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20081Nov

Senatorial Races to Watch: Dole vs. Hagan (North Carolina)

In North Carolina, the senatorial race has recently turned very ugly. Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole is fighting it out with Democratic candidate Kay Hagan. According the latest polls, Kay Hagan is leading Elizabeth Dole by an average of 3.2 percent. Consequently, incumbent Dole got anxious. Her fear of loosing her senate seat to the Democratic challenger Hagan culminated in an ad that has been widely criticized in the media (see below, both CNN clips include the Dole ad).

200830Oct

Senatorial Races to Watch: Stevens vs. Begich (Alaska)

Another congressional race to watch is the senate race in Alaska. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Stevens, who is the longest-serving Republican senator in the U.S. Senate, has a tougher time than expected defending his seat. The Republican has recently been indicted for lying about gifts he received causing the Republican leadership in Washington to call for his resignation. But Ted fights on. The first poll after the indictment shows a clear advantage for Begich.

200826Oct

Senatorial Races to Watch: Franken vs. Coleman (Minnesota)

Former comedian Al Franken is running against freshman Senator Norm Coleman for a senate seat in Minnesota. The race has become a wild card. After leading the polls in double digits, Coleman is losing ground to Al Franken, who is now pulling ahead in the polls. The Big12Battleground poll has Franken leading Coleman by 6 percent, a recent Rasmussen poll has Franken up by 4 percent. The independent candidate Barkley makes things even more unpredictable.

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