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National Democratic leader says all-blue U.S. House results in New England is a rejection of tea party Republicans

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Robby Mook, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said this morning that New England’s House delegation will remain all-blue because voters repudiated “extreme” tea party. “After Tuesday night House Democrats are back and the tea party is over,” Mook told regional reporters in a conference call, noting that nine Republican candidates in New […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

2016 campaign kickoff? Joe Biden to guest star on ‘Parks and Recreation’

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Vice President Joe Biden makes a cameo on Parks and Recreation next week. [Read More]

The election in songs: A political playlist to tide you over till 2014

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Your new workout playlist. [Read More]

Romney and the Secret Service say goodbye

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It’s been a long, trying campaign for Mitt Romney but even when he was under fire by Republicans, one group of guys and gals always had his back.

Since Feb. 1 the Secret Service has shadowed Romney during rallies, fundraisers and even breaks at the beach. They crammed in elevators with him and guarded his hotel door as he slept at night. Now, after nine months of faithful service, they said goodbye and left him on his own.

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Romney team accidentally posts victory site

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Romney’s eager-beaver team accidentally posted an updated victory site complete with a smiling headshot of the former governor yesterday. Oops.

The new site quickly was taken down but not before Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard snapped a slew more screenshots for posterity.

Check out photos of the transition site here.

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Power Trip: No lights? Blame your political opponent

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Democrat Chris Murphy gave a “lights-out” performance in Connecticut’s hotly-contested Senate race, winning by 12 points over Republican Linda McMahon despite being massively outspent. McMahon’s definition of lights-out is somewhat different. Multiple GOP sources revealed to Hearst Newspapers that McMahon’s campaign, in an Election Day hail Mary attempt, printed up fliers insinuating that Murphy was [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Will Pelosi step down as Dem leader?

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Speculation about House minority leader Nancy Pelosi’s future is intensifying with the failure of House Democrats to net more than a single-digit gain, despite their huge six-seat haul in California. Pelosi’s office continues to tamp down the idea that she might step down as minority leader, but she has been uncharacteristically quiet, holding no post-election [...] [Read More]
Categories: Nancy Pelosi

The Tweetelection: Obama had more than just the ground game in his favor

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President Barack Obama might have won yesterday’s election thanks to his ground game, but the 44th president also dominated the race on social media. [Read More]