South Carolina State Sen. Jakey Knotts played a key role in the downfall of his arch nemesis, Gov. Mark Sanford. Now, Knotts' feud with Sanford -- and his own shocking words -- probably has cost him his own political career.
Everyone is trying to figure out today how Artur Davis lost so badly yesterday in the Democratic primary for governor of Alabama. Could the explanation be the same civil rights law that has vastly expanded opportunities for Southern black politicians such as Davis?
As he runs for governor, Terry Goddard faces a dilemma. Most Arizonans support the state's new crackdown on illegal immigrants. But, as a Democrat in Arizona, many of the voters Goddard needs to win -- Hispanics -- don't. Can he strike a balance that will win him the votes of some supporters of the law without alienating its opponents?