In GOP Presidential Race, Fat Lady Finally Sings

by Stuart Rothenberg March 30, 2012 · 9:00 AM EDT

Finally, it’s over. The fight for the GOP nomination, that is.

It’s only March, but it seems as if the GOP race for president has been going on for an eternity. Now, however, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won his party’s nomination and the right to take on President Barack Obama in…

For Martha McKenna, All Politics Is Personal

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 29, 2012 · 11:24 AM EDT

To her friends, Martha McKenna is Baltimore’s ambassador, but Democrats have chosen her to be a critical part of holding their Senate majority.

The 37-year-old Democratic operative was born in Chicago, but there is no question that Charm City is home. It’s where McKenna grew up, got her start…

If Lugar Loses, Will Indiana Really Be in Play?

by Stuart Rothenberg March 28, 2012 · 10:09 AM EDT

Now that the Club for Growth and other conservatives groups have decided to make a substantial investment in defeating veteran Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, and polling suggests a tightening race, it should be pretty clear even to the Senator’s most loyal supporters that he has a very serious fight on…

Maine Senate: Winter Surprise

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 23, 2012 · 3:00 PM EDT

It's not very often one party picks up a U.S. Senate seat without supporting its nominee or spending any money, but that might happen this year in Maine.

Sen. Olympia Snowe's surprise retirement was the definition of a game-changer-- taking a safe Republican seat and moving it to the brink of…

New Jersey House: All in the Family

by Jessica Taylor March 23, 2012 · 2:59 PM EDT

Welcome to the Garden State grudge match.

In what's quickly becoming the most contentious intraparty incumbent primary on the East Coast, all eyes are on veteran Democratic lawmakers Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman who are battling it out for a north New Jersey congressional seat each one says…

2012 Gubernatorial Overview (March 23, 2012)

March 23, 2012 · 2:58 PM EDT

In the shadow of the Republican presidential primary and the fights for the Senate and House, Republicans continue to be well-positioned to takeover governorships across the country. 

Republicans currently control 29 governorships compared to 20 for Democrats, with one Independent: Lincoln…

What Could Be Next in the Race for President?

by Stuart Rothenberg March 23, 2012 · 9:35 AM EDT

Mr. Irrelevant is the term given to the last player selected in the NFL draft, a reflection of the long odds he faces in making an NFL roster. Increasingly, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) has become the Mr. Irrelevant in the GOP race for the presidential nomination.

Gingrich won’t get out…