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In Va., Kaine Eschews "Fairness," Talks Growth

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP In defending his campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's private equity career, President Obama said earlier this week that the 2012 election is about creating an economy that gives Americans a “fair shot” at success. In so doing, Obama was pushing his “fairness” message to create a choice for voters: Do you want a president who handles the economy the Buffett Rule way or the Bain Capital way?This message plays well in reliably “blue” states, and among the Democratic Party's liberal base. And even in swing states, several Democrats running for…

Obama Stumbles Out of the Gate

Mike Allen & Jim Vandehei, Politico Nothing inspires Democrats like the Barack Obama swagger — the supreme self-confidence on stage, the self-certainty in private. So nothing inspires more angst than when that same Obama stumbles, as he has leaving the gate in 2012.That’s the unmistakable reality for Democrats since Obama officially launched his re-election campaign three weeks ago. Obama, not Mitt Romney, is the one with the muddled message — and the one who often comes across as baldly political. Obama, not Romney, is the one facing blowback from his own party on the central issue of the campaign…

Gloves Stay on in Quiet N.M. Senate Primary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four years ago, Heather Wilson gave up her House seat from New Mexico to make a run for a rare opening in the Senate. She lost in a bare-knuckled Republican primary. This year she has the luxury of sitting back as the Democratic successor to her House seat takes a similar gamble. The stakes are equally high.

Kaine Eschews "Fairness," Talks Up Growth in Va. Race

In defending his campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's private equity career, President Obama said earlier this week that the 2012 election is about creating an economy that gives Americans a “fair shot” at success. In so doing, Obama was pushing his “fairness” message to create a choice for voters: Do you want a president who handles the economy the Buffett Rule way or the Bain Capital way? This message plays well in reliably “blue” states, and among the Democratic Party's liberal base. And even in swing states, several Democrats running…

Democrats rush money to Wisconsin for Walker recall

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Democratic governors pledged $1 million on Thursday to pay for Wisconsin television advertisements in a final push to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker, who has a small but consistent lead in polls before the June 5 vote.

Sen. Murkowski’s fresh energy plan to look beyond 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Frustrated by the gridlock that has stalled Congress leading into the 2012 presidential elections in November, the top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee is drafting what she hopes is a fresh look at the big-picture energy policy.