2013 Elections Articles

Poll: Booker Below 50 Percent in New Jersey

4:15 PM, Jun 19, 2014

Democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey won a special election last November with 55 percent of the vote, but the former mayor of Newark is now under 50 percent against a little-known Republican challenger, according to a new poll. Rasmussen Reports finds in a survey of likely voters in New Jersey that Booker has 48 percent support over Republican nominee Jeff Bell, who has 35 percent support. Thirteen percent remain undecided.

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A Win For the Federalists

10:56 AM, Nov 07, 2013

Their betters from both coasts spent big to enlighten the people of Colorado which, east of the Hudson, is considered one of those square states full of primitives who don’t know what is good for them.

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Fox, NBC Call Virginia Governor's Race for McAuliffe

9:45 PM, Nov 05, 2013

Terry McAuliffe will win his bid for governor Virginia, both Fox News and NBC News are projecting. McAuliffe, a Democrat, will defeat his Republican opponent, attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.

With 91 percent of precincts reporting, McAuliffe holds a small lead, 46.8 percent to Cuccinelli's 46.5 percent.

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Chris Christie: I'm a Conservative, Not a Moderate

4:41 PM, Nov 05, 2013

New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, is on his way to winning big in his bid for reelection Tuesday, and there's already talk he may be on his way to running for president in three years. Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper, Christie argued he's not a moderate as he's sometimes portrayed.

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In Virginia, Obamacare Central to Cuccinelli's Closing Argument

Neither Obama nor Biden mentioned Obamacare in their speeches.
2:37 PM, Nov 04, 2013

Warrenton, Va.
Ken Cuccinelli may have finally found a winning message in his bid for governor of Virginia, and not a moment too soon. With just a day before Virginians head to the polls, Cuccinelli spent Monday morning targeting his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe and other national Democrats for their support for Obamacare.

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Final Quinnipiac Poll: McAuliffe 46, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 8 (Updated)

8:38 AM, Nov 04, 2013

A final poll from Quinnipiac on Tuesday's gubernatorial race in Virginia shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli. Forty-six percent of likely Virginia voters say they will vote for McAuliffe, according to the poll, while 40 percent say they'll vote for Cuccinelli. Eight percent say they will vote for the Libertarian party candidate, Robert Sarvis. Here's more from Quinnipiac:

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Poll: McAuliffe 42, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 13

2:03 PM, Nov 01, 2013

Is Ken Cuccinelli closing in on Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race? The latest poll from Emerson College shows McAuliffe, the Democrat, with 42 percent support and Cuccinelli, the Republican, with 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis has 13 percent in the poll of 874 likely voters.

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Christie: 'These Are My People'

12:01 PM, Oct 31, 2013

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is practically coasting toward reelection next week. The latest Real Clear Politics average of polls show a race that isn't even close. On Tuesday, just a year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, the Republican spoke in Sea Bright, on the Jersey shore, about the work of his citizens to rebuild the communities devastated by the storm. Watch video of Christie's remarks below:

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Quinnipiac: McAuliffe 45, Cuccinelli 41

9:42 AM, Oct 30, 2013

A new poll of the Virginia's gubernatorial election hints that the race may be tightening between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli. According to Quinnipiac's survey of 1,182 likely voters, 45 percent say they will vote for McAuliffe and 41 percent say they will vote for Cuccinelli. Nine percent say they will vote for Libertarian party candidate Robert Sarvis.

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Virginia Poll: McAuliffe 51, Cuccinelli 39

7:33 AM, Oct 29, 2013

With a week to go before election day, Virginia voters favor Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor over Republican Ken Cuccinelli by more than 10 points, according to a new poll from the Washington Post. The survey found that 51 percent of likely voters support McAuliffe and just 39 percent support Cuccinelli. In addition, Libertarian party candidate Robert Sarvis pulls in 8 percent support.

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Cuccinelli Campaign

12:58 PM, Oct 28, 2013

What's wrong with Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's Republican candidate for governor? He's losing by nearly 10 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics, to Terry McAuliffe, the flawed Democrat. The conventional wisdom is that Cuccinelli is too conservative on social issues, and the McAuliffe campaign has run ads painting the Republican as an extremist on abortion, gay rights, and contraception.

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Rasmussen Poll: McAuliffe 50, Cuccinelli 33

11:52 AM, Oct 22, 2013

Terry McAuliffe has a 17-point lead over Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. McAuliffe, the Democrat, enjoys his largest lead yet in the race with 50 percent of the vote, while Republican Cuccinelli has 33 percent. The Libertarian candidate, Robert Sarvis, has eight percent support.

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Cuccinelli Ad: McAuliffe Is 'Deeply Unserious'

8:01 AM, Oct 18, 2013

With just weeks left in the 2013 gubernatorial race in Virginia, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli has a new TV ad that questions the seriousness of his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe. "What's Terry McAuliffe offering Virginia families?" the voiceover asks. "False, misleading attacks; massive, wasteful spending; and $1,700 dollars in higher taxes every year."

"Terry McAuliffe," the voiceover continues. "Deeply unserious." Watch below:

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Senator Cory Booker

8:43 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, has defeated Republican Steve Lonegan in New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate Wednesday night. The Associated Press called the race for Booker just after 9:30 pm.

With 58 percent of precincts reporting, Booker leads Lonegan in the vote, 56 percent to 43 percent.

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Poll: Booker Lead Down to 12 Points

7:03 AM, Sep 24, 2013

Cory Booker, the Newark mayor and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, has an 12-point lead over his Republican opponent, former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Here's more from the Bergen County Record:

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Cuccinelli Ad: 'Virginia Deserves a Serious Governor'

12:35 PM, Sep 19, 2013

On Thursday, the Ken Cuccinelli campaign released a new ad hoping to capitalize on an endorsement from a high-profile PAC in northern Virginia.

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Campaign Ad: 'They Never Met Chris Christie'

6:00 AM, Sep 12, 2013

New Jersey governor Chris Christie launched his first general election campaign ad Thursday. The 30-second spot touts the Republican's achievements in his first term, including "four balanaced budgets," cuts to "wasteful spending," a property tax cap, and "the most education funding--ever." Watch the ad below:

The Christie campaign says the ad will air in both the New York and Philadelphia TV markets, with a $1.5 million buy over the next 10 days.

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Rasmussen Poll: McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli By 7

10:31 AM, Sep 06, 2013

A new poll of likely Virginia voters show Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by seven points in this fall's gubernatorial election. Rasmussen Reports found McAuliffe with 45 percent support compared to Cuccinelli's 38 percent.

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Jindal: Republicans Should Be Helping Cuccinelli More, Fighting Obamacare

6:01 AM, Aug 23, 2013

Baton Rouge, La.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, who also chairs the Republican Governors Association, says Republicans should be doing more to help Ken Cuccinelli in his race for the governorship in Virginia.

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McAuliffe Fundraising Email: Cuccinelli is 'Virginia's Todd Akin'

4:41 PM, Aug 19, 2013

The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe of Virginia has emailed its supporters likening Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli to failed 2012 Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.

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Cuccinelli Ad Focuses on Investigation into McAuliffe's 'Shady' Business Dealings

9:27 AM, Aug 06, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has based much of his campaign for governor of Virginia on his business experience, including his co-founding of an electric car company, GreenTech Automotive. McAuliffe stepped down as CEO of GreenTech in 2012 in preparation for his gubernatorial run.

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Republican Shows Up, Wins Hispanic Votes

3:52 PM, Jul 30, 2013

Republican Andy Vidak, the newly elected California state senator from Fresno, won a heavily Democratic and Hispanic district in last week's special election. The Washington Times reports that Vidak succeeded because he and other local Republicans showed up:

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Spitzer Ad: 'Look, I Failed. Big Time'

11:12 AM, Jul 23, 2013

Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who resigned in 2008 after it was revealed he was a client of a prostitution ring, has a new campaign ad for his run for New York City comptroller in which Spitzer admits he "failed. Big time." The 60-second ad, which features one news anchor saying the "Sheriff of Wall Street is back," mainly focuses on Spitzer explaining why he'd like to run for comptroller, which controls the city's budget as well as the pension funds for city workers.

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Booker Raises $4.6 Million for NJ Senate Race

3:18 PM, Jul 11, 2013

Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark and a candidate in October's special election for Senate in New Jersey, has raised $4.6 million in campaign funds for the second quarter. USA Today has the story:

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Markey Wins Special Election

8:25 PM, Jun 25, 2013

Democratic congressman Ed Markey won Tuesday's special election for the Senate in Massachusetts, defeating Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez. The Associated Press reports:

BREAKING: Longtime Democratic Rep. Edward Markey wins US Senate election in Mass. to replace John Kerry.

— The Associated Press (@AP) June 26, 2013


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Suffolk Poll: Markey Ahead by 10

11:27 AM, Jun 24, 2013

In the final poll from Suffolk University before Tuesday's special election, Democratic congressman Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts by 10 points. In the survey of 500 likely voters at the end of last week, 52 percent support Markey while 42 percent support Gomez. Here's more:

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GOP Poll: Gomez Trails By Three

1:14 PM, Jun 20, 2013

A new poll from Republican pollster John McLaughlin shows Gabriel Gomez within three points in Tuesday's special election for Senate. Gomez, a Republican, has 44 percent support, according to the poll, while Democrat Ed Markey has 47 percent. Here's more from Politico:

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Gomez TV Ad: Give Me 17 Months

7:02 AM, Jun 20, 2013

Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate in the June 25 special election for Senate in Massachusetts, has a new television ad featuring quotations from his recent debate with Democrat Ed Markey.

"You've had thirty-seven years down in the Congress to get something done, and that's why people are tired of D.C.," Gomez told Markey. Gomez criticized Markey and Congress for not passing immigration reform or entitlement reform.

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Gomez Strong in Final Massachusetts Senate Debate

"You're running against me."
10:59 AM, Jun 19, 2013

News reports from the final debate between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez conclude that Gomez, a first-time candidate and self-styled "new kind of Republican," delivered a strong performance.

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Mass. Senate Poll: Markey 48, Gomez 41

1:39 PM, Jun 10, 2013

A new poll from Suffolk University finds Democratic congressman Ed Markey with a seven-point lead ahead of this month's special election for the U.S. Senate in Massachsuetts. In a survey of 500 likely voters, Markey received 48 percent support, while his Republican opponent, businessman and retired Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, received 41 percent support.

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