Pennsylvania: Toomey Leads Specter by 9

Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
March 15, 2010

Election 2010: Pennsylvania Senate
Pat Toomey (R) 49%
Arlen Specter (D) 40%
Some Other Candidate 5%
Not sure 7%
Election 2010: Pennsylvania Senate
Pat Toomey (R) 42%
Joe Sestak (D) 37%
Some Other Candidate 7%
Not sure 15%

Rasmussen Reports

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California: Tom Campbell Trails The Box by 2 pts

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California Survey of 500 Likely Voters
March 11, 2010

Election 2010: California Senate
Carly Fiorina (R) 40%
Barbara Boxer (D) 46%
Some other candidate 4%
Not Sure 10%
Election 2010: California Senate
Chuck DeVore (R) 40%
Barbara Boxer (D) 46%
Some other candidate 4%
Not Sure 9%
Election 2010: California Senate
Tom Campbell (R) 41%
Barbara Boxer (D) 43%
Some other candidate 6%
Not Sure 10%

Rasmussen Reports

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RedState.com Editor to Become CNN Contributor

How will Erick Erickson react to having a much smaller audience?

Back in January, Politico noted that Erickson (pictured at right) and CNN denied a rumor floating around at the time that the Macon, Ga.-based conservative blogger would replace John King. It turns out Erickson will be a regular contributor to a brand new weekday evening program to be hosted by the veteran anchor.
Newsbusters

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New York: Democrat Congressman Eric Massa to Retire; Gay Sexual Harassment Scandal?

As a freshman representing New York’s most Republican House district, Massa was one of the most endangered Democrats in the delegation. Republicans had been aggressively targeting his seat and landed top recruit Tom Reed, the Republican mayor of Corning, to challenge him.

Massa is now the 15th House Democrat to announce retirement plans, with 11 of them leaving districts that Republicans are aggressively contesting. House Republicans face 19 retirements within GOP ranks, but most of their departing members hail from safe seats.

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Maryland: Conservative County Terrorized by Democrat School Board

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Anne Arundel County has a Republican county executive, a Republican majority in the County Council,” said Herb McMillan, a former delegate and president of the Maryland Taxpayers Association. “The process takes the selection of school board members out of the hands of voters. It denies the majority of people any voice at all on issues that are important to them, the education of their children.”

HomeTownAnnapolis.com

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Georgia: Nathan Deal Quits Congress to Run Full Time for Governor

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I’m leaving Congress because I’ve had a front row seat to the damage that inexperience in the executive branch of the federal government has done to our nation … a growing debt that will bankrupt our children’s future, an ever increasing grasp by government that snatches away our freedom, and an effort to bargain away the rights of our state for a few crumbs of federal tax dollars that are packaged as stimulus.
My experience has prepared me to be a governor who understands these dangers. This is not a time for untested leadership in the governor’s office. The economic future of our state is in peril. I am committed and ready to serve this great state.
Nathan Deal

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Barbara Boxer’s Self-Serving Novel

The villain in “A Time to Run,” Sen. Barbara Boxer‘s first novel, is a conservative writer for The San Francisco Chronicle. A salvo at moi? Hardly. His name is Greg Hunter, and Boxer’s alter ego, Ellen Fischer, also a Democratic senator from California, has a personal history with the scribe, including one special night when they were both students at UC Berkeley. 

Rasmussen Reports

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Panama: President Martinelli Still Popular, but Losing Support

How would you rate the performance of Ricardo Martinelli as president?

  Feb. 2010 Jan. 2010 Oct. 2009
Good / Very Good 68.5% 81.4% 90.7%
Bad / Very Bad 27.3% 15.6% 7.1%

Source: Dichter & Neira / TVN
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 1,200 Panamanian adults, conducted from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2010. Margin of error is 2.9 per cent.
 

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Half of Canadians Happy With Their Economy

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How would you rate the economic conditions in Canada today?

  Feb. 2010 Jan. 2010 Oct. 2009 Sept. 2009
Very Good / Good 52% 48% 49% 47%
Poor / Very Poor 45% 45% 47% 49%
Not sure 3% 7% 4% 4%

Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,013 Canadian adults, conducted on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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