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Published: 11/2/10

Bill Clinton Is Back in Kendrick Meek's Corner, Campaigns for Senate Hopeful

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Bill Clinton Is Back in Kendrick Meek's Corner, Campaigns for Senate Hopeful

Bill Clinton was back on the campaign trail Monday for Florida Democratic Senate hopeful Kendrick Meek, a candidate he may -- or may not have -- urged to drop out of the race at one point. Clinton reportedly talked to Meek -- at least in a round-about way -- about the possibility of suspending his campaign and supporting independent Charlie Crist, a moderate who is the current governor. Meek is running third in the polls in a contest led by conservative Republican -- and tea party favorite -- Marco Rubio. Meek said last week that Clinton did not ask him directly to get out of the race and...

Published: 11/1/10

Is Marco Rubio Married?

By  Max Strasser - Politics Daily
Is Marco Rubio Married?

Marco Rubio, the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, is running as the tea party-backed Republican candidate for Senate in Florida against Republican-cum-independent Gov. Charlie Crist and four-term Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Rubio's life. Is Marco Rubio married? Yes. Who is Marco Rubio's wife? Rubio's wife is Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio. How old is Marco Rubio's wife? Rubio's wife is 36 years old. What does Marco...

Published: 11/1/10

How Old Is Marco Rubio?

By  Max Strasser - Politics Daily
How Old Is Marco Rubio?

Marco Rubio, the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, is running as the tea party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Florida against Republican-cum-independent Gov. Charlie Crist and four-term Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Rubio's life. How old is Marco Rubio? Rubio is 39. When was Marco Rubio born? Rubio was born May 28, 1971. Where was Marco Rubio born? Rubio was born in Miami. He grew up in the...

Published: 11/1/10

What Is Marco Rubio's Religion?

By  Jason O'Bryan - Politics Daily
What Is Marco Rubio's Religion?

Marco Rubio, former Republican speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and a tea party favorite, is running for the U.S. Senate in a three-way race against four-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican-turned-independent Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life. What is Marco Rubio's religion? Rubio is a Roman Catholic. Where does Marco Rubio worship? Though he is Catholic, Rubio belongs to the Christ Fellowship...

Published: 11/1/10

Is Kendrick Meek Married?

By  Max Strasser - Politics Daily
Is Kendrick Meek Married?

Kendrick Meek, the four-term Democratic congressman from Florida's 17th Congressional District, is running for the Senate against Republican-turned-independent Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and tea-party-backed Republican Marco Rubio. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Meek's life. Is Kendrick Meek married? Yes. Who is Kendrick Meek's wife? Meek's wife is Leslie Dixon Meek. How old is Kendrick Meek's wife? Leslie Meek is 45 years old. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 9,...

Published: 11/1/10

What Is Kendrick Meek's Religion?

By  Jason O'Bryan - Politics Daily
What Is Kendrick Meek's Religion?

Kendrick Meek, the four-term Democratic U.S. congressman from Florida, is running for the Florida Senate in a three-way race against the Republican Marco Rubio, the tea-party favorite and former Florida state legislator, and Republican-turned-independent Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Meek's life. What is Kendrick Meek's Religion? Meek is a Baptist. Where does Kendrick Meek worship? Meek is a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church in the Liberty...

Published: 11/1/10

Governor, Senate Poll Roundup: Looking at the Closest Races

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Governor, Senate Poll Roundup: Looking at the Closest Races

A flood of new polls on this year's key governor and Senate races came out Sunday and Monday, and here are the ones that showed the tightest races and those where the margins are larger, but the outcome is still in at least some doubt. (You can find details of these polls, and links to them, further down this posting). -- One point separates Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck in the Colorado Senate race, according to Public Policy Polling. Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research gives Buck a four-point lead. -- The race for governor in Connecticut, where Republican Jodi Rell...

Published: 11/1/10

Why Marco Rubio's Win Is the Most Important One for Conservatives

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Why Marco Rubio's Win Is the Most Important One for Conservatives

Once you get past the fundamental qualifications of basic honesty and credibility, there are three ingredients, it seems to me, that make for a successful conservative leader. The first (this should be obvious) is a solid conservative political philosophy. The second is charisma (like it or not, Americans prefer charismatic candidates, and it has become mandatory for the modern era). Last (and perhaps most elusive) is the ability to effectively articulate a conservative message. This is not to say candidates must be pointy-headed intellectuals, but a leader must be able to persuasively...

Published: 10/31/10

Countdown to Election Day: Senate Races to Watch

By  Andrea Stone - Politics Daily
Countdown to Election Day: Senate Races to Watch

Republicans will edge close toward control of the Senate Tuesday but are unlikely to be able to seal the deal. While the GOP is widely favored to win back the House, it faces a narrower path to victory across Capitol Hill. Political prognosticator Charlie Cook calls the chances of Republicans picking up the 10 seats they need to wrest the upper chamber from Democratic control "non-existent." Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governor's Association, told CBS' "The Early Show," that the House will likely flip, but "it's harder in the Senate. It's more of a...

Published: 10/30/10

Latest Round-Up of Polls for Key Senate and Governor Races

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Latest Round-Up of Polls for Key Senate and Governor Races

Our Saturday roundup of polls and key governor and Senate races updates Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Notable in Saturday's polls: -- Republican Christine O'Donnell has shaved 9 points off the lead of Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware's Senate race in one poll, although Coons still has a significant lead. -- SurveyUSA shows Democrat John Kitzhaber pulling ahead of Republican Chris Dudley in Oregon's governor race. -- In New Hampshire, Republican Kelly Ayotte appears to be burying Democrat Paul Hodes in the Senate race. -- A...

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