Duncan Lee Hunter

Republican Nominee

This long-time House of Representatives member (first elected in 1980) is hoping to make the leap to the executive branch, and in doing so become the first member of the House to jump straight from Capitol Hill to the White House since James Garfield in 1880. Unfortunately, Duncan Hunter's poll...

Fred Thompson

Republican Nominee

After toying with the media for months over whether or not he would run for the Republican nomination, Fred Thompson finally announced and many pundits had him all but penciled in to be the nominee. After the first debate, when Thompson seemed to come up short of his image as...

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Nominee

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton might be getting tired of that spotlight: it sure is bringing a whole lot of heat. The front-runner for the nomination even before she announced, Clinton has enjoyed huge leads in national polls over all of the other Democratic candidates. No single challenger has emerged...

Joe Biden

Democratic Nominee

Senator Joe Biden of Delaware must be acutely aware of the media-driven political arena of the 21st century. Forty years ago, Biden would have been a top-tier candidate for the Democratic nomination: he's in his sixth term in the United States Senate, and has served as chair of both the...

John Edwards

Democratic Nominee

It appears that John Edwards has built his campaign strategy with a Field of Dreams mindset: "If you build it, they will come." Edwards has tried to do just that, having spent the three years since his unsuccessful 2004 vice-presidential campaign building his presence and organization in Iowa, with the...

John McCain

Republican Nominee

What a roller coaster ride it has been for Arizona Senator John McCain. When campaign fever began for the 2008 cycle, McCain was the Republican frontrunner. Through the summer of 2007, he appeared almost down and out, struggling through slumping poll numbers and a true financial crisis. Already, however, McCain...

Mike Huckabee

Republican Nominee

He was born in Hope, Arkansas, lives in the governor's mansion in Little Rock, and has burst onto the national scene just as primary season approaches. While we could be referring to former President Bill Clinton, the same biographical sketch fits Republican contender Mike Huckabee as well. Huckabee has cracked...

Mike Gravel

Democratic Nominee

Every nominating process needs someone to cover their party's extreme flank, someone to take the outermost positions on key issues. For the Democrats, former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel does just that. In an election cycle where the key issue for the Democrats will be ending the war in Iraq, Gravel...

Ron Paul

Republican Nominee

In case you still had any doubts about the power of the Internet, look no further than Ron Paul to dispel those doubts. The Texas Representative has found thousands of believers in his libertarian platform online, catapulting him to impressive fundraising numbers. A hard-line fiscal conservative, Paul supports cutting back...

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Campaigns Clamor for Last-Minute Midterm "Mo"

Final House Predictions: The 20 Late Breakers AZ-01 - Toss-up - Rep. Rick Renzi (R) will win reelection over Ellen Simon (D). The Crystal Ball knows that Renzi had no problem solidifying his base in the 2004 election, but it wasn't all that long ago he scored a narrow open...

Crystal Ball Senate Outlook

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A Glance Inside the Senate Crystal Ball Republican Held Seats up for Election in 2006: 15 (out of 55 held) Solid R (7) Likely R (1) Leans R (1) Toss-up (4) Leans D (2) Likely D (0) Solid D (0) IN (Lugar) AZ (Kyl) VA (Allen) MO (Talent) MT (Burns)...

Huckabee-Clinton Test Chart

Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee are not only the most famous natives of Hope, Arkansas, but they have made similar climbs up the state's political ladder. Each lost their first bid for public office and each served multiple terms as governor before making their first run for president. An asterisk...