Elections

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Dec 9, 2010

Joe Miller, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate election in Alaska, reportedly ended his campaign with $900,000 left in his account, according to the Washington Post.

The source's analysis of campaign finance records found that Miller raised more than $3 million for the race, spending approximately $2.2 million.

In the election on November 2, Miller came in second place, falling 10,000 votes behind the incumbent senator Lisa Murkowski.

Dec 1, 2010

Only one month has elapsed since the recent midterm elections, but one major candidate has already thrown her hat into the ring for one of the country's most contentious Senate races for 2012, according to Politico.

Sarah Steelman, the former state treasurer of Missouri, plans to launch a campaign website and file candidacy paperwork with the Missouri Secretary of the Senate on Wednesday.

Nov 18, 2010

The nation's last undecided Senate race in the wake of this month's midterm elections ended Wednesday, as the Associated Press announced that incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski had succeeded in her unlikely write-in bid for re-election.

Murkowski, a moderate, lost the Republican primary to Joe Miller in August. The conservative Miller was backed by former governor Sarah Palin and national Tea Party groups.

After her loss in the primary, Murkowski flirted with seeking the Libertarian nomination before ultimately deciding to seek re-election as a write-in candidate.

Nov 9, 2010

Disappointment and apathy towards the government caused House Republicans to earn more female votes than Democrats in the recent mid-term elections, the Los Angeles Times reports.

According to exit polls, House Democrats won 48 percent of the female vote, down from 55 percent four years ago, while Republicans earned 49 percent in one of the best showings for the GOP since the 1980s.

Democratic voter surveys indicate that married women, who usually split the vote between the two parties, voted more Republican in this year's mid-term elections.

Nov 1, 2010

One group of voters that has been coveted by both Democrats and Republicans in the upcoming mid-term elections is small business owners, the Washington Times reports.

According to the news source, the estimated 25 million small businesses across America have become the symbol of the struggling economy, an issue that has dominated the races during the election.

Candidates at both ends of the spectrum have pitched their proposed solutions to the failing economy, and most polls indicate that Republicans have pitched their ideas more successfully, a major reason for why they are