For the first time in history, one state will have a congressional delegation made up entirely of women, and one occupying the governor’s office as well.
New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan defeated opponent Ovide Lamontagne in the state race for governor, and Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster were elected to the state’s 1st and 2nd Congressional districts.
Shea-Porter and Kuster will join two other women who were not up for election on Tuesday, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Kelly Ayotte (R).
Lines of voters flocked to the polls at the crack of dawn on Tuesday in Manchester, N.H. Among them was Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne (right) who posed with a supporter outside the St. Anthony Community Center in Manchester.
Obama’s $1.34 million lead in Colorado fundraising is not necessarily translating into a lead in votes.
Republicans lead in Colorado early voting by a margin of 38 percent to 35 percent. According to The Atlantic, 80 percent of Colorado’s electorate voted early in 2008. Molly Ball writes:
Democrats say they are leading among “non-midterm voters” who are voting early. But there’s no getting around it: Republicans — who lost the early vote in Colorado by 4 points in 2008 — are winning it this time, and the early vote is a huge majority of the total vote in this state Obama won by 9 points in 2008.
Herman Cain brought his College Truth Tour to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday.
Cain spoke of the new problems facing young voters and advised to students to stay informed about political issues and stay in school.
“I dare all of you not to graduate, or I’m going to come back and you’re going to have to deal with me,” warned Cain. Amid his message to students, the former Republican presidential candidate couldn’t resist promoting his famous 9-9-9 tax plan.
Daniel Pawlak, senior at Wayne State University in Livonia, Mich.:
“If someone brings up an issue to me, I am not going to say, ‘Let’s see, I am a Republicans believe on this issue’ and then correlate all my beliefs with them.’ What I like to do is look each issue individually… It just so happens on a lot of issues my beliefs correspond with the Republican party.”
Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week for Unconventional. And we want to hear your responses, too.