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Forget Millennials, Gen X is taking over Washington 

Forget Millennials, Gen X is taking over Washington 

by David Rosen / Nov 27 2013

Millennials won’t gain a majority in Congress until 2035. 

That’s the key finding of a new report just released by my firm First Person Politics on why Millennials won’t even begin to fix the dysfunction in Washington until the late 2020s. In the meantime, Baby Boomers will rise to power in the Senate, and Gen Xers will gain control of the House before the end of the decade, placing the responsibilities of national leadership

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Dem Says Miss. voter ID law will hurt both parties

by Sean J. Miller / Nov 25 2013

The voter ID cards being issued by Mississippi starting next year are going to be a headache for both parties, according to long-time strategist in the Magnolia State. 

Democrats have decried the measure as a modern-day poll tax while Republicans have championed the cards, which are being made available to those who don't have a government-issued photo ID, as a way to curb fraud. The Justice Department was investigating the law, but then

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Rep. Radel hires crisis team

by Sean J. Miller / Nov 22 2013

Rep. Trey Radel (R) has hired two of the GOP's top crisis communicators.

The Florida congressman, who's on leave from the House and has entered a rehab facility following a cocaine bust, has retained the Bonjean Company and Townline Strategies, which are run by Ron Bonjean and Brian Walsh, C&E confirmed.

Politico first reported news of the hires.

The vote of confidence from consultants could mean there's light at

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GMMB and Civis Analytics join to offer data-powered advertising

by Sean J. Miller / Nov 21 2013

Two of the consulting firms responsible for President Obama's 2012 reelection victory have renewed their partnership and are marketing their services to down-ballot campaigns and causes.

Together Democratic ad firm GMMB and data firm Civis Analytics offer "the most sophisticated media targeting, planning and placement services anywhere," according to a release.

The partnership looks to do away with targeting based on demographic labels such as “suburban women,” “18-54 men” or “NASCAR dads.” During

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Consultants watch as Rep. Radel's camp faces quit dilemma 

by Sean J. Miller / Nov 20 2013

Consultants face a dilemma when their client gets his or herself into a public pickle: Stay on and risk their own reputations or resign and appear disloyal.

Florida Rep. Trey Radel is the latest example of a politician testing his staff and consultants' loyalty. Radel, a freshman Republican who succeeded former Rep. Connie Mack, pleaded guilty to cocaine possession Wednesday. He blamed the "disease of alcoholism" and subsequently took a

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How marriage equality rallied the Democratic base in 2013

How marriage equality rallied the Democratic base in 2013

by Scott Zumwalt / Nov 19 2013

A Democratic candidate winning statewide in the South after campaigning in support of gay rights was once unthinkable.  

Not in 2013. Even in the days before the polls opened in Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe decided to highlight his pro-equality stance and contrast that with gubernatorial rival Ken Cuccinelli (R), who once called gay Virginians “self-destructive.” It marked the end of what was a victorious campaign, which focused on keeping “gay rights

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The Influencers 50

The Influencers 50

by C&E Staff / Nov 18 2013

A certain type in Washington believes there's a formula for success at the national level and that the main piece of it is money.

Dollars, the thinking goes, allow you to take command of incremental news cycles, and winning those days or weeks adds up to influencing the country's agenda. Money gravitates to power and those with both gain influence.

From our perspective, the acquisition and exertion of influence is harder to quantify than the

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The Influencers 50: Activists

The Influencers 50: Activists

by C&E Staff / Nov 18 2013

Campaigns & Elections has selected 10 individuals in five categories for what we're calling The Influencers 50: Communicators, Disruptors, Campaigners, Enforcers and Activists.

The stage is still being set for the final midterm election of the Obama administration and while it's not easy to predict what will move D.C. several months from now, these leaders are sure to be in the mix. See the complete list of Influencers here.

Matt

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The Influencers 50: Enforcers

The Influencers 50: Enforcers

by C&E Staff / Nov 18 2013

Campaigns & Elections has selected 10 individuals in five categories for what we're calling The Influencers 50: Communicators, Disruptors, Campaigners, Enforcers and Activists.

The stage is still being set for the final midterm election of the Obama administration and while it's not easy to predict what will move D.C. several months from now, these leaders are sure to be in the mix. See the complete list of Influencers here.

Colin

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The Influencers 50: Disruptors

The Influencers 50: Disruptors

by C&E Staff / Nov 18 2013

Campaigns & Elections has selected 10 individuals in five categories for what we're calling The Influencers 50: Communicators, Disruptors, Campaigners, Enforcers and Activists.

The stage is still being set for the final midterm election of the Obama administration and while it's not easy to predict what will move D.C. several months from now, these leaders are sure to be in the mix. See the complete list of Influencers here.

Andrew

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The Influencers 50: Campaigners

The Influencers 50: Campaigners

by C&E Staff / Nov 18 2013

Campaigns & Elections has selected 10 individuals in five categories for what we're calling The Influencers 50: Communicators, Disruptors, Campaigners, Enforcers and Activists.

The stage is still being set for the final midterm election of the Obama administration and while it's not easy to predict what will move D.C. several months from now, these leaders are sure to be in the mix. See the complete list of Influencers here.

Liesl

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The Influencers 50: Communicators

The Influencers 50: Communicators

by C&E Staff / Nov 18 2013

Campaigns & Elections has selected 10 individuals in five categories for what we're calling The Influencers 50: Communicators, Disruptors, Campaigners, Enforcers and Activists.

The stage is still being set for the final midterm election of the Obama administration and while it's not easy to predict what will move D.C. several months from now, these leaders are sure to be in the mix. See the complete list of Influencers.

Stephanie Cutter
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