The Most Covered Candidates of 2010

Guess who's No. 1?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2010 3:05 PM CDT
Delaware Republican US Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell waves from inside a vehicle after voting, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Wilmington, Del.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

(Newser) – When it comes to the most covered candidates of the midterm elections, is it any surprise that Tea Partiers claim five of the top 10 slots? The Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism analyzed the election stories produced by 52 TV networks, websites, radio stations, and newspapers since Jan. 1 and added up those in which a candidate was featured in more than 50% of the story. Its results:

  1. Christine O’Donnell: the lead newsmaker in 160 stories
  2. Meg Whitman: 90 stories
  3. Rand Paul: 88 stories
  4. Joe Sestak: 85 stories
  5. Sharron Angle: 80 stories

  1. Harry Reid: 74 stories
  2. Charlie Crist: 67 stories
  3. Carl Paladino, Blanche Lincoln: 52 stories each
  4. Jerry Brown: 49 stories
  5. Joe Miller: 47 stories
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