Posts Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

Pennsylvania a Bellweather for November election

Pennsylvania has generally been considered a “blue” state in the last two election cycles. Yet this year, there are several conservative candidates with solid leads, and several “swing” districts that have a chance to switch sides. Pennsylvania will be a bellwether for the success or failure of conservatives to start...

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Opposites Battle in Florida 8

Daniel Webster and Alan Grayson could not be any more different. Webster, who emerged from a crowded primary, is the Republican challenger to Grayson, the first term Democrat who is considered one of the most liberal members of the House. This race is going to be a stark contrast between...

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Boucher Reportedly Uses Campaign Cash to Buy Car

Rep. Rick Boucher, a 14 term Democrat representing Virginia’s 9th Congressional District, reportedly used campaign money to purchase a new car.  Based on campaign finance disclosures, it appears that Boucher purchased a Ford Edge from a Ford dealership in southwest Virginia with $29, 352 in campaign money. Boucher is in...

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6 in 10 Democrat Insiders See House Going Republican

This is National Journal’s weekly insider poll – in which about 100 powerful DC liberal and Democrat leaders offer their confidential views on a hot issue. In this case, National Journal asks them if the Republicans will win control of the House of Representatives: Q: On a scale of zero...

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Demos gets support from Limbaugh in NY-1 Primary

POLITICO reports that radio announcer Rush Limbaugh – a favorite of many conservatives – came out in support of George Demos in the Republican primary in New York 1. Demos, a former SEC attorney, was called “the only conservative in the race.” He blasted the state GOP for turning their...

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Faulkner Looks to Unseat Rangel

Rev. Michel Faulkner, a local church leader and former football player, is challenging Rep. Charlie Rangel for his seat in New York’s 15th District. According to Rev. Faulkner, “The people of my community have been robbed of the American Dream because of unethical and ineffective leadership of Charlie Rangel and...

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Spratt-Mulvaney Race Emblematic of Anti-incumbent Mood

South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District is another example of the anti-incumbent mood that has already swept several incumbent Congressmen out of office. The public anger at Washington is now threatening Rep. John Spratt, a powerful Democrat who has spent 28 years in office. Spratt heads the House Budget Committee and...

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Titus (D-NV), AFSCME Launch False Attack Ads Against Heck

Joe Heck, the challenger to Rep. Dina Titus in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, has been hit with false attack ads by both the Titus campaign and her union allies. That’s not the claim of Heck and his allies; it’s the finding of non-partisan consumer advocate FactCheck.org. The ad from the...

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Sabato Predicts GOP Control of House, Possibly Senate

Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, has shaken up the political world with his most recent prediction. Sabato – who is well-respected for his diligence and even-handedness – now predicts that the Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives, gain 8 governorships and...

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Virginia 11: a critical battleground district in D.C.’s backyard

Virginia’s 11th Congressional district is an example of the climate that the Democrats are battling in this election cycle. After riding the Obama wave and criticism of Bush to easy victory in 2008, Freshman Rep. Gerry Connolly is fighting a very different rematch with Republican Keith Fimian this year. The...

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