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September 30, 2013 9:07 AM Why Politicians Who Lose a Primary Can't Win a General Election

In 2006, Senator Joe Lieberman, who had represented Connecticut's Democrats in the Senate since 1989, lost his re-nomination bid. Activists in his party had grown tired of his alliances with the Bush administration, especially on issues related to the Iraq...

By Seth Masket

September 23, 2013 9:18 AM How Democrats Lost the Colorado Recalls

Much ink has been spilled in the past week concerning the long-term implications of the successful recall of two Democratic State Senators in Colorado, which centered on gun control measures passed by the State Legislature and signed by Governor...

By Stefan Hankin

September 12, 2013 11:02 AM Does Colorado Predict More Recall Elections?

In a state first, two Colorado senators, Democrats John Morse (Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (Pueblo), were recalled yesterday, largely owing to their votes in support of gun control regulations earlier this year. Here are some lessons I think we...

By Seth Masket

September 11, 2013 8:41 AM Yes, Of Course It's OK to Speculate About Syria and 2016.

This again? I'm hearing all sorts of complaints about people speculating about how the Syria matter will affect the 2016 elections. If we're talking general election -- I'm with you. Pending an enormous policy disaster, and perhaps even if there...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 20, 2013 11:54 AM Why Chris Christie Didn’t Run in 2012

In the Los Angeles Times, Washington bureau chief David Lauter reviews Lynn Vavreck’s and my book on the election, The Gamble (coming soon!), and Dan Balz’s just-released Collision 2012.  Part of what has gotten attention in Balz’s book is his...

By John Sides