March 26, 2017

2010 Stands Tall for Special Interests

Perhaps the most influential political moment of 2010, as well as one of the most overlooked moments, came at the beginning of the year, but it is still far from over. Last January, the Supreme Court unleashed the influence of special interests in its ruling of Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission. This ruling effectively […]

Democrats & Republicans Spend More in 2010

With the completion of the 2010 campaigns, campaign finance statistics show an increased amount of spending from both Democratic and Republican candidates in the Senate. In comparison to past midterm cycles, Senate candidates in both parties spent a greater amount on campaigns than any previous election cycle. Republican candidates in the Senate spent a total […]

Incumbent Senators Who Lost in 2010

Before the general election this past Tuesday, there were 3 incumbent Senators who were ousted in the primaries: Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Robert Bennet of Utah, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. In the general election, 2 more incumbent Senators lost, but the total sum of ousted incumbents is only 4, due to a unique quirk. […]

2010 Election Results

Among the 13 most competitive Senate races, Left and Right News correctly projected 11 of these races. The 2 races incorrectly projected were Alaska, where Lisa Murkowski won with a write-in campaign, and Colorado, where Michael Bennet defeated Ken Buck with less than a 1% margin. Also, even though Lisa Murkowski won as an Independent […]