On Kamala Harris and The Interruptions
It sure doesn’t take much to become a progressive icon these days.
Take, in the most recent iteration, the case of Kamala Harris, freshman senator from California. Harris has the good fortune to sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, …
Burr: ‘I Don’t Tell my Staff Where I’m Going the Last Three Weeks’
Charlotte, N.C. — Richard Burr made headlines Monday when CNN published recording of a private event in which Burr suggests he would like to see a bullseye on Hillary Clinton’s face – a comment for which he has apologized.
The Burr-Hatch-Upton Obamacare Replacement
For those who are interested, I have a detailed write-up of the new Burr-Hatch-Upton Obamacare replacement plan over at Forbes. I agree with Yuval below that the plan handles the “tradeoffs [of health reform] in a particularly plausible and promising …
Should We Trust Internal Polls? Use Your Gut, I Say.
Charlie Melancon, Democrat of Louisiana, and Elaine Marshall, Democrat of North Carolina, offer polls indicating they have enjoyed surges in their Senate races against, respectively, Sen. David Vitter and Sen. Richard Burr. Melancon’s internal poll has him within 1; Marshall’…
Rasmussen North Carolina Poll May Have Us Wearing Neck Braces Soon
I noted yesterday that as responsive and open as Public Policy Polling is, I have to take PPP results in North Carolina with a grain of salt. They had incumbent Sen. Richard Burr leading Democrat Elaine Marshall by only 38 percent …
North Carolinians to Democratic Senate Candidates: Who Are You Again?
In North Carolina, the thrill is gone:
Both Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham have lost name recognition during their run-off campaign for the Democratic Senate nomination. Compared to a poll taken just one week following the primary election, both Marshall …
Better a Burr in the Saddle Than Under It
Tomorrow is primary day in North Carolina, and as in Ohio, most of the drama is on the Democratic side. GOP senator Richard Burr represents a weird case of an incumbent with genuinely “meh” approval ratings who looks pretty safe …
North Carolina: Battle for the White House and the Senate
Morganton, N.C. — Five days before Election Day, Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.), locked in a tight reelection battle that could well determine which party controls the Senate, is speaking to a crowd of two dozen people at the …
Yes, the North Carolina Senate Race is in Play
About three weeks ago, Alexis wrote about why Republican senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, might become locked in an unexpectedly tight race in North Carolina.
Since then, that has happened, with Republicans pouring over $9 million …
Why I Think Richard Burr Is Up by a Lot More Than 8 Points
The latest from the fellows at Public Policy Polling:
There’s good news for both Elaine Marshall and Richard Burr in PPP’s newest poll of the North Carolina Senate race.The good news for Marshall is that she’s …
The Good News for Republicans in the Latest Fund-Raising Numbers
Looking around some more House races, there are a bunch of GOP challengers who are fundraising powerhouses similar to North Carolina’s Ilario Pantano, who’s outraising a longtime incumbent almost 2 to 1.
In Ohio’s 1st congressional district, Steve Chabot has more …
Why I Can’t Put Much Stock in PPP’s Polls of Their Home State
Public Policy Polling offers numbers indicating that in their home state of North Carolina, Republican senator Richard Burr is only up 5 points over Democrat Elaine Marshall. They have Burr at 38 percent, 33 percent for Marshall, and a surprising 10 percent for the …
Some Chilly Poll Numbers in North Carolina Generate a Burr
A little while back, after I noted that Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, had “meh” approval ratings but seemed to lead healthily in any head-to-head matchups with Democrats, a reader in Raleigh wrote in:
Regarding your comment about Richard …