalls as ”an extraordinary thing” and said they were “about hope.” Now, he condemns citizens for using the power to hold him to account.

May 29, 2012

Three members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have asked the controversial Wisconsin governor whether he wants to withdraw tainted testimony.

May 25, 2012