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Looking to close the slim 53 Democrat to 47 GOP Member gap in the upper chamber, there are reports of Republican leadership quietly approaching conservative Democrats from openly “red” states about party switching.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's defection from the Republican party not only changed the dynamic of the Florida Senate race, but also set the stage for changes in Florida election law.
More than half the US is already engaged in early voting leading up to the November 2nd elections.
Speaking of voter intimidation, it’s important to note that the Indiana Supreme Court recently upheld one of the most “stringent” set of Voter ID laws in the country. That case, which could be U.S. Supreme Court bound, deserves closer examination and headlines rather than the ratings race to sensationalize a fractured circle of soapbox activists. The real encroachment on voter rights is not the New Black Panther Party roaming streets with billy clubs.
It’s not simply a matter of money can buy you power, which is certainly the case when parsing through the numbers. But, it also says something about the business of politics and the direction the industry has been headed for some time. How much do the consultants, designers, pollsters and experts cost? Surely, that raising the premiums on both primaries and general elections. And, despite the dreadful economic climate, how are candidates raising these obscene sums?