The reactionaries who swept the Oklahoma elections placed an especially confusing element before state and national politics by passing a referendum aimed at blocking the new national health care bill.
New York state is now a redder shade of blue, but Democrats and progressives were able to, for the most part, fend off here the red tide that engulfed much of the country.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said as he wrapped up campaigning in Philadelphia on Election Day that voters "don't want to go back to the times when Wall Street controlled everything."
It's crunch time! The polls are open and today's the day to cast your vote for candidates who will fight for working families, not candidates funded by the corporations.
If African Americans, Latinos, first time voters and students defy predictions and vote in large numbers November 2, Democrats can prevent a Republican takeover of Congress.
In the last week before the election, when get-out-the vote efforts become job number one for candidates, the Republican Party has begun to falter.
The news that Rep. Raul Grijalva is now in a tighter race than expected has jolted working-class and progressive forces into action.
In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.
Rosie the Riveter for Lieutenant Governor - good; billions of dollars from mega-corporations into Republican campaign coffers - bad; all that and more!
The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.