Elections 2010

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After the US elections, the future of campaign spending

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:14

4:16 minutes (3.9 MB)

The 2010 mid-term elections broke records in campaign spending, made possible in part by The Supreme Court’s ruling allowing unlimited corporate and union spending on political campaigns. But this year’s campaigns could be just a dress rehearsal for what is to come. FSRN's Matt Laslo reports.

Republican election gains and the impact on redistricting

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:12

4:03 minutes (3.71 MB)

While much attention Tuesday focused on House and Senate races, voters were also electing more than six thousand state legislators. Some political analysts say Republicans' big gains in those races could be even more important than who controls Congress in January. That’s because State legislatures are responsible for redistricting, due to happen once the Census results are released early next year. FSRN’s Jacob Fenston has more.

Republicans win the largest gain in the US House since 1930s

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:41

4:13 minutes (3.86 MB)

In races across the country, results were devastating for Democrats. Republicans won at least 60 seats in the house, returning majority to the GOP. The Democrats will keep control in the Senate. One of the biggest wins of the night ensured the Senate’s Democratic leader will lead for another Congress. Harry Reid beat Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. But the Democrats’ majority there will be much slimmer. The final number is still unclear as three Senate races are yet to be determined. But the House has an overwhelming majority.

Democrats take big hits, but narrowly maintain control of Senate

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:38

3:47 minutes (3.46 MB)

In a deeper analysis of last night’s Congressional races and the make-up of the next Congress, Moderate or conservative Democrats, also known as Blue Dog Democrats, did not fare well. Progressives also suffered disappointing losses. FSRN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell has more.

A heavy Democratic loss in Wisconsin but closer in Colorado

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:37

3:55 minutes (3.59 MB)

Yesterday's elections produced at least six more Senate seats for Republicans. Two races are still outstanding: Washington and Alaska, where write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski could see victory. In a moment, we’ll take you to the close Senate race in Colorado. But first, we’ll look at a big loss for Democrats in Wisconsin. FSRN's Nathan Moore reports.

Connecticut Democrats’ victories buck the national trend

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:36

1:49 minutes (1.67 MB)

Democrats in Connecticut bucked the national tide and made a clean sweep of statewide and Congressional offices in yesterday's election. FSRN's Melinda Tuhus has details.

Governors’ races in California and Florida

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:36

3:32 minutes (3.23 MB)

We’re going to take a closer look now at a few other governors’ races focusing on a win for Democrats in California and a loss in Florida. In the Sunshine State, Republican Rick Scott will be Florida’s next governor. From WMNF Community Radio, Seán Kinane reports.

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