The campaign calm after the storm is about to end.
Both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will be out stumping for votes today. The race for the White House, which was just about put on hold as Superstorm Sandy bore down on the East Coast and then roared ashore, is back on with just five days to go before Election Day.
Romney will be in Virginia. The president will be in Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada.
It's a long shot, but Republican Mark Donka of Hartford, a veteran police officer, thinks he has a chance to beat three-term Democratic incumbent U.S. Representative Peter Welch.
What made him decide to run, besides a nudge from some fellow Republicans?
The growing federal debt.
The 55-year-old Donka works in the Woodstock Police Department after serving the Hartford Police Department for 18 years. He thinks the country is headed "toward a collision course of disaster if we don't do something."
Republican Wendy Wilton and Democrat Beth Pearce are engaged in the toughest political battle in Vermont this season: the race for state treasurer. And it may be the best chance the GOP has to pick up a statewide office next week.
Former Gov. Jim Douglas already has endorsed Wilton, and on Wednesday, former Gov. Howard Dean endorsed his fellow Democrat Beth Pearce for state treasurer, saying that Pearce will bring a nonpartisan approach to the office.
Polls are tightening in a closely watched New York Congressional race. WAMC’s Ian Pickus has more…
The Siena Research Institute reports that the race between Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democratic challenger Julian Schreibman in the new 19th district is getting tighter with election day less than a week away.
The freshman Gibson held a 16-point lead in September’s Siena poll, but that advantage is down to a 48-43 edge in the latest poll released Tuesday, with nine percent still uncommitted.
Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 3:57 pm
As Hurricane Sandy continues its slow progress toward the East Coast, thoughts of voting aren't uppermost in most people's minds. Nevertheless, state and local officials are scrambling to accommodate early voters as best they can.
Depending on how the storm ultimately plays out, Sandy isn't expected to have much effect on the outcome of the presidential race. Most of the states in its path are not considered competitive.
Governor Peter Shumlin says he's confident he'll beat back a spirited challenge from Republican challenger Randy Brock and win election to a second term.
The Putney Democrat says he wants another two years to continue pushing to improve the state's economy and for his vision of a universal health care system that is as close to single-payer as Vermont can get.
One thing Shumlin says he won't do is tailor his remarks to what people want to hear.
Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 10:44 am
We're zeroing in on eight "tossup" states where the race is too close to call, but where the election will likely be decided. Try your hand at gaming out the electoral vote possibilities at npr.org/scorecard.