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Is Mike Huckabee the None of the Above Candidate?

by Stuart Rothenberg December 16, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

A slew of new polls have confirmed that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Iowa surge has catapulted him to the lead in the GOP caucuses. He shows movement in other state and national polling as well, though not in New Hampshire.

The Huckabee boomlet has been stunningly swift, even surprising…

New Print Edition: North Carolina Senate & Illinois 14

December 14, 2007 · 3:31 PM EST

The December 14, 2007 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and…

Ohio 5: GOP Tries to Avoid Unpleasant Surprise in Ohio Special

by Stuart Rothenberg December 12, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

Note: This columned appeared in Monday’s Roll Call, the day before the special election.

The reliably Republican nature of Ohio’s 5th district would seem to make it an unlikely target for Democrats, but a target it is in Tuesday’s special election.

And while political operatives from both…

Status-Quo on Tuesday Is Good News for GOP

December 12, 2007 · 10:00 AM EST

Republicans got some good news Tuesday when they won special elections in Ohio and Virginia to retain two Congressional seats that became open upon the death of sitting GOP U.S. House members.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t seriously contest Virginia’s open 1st District,…

‘Resign to Run’ Would Alter White House Field

by Nathan L. Gonzales December 10, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

In Arizona and Georgia, running for higher office often involves an extra bit of sacrifice. It’s not just the time and money, but ambitious politicians often are required to resign their current office in order to run for another one. The rationale is simple: Keep politicians focused on the job…

Another Game of Political Chicken, but With a Twist

by Stuart Rothenberg December 9, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

Republicans and Democrats are at it again. It’s another game of chicken as the end of the year approaches. Who’ll back down first?

Will Democrats, desperate to pass legislation, give ground on key spending decisions, or will President Bush, weakened by the war and prodded by those GOP…

Nomination Fights Could Turn on Candidate Exits

by Stuart Rothenberg December 5, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

Shrinkage, though not the type that threw George Costanza into a frenzy in one memorable “Seinfeld” episode, could be a significant factor in the races for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rudy Giuliani (R) probably having the…

The Ever-“Present” Obama

December 5, 2007 · 11:28 AM EST

This article first appeared on RealClearPolitics on February 13, 2007, on OpinionJournal.com on February 14, 2007, and on RothenbergPoliticalReport.com on February 16, 2007.

Finally and officially, Barack Obama is running for president. His symbolic announcement, in the Land of Lincoln, called for…

New Print Edition: Michigan 9 & Colorado Senate

December 3, 2007 · 12:05 AM EST

The November 30, 2007 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and…

Ron Paul, Politics and the Internet in the ’08 Campaign

by Stuart Rothenberg November 28, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

Thank goodness for Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and his campaign for president.

Single-handedly, the quirky libertarian Republican from Texas has unintentionally exposed the over-hype that accompanies much of the talk about politics and the Internet.

Paul has been doing well in post-debate…