Virginia– Democratic congressman Jim Moran said racism was a factor for his party’s losses in the 2010 midterm elections, invoking President Obama’s race, slavery and the Civil War in a TV interview.
On Wednesday November 3rd, the Pop and Politics live event at WNYC’s Greene Space brought together panelists, audiences and web viewers for a fascinating discussion about how race, anger and the economy affected the outcome of the November 2010 midterm elections. Guests included actress Rosie Perez (visit her arts organization here ), blogger Reihan Salam […]
Based on CBS News’ preliminary national exit polling, Republicans are poised for significant gains in Congress. The youth vote–18-to-29-year-olds–who helped catapult President Obama into office makes up an estimated 9 percent of voters this year, compared to 18 percent in 2008. About 58 percent of the youth vote favors Democratic candidates.
A late overnight surge in votes that carried San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris into the lead in the race for state attorney general has her campaign declaring victory today.
The basic story of the 2010 Midterm Elections has Republicans as the big winners in a massive tidal wave and Democrats licking their wounds in one big rebuke to President Obama. End of story, what’s for lunch? Well… not quite. Some pretty fascinating surprises were buried in the returns.
Shortly after the final Midterm Election results started trickling in, “African Americans” became a surprising trending topic on Twitter. The topic came about after the revelation that there would be no African-Americans in the U.S. Senate next year. Tweeters of all races and ethnicities began making fun of this revelation, as well as the ‘supposed […]
Democrat Alvin Greene lost badly on Tuesday to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and will probably be remembered for running one of the strangest campaigns in recent memory, in addition to being one of the most unexpected candidates in modern history. Nevertheless, he will forever live on as a superhero — at least in his own […]
Wednesday morning, it became clear that the predicted wave of GOP victories in the mid-term elections was a fact, as West laid claim to the District 22 seat.
Roland Martin appears on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss midterm election results. Roland said, “If there was one word the could describe last night for Democrats – absolute massacre all across this country.” Roland explained that Democratic losses went beyond congressional races and the US Senate. Ten to fifteen state houses flipped for […]
House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner pledged Wednesday that Republicans will use their new majority to seek a “smaller, less costly, and more accountable government,” and said he hoped President Barack Obama would join them.
Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district, a rare seat that Democrats were able to snatch from the GOP. Democratic state Rep. Cedric Richmond won the 2nd District seat. With all precincts reporting, Richmond had 65 percent of the vote to Cao’s 33 percent.
Some of the calls for a White House shake-up are now coming from inside the building.