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Mary Burke becomes first female major-party candidate for Wisconsin governor

Mary Burke becomes first female major-party candidate for Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Mary Burke, now the official Democratic nominee for governor of Wisconsin, spent primary night on the campaign trail.
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Maine gubernatorial candidate comes out as gay

AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Maine Rep. Mike Michaud, a six-term congressman and candidate for governor in 2014, confirmed longtime rumors he's gay.
New book tamps down JFK assassination conspiracy theory

New book tamps down JFK assassination conspiracy theory

DALLAS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A Virginia political science professor's new book refutes a House select committee's finding of a conspiracy in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Will they or won't they? Is it or isn't it? The answer to both of those questions may determine whether the United States falls off the fiscal cliff into a sea of tax rate hikes, an enlarged alternative minimum tax and draconian across-the-board spending cuts – none of which anyone says they want.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Redistricting turns comrades into competitors

Redistricting turns comrades into competitors

That saying about the legislative process being akin to sausage-making could apply to post-redistricting party primaries. The decennial redrawing of congressional districts has forced members of the same party to square off during party primaries across the United States.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Who'll claim what in key Ohio primary?

Who'll claim what in key Ohio primary?

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum -- fresh off one-two finishes in Michigan and Arizona -- know a key truism for any Republican presidential candidate: Ohio is a must-win, not nice-to-win, but must-win state.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Report: Obama chooses absence

Report: Obama chooses absence

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has invoked a British royalty tradition of leaving the seat of power while politicians wrangle, the Los Angeles Times said.

Primaries not doom, gloom for Democrats

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party got a boost from U.S. voters in four states, while Republicans were left wondering about their party's fate in November, analysts said.

Va. official covers state seal breast

NORFOLK, Va., May 3 (UPI) -- The Virginia attorney general altered the state seal for lapel pins given to his staff by covering the exposed breast of Roman goddess Virtus.

Republicans risk overcrowding primaries

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Republicans run risks in overcrowded U.S. primary elections this year as large numbers of candidates target Democrats perceived as vulnerable, analysts say.
McCain improves voting record

McCain improves voting record

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U. S. Sen. John McCain, criticized for missing votes regularly while campaigning for president, has greatly improved his record in 2009, an analysis shows.
George W. Bush joins motivational program

George W. Bush joins motivational program

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush will headline a motivational seminar in Fort Worth, Texas, a political expert says.
Report: Obama buys prime time blocks

Report: Obama buys prime time blocks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's U.S. presidential campaign has purchased a half hour of prime time on CBS, NBC and MSNBC, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Expert: Criticism of Gore doesn't matter

Expert: Criticism of Gore doesn't matter

NASHVILLE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ex-vice president Al Gore, criticized for his large Nashville home, energy use and travel habits, can afford to just shake it off, a political expert says.
Poll: Obama's inexperience hurts him

Poll: Obama's inexperience hurts him

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. voters are concerned about likely Democratic candidate Barack Obama's experience and ability to handle the job of president, a poll indicates.
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Larry Joseph Sabato (born August 7, 1952) is an American political scientist and analyst. He is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and director of its Center for Politics. He founded Sabato's Crystal Ball, an online newsletter and website that provides free political analysis and electoral projections. He has been called "the most-quoted college professor in the land," "hideously overquoted," and a "pundit with an opinion for every reporter’s phone call."

Sabato grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, graduating from Norfolk Catholic High School in 1970. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Virginia. A 1974 Cavalier Daily poll showed more people could identify Sabato as student government president than could name Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. as University president. Sabato graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in government. He followed his undergraduate degree with graduate study at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for one year. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1975, which brought him to study at Queen's College at Oxford University. In less than two years he earned his doctorate in politics from Oxford.

Prior to his time as a political analyst, Sabato worked for nine years with Virginia Democratic politician Henry Howell. At the age of 15, Sabato joined Howell's first campaign for the Virginia governorship in 1968, and then worked on his successful run for lieutenant governor in 1971, and his campaigns for governor in 1973 and 1977.

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