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Published: 11/3/10

Mark Dayton Has Narrow Lead in Minnesota Gubernatorial Race

By  Elizabeth Nolan Brown - Politics Daily
Mark Dayton Has Narrow Lead in Minnesota Gubernatorial Race

Former Sen. Mark Dayton held a razor-thin margin over Republican Tom Emmer early Wednesday in the Minnesota governor's race, virtually assuring a recount. With 19 percent of the state's precincts still uncounted Wednesday morning, Dayton held a lead of less than half of 1 percent over Emmer -- about 9,000 votes, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Independence Party candidate Tom Horner was third. Dayton, representing Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Laborer Party, and Emmer, were vying for the seat currently held by GOP Governor Tim Pawlenty, who did not seek re-election is considering ...

Published: 11/2/10

GOP's Martinez Wins in N.M., Becomes U.S.'s First Female Hispanic Governor

By  Jeanette Friedman - Politics Daily
GOP's Martinez Wins in N.M., Becomes U.S.'s First Female Hispanic Governor

Republican Susana Martinez won the New Mexico governor's race on Tuesday night, becoming the state's first female governor and the first female Hispanic governor in U.S. history. She won by 10 points over Democratic rival Diane Denish, in a race pollsters assumed would be more hotly contested. The race was called about two hours after the polls closed, with 21 percent of the ballots counted. This was the first time in New Mexico's history that two women -- Martinez, a border-county (Doña Ana) U.S. prosecutor, and Denish, Gov. Bill Richardson's Lt. Governor -- ran against each other for the st...

Published: 11/2/10

Missouri Senate Race: Republican Blunt Defeats Carnahan

By  Max Strasser - Politics Daily
Missouri Senate Race: Republican Blunt Defeats Carnahan

Republican Roy Blunt defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Kit Bond, who was not seeking re-election. Blunt won the race with more than 55 percent of the vote compared to Carnahan's 39 percent, a greater divide than predictions had suggested. Missouri's new Senator gave a speech in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by his family. "I'm honored to get the chance to work for you," he said, according to a St. Louis, Missouri, newspaper. "This is the time where we're going to decide if we're going to renew the lease on freedom." Blunt's...

Published: 11/2/10

John McCain Coasts to Easy Victory in Arizona Senate Race

By  Jason O'Bryan - Politics Daily
John McCain Coasts to Easy Victory in Arizona Senate Race

Republican Sen. John McCain coasted to victory Tuesday, easily beating former Tuscon city councilman Rodney Glassman to hang onto his Arizona Senate seat. With 70% of the precincts reporting, McCain held a commanding 24 point lead over Glassman, 59. While the election was a clear victory for McCain, it remains his closest Senate race since 1992. McCain thanked the voters of Arizona, but despite his win, warned his own party of hubris. In vintage iconoclastic McCain style, he reminded Republicans that the tea party supporters are "the messengers," and that the sweeping conservative victories...

Published: 11/2/10

David Vitter Cruises to Victory in Louisiana Senate Race

By  Susan Powers - Politics Daily
David Vitter Cruises to Victory in Louisiana Senate Race

Republican David Vitter has won his bid for reelection to Senate in Louisiana, defeating his Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon. ABC News projected Vitter the winner less than an hour af ter polls closed Tuesday night, with 1,513 out of 3,877 precincts reporting. Final, unofficial tallies by Louisiana's Secretary of State gave Vitter 57 percent of the votes, compared to Melancon's 38 percent. The win gives Vitter a second term. He was first elected to the post in 2004, the first Republican approved by Louisiana voters to hold a U.S. Senate seat since Reconstruction. Vitter consis...

Published: 11/2/10

Is Dan Onorato Married?

By  Erica Zolberg - Politics Daily
Is Dan Onorato Married?

Dan Onorato, the chief executive of Allegheny County, Pa., is the Democratic candidate in the race to succeed Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who is stepping down because of term limits. On May 18, Onorato beat back challenges from three other Democratic candidates to square off against Republican candidate and Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. Is Dan Onorato married? Yes. Who is Dan Onorato's wife? Onorato's wife is Shelly Ziegler Onorato. What does Dan Onorato's wife do for a living? Onorato's wife is a part-time dental hygienist and a health care consultant. How long have Dan On...

Published: 11/2/10

How Old Is Dan Onorato?

By  Erica Zolberg - Politics Daily
How Old Is Dan Onorato?

Dan Onorato, the chief executive of Allegheny County, Pa., is the Democratic candidate in the race to succeed Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who is stepping down because of term limits. On May 18, Onorato beat back challenges from three other Democratic candidates to square off against Republican candidate and Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. How old is Dan Onorato? Onorato is 49 years old. What is Dan Onorato's birth date? Onorato was born on Feb. 5, 1961. Where was Dan Onorato born? Onorato was born and grew up in a working-class neighborhood on Pittsburgh's North Side and has li...

Published: 11/2/10

How Old Is Jim DeMint?

By  Nia J Stanley - Politics Daily
How Old Is Jim DeMint?

Jim DeMint is the Republican U.S. senator for South Carolina running against Alvin Greene, the Democratic nominee. As part of an AOL Politics Daily series about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about DeMint's life. How old is Jim DeMint? DeMint is 59. When was DeMint born? DeMint was born on Sept. 2, 1951. Where was Jim DeMint born? DeMint was born in Greenville, S.C. Who are Jim DeMint's parents? DeMint's parents were Thomas Eugene DeMint and Betty W. Rawlings Batson. They divorced when he was 5, leaving Betty a single mother to raise four ...

Published: 11/2/10

Is Jim DeMint Married?

By  Nia J Stanley - Politics Daily
Is Jim DeMint Married?

Jim DeMint is the Republican U.S. senator for South Carolina running against Alvin Greene, the Democratic nominee. As part of an AOL Politics Daily series about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about DeMint's life. Is Jim DeMint married? Yes. Who is Jim DeMint's wife? He is married to the former Debbie Henderson. What does Jim DeMint's wife do for a living? Debbie DeMint was a women's leadership team co-chair during Mitt Romney's 2007 campaign for president. At the time, she had obtained a master's degree in counseling from Clemson Universit...

Published: 11/2/10

Is Tom Corbett Married?

By  Erica Zolberg - Politics Daily
Is Tom Corbett Married?

Tom Corbett, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, is running for governor of the Keystone State as the Republican nominee against Democrat Dan Onorato, the Allegheny County executive. The two men are vying for the chance to take over the seat of incumbent Gov. Ed Rendell, who cannot run again because of term limits. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Corbett's life. Is Tom Corbett married? Yes. Who is Tom Corbett's wife? Tom Corbett's wife is Susan Manbeck Corbett. What do...

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